The countdown has begun! About two weeks ago I wrote my first post about Gastro Istanbul where I gave you an overview of the gastronomy event that will take place for the very first time between May 9-12, 2013 at Küçükçiftlik Park in Istanbul. In this post, I will give you more detailed information on the restaurants, cafes, clubs, catering companies and culinary schools that will be participating as well as some other interesting tidbits to entice you to attend!
Also, note that approximately 200 TURYID (Turkish Restaurant and Entertainment Association) member restaurants will be offering special festival menus as their venues between May 7-12, 2013 to show their support of this important festival. Admission to the Festival is 10 TL for adults and 5 TL for students and children under the age of 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from Biletix (www.biletix.com)
If you are visiting my blog for the first time, maybe before reading this post, you might want to check out my previous post for the Festival's overview info.
It will be impossible for me to write detailed information on each and every venue, in fact, although I am familiar with all by name, there are some places on this list that I haven't gone too...
Bebek Balıkçısı... is my favorite seafood restaurant in Istanbul! Located right on the Bosphorus in Bebek (hence it's name), the food and service at this modestly sized restaurant is truly top notch (and of course, so are the prices, but well worth it!)!
|Frankie Istanbul (restaurant section)|
|Frankie Istanbul (lounge/bar)|
|Mikla Restaurant (from their website)|
|Mikla Terrace (from their website)|
|Sunset Grill & Bar (from my photo archives)|
|Ulus 29/Food Bar 29|
|Sosa and Numnum at Kanyon (from my photo archives)|
|Masa/IstinyePark (from my photo archives)|
|Edirne Kırpınar Köfte|
|Da Mario's garden|
|Cento per Cento|
|Leb-i Derya/Richmond Hotel (from their website)|
|Les Ottomans Hotel|