Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Aegean-Turkish cuisine @ Lokanta Maya

Posted on 16 March 2014

Lokanta Maya. Photo: Rene Ames

I visited this restaurant today again and as a lover of good food I want to share with all of you my blog I wrote about this wonderful restaurant in 2012 again. Enjoy! Last Thursday night I was happy to be invited by my friend Rene Ames to Lokanta Maya, one of the most popular… Read more »

Workshop tasting Turkish boutique wines

Posted on 1 August 2012

 Wine tasting workshop in English: Discovering the wine world with Turkish boutique wines During two hours of adventure in the wine world, we will discover the brief story of wine & winemaking, tasting techniques, grape varietals, common aromas, tastes and spoilages of wine. We will also discover how to open a bottle properly with different… Read more »

Cappadocian white wine is the hero

Posted on 19 August 2011

Tasting Turkish wines: Photo: Marc Guillet

As a regular to the Four Seasons Friday night wine tastings, tonight’s selection provided further insight into the viticulture industry here in Turkey. La dégustation de vin started on a promising note with the Côtes d’Avanos Narince- Chardonnay. A strong citrus nose of lemon and orange mixed with an obvious woody aroma, gave way to… Read more »

Mimolett restaurant aspires Michelin star

Posted on 30 May 2011

Good wines in Mimolett

For a long time quality restaurants were hard to find in Istanbul. International hotel chains did their best and sometimes they operated a restaurant with a fine cuisine. But quality was not always maintained, and not all the staff in the kitchens and at the tables was professionally trained. Much has been improving lately. There… Read more »

Turkish wines and organic cheese!

Posted on 20 April 2011

Wine tasting in Istanbul

After having attended many wine tasting in the past I decided it was time to hold my own Dégustation de vin chez moi. It is difficult to choose wine to taste when you are unfamiliar with the local wine, so a touch of the familiar and a touch of the unfamiliar were necessary for this… Read more »