Red, white, or rosé: when life hands you grapes, you make wine. And then you bring the community together.
Jordan Stahl was given grapes, and she turned the fruit into vino. Just a few months ago, she opened Tyber Creek Wine Bar & Kitchen with her husband, Jonathan. Warm and welcoming on the nose and with a pleasant finish, the restaurant sits on the corner of Rhode Island and First St NW, in booming Bloomingdale. Having uncorked its doors on May 4, it focuses on food prepared in its centerpiece wood-fired oven – and of course, wine. Jordan previously worked at Virginia-based Blenheim Vineyards, so wine is in her background – and on her palate. After a stint at LivingSocial, Jordan realized it was time to realize her dream of opening a wine bar.
Curious as to what that all actually means? Get to taste the product of grape genius on August 23, when The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Young Leadership is teaming up with Federation’s Jewish Food Experience®(JFE) to put on an exciting event: a Tantalizing Happy Hour, featuring the restaurant’s fantastic food and drink.
At the event, young professionals will come together to chat, mingle, and enjoy a relaxed evening in a vibrant space. Jordan and Jonathan will host the evening, and everyone will be able to speak with Chef Kerry Tate, who helms the aforementioned wood-fired oven, around which the restaurant’s menu is based.
In my opinion, with the Rose Flight, a specially curated set by wine expert Jordan, is going to make this event especially exciting. The restaurant’s lengthy wine list draws from all over the world, but the rose is the shining jewel. There’s even an option that’s on tap. The six options available at the Happy Hour include Adega Rosé Lago from Portugal, Âme du Vin from France, Jelu Estate Malbec from Argentina, Rosemont Unfiltered from Argentina, Silvermyn Cab Franc from South Africa, and the French Camarey Cinsault Rose, which is poured from the tap, as fresh as ever.
Jonathan and Jordan say they are thrilled to be part of Federation… and of the Jewish food community. They’re excited to share in this with folks – so come on out an celebrate!
Jordan said that “we wanted to create a cozy space, a completely non-corporate space. Whether it’s after work, a birthday, a family gathering, it has to be focused on community.” To up the fun factor, two wines are always on tap. There are also two cocktails on tap, which can be tasted a t the Happy Hour as well.
It being a neighborhood restaurant means that its signature wine program is thoughtful, but not overly serious. “Instead of cult or popular national wines, we use only small, independent, and boutique producers with exciting, original wine at a good value,” said Jordan.
Finally, the food menu is also approachable and straightforward. It’s American, with a touch of French. The event includes thoughtfully plated small bites, like crudités, endive, and fresh house-baked flatbread served with hummus and healthful Green Goddess dressing. You’ll also get to try seasonal flatbread bites of squash blossoms and creamy burrata, as well as a roasted veggie and goat cheese bruschetta.
About her restaurant, Jordan said, “We are bringing old friends and new together over great food and good wine.”
Proceeds from the happy hour will be donated by Jordan and Jonathan to support JFE’s ongoing volunteer initiative at N Street Village.
Tyber Creek Wine Bar & Kitchen is not a kosher restaurant. All of the appetizers included in the ticket price are vegetarian. Additional fare and refreshments can be purchased individually by attendees.