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50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Russian Hill, San Francisco

$40.00

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Available for purchase
Banquet (20+ Guests)
greek, mediterranean, turkish
In-Person
The legacy of Istanbul, once Constantinople, the capital of four empires, is greater than meets the eye. It's the Bosphorus, Black Sea, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean; Mesopotamia, Balkans, Anatolia, Caucasus, North Africa, and Persia. It's the palace and the countryside, the business capital and the cultural capital. It's a little Turkish, a little Greek, Armenian, Jewish, Arabic and Persian. It's Istanbul Modern. We tell the story.

Menu detail

Dried Tomatoes, green and black olive babka
Appetizer
We created a savory babka recipe that gets the most amazing dried sweet tomatoes from Turkey. The bright flavors of the green olives and the deep flavors from black olives combined in one single loaf. We break bread with organic Skipstone olive oil from Alexander Valley in Napa.
Olives and fermented pepper emulsion
Small Plate
We serve our marinated olives with candied walnuts and roasted garlic
Seasonal marmalade and feta mousse
Small Plate
Briny feta and sweet unctuous marmalades make an incredible combination.
Kaymak and honey
Small Plate
This is one of our favorite things to serve. It's a labor of love. Turkish clotted cream (kaymak), honey, and sea salt. A decadent finish to a great meal.
Seasonal lakerda
Small Plate
We use cured seasonal fish with pomegranate molasses vinaigrette and fresh pomegranate seeds.
Seasonal meze driven by the farmers market
Small Plate
We are so excited to keep two mezes open to inspiration by the farmers market. We now have a very wide repertoire with incredible dishes such as our sorrel and pistachio tabouleh, roasted leaks with saffron and hazelnut dressing. We're incredibly excited to explore new flavors and techniques with you for our brunch series as well.
Jilbir
Small Plate
Jilbir is an egg and yogurt dish. We like to serve it as a component in our brunch entree. This time, we're serving it with a stew of tomatoes seasoned with Urfa pepper paste and pomegranate molasses.
Turkish ice cream sandwich
Dessert
A perfect finish for a Turkish breakfast. Homemade Turkish sorbet between two wafers and sauce to dip in.

50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Russian Hill, San Francisco
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)