Washington, DC (March 7, 2011) – Agora, located just off Dupont Circle at 1527 17th Street, NW, is pleased to announce the addition of a new fixed price, three-course lunch menu. Prepared by Executive Chef Ghassan Jarrouj, the new offering invites guests to select from a variety of Turkish and Greek inspired dishes along with a choice of non-alcoholic beverage. This new lunch option is easy on the wallet, priced at $14.99 per person (tax and gratuity not included), and available Monday through Friday from 11 AM until 3 PM.
The fixed price lunch begins with a sampler of Turkish spreads including Cacık, yogurt, cucumber, dill, vinegar, garlic and olive oil; Htipiti, roasted peppers, feta, thyme and olive oil and Hummus, puree of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and topped with olive oil. All spreads are served with warm and airy pita breads, fresh out of Agora’s terra cotta hearth. Next, guests can select from one of their five signature wraps which are served with the choice of thyme fries or salad, or one of their freshly made kebabs. Highlights include the Köfte, grilled ground lamb and beef kebab with sumac onions and cacık; Grilled Vegetable Wrap with zucchini, eggplant, roasted peppers, Portobello mushrooms and goat cheese; Adana Kebap, skewered ground lamb and beef with grilled tomatoes and onions or Shish Tavuk, grilled marinated chicken cubes in garlic, yogurt lemon juice with sumac onions and grilled with tomato and garlic sauce.
For dessert, guests will savor Baklava, a Turkish treat made of rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup. A complete a la carte menu is also available during lunch service with prices ranging from $4 to $10.
Agora, which means “gathering place” in Greek brings authentic Turkish cuisine to the heart of Dupont and is designed to resemble a Mediterranean Oasis. In addition to its main dining room, Agora has plans later this fall to open a second floor addition with private seating for up to 48 guests. During the spring and summer seasons, additional seating is available as the sidewalk café at Agora can accommodate 34 guests for both the lunch and dinner service. For more information, please call (202) 332-6767 or visit the website at www.agoradc.net.