Atlanta – Aug 07 2007

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Summer Cocktails with European Twist @ Twist!!!

Our next monthly event takes place on Tuesday at TWIST (next to the Grape and the Tavern at Phipps)

Address: 3500 Peachtree Road N.E. / Atlanta, GA 30326 / tel: 404-869-1191

Date: Tuesday, August 7
Time: 7:00 pm onwards

We will be in the bar area next to the hostess stand at the entrance facing Peachtree Road (not the mall entrance).

Don’t forget to tell all your friends!!!

New York – Aug 11 2007

EuroCircle returns to OPIA (we have the use of the whole 3 room venue)

In the Backroom:

EuroCircle Social Hour 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Pascalito performance 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Celebrating his brand-new CD release! Buy a signed CD for your pleasure!
Pascalito will perform 2 sets of French chansons, jazz, bossa nova and tango.
Special guest accompanist: Japanese guitar virtuoso Keiji Yoshino
Dancing 9:30 pm to closing
DJs Palamuth and DJ Tossun

Enjoy more quiet drinks in the main lounge or corner dining room!
Hostesses for the social hour/show: Zeyna Gagne & Elsie Sanchez with the help of the EuroCircle team
WHY SOCIAL HOUR FROM 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm?
Many of you have expressed their wish to get to know more people easily. Come along and we will introduce everyone to each other from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the backroom only. Have a drink, order appetizers, full dinner, play piano, sing..but most of all “moving in the right circles” will make you meet everyone during the first hour.
Contact Zeyna Gagne if you’d like to play piano, guitar, sing (917-975-4086) during the social hour. We are hoping she will…Zeyna will help all of us to meet one another – with the EuroCircle team!
Live performance by PASCALITO from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm in the backroom
Mediterranean by heart, Parisian by birth, New Yorker by choice and Latin by soul…
Pascalito (aka Pascal Sabattier) is a French singer, songwriter and poet living in New York. Born in Paris of Mediterranean background, Pascalito grew up in a very musical family. His grandfather was a ladino cantor in Algeria, his mother Liane Sab is a jazz singer and his uncle Paul Ohayon was a big figure singer, songwriter and dancer of the Paris tango scene. His musical identity reflects his cultural diversity as well as other influences including a love for Brazilian music and a strong disposition for poetry.
This modern troubadour crooner expatriated in New York since 1998 likes to call his music ‘’World Chansons’’: a colorful neo-retro fusion of chanson française, jazz and World music.
Pascalito recently landed a publishing contract with PigFactory an international film music production company based in LA. The publisher wants to pitch some of his original material for film and TV and is dealing with the musical editor who has worked on the internationally acclaimed movie ”Babel”.
In April, he was commissioned by Big Foote Music to write lyrics and record vocals on a French song to be used in a commercial for Absolut Vodka.
Some of you had the pleasure of listening to Pascalito at the Bastille Day Fair – and maybe picked up his new CD! View http://www.frenchmorning.com/ny/spip.php?article289!
NO DOOR FEE
DINNER AVAILABLE in all 3 rooms:
You can dine very well for $15 – or choose the 3-course prix fixe menu available only for EUROCIRCLE members at $25! We suggest you join us at 7:30 for the Social hour and dine at that time and during the performance.
Dinner Menu for appetizers!
Dinner Menu for entrees!
The Lounge menu offers you great SUSHI and SASHIMI, pizza, burgers, and much more:
– TUNA TASTING: TARTAR, SASHIMI, SPICY ROLL $16
– SALMON AVOCADO ROLL $12
– Fish and chips $18
– CHARCUTERIE PLATE 15.
– Pesto mozzarella pizza $15 etc
DRINK SPECIALS in the backroom until 9:30 pm:
THE VIP — champagne,raspberry vodka & puree $10 (instead of $14)
MOJITO – Mojito $8 (instead of $13)

New York – Aug 11
Saturday, August 11, 2007 in New York at 6:30 pm – 3:00 am

New York – Aug 18 2007

Another Mediterranean summer night at one of our most favorite venues !
Come join us at Frederick’s Lounge for another unforgettable Mediterranean experience, dancing to the best tunes of DJ Palamuth and DJ Tossun.
LOUNGE HOUR STARTS 9:30 PM

MEDITERRANEAN MADNESS BEGINS 11:00 PM
NO DOOR FEE ! RSVP’s appreciated but not required.
We are inviting all of our Eurocircle members and their friends !

