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Turkish Brunch at Ankara Launches June 13 – Check Out the Menu

by Prince Of Petworth June 5, 2015 at 11:45 am 12 Comments

1320 19th Street, NW

Update: From the owners of Ankara: “Guests have their choice of bottomless Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or cranberry juice cocktail with house vodka or gin as well as our very popular Turkish tea.”

From a press release:

“The newly opened Ankara restaurant, a celebration of good food, hospitality and the heart of Turkey, will launch their new brunch on Saturday, June 13. Brunch will be a delicious celebration of the famous and beloved Turkish breakfast (kahvalti), traditionally one of the most important elements of Turkish cuisine. It will be served from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Brunch is available for $37 per person, plus tax and tip. It includes tea, a traditional Turkish breakfast accompaniment, and a choice of Mimosa, Bloody Mary or cranberry juice cocktail with house vodka or gin.

As experienced in breakfast salons and restaurants throughout Turkey, guests will start off with Van Kahvaltisi – a broad selection of small plates of savory and sweet items including bal (honey), peynir (cheeses), zeytin (olives), recel (fresh fruit jams), tomatoes, peppers and more to be shared with the table. Additionally, they can select items from a range of egg, salad and pide dishes as well as dessert.


Sweet and savory items to share

Chef’s selection of Turkish Cheeses
Marinated Olives
Extra virgin Olive Oil, herbs
Strained Yogurt with Za’atar
Roasted red peppers, feta cheese, thyme, extra Virgin Olive Oil
Chick pea Puree, tahini, garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Honey, recel/jams and butter

Choose as many items as you like from the selections below
Aegean, spinach, tomato, and feta cheese
Black Sea, Ground beef and onion
Mediterranean, tomato, green paper, parsley and kasar cheese
Sea of Marmara, halloumi cheese and parsley

Menemen, scrambled eggs with tomatoes, peppers and onions
Cilbir, soft eggs with Turkish yogurt, paprika butter, sumac and pita
Scrambled eggs with sucuk (spiced beef sausage)

Imam Bayildi, Eggplant with a onion and tomato stew, fine herb
Crispy Calamari, garlic yogurt with Za’taar
Cerkez Tavu, Chicken, walnut sauce

Coban Salatasi, Shepherds’ Salad: Persian cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, parsley leaves, mint leaves, green peppers, garlic-lemon vinaigrette
Portakal Salatasi, Seasonal Citrus Salad: red onions, citrus fruit, mint leaves, pomegranates, citrus vinaigrette
Watermelon Salad, Baby tomatoes, pistachios, feta cheese, frisée lettuce

Peynirli Pide, tomato & oregano, halloumi cheese
Ispanakli Pide, Spinach, leeks, caramelized onions, feta cheese
Lahmacun, minced meat, onions, red peppers, onions, parsley
Sucuk pide

Sutlac, Rice Pudding
Kayisi Tatlisi, apricots stuffed with crème and topped with pistachio


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