Some standouts from a feast:
Oleanna could learn a thing or two from their icli kofte (and some of their other dishes too!)- meatballs with aromatic pinenuts and bulgur wheat with a complex clovey spicing.
A remarkable zing of currant or something like it in the savoury grape leaves, stuffed with soft rice and draped with yogurt,
Salty and clean tasting crumbled cheese top a flatbread, glowing new from the oven.
A perfect foil of smokiness in the bubbly eggplant puree.
The thinnest shade of delicious charred flavour on the Iman bayildi, eggplant stuffed with herbs, pinenuts and ground lamb, touches of sweet and tart in an encompassing savoury dish.
A light bean dish, cool and slick from olive oil and lemon juice,gently piquant from a mellow dose of black pepper.
Baby okra simmered softly in tomato sauce.
Astounding stuffed cabbage, delicious beyond its simple appearance.