The latest trend in Istanbul’s culinary world is the pursuit of local food with a twist. And one of the best examples in town is the newly opened Yeni Lokanta (which means “new restaurant” in Turkish).
The owner and chef is Civan Er—not a chef, but an artist who explores Turkish food’s diversity and brings it to an experimental level. Civan turns it upside down, more like “relocating” a dish, remaking it with totally different ingredients but keeping the same tastes. Chef Er’s biggest concern is to bring ingredients from various local Turkish producers—a new point of view nowadays in Turkey! The restaurant is located in the same area as the Pera Palas hotel (a famous hotel built in the 1890s for the Orient Express’ clientele), near Istiklal Avenue.
Don’t miss this one moment in time—book your table in advance!
For more information, visit http://lokantayeni.com/.
Photos: Courtesy of Yaz Bukey; Courtesy of Yeni Lokanta