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

Quality fish feast @ Balıkçı Lokantası

Posted on 8 September 2014

In the backstreets of Kadıköy, lies an unassuming fish restaurant called Balıkçı Lokantası. Opposite the Sok Supermarket in Teyyareci Sami Sokak, a street parallel to the Kabataş/Kadıköy Iskele (Ferry Terminal) and with an amazing mural just one hundred metres to the left on the same side as the restaurant, you will find this place. We… Read more »

Turkish & Italian cuisine in Tophane

Posted on 17 August 2014

Are you in for something different? When you enter the new Peymane – La Cucina restaurant in the Tophane neighborhood of Istanbul you will be surprised. The restored old Ottoman buildings next to a historical Italian church and the residence of the Consul-General of Italy, actually houses two different restaurants. On the top floor is… Read more »

Contemporary Turkish Cuisine @ Cozy Cezayir

Posted on 14 August 2014

After having been ‘taken for a ride’ the previous evening by a taxi driver, it came as a complete delight to be dropped confidently right at the door of the Cezayir restaurant by the driver. It seemed that he had clearly delivered many a patron to this establishment, indicating to me that the evening was… Read more »

Dining at Marriott Asia: wonderful taste experience

Posted on 11 August 2014

A trip to the Asian side of Istanbul always brings with it, a sense of adventure and  excitement. Will I find the place I am searching? Will I be able to figure out how to get home after a night out? On this occasion, my destination was the Marriott Asia Hotel to sample the food… Read more »

‘Food Art’ by Chef Rudolf Van Nunen

Posted on 8 August 2014

I was such a pleasure and honour to meet the renowned Dutch chef Rudolf Van Nunen on Friday evening in his Tuti Restaurant at the Mamara Hotel. Invited by Enjoy Istanbul’s Marc Guillet, who appeared at the top of the escalator with impeccable timing (like a scene from a black and white movie), we were… Read more »