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BRUNCH Alfresco @LALEDAN Terrace in CIRAGAN Palace (Istanbul)

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Indulge in Ottoman splendour while indulging your appetite. There's no doubt about it and don't let anyone tell you the contrary: living well (and eating well to live) is the best revenge.

This one's our "Hello Summer" get-together: this time under the sun and not under the stars, while cheekily waving back at the boats and yachts that pass by a whispering distance away in the Bosphorus:)

Let's give all the oglers the "let them eat cake" since there will be more than a dozen of cakes from among the number of dishes to choose from in the Laledan brunch spread.

Actually, you've probably not seen this much, all-impeccably-prepared food in one setting ever. Casino food it is certainly not.

All for another heftily discounted price of 115TL (It's Ciragan, dear; normally 150TL) with 1 glass Prosecco, all non-alcoholic beverages & tea/coffee included.

The list of dishes is nothing short of staggering. I'm short of breath bringing it here for you to check out (and I'm not including the dessert section, where the cakes are :) ), grouped by sections:

BREAKFAST Corner
Egg Benedict
Yumurta “Benedict”

Soft cheese Börek
Peynirli su böreği

Brie cheese and roasted red bell pepper quiche
Brie peynirli ve kozlenmis kırmızı biberli kiş

Beef bacon and cherri tomato
Dana kaburga kiraz domatesle

Oven baked Beef bacon oragane
Fırınlanmış dana kaburga kekikli

Merguez sausagez and carrots chicken sausagez
Mergez sosis ve havuçlu tavuk sosisi

Baked tomato with green asparagus
Fırında domates,yeşil kuşkonmaz ile
Orange Crepe
Portakallı krep

Pancake and cıtrus
Yeşil limonlu Pankek

Orange French Toast
Portakallı Fransız tostu

Condiments/Garnitürleri
Icing sugar
Pudra şekeri

Chocolate sauce
Çikolata sos
Maple syrup
Akçaağaç şurubu

Whipped cream
Çırpılmış krema

Omelet station /Omlet istasyonu Organic Yogurt and Compote/Organik yoğurt ve komposto
Fresh Onions
Taze soğan
Sucuk
Sucuk
Beef janbon
Dana janbon
Mix Bell Peppers
Karışık dolmalık Biberler
Tomatoes
Domates
Spinach
Ispanak
Sliced calamata olive
Dilim kalamata zeytini
Soft kaşar cheese
Taze kaşar peyniri
Green Asparagus
Yeşil kuşkonmaz
Oyster Mushroom
İstiridye Mantar
Buffalo Yogurt
Manda Yoğurt
Black berry Yogurt
Böğürtlenli Yogurt
Apricot Yogurt
Kayısılı Yoğurt
Strawberry Yogurt
Çilekli Yoğurt
Diet Yogurt
Diyet yoğurt
Buffalo Yogurt
Manda Yoğurt
Green apple compote with cinnamon
Tarçınlı yeşil elma kompostosu
Pear compote with cloves
Karanfilli Armut kompostosu
Fig compote
İncir kompostosu
Sundry apricot with cinnamon stick
Gün Kurusu kayısı kompostosu
“Mürdüm” Plum with Star Anise Yıldız anasonlu Mürdüme Eriği Kompostosu

CEREAL and NUTS /Gevrek ve Kuru yemiş çeşitleri Butter & Milk /Yağ ve Süt çeşitleri
Cornflakes
Mısır gevreği
Strawberry cornflakes
Cilekli mısır gevreği
Nesfit
Nesfit
Dry fruıt muesli
Kuru meyveli müsli
4 kinds nuts
4 Çeşit kuru yemiş
Butter
Tereyağı
Margarine
Margarin
Low fat margarine
Az yağlı margarin
Light Milk
Diyet sut
Soy Milk
Soya sutu
Milk Organic
SUT

