Zaytinya 6th Annual Greek Easter Festival

[ 1 ] March 28, 2014 |

Image via Greg Powers & Audrey Crewe

Image via Greg Powers & Audrey Crewe

 José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup and the culinary team at Zaytinya invite Washingtonians to join them for the sixth annual Greek Easter festival.  Throughout the two-week celebration, the team at Zaytinya will be paying homage to one of Greece’s greatest celebrations of food, music and festivity. 

WHEN:          The two-week event will run from April 20 through May 3, 2014. Zaytinya is open Sunday and Monday, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 a.m.

WHERE:       Zaytinya is located at 701 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.  It is accessible by the red, yellow and green metro lines from the Gallery Place/Chinatown stop and the 9th and G Street exit.  For reservations or additional information call (202) 638-0800 or visit

WHY:             Greek Easter is a celebration beginning on Greek Orthodox Palm Sunday and culminating theSunday after Easter, the day of Saint Thomas.  Rich in heritage, this is a time for families to honor the rebirth of spring.  The holiday is considered one of the most sacred celebrations and is observed through religious ceremonies and festive gatherings overflowing with traditional dishes.  Easter dishes, such as those to be served at Zaytinya, play a significant role and many are exclusively enjoyed during this special time.

Tags: , , , , ,

Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., Washington D.C.

About the Author ()

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

Comments (1)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

Sites That Link to this Post

  1. Food Recipes | Food Recipes | March 28, 2014

Leave a Reply