Articles Tagged ‘Restaurants’

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...

Restaurant week in Nisantasi Vol.3

Restaurant week in Nisantasi Vol.3 March 13, 2011 | Events, Food, What's New | Read More
The week ahead, that is until the 20th of March, Nisantasi will be celebrating the restaurant week. That is participant restaurants and cafes in the district, will be offering special meals at special prices throughout the week. There will be two price categories: 20 TRY and 45 TRY. Each category consists...

Top 5 Romantic Restaurant Categories for Valentine’s Day

January 30, 2011 | Events, Romantic | Read More
Someone quoted recently that when it comes to Valentine’s Day, romance and Paris; “it is not a brain teaser” to assess the relevance. The same happens to apply for Istanbul as well. Imagine yourself sitting on a dock, in your loved one’s arms and wrapped into a thick polo scarf or blanket, sipping...

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...

$5 Lunches in Istanbul

June 6, 2010 | Food | Read More
I have been walking around, tasting stuff and reading the menus for a bit lately to figure out lunches worth 5 dollars (7-10 Turkish liras) in the city. No McDonald’s… Here are some other ideas: 1. Kumpir: Baked potatoes, but really big ones, which you fill up with all sorts of stuff to your...

Strolling Through Galata

Strolling Through Galata May 20, 2010 | Food, free, Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Galata Neighborhood It’s funny how fast this city is changing… Just as I thought I was grasping the gist of the Tunnel district, I found myself face to face with a new challenge. The Kuledibi Mahallesi in Galata, the Neighborhood beneath the Galata Tower in translation, has become an extensive neighborhood...

Local’s Picks from an Artist/Writer

Local’s Picks from an Artist/Writer May 17, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Merve getting ready for her next piece Merve Ünsal is an artist/writer based in New York. Native of Istanbul, Turkey, she has recently finished an Internet-based art project questioning the nature of airports and airport security. She is the co-editor of BoltArt.net and is currently working on various...

Istanbul’s best “Business Restaurants”

May 8, 2010 | Food | Read More
A local newspaper (Hürriyet to be precise) nominated the best restaurants to host business dinners. While I agree with most of them, I decided to go about to produce my own list as well. So, at the link are Hürriyet’s nominations; and below are mine. Feel free to choose whichever. 1. Sunset:...

Tipping culture in Istanbul

Tipping culture in Istanbul March 30, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Forget about all that you know back in your home country -where ever you are coming from… In Istanbul there is only one rule of thumb: You simply TIP! That is not only a sign of courtesy for your service provider, but also an incentive for that person to perform better. The other crucial thing...

Newborn gem in Istanbul

Newborn gem in Istanbul March 20, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
Michelin rated restaurants are usually refined places, following certain rules of conduct and décor; delivering you your most basic expectations; making you feel as if you are hard to go wrong at a Michelin rated restaurant. Nevertheless, there are also some other very refined places that have no stars,...