50 top foodie picks from Observer Food Monthly (Istanbul)
I read this when I was back in the UK a couple of months back. I bang on about this place to everyone. Apologies if this has been posted before.
No. Protected content Sofrasi
Those who watched Ottolenghi's Mediterranean Feast last autumn might remember the Turkey episode when he picked courgette flowers at dawn, stuffing them with lamb and rice while the buds were still open. He was joined by Musa Dagdeviren, the chef patron of Ciya Sofrasi – a small restaurant on Istanbul's Asian side that's long been hailed as one of the city's best. Go there for seasonal dishes such as milk thistle with yoghurt and saffron. ciya.com.tr