Our lounge hour will start at 9:30 pm for those who prefer to come early, have drinks, mingle and warm up for the best party of its kind in NYC. Yes, “THE BEST AND ONLY IN NYC” ! We are confident to say that by the feedback we get from all of you and always have the pleasure to provide the best to our members.
Frederick’s Lounge offers 3 rooms with different sound levels. For dancing, stay with us in the front or enjoy the back rooms of the venue for a more relaxed night. Either way, we are sure that everybody will end up dancing throughout night and enjoy the party !

DJs Palamuth and Tossun
Mediterranean Nights intends to bring the exotic, fun, and warm side of the Mediterranean to EuroCircle members. It is not exclusive to people from Mediterranean , but it is to people who love its music, its food, and its culture.

New York – Sep 23 2007

Intimate Sunday Night Jazz Session @ Aix – lets just hang out at their terrace and listen to some beautiful music.
No Cover.

Thursday, September 27, 2007 in New York at 6:30 pm – 12:00 pm
AIX
Broadway/88th Street, NY NY

New York – Oct 07 2007

Mediterranean Circle presents

Join us for an intimate dinner with a small group at this new authentic Mediterranean Turkish Grill on Upper West Side. They don’t even their liquor license yet but one of the best liquor stores is located right next to the restaurant. You are welcome to bring your own wines or other alcoholic beverages.

What does that mean..well, think about the cost. This is one of EuroCircle founder’s favorite venues – and she likes great wines! Usually you pay at least $7-9 per glass. If you are alone buy a GREAT 1/2 bottle of wine next door at $15…or not so great $7. The wine store has a great collection of any wines. If you are alone 1 entree ot just two appetizers will fill you up! Their bread is great. Everything is fresh, no frozen pita etc

PAYMENTS: cash or credit card. Everyone will receive a separate check

Their menu is extensive including well over 100 choices – it covers almost anything possible known in Turkish cuisine. Incidentally Turkish cuisine is considered by food anthropology to be one of the 3 best cuisine’s in the world.

 RESERVATION is a MUST: sign up online so we can reserve enough seats and make sure you CANCEL by 3 pm on Sunday if your plans change. Email newyork@eurocircle.com. It is not “cool” to keep empty seats reserved! Or call 212-721-6190 by 5:30 pm. Restaurant tel@ is 212-724-4700

Menu Samples for instance:
Octopus Salad (ahtapot salatasi) $9.50
Shepherd’s Salad (coban salatasi) $7.00 or $11.00

Falafel $6.00
Findik lahmacun $6.00
Sigara Borek $5.50
Mixed appetizers $12.00 0r $19.50

Entrees:
Alexander Kebab (Iskender Kebab) $16.00
Homemade manti $14.00
Fantastic seafood – Turkey is a huge seafood country
Shrimp casserole $15.00
Grilled Salmon $17.00

Special – they have lahmacun and pides
Lahmacun’s and Pides $10 – $13.50
Seven’s Special Pide $13.00

Desserts:
Baklava $4.00
Almond pudding $4.50

New York – Oct 18 2007

NO COVER. Online RSVP appreciated but not required.

Mediterranean Circle presents

7 pm to 8 pm: Light complimentary appetizers will be served such as hummus, naan, tzatziki etc

Dinner Menu available with great Middle-Eastern/Moroccan fare. View Katra’s Menu here! Make dinner reservations directly with Katra!

DJ Palamuth and DJ Tossun will provide the Middle-Eastern, Moroccan flavored tunes for dancing upstairs, you can schmooze downstairs as you wish.

