Turkey Dinner
Bailliage of Antalya
Antalya, September 27, 2018
Chaîne on the streets

Towards the end of the summer Chaîne members really start to miss each other’s company. Who can think of a better idea than to meet informally, on the streets of the Kaleiçi, the historic city centre of Antalya?

The district has a rich history, from the Pergamon Kingdom through Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Lovely small streets with authentic houses with a lively atmosphere thanks to the many restaurants, bars and boutique hotels in this area.

Our members gathered at Pio Gastro Bar for an extensive menu of Latin “street food”. And it was indeed extensive as you will discover below!

MENU

Tiradito de lubina
Marinated raw seabass, cucumber slices
rocket, mayonnaise sauce

Lengua de cordero
Marinated calf cheek and tongue, brain cream, pita bread

Ceviche de camaron
Shrimp ceviche, dried onion, crispy baguette

Tataki de ternera
Sealed steak pieces, caramelized, spicy mayonnaise

Rollo de pato
Duck roll, feuilles de brick pastry, sweet and chili sauce

Codornices à la plancha
Grilled quail, spinach, potato puree, demi-glace sauce

Higado de ternera
Calf’s liver, caramelized onion, parmesan chips

Empanadas de carne
Beef empanadas, harissa, salsa, sour cream, guacamole

Pulpo Argentino
Sous-vide octopus, beetroot cream, grilled baby carrot
dehydrated beetroot, berry sauce

Canon de cordero
Grilled cannon of lamb
caramelized pineapple, molasses
baby potato, demi-glace sauce

DESSERT ASSORTMENT

Churros
Fried dough pastry, cinnamon, chocolate sauce

Suspiro de limena
Peruvian-style dulce de leche
topped with Port-spiked meringue

Bar Mexicano
Chili coffee and chocolate souffle cake

Pudim de tamaras
Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce, biscuit crumble

Frappa cheesecake
Iced avocado and lime cheesecake

WINES

Doluca Sarafin Sauvignon 2017, Saroz
Château de Berne 2014, Provence
Likya Vineyards Malbec 2016, Antalya
Kayra Versus Syrah & Viognier 2014, Dedeçesme
Kavaklidere Tatlisert 2007, Elazig

What great fun it was! Members and their guests were seated at several tables in different parts of the streets. Locals and tourists stopped frequently to ask about our beautiful ribbons. Members even saw their friends passing by. What a coincidence! Not only did we have great food and superb wines but it was also an excellent promotion for our worldwide gastronomic association.

Bailliage members are perhaps a bit spoiled thanks to the many 5-star hotels and resorts where our dinners are normally organized. Eating street food literally on the street and squeezing everyone in the small alley for the traditional presentation of certificates was an experience we will not easily forget.

Vive la Chaîne!

Leonie Kiliç
Vice-Conseiller Culinaire