Emporio Armani Ristorante is an elegantly decorated restaurant that has an extensive menu featuring Italian classics, smooth music that’s conducive to enjoying a glass of wine, and an outdoor dining area ideal for drinking a glass of Scotch on the rocks and smoking a cigar (see the cigar list of the restaurant).
The restaurant, which is frequented by businesspeople, ladies-who-lunch, and anyone who appreciates good taste, overlooks the outer courtyard of İstinyePark shopping mall, and is perfect for people-watching. The menu, which changes every three months based on seasonal ingredients and the chefs’ inspirations, is a combination of traditional Italian and modern Mediterranean dishes, all made from the freshest, purest, highest quality ingredients. The seasonally available dishes vary from Artichoke Risotto to Plum Crumble, and if you're really lucky, you have the White Truffle Menu during the right time of the year.
The kitchen is under the command of award-winning Turkish and international chefs. Executive Chef Yener Özden is a member of the World Association of Chefs Societies, the winner of more than 40 medals from gastronomic competitions, and one of the representatives of the slow food movement. Sous-Chef Musa Şener is the chief assistant of the Turkish National Culinary Team. The restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine is Cristiano Cameli, who laid the groundwork for the Emporio Armani Ristorante with his expertise in pastas, risottos, and original Italian flavors.
Tartare di Tonno (Tuna Tartare, Salsa Tonnata, Caper Flower, Lemon, Croutons)
Burrata (Per 2)
Suadiye: Bağdat Caddesi, No.469; (0216) 416 65 65
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