Turk Fatih Tutak

Istanbul, Turkey

It’s always a statement when a chef names their restaurant after themselves, but Fatih Tutak has never been afraid of statements. Turkey’s first two-Michelin-starred chef is on a mission to show the world that ‘Turkish food is about so much more than kebabs’, and his menus are a soulful love letter to the produce of his native country – as well as the many civilisations that have influenced its culture. Back-lit glass cabinets filled with jars like jewels adorn the walls instead of art, leaving the diner in no doubt that the ingredients sourced from small, Turkish growers using sustainable techniques really are the stars of the show here. One of Tutak’s calling cards is his use of acidic and smokey flavour profiles in unexpected places. Manti (pasta stuffed with lamb) is served wth a dollop of smoked cream and tomato tapenade, while tulum cheese is paired with sour cherries from Tukat. The whole thing is refined, unusual and utterably memorable.

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Yeniyol Sk. No.2, Halide E Adivar, Istanbul, 34440