Discover the mysterious history of Pera and indulge in the 125th year degustation menu at the new pop-up restaurant Belle Epoque a Pasha. Located in the Paşa Room at Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul, Executive Chef Arif Kemal Doğan and Chef Orhan Demirok have created an exclusive menu by modernising the dishes of the old menus from the 1920s and 1930s. “Belle Epoque a Pasha” will serve a special tasting menu in an authentic setting with traditional music and decorations. The name translates to “Good Times at Pasha” and dishes will include hors d’oeuvres variés, bouchée à la reine, Citrus sorbet, beef bourguignon and Manjari bitter chocolate soufflé. Prices start from $63 per person.
Festive dinner at Agatha Restaurant
For anyone looking for a city break over the festive period, a special dine and stay package is available from $320 per night. Dinner will be served at Agatha Restaurant on 24 December and on 25 December – try the octopus variations plate; salmon and Swiss chard roll served with a crispy vegetable ink sauce. A traditional oven roasted turkey main course will be served with gratin potato and pumpkin, root vegetables, chestnut and cranberry sauce.
Belle Epoque Themed New Year’s Eve Ball
Over the past 120 years, the hotel has successfully hosted many concerts and gala dinners. This year, an exclusive New Year’s Eve ball will be held featuring the best of Pera with a twist of belle époque style. On 31 December, the Grand Pera Ballroom will host the Ceyda Köybaşıoğlu Band which promises a lively evening filled with bossanova, jazz, latin, salsa and tango classics. The specially designed ballroom will take guests on a timeless journey where they will feel the glamour of the 20s and 30s.
The New Year’s dinner is set to include marinated Iskenderun shrimps and bonito tartar; confit of turkey and chestnut lasagna; lamb fillet with grain mustards and slow cooked beef rib. The menu will finish with mango curd and ginger sablé Breton. Guests can dance the night away to music by a DJ who will entertain until 3am. Tickets to the ball cost $150 per person.
Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah will offer an exclusive package including tickets to the NYE ball, accommodation in a double room and breakfast for two at Agatha Restaurant on New Year’s Day.
To book call +90 212 377 40 00 or visit http://www.jumeirah.com.