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Istanbul Modern, Yaya's Home (5 courses)

Russian Hill, San Francisco

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$35.00

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Banquet (20+ Guests)
greek, middle eastern, turkish
Halal, Local, Organic, Vegetarian
In-Person
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. Vegeterian option available, please let us know in advance. Yaya is grandmother, in Greek and Armenian.

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 3, 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.
Seasonal entree, Mussel pilaf
Entree
Stuffed mussels are some of the most common street food in Istanbul year-round. We take the predominant flavors from this decadent treat and incorporate it into an entree. Aged basmati pilaf cooked with mussel broth and seasoned with cinnamon, allspice, black pepper, dill, currants and pine nuts.
Seasonal dessert
Dessert
In the spirit of changing the menu as often as we can, we want to keep this dessert flexible. We have served penna cottas, argan oil chocolate cakes with tahini ice cream, baklavas served like millefeuilles with pastry cream, rice pudding with burnt honey crumble.

Istanbul Modern, Yaya's Home (5 courses)

San Francisco, California

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