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

Wine House since 1914: Viktor Levi

Posted on 20 December 2015

When visiting Istanbul you definitely should check out the Asian side of the city as well. Kadıköy is my favourite district. It is a large, populous, and cosmopolitan part of Istanbul, on the northern shore of the Sea of Marmara, facing the historic city centre on the European side of the Bosporus. It is the… Read more »

Aegean-Turkish cuisine @ Lokanta Maya

Posted on 11 January 2015

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 »

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