Please join The Williamsburg Hotel and Chef Melissa O’Donnell in welcoming Sami Ghosn of Massaya wine and arak for an intimate evening of food, wine and conversation.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd at 7 PM

MASSAYA WINE DINNER

$110 per person

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VIEWING AT THE WATER TOWER | 7 PM  

Meet Sami for a glass of rose and canapes while watching the sunset over Manhattan Skyline.

COURSES AT SEVEN SEEDS | 8 PM  

ROSÉ, 2018

Honey Glazed Dates Wrapped In Bacon

Salt Cured Foie Gras, House Made Brioche, Za’atar, Fig Compote

BLANC, 2018

 Assorted Dips, House Made Flatbread

 

LE COLUMBIER, 2016

 Poached Seafood Salad, Shrimp, Squid, Scallops, Fennel, Grapefruit, Dill

CAP EST, 2015

 Shawarma Spiced Organic Duck Breast,

Roasted Autumnal Mushrooms, Pearl Onions, Sweet Potato Puree

 

GOLD RESERVE, 2011

 Dukkah Crusted Rack Of Lamb

Artichoke fricassee, artichoke puree

 

MASSAYA ARAK

Chocolate Tahini Truffles

Mini Doughnuts, Honey, Pistachio

Limited seating available. For inquiries and reservations, please email hello@sevenseedswilliamsburg.com or call (718) 362-8100 ext. 4751

Massaya's Story

The story of Massaya starts in the heart of the Beqaa Valley at Tanail. It was here that Sami and his brother, Ramzi grew up playing in the fields, riding horses, enjoying festive mezze and lunches with homemade arak. In 1975 civil war erupted and the family was forced to evacuate from the Beqaa valley estate. Sami was 8 years old and Ramzi was 6. 

 

When Sami Ghosn returned to Tanaïl in the early 1990s, squatters occupied the land, the house was dilapidated, the original vines were neglected and overgrown. But Sami had a vision and a determination to reclaim the property where he had grown up with his brother Ramzi. They produced the first bottles of arak in 1994 and wine in 1998. 

 

Massaya is so much more than wine. It is an incredible family story. A tasting of history, persistence and success.

 

Looking back at his family’s legacy, the struggles in the Middle East, the pride in his homeland, wine has a very special meaning to Sami: “ A glass of wine from Lebanon is more than an alcoholic beverage. It is a message of civilization, tolerance, and identity.”

96 Wythe Avenue

Brooklyn  New York. 11249

at The Williamsburg Hotel

(718) 362-8100 ext. 4751

hello@sevenseedswilliamsburg.com