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Menu and Setting of Barbecue Alfresco @Ciragan (Istanbul)

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There’s no doubt about it, this event is going to be the mother of all Marathon Dining. if you’re planning to come, you should start training your stomach for endurance :)

This BBQ differs from other barbecues elsewhere because it’s set in the grounds of the incomparably luxurious and historic Ciragan Palace Kempinski, a romantic whisper away from the waters of the Bosphorus (see photos).

Think of this event as the final indulgence and last hurrah before the coming gastronomic restraint of Protected content ( Protected content ).

For the discounted 160TL, you get a complimentary glass of wine and all the soft/fruit drinks to go with the following incredible number of sumptuous dishes (here listed by sections) while enjoying sunset-on-to-midnight by the edge of the Bosphorus. Or there’s the option of unlimited (local) alcoholic and soft drinks for 195TL if you’re up for it.

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Variety of Cheeses and Bread
Emmental Cheese, “İzmir” Goat Cheese, Feta Cheese, Aged “Kaşar” and String Cheese

Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Sundried Apricots and Figs, Cracker and Bread Sticks

Bakery Corner (different kinds of breads)

Cold Cuts
Ox Tongue in Jelly, Mortadella, Italian Salami with Cheese, Hungarian Salami,
Turkey Salami and Smoked Chicken

Dijon Mustard, Mayonnaise and Pearl Onions

Pickles, Olives and Olive Oils
Selection of Pickles, Olives and Olive Oils Display

Greens Corner
“Tatsoi”, “Mizuna”, Baby Rocket Leaves and Romaine Lettuce

Sauces and Oils
Caesar Sauce, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Lemon and Olive Oil, Pomegranate Syrup,
Selection of Olive Oils, Selection of Vinegars and Pepper Mill

Croutons, Cherry Tomatoes, Grilled Chicken Cubes, Corn, Feta Cheese Cubes,
Grated Parmesan Cheese, Tuna Fish and Spring Onion

Smoked and Marinated Seafood
Marinated Sea Bass
Pickled Bonito
Smoked Salmon
Smoked Trout
Marinated Anchovy

Horseradish, Caper, Pickled Red Onion and Sour Cream

Fennel Confit with Olives and Shallots
Grilled Vegetables with Basil Sauce
Baked Pears and Peaches with Balsamic Vinegar
Roasted Tomatoes stuffed with Olives and Caper
Marinated Green Asparagus with Sundried Tomatoes and Roasted Shallots

Mezze Corner
Stuffed Vine Leaves
Marinated Octopus in Olive Oil
Clotted Yogurt with Garlic and Mint
Olive Salad with Thyme and Feta Cheese Crumbles
Grilled young Calamari with Olives

BBQ Salads
Spicy Chicken Salad with Avocado and Lime
Mediterranean Halloumi Salad
Fresh Potato, red Cabbage and Orange Salad
Roasted root Vegetables Salad with Balsamic Sauce
Mexican style Bean and Chorizo Salad
Barbequed Thai Beef Salad
Pickled Green Tomatoes Salad with Onion and Parsley
Chickpea Salad with Pastrami
Caprese Salad

Tuna Fish marinated in Honey-Mustard
Shark Fish marinated with Teriyaki and Cajun Spices
Duck a L’orange marinated with Honey
Stuffed Turkey with Rosemary, Thyme and Apple
Whole Lamb marinated with Roast Cumin and Rosemary
Roasted of Suckling Lamb Intestines
Chicken Stuffed with Lemon, Onion and Garlic
Beef and Chicken “Döner” with Condiments

Spicy Tomato Salad, Tomatoes, Pickled Cucumber, Clotted Yogurt,
Hummus, Babaganoush, Onion with Sumac, Lettuce with Carrot,
Lavash Bread, Soft Pita Bread

Beef, Lamb and Poultry
Beef Tenderloin with “Chimichurri” Sauce
Moroccan Lamb Heart Kebab Brochette
Marinated Entrecote Steak with Fresh Thyme and Shallot
Grilled Beef Liver with Spicy
Chicken Leg and Breast marinated with Oriental Yogurt Sauce
Lamb Shish Kebab
Lamb Chops marinated with Garlic Yoghurt
Butchery Beef Meat Ball, Fresh Finger “Sucuk” and Merguez Sausage

Fish and Seafood
Prawn marinated with Spicy, Garlic and Lemon
Steak Salmon marinated in Vinegar, Oregano and Cumin
Baby Squid marinated with Citrus
Dorado marinated with Lemon and Mustard
Sea Bass Marinated with Chermoula Sauce
Whiting Fish Marinated with Rosemary and Coconut Milk

Thyme, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Sumac, Cumin, Red Pepper Flakes
Sauces for Meat, Fish and Rotisserie
Hot Chili, Whole Grain Mustard, Homemade BBQ Sauce, Argentinean “Chimichurri “
Creamy Horseradish, Mint Sauce, Sweet Chili, Soya Sauce, Oyster Sauce

Chafing Dish Selection
Fish Cakes with Caper and Dijon Mustard Sauce
Root Vegetable and “Lor” Cheese Roll with Fillo Pastry
Roasted Antakya “Sıkma” Cheese with Bread Crumbs
Mushroom and Roasted Bell Pepper Tomato Quiche
Buttered Basmati Rice with Roasted Almonds
Buttered Mixed Young Vegetables with Asparagus
Mix Aegean Greens Patty, Turkish Pastrami “Börek”
Roasted Corn Seed with Creamed Onion Sauce
Stuffed Bell Pepper, Onion, Capsicum and Pea

Almond and Pear Tart
Cherry Clafoutis
Rice Pudding with Berries
Fresh Fruits and Fruit Salad
Catalan Roll
Cream Caramel
Key Lime Pie
Chocolate Brownie
Raspberry Financier
Fruit Tartlet
Linzer Torte
Swiss Roll
Apple Cinnamon Crumble
Black Forest
Assorted “Baklava”
Rice Pudding
Selection of Verrines
Ice Cream and Sorbet
Tahiti Vanilla
Belgian Chocolate Chips
Passion Fruit

Event Date
Start date: Jul 30, Protected content PM
End date: Jul 30, Protected content PM
Entrance Fee / Cover Charge
InterNations members : 160.00 TL
Cover charge includes: Eat-till-you-drop BBQ buffet plus complimentary glass of wine
and all the soft drinks you need.
Event Location
Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski
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