Istanbul Modern, September 2nd Lunch

In-PersonRussian Hill, San Francisco


Pop-up space
Available for purchase
Banquet (20+ Guests)
greek, middle eastern, turkish
The legacy of the cuisine of Istanbul, the capital of four empires, is greater than meets the eye. It's Istanbul Modern. We tell the story. In this series, we will showcase Eastern Mediterranean home cooking with mezes and main dishes that grandma would make. We want to offer a home-cooked meal, no frills, just good flavor for a fun, comforting yet adventurous weeknight. Vegetarian option available, please let us know in advance.

Menu detail

Bread and Yogurt Butter
Small Plate
We start our meals with whipped yogurt butter and a warm piece of bread. Comforting and delicious.
Meze, Winter squash salad
Small Plate
Tunisian harissa, candied pumpkin seeds, feta
Meze, Jezerye carrots
Small Plate
Carrots cooked in a coconut curry and seasoned with hazelnut and urfa pepper soil
Sultan's Delight
Small Plate
Eggplant in bechamel seasoned with black lime and garam masala, finished with Greek kasseri
Meze, Circassian chicken
Small Plate
This is a rich and satisfying chicken salad. Everything comes together with an emulsion of walnuts and olive oil, bread and garlic.
Karniyarik of eggplant stuffed with Lamb
Karniyarik translates to 'cut open belly' referring to the eggplant. This is a stuffed eggplant braised in a sumac, pomegranate and tomato broth that we serve with a light pilaf to carry all the flavors.
Argan oil chocolate cake and tahini ice cream

Istanbul Modern, September 2nd Lunch

In-PersonRussian Hill, San Francisco
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)