Brunch @ Istanbul'lu - excellence in execution
Still can't shake the brunch I had here on Saturday. The chef is a master, with highly refined execution and care in the kitchen - everything from impossibly light and airy pastry to perfectly poached and soft-scrambled oeufs, I'm willing to bet there's not a dud on the entire menu. Rightfully deserves four stars. ;)
We had a plate of assorted borek (soujuk/basturma, cheese, ground beef); cilbir (poached eggs in a yogurt sauce with a red pepper oil of sorts); pastirmali (soft-scrambled eggs with basturma, tomatoes & onions); and a salad because my friend hadn't seen a vegetable in over ten days (after a coast-to-coast ramen tour). I'm looking forward to crushing the entire menu.