In celebration of the much anticipated opening of Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul in the second quarter of this year, which will be Shangri-La’s second hotel in Europe, Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian is offering guests a diverse selection of Turkish dishes at i Café from 5 to14 April 2013.
The history of Turkish cuisine can be traced back to the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century, when homes were fitted with huge kitchens, and feasts were central to daily life, the military, religion and even politics. Due to Turkey’s strategic position on the 30-kilometre Bosphorus strait separating Europe and Asia, established trade routes gave the Turks freedom to experiment with spices and textures in their food, which spans a mélange of influences from Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines.
i Café is hosting a menu created by Executive Chef, Nicholas Blair that will include the following celebratory specials: Crab Stuffed peppers, Shepherd salad, Whole salmon baked in foil, Bread crumbed cod served with coleslaw, Shallow fried horse Mackerel, Eggplant mousaka with mushroom.
A choice of Turkish desserts will be available, including the classic Moist Coconut Cake, the Raspberry Roll Cake, Sesame and Walnut Cookies and Individual Banana Muffin, as well as Turkish Shortbread and Turkish Cake better known as Turkish delight and a perennial favourite.
i Café is open daily for 24 hours. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 8252 5000 extension 21 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will open Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul in the second quarter of 2013. Sited close to the city's financial district and the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre, the hotel is located on the European shore of the Bosphorus strait between Dolmabahce Palace and the Maritime Museum, and is a short taxi ride to Nisantasi, the luxury shopping area of the city. Consisting of 186 spacious guest rooms, most offering views of the Bosphorus, Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul will house two restaurants and a Lobby Lounge that features a tea lounge and a bar. Other highlights at the hotel will be CHI, The Spa; a health club; an indoor swimming pool; and over 1,890 square metres of meeting and banqueting facilities.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com