Enjoy the Tradition-The Food Trip to the Ottoman Empire
As promised, we are taking you on a food trip. Turkey is a country with a long tradition and delightful cuisine. The distinctive cuisine is a modern era mix of European and Asian cuisine, but a tradition goes back to the Ottoman Empire and in Cirigan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, you can enjoy the experience of the sultans.
Sultans’ Dinner-Fell Like A Sultan
The only Ottoman Imperial Palace & Hotel on the Bosphorus, Cirigan Palace Kempinski especially for its guest has a dining experience that will make you feel like a Sultan in Ottoman Era.
A welcoming reception starts this journey, accompanied by Ottoman Classical music and sherbet service, a popular drink during the Ottoman Empire. Every detail is organized to carry the guest back in time: royal delicacies which are prepared from the original recipes from The Ottoman Empire, antique candelabras, jardinière, carafe from 19th-century, and imperial coffee set with a monogram of one of the Sultans. Laced plates, cutleries, napkins, even specialized embroidered uniforms that the team will be wearing, every detail designed to highlight your dining experience and make it memorable.
A Signature Dish-Experience the Unique Presentation
The Testi Lamb Casserole dish is an authentic recipe from the Ottoman Empire. Uniquely presented, it has special cooking and serving technique. Prepared in a clay pot, handcrafted in Kavak/Kavak Comlek in Avanos-Nevsehir, made of red mud, a special type of mud unique for this region.
A slow cooking method was used to tenderize the meat and this dish was usually prepared for the Ottoman Sultans. Its main ingredients are lean lamb shoulder, tomato sauce, wild mushrooms, shallot garlic cloves, green pepper, young potatoes, and vegetable stock. The ingredients are put in clay and covered with aluminum foil, baked in an oven for 100 minutes. Then a special sealing dough is made to cover the pot. When the dish is ready, the staff breaks open the pot by knocking it with a special copper handle in front of the guest. The dish can be prepared in variants with fish, vegetables, and even sweets if desired.
Tugra Restaurant in Cirigan Palace Kempinski at your service welcomes you. Enjoy!
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Baklava-Dessert that Elevates
One of the most traditional sweets that date back to the Ottoman Empire is baklava. The Gazebo team at Cirigan Palace Kempinski prepares 15 varieties of baklava. Some of them you can try it there and some of them you can take it with yourself to enjoy at home or as a present for your loved ones. However, you can enjoy the delights of the Ottoman Empire.
The prestigious restaurants in Cirigan Palace Kempinski provide enjoyment of all senses.
Emporium for You:Cirigan Palace Kempinski-A Journey Throughout the Food Delights
From the beautiful sights of the Bosphorus to delightful food and pastries, a journey that no one can forget!
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