In a few weeks I am taking my grandson Adam to Istanbul for his special Grandma trip. A few years ago I took his sister Elena to Venice and Rome. We haad a great time. Now it is Adams’ turn.
Naturally it will be an eating adventure. Eggplant a hundred ways, kebabs, boreks, baklava, guvecs, street food galore . We will have a guide for a few days so that all the art history that I have forgotten will be told to Adam by our guide. Then one day we are going on a street food crawl with Istanbul Eats. We will be dining at Ciya twice, thank goodness, as chef Musa is an inspiration. I have eaten his wonderful food at the CIA at the World of Flavors conferences. Alway a show stopper.
Our dinner reservations have been arranged by Cenk Sonmenzsoy Cenk is a talented food blogger based in Istanbul His site is www.cafefernando.com Cenk is writing his first cook book and is also a chocoholic He and Adam should get along just fine.
So stay tuned for more. I promise to write about our Istanbul adventure.