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$65  + Tax/Tip
Tue, 7/25
5:30 PM & 7:45 PM
Ivy City


5-Course Lebanese Meets Mexican Tasting Event

Newly opened in May, this Ivy City eatery magically blends Mexican and Lebanese cuisines, a combo which has vaulted the hotspot onto two 2023 Lists: Eater’s “Hottest New Restaurants in DC” and Axios’ “Best New Mexican in DC.” Executive Chef Jorge Barone has come up with truly inventive dishes like Hummus Alwen (avocado, roasted red pepper, chili de arbol, black beans, labneh, and Mexican zaatar), Reides Fritters (shrimp, filo dough, poblano, corn quinoa salad, labneh crema), and Lamb Birria (lamb loin, birria adobo sauce, garbanzo puree, halloumi cheese). Chef Barone even keeps the fusion thing going with his desserts, with treats such as Mary’s Calabaza (roasted acorn squash with labneh pistachio gelato). Interestingly, Vera is named for Veracruz, Mexico’s historic port city which welcomed a huge wave of Lebanese immigrants in the 1880s. Have we mentioned that Vera is an absolutely stunning-looking place to boot? Washingtonian cites its “Insta-chic dining room with retractable roof.” We’re excited to visit here and to discover a fusion cuisine we never even knew existed!

About the Host:

Jorge Baron

Executive Chef

Born in Cuernavaca Morelos, México, Chef Jorge Baron moved to the US nearly 2 decades ago. In 2013, he settled in DC, swiftly becoming Executive Chef at City Tap House. He has previously also cooked for Espita Mezcaleria and The Richard Sandoval Restaurant Hospitality and Barteca Restaurant Group.

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated.

  1. Hummus Alwen & Pita

    avocado | roasted red pepper | black bean and labneh crema

  2. Shrimp Fritters & Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad

    corn, jalapeño, poblano crema, cotija cheese

  3. Merguez

    lamb sausage with green & yellow squash, cactus, roasted red pepper sauce, halloumi cheese, micro cilantro

  4. Branzino Meshwe

    turmeric basmati rice, pastor adobo salsa, labneh crema, salsa verde, pine nuts, mexican zaatar

  5. Elote & Mole Cake

    sweet foam, gelato corn, corn shoots


2002 Fenwick St NE

Washington, DC 20002

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $85 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
What parking information has the restaurant provided for this event?
According to the restaurant, there is a nearby parking garage and/or lot, as well as street parking available. Parking is not validated.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will be able to accommodate most dietary restrictions and food allergies except for those with dairy, gluten, nut/seeds, or garlic restrictions. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.

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