This is probably a long shot, but I am going to be in Istanbul for a week at a conference in late March and will have most evenings off. Might anyone based in Istanbul be interested in getting a dinner of Istanbul-based chowhounders going?
If there is no interest, I would still be extremely grateful for restaurant recommendations. Turkish / Middle Eastern preferred, but anything good is fine (whether very high end and expensive or just good honest (and cheap) grub, whether local or foreign cuisine doesn't matter - I am interested in anything.
I will also check out parlafood.com, which a poster on chowhound says contains Istanbul restaurant recommendations.
Thanks in advance.