Thursday, May 10th at the Embassy & Winemaker Dinner Series
Cork Wine Bar and Cork Market & Tasting Room are the creations of Logan Circle residents Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts. The wine bar offers at least 50 wines by the glass and 250 bottles from small producers around the world. The market is a boutique wine store with over 300 selections of small production, sustainably made wines. The market also offers freshly prepared food, cheese, and charcuterie, as well as specialty food items. The Tasting Room is a beautiful loft space where they hold wine-related events like tonight!
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.