Ottoman Palace Cuisine
Since 1991 it has been bringing the forgotten tastes to the present with its summer and winter menus offered by adding more than 200 historical receipts to its archive and using numerous original sources such as dinner and dessert expenditure records of Topkapı, Dolmabahçe and Edirne Palace; record books of important feasts; books written by foreign government officers and people from various occupational groups; documents from Libraries of Beyazıt and Millet in Istanbul; a work dated November, 1539 and named “A Feast Book” belonging to the circumcision feast of Suleiman the Magnificents’ sons Beyazıd and Cihangir in Palace of Edirne; literary texts of festivals; and old Ottoman dictionaries.
In order to keep the forgotten tastes of Ottomans alive, Asitane organizes special periodical dinner weeks such as “Meals from Period of Mehmet the Conqueror”, “Aphrodisiac Meals of Ottoman Palaces”, “Fish and See Food in Ottoman Palaces”. Asitane Restaurant located on the garden floor of a restorated Ottoman Mansion just next to Kariye Museum in Edirnekapı serves its precious guests with its enclosed space of 120 person capacity and with its summer garden of 130 person capacity. In our restaurant open everyday between 12.00 and 23.30 we also provide catering service for wedding ceremonies, invitations and special days.