COLD BUFFET
Cold platters Salads
Scallops ceviche with avocado and coriander
Marine edilmiş deniz tarağı, avakado ve kişniş ile
Scallion-potatoes cake with shrimps and sorrel-cream
Yeşil soğanlı patates kek, karides ve kuzukulaklı krema sos ile
Cured Salmon with mango and ginger
Somon kür’ü mango ve zencefil ile
Mini mozzarella skewers in walnut dip
Mini mozzarella peyniri şiş, cevizli dip sos ile
Duck foie gras with ginger-brioche
Zencefilli brioche ekmeği üzerinde ördek ciğeri
Roasted tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese and pine nuts
Keçi peyniri ve çam fıstığı ile doldurulmuş ve fırınlanmış domatesler
Mackerels stuffed with rice and onion-Zeytinyağlı uskumru dolması Grilled Tuna Salad Nicosia
Izgara ton balıklı “nicoise” salatası
Chicken,walnut and Potato Salad with tomatoes, and Kalamata Olives
Cevizli ve tavuklu patates salatası,kalamata zeytini ve domates ile
Octopus salad with olives and roasted red onions
Ahtapot salatası, zeytin ve fırınlanmış kırmızı soğan ile
Beet root and cabbage Salads
Pancar ve kırmızı lahana salatası
Asian Steak and Noodle Salad
Asya usulü etli makarna salatası
Spicy Tomato, Pepper, Cucumber, Mint, and Parsley Salad
Baharatlı domates, biber, nane ve maydanoz salatası
Tomatoes
Domates
“Çengelköy” cucumber
Çengelköy salatalığ

COLD CUTS and CHEESE Selection
Smoked beef bacon
Füme dana eti
Smoked chicken
Füme tavuk
Italian salami with parmesan cheese-Permasan peynirli İtalyan salamı
Mortedella
Mortedella salamı
Hungarian salami
Macar salam
Pastrami
Pastırma
Dijon Mustard & mayonnaise
Dijon hardalı ve mayonez

6 type international cheese
6 uluslararası peynir

Dried fruits & nuts
Kurutulmuş meyve ve çerezler

SEAFOOD
Smoked & marinated seafood on ice Turkish mezzes and vegetables cooked in olive oil
Marinated sea bass
Marine edilmiş levrek
Smoked salmon
Somon fume
Marinated herring
Marine Ringa balığı
Smoked trout
Alabalık Füme
Marinated air-dried mackerel
Yağda uskumru çirozu
Marinated prawns
Marine edilmiş karidesler
Salmon caviar
Somon havyarı
Marinated anchovy
Yağda hamsi
Kidonya-big vongole
Parlak kum midyesi
Horseradish sauce
Yabanturbu sosu
Sour cream
ekşi krema
pickled red onion-capers
kırmızı soğan turşusu
toast melba
kapari-gevrek ekmek dilimleri
lemon
limon Grilled baby calamari with olives
Zeytinli ızgara mini kalamar
Stuffed wine leaves
Yaprak sarma
Hummus
Humus
Spicy cracked wheat salad with onion and tomatoes
Kısır
Artichoke cooked in olive oil
zeytinyağlı enginar
Babagannush
Közlenmiş biberli patlıcan salatası

Green leaves display plus Olives & pickled vegetables collection
Baby romaine
Minik marul
Arugula
Roka
Tatsoi
Tatsoi
Mizuna
Mizuna
Beetroot
Pancar yaprağı
Sorrel
Kuzu kulağı
Dressing
Lemon, olive oil
Zeytinyağı limon sos
Mustard sauce
Hardal sos
Balsamic sauce
Balsamic sos
6 different regions olive selection
6 farklı yore zeytinleri
6 type of seasonal pickled vegetables and fruits-
6 farklı sebze ve meyve turşusu
Olives display
Zeytin sergisi
Pickles display
Turşu sergis

