{Istanbul} New Year’s Eve in Istanbul

I spent this New Year’s Eve with friends in Beyoğlu, Istanbul at the Restaurant Zarifi. The service was very obliging and they prepared a special vegetarian menu for me. The evening started with a glass of champagne with pomegranate seeds and different appetizers.

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a cheese plate with dried fruits

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spinach root salad (ıspanak kökü salatası)

 

This was an extra plate prepared for me with vegetable yogurt (sebzeli haydari), bean stew (barbunya pilaki), eggplants with honey (ballı patlıcan) and a chickpea pâté (topik).

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As a main course I had mashed potatoes with mixed vegetables (carrots, zucchini, cauliflower and pepper) which was very tasty and perfectly seasoned.

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As a dessert we had quince dessert (ayva tatlısı), but because of the bad lighting conditions I couldn’t take a picture.

The entertainment for the whole evening was great. There were three female and one male belly dancer (here you can find an article about male belly dancing in Turkey) , a drumming group and mostly Turkish music, which was great for dancing.

The atmosphere was frolicsome and we danced a lot. With the following video I would like to give a little impression of the spirit of the evening:

The address of the restaurant is: Katip Çelebi Mh., Çukurlu Çeşme Sokak No:13, Beyoğlu, Turkey.

And here you can find the location of the Restaurant, use the menu for a better orientation:


 

How did you spent New Year’s Eve?

Tekrar görüşmek üzere

Swanni

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