This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a romantic dinner à deux or with a group of friends in the intimacy of The Ottoman Room. Inspired by the opulence of the Sultan-era feasts, the relics of a grand empire, and the warmth of a Mediterranean social house, the mood is set by the flicker of light from dozens of hanging oil lamps. It is the perfect environment to enjoy New Middle Eastern Cuisine, wines from the region and delicious cocktails.
You can order central items for the table such as charcoal roasted meats and vegetables, while an array of unlimited mezze are served to guests on copper and wood dim sum style trolleys. The sharing menu concept is ideal for both groups and romantic dinners, as the kitchen adjusts the portion sizes. The Ottoman Room offers a feeling of exclusivity but welcomes everyone who wants to feast like royalty.
The Valentine’s Day Menu
Welcome Cocktail– Cyprus Isolation
Unlimited Mezze from the trolley
Dinner – Selection of 2 items from Meat & Fish, and 2 items from the Earth
Special Dessert – Dark Chocolate & Turkish Spice Pudding with Coffee & Coriander Ice Cream
$98++ per person or $128++ per person including 2 wine pairings, and tea or coffee.
To start, the Oysters with Cucumber Mulberry Mignonette brings a Turkish flair to the traditional way of enjoying oysters.
The Scallop Crudo with Rosewater Cucumber Broth, Charred Leek Oil and Pickled Mustard Seeds, is equally refreshing, and the trio of Hummus is not to be missed – nor is the Roasted & Pickled Beetroot with Goat Cheese Mousse, Hazelnut and Rocket.
The mezze trolley comes continuously to your table throughout the night.
Guests then choose two items from the Meat & Fish Section, which include the melt-in-the-mouth Earth Oven Ottoman Spiced Short Rib or Grilled Market Fish with Cucumber Labneh, Sea Fennel, Za’atar Pesto and Pine Tree Honey.
A selection of two from the Earth round off the orders – the moreish Mushrooms & Farro come with Pickled Black Trumpets, Jerusalem Artichoke Puree, Chanterelles and Morel Foam, whilst the sweetness of Earth Oven Roasted Pumpkin is tempered by preserved lemon and crispy chickpea to add crunch.
To conclude the feast, Chef Hunter Moyes has prepared a rich baked chocolate pudding served with dukkah and homemade ice cream. Linger with Middle Eastern wines or after-dinner digestifs like Raki, the traditional aniseed liquor from Turkey, or settle in with a cup of freshly brewed tea, straight from Istanbul’s renowned markets.
Make a romantic date at The Ottoman Room today.