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Istanbul Modern, Sultans' Brunch, 8-Course

Russian Hill, San Francisco

$35.00

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Banquet (20+ Guests)
north african, greek, turkish
Vegetarian
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

Simit and Yogurt Butter
Small Plate
Simit is the most consumed street food in Istanbul. It resembles a pretzel but it's baked with molasses and sesame seeds. On the streets of Istanbul it's served with 'smiling cow' brand cheese, the little triangles. We break bread with a yogurt butter.
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.
(1) Seasonal meze to be 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.
Kaymak and honey
Dessert
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.
(2) 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.
Eggplant shakshuka, poached eggs, yogurt
Entree
We're really excited to serve a new version of our jilbir. 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 eggplant and tomatoes seasoned with Urfa pepper paste and pomegranate molasses.
Tik tik borek
Dessert
Tiktik boregi is sold at every corner in Istanbul, it's one of the most common breakfast items around the city. The phyllo is lined up, layered with the magical leavener butter, and rolled into a long tube, which is then rolled into a snail. Said snail is then baked until it's golden brown and delicious. The boreg is then carefully chopped into mounds and finished with toppings such as honey cream, almonds, sour cherry and caramelized goats milk.

Add-ons

Pomagranate mimosa
$6.00
Melengic (wild pistachio), served with dessert
$6.00
Sahlep (orchid root), served with dessert
$6.00

Istanbul Modern, Sultans' Brunch, 8-Course

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