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Istanbul Modern SF, Summer Dinner (8 Course)

Russian Hill, San Francisco

$80.00

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Banquet (20+ Guests)
greek, mediterranean, turkish
Local, Organic
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. This is a sample menu and the contents are dynamic.

Menu detail

Meze 1, Driven by the farmers market
Appetizer
We make dolmas, taboulehs, seasonal salads with feta, tahini, and roasted vegetables; Georgian, Armenian, Moroccan, Iranian, Jewish and Balkan specialties. But we want to keep these open and not constrain ourselves for these weeknight menus.
Meze 2, Driven by the farmers market
Appetizer
We make dolmas, taboulehs, seasonal salads with feta, tahini, and roasted vegetables; Georgian, Armenian, Moroccan, Iranian, Jewish and Balkan specialties. But we want to keep these open and not constrain ourselves for these weeknight menus.
Meze, Lakerda of albacore
Small Plate
Lakerda is a Greek preparation of bonito. We use the same curing technique for albacore and serve it with a pomegranate dressing.
Meze, Squid with harissa chickpeas
Small Plate
Monterey bay squid served with harissa, freekeh and winter squash. Brightened with Morrocan preserved lemon.
Meze, Melon and feta salad
Small Plate
We love the combination of sweet and briny, a refreshing bite of melon and a rich creamy feta triggers a childhood memory for most from the Eastern Mediterranean. The combination is popular every from Bulgaria to Istanbul to Armenia to Lebanon and North Africa. We love it too!
Entree, Lamb Belly Kebabs with Spoon Salad
Entree
We make our kebaps with lamb belly, juicy, tender and flavorful. The marinade consists of ingredients inspired by the spice route; Smoked yogurt, Turkish pepper paste, garlic and saffron pickled shallots. Spoon salad is a southeastern salad predominantly with parsley, tomatoes and pomegranate molasses.
Dessert, Antep pistachio pie with home made creme fraiche
Dessert
Two glasses of wine
Beverage
We will have a Turkish red and a Greek white to pair with the meal. Anyhing beyond this will be $10/glass or bottle equivalent $37 per bottle.
'Liqueur', the Finale
Beverage
We made it a custom to start our meals with simit and finish them with a home made liqueur. We've served cherry/mahlab, mastica, bergamot and Turkish coffee liqueurs before. We'll have to see which one of our infusions have matured at the time of the event.

Add-ons

theUnion Venue Fee
$550.00

Istanbul Modern SF, Summer Dinner (8 Course)

Russian Hill, San Francisco

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