Destination: Turkey: Istanbul
Just a short walk from Beyolgu’s main artery, the Istikal Caddesi, Cezayir serves up reinvented Turkish food in a 106-year-old Italian schoolhouse. Don’t miss the restaurant’s focal dishes: borek, a pastry filled with pastrami and dried fruit, and the hamsi ceviche. Indagare tip: Book a table in the garden.
An Istanbul Insider sums Mimolett up as: “Very good food; bad location and atmosphere.” Foodies might still want to make the commitment to sample chef-owner Murat Bozok’s ambitious haute Mediterranean cuisine (he trained with numerous Michelin-starred chefs). The wine list as well mixes French vintages with newer Turkish labels and the rooftop terrace is a good spot for an aperitif.
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