Turkish food is delicious, but fancy turkish food is out of this world! We spent a very lovely evening overlooking Istanbul and enjoying a whole new take on some of the classics at Mikla. The dishes we enjoyed:
Since we love food it is pretty natural that we also love learning how to make local dishes. The only thing we planned before heading to Istanbul, was our cooking class with Cooking Alaturka. The classroom/restaurant can be found in the Sultanahmet, behind the Blue Mosque. Upon arrival, we were offered coffee or tea (choose the tea) and given the list of dishes we would be making. The class started at 4:30pm and was about 4.5 hours long (including dinner). We made a total of 5 dishes and were able to enjoy them with the 8 other people in our class.
Yes! Istanbul loves cats and no, I am not talking about the musical. Everywhere you go there are cats roaming the streets, hanging out in windows, perched on cars, and just about anywhere else you can imagine. Here are some snapshots of our four legged furry friends: