Traditional Turkish home cooking with a Bosphorus view

Hosted by Meltem

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The experience in a nutshell

Type of the event

Dinner, Turkish

Number of guests

2 to 6

Time of the event

7:30 PM (4 hours)

The host speaks


Hosted by Meltem

Verified host
I am a lawyer and have a stressful and demanding job. Cooking, yoga-meditation, spending time with family&friends, socializing, travelling and caring for my flowers are my methods of relaxing. I love cooking Turkish cuisine with fresh seasonal ingredients, local spices and adapt/create Turkish recipes with my own touch. We live in a central yet quiet area by the Bosphorus. Me and my husband (who is a computer engineer working from home) love having people around to share our food with the beautiful view of our apartment. When we are travelling, we really enjoy learning about different cultures and discovering new places around the world by tasting local cuisine as well. In our Bosphorus looking apartment, we enjoy hosting crowded family dinners and throw parties, with good music and delightful chats paired with Turkish wine and rakı. We have a 21 year old son studying contemporary music in LA and have a 10 year old terrier.
Languages: English


A choice of 8 different types of mezze
Turkish Borek with cheese and minced beef
Main course
Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb with herbs
Rice with almonds
Slow cooked sour orange served with fresh cream
Brewed Turkish tea or Turkish coffee
SEAsonal fresh fruıts
Choice of fresh seasonal fruits
Drinks & Beverages

What to expect

LeonJuly 2019
This is not my first visit to Istanbul, but certainly the most memorable! For the most part this is owed to the amazing experience of having a dinner at the house of Meltem and Ozan. I could not wish for more hospitable hosts and wonderful cooks (thank you Meltem for the food and Ozan for raki and coffee :)). The best Bosphorus views, the finger-licking dinner and wine, all thanks to the wonderful and friendly hosts who I definitely hope to stay friends with and see again in my part of the world! Thank you for such a wonderful evening to remember! Leon And this is something extra from Arina: Thank you very much to Meltem and Ozan for this magical dinner and stunning views from the balcony of their house. A wonderful couple and beautiful people that we were happy to meet in Istanbul! They managed to create a wonderful atmosphere of warmth and comfort. It was awesome to chat and laugh with them, to get to know the city through their eyes and impressions. It is great to make friends in a new city and I hope to meet with Meltem and Ozan again.

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The place & Amenities

The full address will be provided once the booking is confirmed

Family friendly- Kids are welcome
Pets in the house
Possibility to pick up the guests
Possibility to take them home after
WiFi Available

$96 Price per guest