March 13 Feast
Russian Hill, San Francisco
Available for purchase
Banquet (20+ Guests)
balkan, african, turkish
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.
Meze, Asparagus, peas and tahini green goddess
We bring the first spring vegetables together with a light herbal tahini dressing. Candied sesame seeds expand the range of textures from these spring vegetables.
Meze, Georgian eggplant rolls
This is a Georgian dish that captures a tremendous amount of umami in one bite size roll of eggplant. A spice mix of marigold flowers, blue fenugreek and coriander gives it an entirely unique flavor. Pomagranate molasses provides the bright note.
Meze, Garlic shrimp served with hummus and hazelnut soil
We saute shrimp with Turkish pepper pastes, dried plums, and pomagrante molasses. Hummus turns into a sauce and hazelnuts provide the crunch.
Entree, Aged basmati pilaf with herbs
Entree, Short ribs with wild pistachio sauce
This wild pistachio sauce eats like a mole that is composed of Mesopotamian ingredients. The short ribs are sous vide 72 hours and served with this sauce.
Dessert, Georgian Honey Cake
Medok cake is built with layers of honey and milk cream. We served it with seasonal citrus Turkish style ice cream.
March 13 Feast
Russian Hill, San Francisco(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)