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JBF Greens NYC x Zaytinya

Mon, July 17, 2023

6:30 PM
Price: $105 Click Here for Tickets

Join JBF Greens for an innovative mezze menu at Zaytinya at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Nomad. 
Grounded in James Beard Award winner José Andrés’ deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, Zaytinya’s menu reflects the rich regional diversity of Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines. Nearly 20 years after opening in D.C., the celebrated restaurant opened its doors in NYC in July 2022.  
For the occasion, head chef Jose Ayala, concept chef and partner Michael Costa, and sous chef (and inaugural Beard House Fellow) Nicole Merino will prepare a special mezze-style feast, featuring small shared plates inspired by Zaytinya’s greatest hits. 


*70% of your ticket price will go directly to the host chef to support their business while 30% will go towards the Foundation’s national programming that is rooted in advocacy, racial equity, sustainability, and women’s leadership for the culinary industry. 

All reservations are non-refundable and must be made in advance. Should the event(s) be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, The James Beard Foundation will offer options including ticket exchanges, use of tickets for future events, and option to donate tickets.

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Hommus Bil Zoug > Chickpea, Garlic, Tahini, Spicy Yemenite Condiment, and Cilantro Purée 
*Contains alliums and sesame; dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian 
Muhamarra > Rustic Sweet Peppers with Walnuts and Pomegranate Molasses 
*Contains alliums and nuts; dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian 
Fava Santorini > Yellow Split Pea Spread with Kritamo 
*Contains alliums; dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian 
Ramp Skordalia > Wild Green Garlic–Potato Spread 
*Contains alliums; dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian 
Crunchy Vegetables > Baby Sweet Peppers, Sweet Gem Lettuce Leaves, and Cucumbers 
*Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian 
Samak Nayeh > Traditional Lebanese Open Blue Cobia Tartare with Bulgur Wheat and Radish 
*Contains alliums, gluten, and finfish; dairy-free and nut-free 
Slow-Roasted Beef Rib-Eye Pastirma with Cemen Spice and Braised Greens 
*Contains alliums and dairy; gluten-free and nut-free 
Armenian Tomato and Walnut Salad > Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Walnuts, and Green Olives 
*Contains alliums and nuts; dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian 
Smoked Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes with Garlic Yogurt and Kama Za’atar 
*Contains alliums, dairy, and sesame; gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian 
Ekmek Kadayifi with Rosewater Custard, Pistachios, and Sour Cherry Compote  
*Contains:  dairy, eggs, gluten, and nuts; vegetarian 

Wines by Winebow
Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Blanc De Blanc

Papagiannakos Savatiano 

Chateau Saint Cosme Cotes Du Rhone Rouge Les Deux Albion

Menu is subject to change. Please note that due to the nature of this event, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and support of this policy. 


Presenting Sponsor

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National Greens Sponsor

Official James Beard Foundation Partners




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