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Vefa Bozacısı is a unique spot serving the traditional drink fermented drink of Boza. It’s a simple istanbul winter tradition, served in its authentic setting for years. IDeally you would purchase chickpeas from the store across the street and have them with your boza.

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  200 yıllık Levanten Malikanesi Galata Residence Apart Oteli teras katında EGE RUM MEYHANESİ eski İstanbul’un muhteşem manzarası eşliğinde misafirlerini ağırlıyor.

EGE RUM MEYHANESİ’ ‘nin bulunduğu bina,1800 ‘lü yılllarda Abraham Salomon Camondo’nun torunu Nesim Camondo tarafından zenginlik ve asrilik kanıtının bir göstergesi olarak finans kurumlarının olduğu mahallede yapılmış şaaşalı bir konaktır.Limonluk ve onun karşısında ibadethane ve hamamı barındıran bir müştemilatla birleşiktir.Bu müştemilat şu anda bina önünde harabe kalıntıları halindedir. Malikanelerinin önünden bankalarına inebilmek için art nouveau tekniğinde CAMONDO MERDİVENLERİ ‘ni yaptırmışlardır.

İstanbul’u çok güzel bir açıdan gören binanın terasında olan EGE RUM MEYHANESİ Sarayburnu, Topkapı Sarayı, Sultanahmet camii, Ayasofya ve diğer camilerin panaroması ile Kadıköy, Harem, Kızkulesi ,Selimiye Kışlası, Boğaz köprüsü ve Vaniköy’e kadar muhteşem bir manzaraya sahiptir.

Öğle yemekleri ve gün batımından itiraben başlayan vakti keraat daha sonra çilingir sofrasında devam eder…

Çilingir sofrasında ekaliyet mutfağının unutulan mezeleri ile Ege, Ada , Osmanlı mutfağını birleştirerek yunan müziği Rebetiko’nun ve nostaljinin lirik ezgileri eşliğinde sunmaktadır.

EGE RUM MEYHANESİ’ nde rakı ile birlikte masaya önce kışlık kavun, Ezine peyniri,taş kırma zeytin ve sarı leblebi gelir. Daha sonra masa 15 çeşit birbirinden lezzetli meze piyatalarıyla donatılır.

İçkiler sürekli karafakilerde tazelenirken misafirler tahinli köz biber, ege usulu yaprak sarma, caciki, eski ermeni mezelerinden plaki,işkembe mezesi, topik, midye dolma,avukma, halis zeytinyağı ile yapılmış Girit kabağı,lakerda gibi birbirinden ilginç eski mezeleri dönüşümlü olarak tadarlar.  

Soğuk mezelerin hemen ardından arnavut ciğeri, kıtır kabak ve kereviz gibi spesiyallerin yanında özel lorlu sigara böreği, otlu börek, tereyağlı koç yumurtası, sucukaki ve minik balıklar tavası tabağı sunulur.Gecenin bitiminde ise misafirlere tatlıı veya meyve ikram edilmektedir.

EGE RUM MEYHANESİ’ nde gece REBETİKO ile başlar Ege adaları ve kıyılarındaki Rum ve Türk türkülerinin memleket özlemlerini yansıtan bu lirik müzik gecenin daha sonraki saatlerinde canlanarak misafirleri zeybekiko ve sirtakiye davet eder.

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İSTANBUL ‘A ESKİ TATLARI VE KEYİFLERİ TAŞIMAKTAN MUTLULUK DUYAR…

 

 

 
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Viktor Levi Wine House – Istanbul – 1914

Viktor Levi was the son of a Gallipoli sardine salesman. When he went to Bozcaada to buy sardines, he began selling grapes, and then later started selling wine. As he collected his money from the places he sold sardines to in Istanbul, he realized the demand for wine was greater than the demand for his other goods. That was how he first got started in the wine business.
Around that time, there were four main wine houses in Istanbul. Pano, Diamondi, Izmirli, and Sofraki. The owners of these establishments told Viktor Levi that they sold the most wine, and tried every way they could, to avoid paying him the asking price for his wine. However Viktor Levi decided to teach these people a lesson, and in 1914 opened his own wine house.
Viktor Levi was amazed at the demand he faced for his wine, though the demand showed; people appreciated quality. He no longer had to sell sardines or grapes, and concentrated on producing good wines up until his death in 1967. His cousin Yasef Levi continued to successfully run the ‘Viktor Levi’ wine house until he left for America in 1985.
At this time the business closed, and was later turned into a cafe, then in1999 it was bought by ‘Adakarasi Bagcilik Ltd Sti’. Work began to restore the building to its former glory. It took almost a year to bring ‘Viktor Levi’ back to life, with the decoration completed, it looked much like it had when it first opened. Once again, Viktor Levi was providing the people of Istanbul and his visitors with quality wine, in an atmosphere steeped in history…