About Katra:

Katra’s, contemporary design is accentuated by traditional Middle Eastern/Moroccan decor. The interior incorporates one of a kind listing fixtures and furnishings all imported from Morocco. Starting with the oversized hand-crafted vases to the striking lighting to the wall mounted rugs assembled by Berber artisans in the Atlas Mountains. The seating consists of authentic “Matias” fabric on hand carved wooden platforms accented with hand woven pillows. The intimacy is augmented by the semi private booths divided by impressive Moroccan star wood screens.

Atlanta – Jul 10 2007

No door fee.

As you know, we usually try to meet every first Tuesday but since the 4th of July is tomorrow, we will meet the following Tuesday (July 10th).

http://www.ecco-atlanta.com/

The menu tempts with an impressive cheese and charcuterie selection ranging from Parmigiano-Reggiano and Fontina Val d’Aosta to Sopressata and Prosciutto de Parma. There are exquisite paninis, pastas, and wood fired pizzas; bold, shared plates like fried goat cheese with honey and cracked black pepper and short rib stuffed piquillo peppers, and main courses such as a fig-glazed lamb loin with warm potatoes and chicory.

Ecco also features an adventurous, creative wine list, representing both boutique and well-known European vinyards with many selections exclusive to Ecco. With its oversized bar, large open-air patio, beautiful private dining room and fresh, bold approach to seasonal European cuisine, Ecco is Atlanta’s quintessential neighborhood favorite.

Esquire’s “Best New Restaurants in America” Review

USA Today’s “Local Tastes” Review

Creative Loafing’s 3-Star Review

Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s 4-Star Review

Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Spring 2007 Dining Guide “Top 10″ Review

Travel+Leisure’s “Atlanta’s Not to Miss” Review

Executive Chef Micah Willix
With over 12 years of culinary experience, Chef Willix joins Fifth Group Restaurants as Executive Chef at Ecco. Willix was most recently the Executive Chef of Seasons 52 in Ft. Lauderdale. In this position, he assisted in designing one of America’s first healthy concepts. Before opening Seasons 52, Micah served as Executive Chef of Mark’s Las Olas, also in Ft. Lauderdale.

His progressive yet straightforward approach to cooking is the ideal match for creation of the bold, European dishes featured at Ecco.

Atlanta – Jun 28 2007

Thank you for coming to MIX a few weeks ago for our June get-together. As you know, I try to have the event every first Tuesday of the month to keep it consistent. However, for the month of July, we will have our gathering on the second Tuesday of the month (July 10th). This is mainly due to the 4th of July holiday falling right after our normal meeting time. We will have the event at ECCO lounge, which is located in Midtown (7th street). I will post an official e-mail later today.

On a side note, together with the organizer of euromeetup.com, we are trying to combine our groups to have joint get-togethers in order to expand our circle of friends. Our next meeting in July will also be posted on their website, so we should expect a good turnout. For those of you interested, the meetup group is meeting at Piedmont Park next Thursday for the “Screen on the Green”.

Screen on the Green is one of Atlanta’s most popular film series. Screen on the Green is a free event that shows classic Hollywood films in the great outdoors. In Atlanta, the films are shown at Piedmont Park in Midtown. Vendors are on hand for light snacks and beverages, but we are allowed to bring our own picnics as long as we abide by park and festival rules. So bring some snacks and drinks for yourselves. Low-backed chairs are allowed, but grills, umbrellas, and pets are prohibited. Movies begin at dusk, and there is usually a classic cartoon to kick things off.

We will meet around 6.30 pm so we can socialize before the film starts and then we can lean back and enjoy E.T.

Below is the info for the Screen on the Green which we are doing jointly with the euromeetup group.

Screen on the Green
Now to where we will meet for the screen on the green. Most of you know that it gets veeeeeeery busy down there. To make it possible to meet up and that everybody will find us we will be from 7 pm – 7.15 pm at the following location:

Come in through the entrance where 10th Street meets Charles Ellen Drive. The entrance is located at the South side of Piedmont Park and directly at a traffic light. When you go straight on the “main walkway” when you walk in, you will see the “Piedmont Park Pole” (a kind of little monument) to your left and circular seating benches to your right. Coming from the entrance they are located before the lake. We will meet at the pole and I will wear a hat with the meet up sign (same location and hat like at the picnic we had.).