Ottoman Taverna Debuts Politically Themed Cocktails, Perfect for Polling the Future President

Guests Can Have a Little Fun This Election Season with Two Tasty Cocktails, and Learn About Their Own Life’s Predictions with Complimentary Turkish Coffee Readings Turkish-born restaurateur Hakan Ilhan is pleased to debut two new election-themed cocktails at his newly opened restaurant, Ottoman Taverna, located at 425 I Street, NW, Suite #107. Prepared by Beverage Director Angel… Read More

Ottoman Taverna Serves Turkish Cuisine

Turkish-born Hakan Ilhan’s Ottoman Taverna, 425 I St. NW, Suite #107 in Mount Vernon Triangle, opened at the beginning of May, serving classic dishes that incorporate traditional cooking techniques to pay tribute to the flavors of Ottoman cuisine. The Ottoman Empire ruled a large swath of Eurasia for hundreds of years. Instead of forcing its… Read More

Why you should be drinking Balkan wine

What do you consider an emerging wine region? The Finger Lakes? The Jura? How about Istria? Oenophiles, impress your friends (and your palate) by seeking out wines from the Balkans, which are produced both from international and indigenous varietals in food-friendly, easy-drinking yet eclectic styles that are easy on the wallet but taste anything but…. Read More