SUSHI Station
Sushi-Sashimi & Nigiri Station Sushi-Sashimi Ve Nigiri istasyonu
Sushi Chef will prepare your choices on sushi section/Sushi şefimiz sushi çeşitlerini isteğinize gore hazırlamaktadır
Nigiri
Tuna
Ton balığı
Salmon
Somon
Seabass
Levrek
Octopus
Ahtopot
Shrimps
Karides
Sushi Roll
Tuna
Ton balığı
Salmon
Somon
California roll
California sarması
Smoked salmon cream cheese roll
Krem peynirli somom sarması
Cucumber
Salatalık
Shrimps
Karides
Tuna salad
Ton balığı salatası
Grilled salmon roll
Izgara somon
Sea eel
Yılan balığı
Sashimi
Tuna
Ton balığı
Salmon
Somon
Seabass
Levrek
Octopus
Ahtapot

Condiments
Pickled ginger
Zencefil turşusu
Wasabi
Japon turbu sosu
Soya sauce
soya sos

Hot Buffet
Chafing dishes Pizza , Lahmacun and Pitta Display

Grilled Seabass with sautéed artichoke, tomatoes ,butter and basil sauce
Izgara Enginar soteli levrek ızgara,fesleyenli tereyağo sos ile
Roasted duck, sage and dry fruits(apricot)
Taze dilim meyveli ve ada çaylı kızarmış ördek parçaları
Prawns skewer and tomato. pepper
Karides şiş ve domates biber ile
Roast stuffed green bell pepper with white bean pure
Fasülye püresi ile doldurulmuş,fırında dolmalık biber
Wine leaves wrapped grilled octopus, caper vinaigrette
Izgara asma yaprağına sarılı ahtopot,caparrili sirke sos ile
Stuffed poultry with Aegean greens and Aegean cheese with roast plum tomato
Ege otları ve ege peyniri ile doldurulmuş tavuk göğsü ve kızarmış erik domates ile

Roasted roulade of beef, stuffed with pastrami, green asparagus, robust jus
Kızarmış,pastırma,yeşil kuşkonmaz ile doldurulmuş,sığır eti sarması ,keskin sos ile

Small portions
Pizza Margarita
Domates-mozzarella peyniri pizza
Pizza seafood
Karışık deniz mahsülleri-domates sos-taze kaşar
Mince meat Lahmacun-
eşillikler-domates-kornişon turşu
Cheese lahmacun
mıx cheese crunch-parsley
Vegetables Piitta
karışık sebzeler-kaşar peyniri

Pizza condiments
pizza garnütürleri

CARVING STATION
Roasting /Fırında Yemekler Hot Garnitüres /Sıcak garnitürler

Roast Leg of lamb
Bütün Kuzu Budu
Steamship of beef
Bütün fırında dana budu
Whole Türkey
Bütün Hindi
Whole roasted, salt crust seabass
Bütün tuz ile sarılmış fırında levrek

SauceS
Lamb jus
Kuzu sos
Béarnaise
Mustard
Safron aioli
Saafralı aioli

HOT DISHES
Baby vegetable gratin with goat cheese
Körpe sebze gratin,tulum peyniri ile

Almond butter baldo rice
Bademli ,tereyağlı pilav

Oven baked fresh patatoes wıth shollts,herbs
Taze fırın patates arpacık soğanlı ve baharatlar

KIDS' BUFFET
4 kinds Finger sandwich
4 çeşit Günün parmak sandiviçleri
Deep fried crispy Fish lollypop
Kızarmış balık topları pane
Chicken finger
Parmak tavuk
Patatoes cake
Patates keki
Vegetable pure
Sebze timbale
Lazagna alaforna
Lazanya kıymalı ve sebzeli
Minestrona soup
Sebze çorbası

Garniture

Mayonnaise
Mayonez
Ketchup
Ketchup
Sweet Mustard
Tatlı hardal

Whew!!!

Just a quick comment: every time i have an out-of-town guest to impress, or someone who's been here but never experienced a brunch at Laledan in Ciragan, where the movers and shakers of Istanbul troop with their families in tow, I always tell him/her that "you cannot possibly leave our city without treating yourself to it!"
The list above is the reason why :))

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