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Istanbul Mediterranean Restaurant
Turkish cuisine bears many similarities to its Mediterranean siblings, but the chefs at Istanbul Mediterranean Restaurant claim that one crucial ingredient sets it apart: the spices. This explains why they import their spices and herbs directly from Turkey and measure them out in doses prescribed by centuries-old recipes. Their strict adherence to traditional ingredients and cooking methods results in dishes with the elegance and complexity of a Byzantine mosaic depicting string theory. Such dishes include flaky housemade baklava and the Iskender kebab, whose slices of doner meat swim in a rich tomato-based sauce. Though the spices come from a distant land, Istanbul Mediterranean Restaurant sources much of its meat from local butchers.