Category Archives: Restaurants

Pairing wine with “Adana kebab”…

I was a little lazy within the last few weeks for my “gastroworks” blog, while I was continuously writing my Turkish blog “sarapatolyesi”… Anyhow, let’s continue with the “kebab & wine” relation… Last month while I was in Adana (Turkey’s … Continue reading

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Tiny kebab house behind the green door…

Each time I’ve been to Adana, my home town, I always consult only one person in order to eat a real Adana Kebab. He is a friend of mine (from our childhood periods), Emre Dalgic, who is a Pharmacist in … Continue reading

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A futuristic Italian…

Kayra Wine’s “Terra” brand has started a nice event called “World Cuisine with Terra Wines”. “Italy” was the first “stop over” of this serial event. We had a chance to meet and taste the dishes of Italian Chef “Gianfranco Chiarini” … Continue reading

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“Antiochia” Restaurant – Istanbul…

Turkey’s one of the most important culinary cities “Antakya” locates just in the Southern-most point of the country connected to a culture which is lies about more than thousands of years between the Middle East and Mediterranean Sea. The cuisine … Continue reading

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Doluca “Karma” Wines @ Changa Restaurant – Istanbul …

The last night I was at the wine & dine event held by Doluca Vineyards in Changa Restaurant – Istanbul. We were in an event of pairing Doluca’s Karma Wines with Changa’s head chef Mr Civan Er’s “fusion” style courses. … Continue reading

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It’s a classic… Pandeli…

Try to enter the 450 years old legendary Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar) located in Eminonu district of Istanbul from the front gate towards the sea. Once you cross the Bazaar’s heavy duty iron gates immediately turn left and you … Continue reading

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