Before we get stuck into the menu which is worthy of the sultan himself, you are guaranteed to raise your hat to the designers responsible for creation of this gem. EDG Interior Architecture + Design put together a team whose motivation and pride was to approximate for diners the notion of the charm of a luxury sojourn in a Middle Eastern restaurant. You will feel as if you have been carried away by times gone by: a liturgical dinner, intimate candlelight, a unique degustation experience. Refinement is also added by the carefully selected carpets from Istanbul and by the brown leather sofas and armchairs which you can rest on and dine in comfort.
If you like cocktails, try one of the special creations such as “Black Sea Rize” made from vodka, lemon, ginger, Turkish tea and syrup. Or also “Kopek Tutu” comprising sumac otherwise known as Rhus (a decorative tree), aniseed, dark rum, Amaro Montenegro and lime.
Just like a well-kept secret between two people, the Ottoman Room also keeps its own. But what you can most certainly expect is cuisine made up of luxury dishes reflecting inspiration taken from local traditions. The person behind the impressive dining here is the culinary boss Hunter Moyes. While your friends enjoy three types of hummus, you can experience the flavour of apple-stuffed lamb shoulder or grilled fish with Za´atar pesto and cucumber.
The food here in short promises that it will pay homage to what used to be one of the most powerful empires in the world.