Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Exploring Minoan Food and Culture: Talk and Food Tasting.

You are warmly invited to explore the Minoan food and culture from the Greek island of Crete with Dr. Jerolyn E. Morrison who will offer an overview of the country’s cuisine, its regional variations and cultural highlights. It will be a unique experience as the food will be served in hand-made ancient-style clay pots similar to those that people used in their homes thousands of years ago in Bronze Age Crete.
The event will take place on April 27th and you can reserve your spot following this link:


Friday, April 7, 2017

  Cordially Invites You

To the first ever ‘Ancient Dinner’, a private dinner in an intimate setting inspired by the Ancient Greek Symposia at IRON GATE, one of Washington’s very best historic restaurants.
Jerolyn E. Morrison, Ph.D., an archeologist and potter will present “Minoan Tastes”, a cultural and culinary exploration featuring ancient flavors from the land, sea and sky of the Greek island of Crete.
She will illustrate the culinary history of Minoan Crete by serving a meal created in collaboration with Iron Gate’s Chef Anthony Chittum. The ancient inspired dishes will be cooked in clay pots and served in Minoan-style hand-made cooking vessels using food ingredients available during the Minoan period (ca. 3000-5000 BCE).

Minoan Feast Menu Highlights:
1st course
Sesame crusted feta, vin cotto, honey.
Spring pea bruschetta, Iron Gate’s sourdough, ricotta, torn spearmint.
Braised wild greens, meyer lemon, olive oil, crispy garlic.
Brown lentils flavored with coriander and honey and topped off with fresh olive oil and sea salt
2nd course
Pork slow cooked and tossed with cracked wheat and wild Cretan sage.
Octopus and wild onions simmered in wine and flavored with honey and herbs
Castle valley grains flatbread, oregano, kefalotyri.
3rd course
Sheep’s milk yogurt, dried fruit, almond, local honey.

Join us for the ultimate dining and cultural experience!
You can reserve your spot here:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Chevalier at the AFI EU Film Showcase

The Greek film Chevalier is participating at this year's American Film Institute EU Film Showcase. The film is directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari and co-written by Tsangari and Efthymis Filippou. It won the Best Film Award at the 2015  London Film Festival and it is the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 2016 Academy Awards.

Showtime is Thursday December,8 at 7 pm at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.

For the trailer and more information please click here:


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Two Greek films in the 29th AFI European Union Film Showcase

For the 29th year, the  AFI European Union Film Showcase is ready to offer to the DC audience a great selection of EU films. This year, the festival includes 47 films from 28 countries among which 14 countries' official Oscar® submissions for Best Foreign Language Film.

Greece is represented by two films:
- Chevalier by Athina Rachel Tsangari
Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxAkbc2_vds
- Suntan by Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcGXr8D1Lzc

More information can be found here:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

"How 560 Greek priceless treasures got to Washington DC and National Geographic's Saving the Past initiative"

Dr. Fred Heibert, National Geographic’s Fellow Archeologist and Dr. Zoe Kosmidou, Director of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in the USA will share insights on how the recent National Geographic Museum's exhibition: “THE GREEKS: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” set sail with 560 priceless treasures from 22 museums across Greece, to bring an extraordinary cultural experience to Washington, D.C. 
In their conversation, they will narrate the fascinating story of the diplomatic way that the exhibition was born six years ago.  Dr Heibert will conclude by introducing the recent National Geographic’s initiative about preserving World’s Cultural Heritage.

This event has been organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. It is part of the "Protecting our Heritage" initiative, a program supported by UNESCO and organized by the Washington Network of the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC), under the 2016 Italian presidency held by the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC. The program was created in order to raise awareness on the need to act against the growing threats posed to cultural heritage by wars, international terrorism, criminal organizations, climate challenges - or more simply, by neglect.

The event is free, but reservations are required. Join us by RSVP here:


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

5000 years of Greek History in Washington. D.C.

National Geographic is hosting in Washington D.C. the blockbuster exhibit "Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great"! During whole summer the audience will have the opportunity to admire artifacts that had never been presented outside Greece before while also attending events that celebrate all things Greek!
 For more information, please visit the official page of the exhibition:

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A tribute to Greece from the National Gallery of Art in DC!

The National Gallery of Art  is hosting the exhibition Power and Pathos:Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. The exhibition presents some 50 bronze sculptures and related works that were created during the Hellenistic period ( from the fourth century BC to the first century AD). the sculptures are originally kept in archaeological museums all over the world (e.g. Austria, Denmark, France, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Spain, Tunisia, the United States, and the Vatican).

To accompany the exhibition , the National Gallery of Art is also hosting a Greek Documentary Series (from January 5th to March 20th), The series includes 9 documentaries and there are screenings almost everyday! The schedule is available here: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/film-programs/greek-docs.html?pageNumber=1

At the same time, the National Gallery of Art, is hosting a special event dedicated to the New Greek Cinema. Starting on January 9th until February 28th, the audience has the opportunity to get familiar with the work of a new generation of filmmakers! The schedule is available here:

All events are free of charge, but for the screenings seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.