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F&BGI's Christmas Day Brunch (Istanbul)

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7 Internations expat foodies are invited to join their 25 counterparts in the Food & Beverage Group Istanbul Protected content
and to partake in a communal meal to celebrate the spirit of Christmas especially among those who are far away from home.

And ho-ho-ho-who’s our Santa this year? Why, it’s Hasan Sabuncu, Hilton Istanbul’s generously accommodating F&B manager doing the honors – for the second year in a row. Protected content .

And why are we doing a redux?

Well, see, because he’s not only treating us with a good discount on the price – 85TL per person CASH ONLY – but will be welcoming us with glass of red or white wine, without which some of us won’t be feeling right waking up to Christmas Day.

( BTW, normal price for this year’s Christmas Day Brunch is 95TL, and that’s without the above-mentioned treat, so do the math…)

Well, those who don’t care for getting freebie wine with their meal, different fruit juices are included in the price and they can instead warm their holiday hearts not with a bit of alcohol but with the Christmas music played live by a musical group in a restaurant corner.
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Ho-ho-ho, here we go with the menu (but please note: not everything’s listed because it would be too long otherwise):

Bosphorus Terrace Restaurant
Christmas Buffet Menu

Smoked salmon and halibut
Smoked trout terrine
Poached whole salmon
Duck galantine with pistachio
Country style pate with Cumberland sauce
Selection of smoked and air dried meats
Selection of ‘dolma’ and olive oil vegetables
Albanian liver

Turkish and International cheeses

Shepherds salad
Tomato and mozzarella
Circassian chicken
Fried zucchini and eggplant with yoghurt sauce
Eggplant salad
Seafood salad
Curry chicken salad
Waldorf salad

Seasonal salad and greens with condiments and dressings

Cream of parsley soup with prawns crouton
Vermicelli chicken soup

Traditional roast turkey
beef wellington with wild mushroom sauce

Grilled seabass with sautéed spinach
Roasted salmon fillet with herb ragout
Roast duck with red cabbage, apples and prunes
Chicken leg with BBQ sauce
Lamb chops with tapenade sauce
Ravioli with ricotta and spinach
Pilaf rice
Potato gratin
Roast pumpkins
Brussels sprouts, chestnuts and sweet potatoes

Bûche de Noël
Christmas pudding
Gingerbread house
Apple tart
Almond rice pudding with warm cherry sauce
Bread pudding
Fresh fruit tart
Fresh fruit salad
Selection of Turkish desserts: Baklava, Sutlac, Chicken breast, Kazandibi

Dried nuts and fruits – Cinnamon sticks and cloves


Due to the restaurant being well-booked in advance, this event’s Maximum Guest Capacity is only 32 : 25 F&BGI members and 7 IN guests.