Viktor Levi Wine House

Hamalbasi Cad. No: 8/A – Galatasaray

Beyoglu / Istanbul / TURKEY

Tel. : +90 212 249 60 85

Fax : +90 212 249 62 75

E-Mail : info@viktorlevisarapevi.com

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This recently renovated cafe/bar is situated on the corner of Kalyoncu Kullugu and Hamalbasi streets across from the British Consulate-General. It was founded by an Ottoman Greek named Panayotis Papadopoulos in 1898. It’s one of many wine shops in Beyoglu, which had many Ottoman Greek residents at the time. It is now a hotspot for up-and-coming Turkish professionals. Drinks cost around $1.50 to $3. Snacks and light meals are available.

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Çamlıca Hill is one of the highest points of the Bosphorus and Istanbul, 263 m high from the sea level. It was used as a picnic area. In the early 1980′ the Touring Automobile Association built a series of restaurants which include a Turkish cafe and a park. After the wedding ceremony newly wed couples come here to drink tea with their relatives.

Famous for its sunset views of Istanbul and Bosphorus, Çamlıca Hill offers a uniquely pleasant retreat with its fresh air and the pavilions. In many poems and works of literature, Istanbul is known for its seven hills, Çamlıca is the tallest of the seven. Çamlıca Hill, which is also mentioned in many songs, is located in Üsküdar. The most beautiful sunsets in the entire city can be viewed from this hill. Among the many locations visible from Çamlıca are the Prince Islands, Sultanahmet, Süleymaniye and Ortaköy. As you will see, the view certainly does justice to the silhouette of Istanbul that it encompasses.

The hill is divided into two separate sections: Büyük and Küçük Çamlıca. Without doubt, it provides a warm welcome to those who would like to view the panoramic beauty of Istanbul and the Bosphorus and the unique beauty of an Istanbul sunset. In addition to the hill’s famous views, it is also home to many cafes, where you can get your fill of the unique pleasure that narghile offers. Often newly-married couples make trips to Çamlıca Hill after their ceremony, further adding to the lively atmosphere on the hill.

Due to the fact that the Ottoman sultans paid a good deal of attention and appreciation to the area, Çamlıca is also the site of many pavilions. As expressions of the splendor and joie de vivre of the Ottoman Sultanate, these pavilions most of which still exist today helped to make Çamlıca what it is.

Today they provide an excellent setting for an Istanbul brunch, and their natural beauty offers succor to many an Istanbul resident who has grown exhausted from the bustle of urban life. In these surroundings, you can enjoy the flavor of tea or a Turkish coffee.

The Çamlıca pavilions are located within the Çamlıca Grove. Enjoy a delightful breakfast here or bring a picnic. The pavilions are a unique example of how the Ottoman’s fine architecture is applied with today’s aesthetics. Its panorama spreading as far as Kartal covers Kadıköy, Eminönü, Üsküdar and Beşiktaş.

The Sofa, Cihannüma, Topkapı and Su Pavilions, all of which demonstrate the elegance and detail of Ottoman architecture, are all located within the Küçük Çamlıca Woods. If you want to give yourself the gift of a brunch, while taking in the incomparable views of the Bosphorus during your trip to Istanbul, the establishments located in these pavilions will surely satisfy you with their diverse breakfast menus. At these pavilions, you will find a wide variety of food, along with hot and cold drinks. They are open from 09:00-23:00.

Moreover, located within the Çamlıca Grove, Su Pavilion (Water Pavilion) is also at your service with its pool, waterfall and cafeteria menu during the summer time. The pavilions offer cafeteria service during the weekdays and on weekends. Engagement parties, wedding ceremonies, other meetings and organizations often take place on the grounds as well.

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