Thursday, March 7th at the Embassy & Winemaker Dinner Series
Cork Wine Bar and Market are joining together under one roof in the former Cork Market space to create a unique and innovative wine-centric dining, education and retail experience. Cork Wine Bar and Cork Market & Tasting Room are the creations of Logan Circle residents Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts. Upstairs, our guests can enjoy the classic warmth of Cork Wine Bar. At the wine bar we offer at least 50 wines by the glass and 250 bottles from small producers around the world. It is an affordable, casually elegant place that demystifies the world of wine by giving you real descriptions of what you are drinking, flights of wine so you can explore different regions and varietals, and suggestions for pairing our wines with our offerings of plates to share. The Wine Bar has expanded to offer beautiful patio dining and private dining opportunities for our guests to host wine dinners, receptions and even personalized wine classes and experiences.
A native of Eastern Long Island, Jason graduated from the University of Maryland in 1999 with a degree in political science. Despite his interest in pursuing a career in law, he was unable to overcome his passion for cooking. Jason is a graduate of the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute) in New York City and also a former sous chef both at Cork under the wine bar’s first chef, Ron Tanaka, and at Cleveland Park’s Ripple. His wide-ranging background includes stints at Jean-Georges’ Mercer Kitchen, BLT Fish and San Francisco’s Absinthe and NoPA. As Executive Chef, Jason continues his support of local and sustainable products and producers while creating plates to share with a nod to continental cuisine. He resides in Columbia Heights with his wife Tara and their two puppies.