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, Beijing is offering guests a diverse selection of Turkish dishes at Café Cha from April 3 to 14, 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.
Café Cha is hosting a menu created by Executive Chef Mauricio Guerrero and the culinary team that will include celebratory specials, such as Adana Kebab, Boreck, Dolma.
A choice of Turkish desserts will be available, including the classic baklava and the walnut-based kadaif, as well as lokum better known as Turkish delight and a perennial favourite.
Café Cha is open daily from 06:00 to 24:00. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Restaurants Reservations on (010) 68412211 ext. 6572 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.