Turkey Dinner

Bailliage of Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, February 13, 2022

Valentine's Day theme
" Held at Mürver Restaurant on top of the Novotel "

For our first dinner of 2022 the Bailliage organized a Valentine Day’s themed dinner. Held at Mürver Restaurant on top of the Novotel it was fully booked by 100 members. After cocktails a wonderful dinner was prepared on the open-flame wood-fired grill by Executive Chef Mevlüt Özkaya and his team.


Smoked sea bream
soka (pickled peppers in milk)
red onion, caper oil, broccolini
Yedi Bilgeler ‘Khilon’ Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Octopus in ash, warm Aegean salad
Kavaklidere Côtes d’Avanos Narince, 2020

Quince sorbet

Oxtail Katmer
katmer (crisp phyllo dough)
goat-milk yoghurt, spicy butter
Prodom Öküzgözü Reserve 2016

“Trakya Kivircik”
Slow-roasted bone-in lamb shoulder, salted yoghurt
smoked firik (unripe smoked, crushed wheat) pilaf
Gürbüz Winery Cabernet Franc 2018

Beyoglu chocolate
hazelnut, black mulberry, baklava crisp
Kavaklidere ‘Tatli Sert’ Öküzgözü

At the end of the dinner, Bailli Délégué Yves Léon and the National Board members present thanked both the kitchen brigade led by Executive Chef Mevlüt Özkaya and the service brigade led by Restaurant Manager Gürkan Özkan. They were presented with Bailliage of Turkey Certificates of Appreciation. Yves thanked our new Maître Hotelier member, Erkan Ögüt, the General Manager of the Novotel, for our wonderful dinner.

Ladies were presented with a luxury box of heart shaped Vakko chocolates. Both ladies and gentlemen were presented with a jar of homemade spicy “Geyvre” quince marmalade as a door gift to be reminded of a very enjoyable evening.

Vive la Chaîne!

Yves Léon
Bailli Délégué

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