7 Hills of Istanbul supper club under "Festive" theme will bring some hidden classics from diverse neighbourhoods, and dishes from modern Turkish cuisine at East London's independent artisan bakery e5 Bakehouse Led by Irem Aksu, a founder and head chef of Topik London, "Festive" celebrates forgotten but starring flavours of Istanbul - a capital of great … Continue reading Istanbul Dishes on Festive Dining Table | SOLD OUT!
Topik London and Oxfam hosted their first Secret Supper Club which was a journey through Rwanda, Yemen, Iraq and Nepal, their cultures and cuisines, as well as a night to share Oxfam’s works to create a long term and sustainable change for all we want, to end poverty now and forever. Topik London, led by … Continue reading Secret Supper Club at Carousel London Spaces
Old Istanbul or Constantinople was built on seven hills. Each hill has a historic importance rooted back to the Roman and Ottoman empires - where the city’s diverse cuisine and culture come from. “The Seven Hills of Istanbul” supper club represents what Istanbul cuisine is today and what it was in the past. Therefore … Continue reading An inspiring culinary journey from back streets of Istanbul to the palace kitchen SOLD OUT
“The Seven Hills of Istanbul” supper club represents what Istanbul cuisine is today and what it was in the past. Therefore the menu created by me - Topik's founder will include inspirations and influences of the peoples’ of Istanbul – encompassing dishes from different families, neighbours, and memories from across centuries. This is distinct from … Continue reading The 7 Hills of Istanbul
One Night in Za'atari event of OXFAM UK at the Vinyl Factory, Soho - I served Syrian inspired food and unique Turkish wines from local producers made by regional grapes menu Muhammara - roast red peppers, walnuts Mutabal - burnt aubergine, tahini, pomegranates Creamy labneh with za'atar, crunchy flaked almonds, black chilli infused olive oil … Continue reading One Night In Za’atari
“I had never considered living in Athens. When I was in Istanbul I thought the cuisine in Greece and ours would be the same but as I arrived here, I realized it is much different than I expected. Thereupon, I started to research our cuisine in Istanbul to find out the connections between our culture and the food we enjoy.”
The unique cuisine of the Sephardic Jews in Turkey is not only a representation of the many traditions preserved over decades but as well the story of a journey through different geographies, histories and cultures.