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“Diamonds” are a Lady’s Best Friend -So is Istanbul

“Diamonds” are a Lady’s Best Friend -So is Istanbul May 24, 2011 | Five Star | Read More
Going inside the  Nuruosmaniye Gate (which is also referred to as the main entrance by some) and into the Grand Bazaar, the ladies are likely to love the next couple of hundred yards of this alley. The Nuruosmaniye Gate opens into the opulent Kalpakçılar Street that runs east-west through the Bazaar....

Bahadoer – Bozok in The Kitchen This Weekend

Bahadoer – Bozok in The Kitchen This Weekend May 15, 2011 | Events, Five Star, Food | Read More
Recall that this weekend Istanbul’s Boutique Restaurant Mimolett (with aspirations for Michelin Stars) is hosting Chef Bahadoer. Together with the managing owner Murat Bozok (of Mimolett), Chef Bahadoer is cooking for the guests of Mimolett. Michelin Star Chef Soenil Bahadoer I have my hands on...

Final Chance to See the Formula 1 Race in Istanbul

Final Chance to See the Formula 1 Race in Istanbul May 6, 2011 | Events, Five Star, What's New | Read More
Unfortunately, you have not read anything wrong in the headline. Rumor has it that Formula 1 will be saying bye-bye to Istanbul this year. Therefore, if you have not already done so, maybe is a good idea to purchase tickets for this great event this year. The official tickets vendor is Biletix. [Image By...

Exciting Things Are Happening At The Culinary Arts Academy

May 5, 2011 | Events, Five Star, What's New | Read More
Some very exiciting stuff is happening at the Culinary Arts Academy this month. You may recall from earlier months few of the other exciting workshops and seminars that had taken place at the Academy; but somehow the happenings of this month seem to excite me even more… Culinary Arts Academy (MSA...

Michelin Star CHEF SOENIL BAHADOER in Istanbul

Michelin Star CHEF SOENIL BAHADOER in Istanbul May 3, 2011 | Events, Five Star, Food, What's New | Read More
Istanbul’s gastronomic boutique restaurant Mimolett (also one of this author’s favorites), is putting its finger on a fabolous event this week. Mimolett is going to host Michelin Star Chef SoenilBahadoer – the chef owner of famous 1 Michelin Star Restaurant De Lindehof in Netherlands-on...

Bits and pieces from Astoria

March 27, 2011 | Five Star, Food | Read More
The region form Mecidiyeköy to Maslak is developing to a skyscraper center, and naturally you can find a number of shopping centers in this region. And not to mention those are the most luxury onesof Istanbul . Astoria is one of those luxury shopping centers in the above mentioned region near  Mecidiyeköy. It...

This Weekend at MSA

March 1, 2011 | Events, Five Star, Food, What's New | Read More
Executive Chef Tom Aikens from London (and with two Michelin stars) will be hosted at MSA (Istanbul Culinary Arts Institute) this weekend. Tom Aikens started working with Pierre Koffmann at the La Tante Claire when he was 22 years old. After a brief divergence and stray with Richard Neat at Londra Pied...

Famous TV Series and Istanbul

February 28, 2011 | Five Star, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
Recently, I have come upon one of the most interesting articles about Istanbul. The article was partially sent to my mailbox in January and I happened to click on its full version during my routine mailbox clean-up. I have already provided its link up above; but to clarify things up, the article is online...

Laduree Istanbul

January 22, 2011 | Five Star, Food, What's New | Read More
If you ask me, next to diamonds are the macarons of Laduree as best friends to a lady, girl, woman… Therefore, it is a big deal for the ladies in Istanbul that Laduree has finally opened up “stores” here. The first two stores of Laduree (we are hoping that there may be more) are in Bebek and...

Rediscovering Mimolett -from the within

Rediscovering Mimolett -from the within September 16, 2010 | Five Star, Food | Read More
The summer is almost over… The last time I was at Mimolett was the beginning of it… But, I did my research and have heard that the summer was no less than the past winter and the spring. Mimolett continued to satiate the appetites of local and international visitors -both mine :) and I guess...
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