Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Meeting with the bride

I know I know, I have not been posting for a long time. Actually, this is still not my post but I need to post it for my mom. I tried my best not to lose its meaning while translating.

When I first saw her lovely smile, I felt warmness in my heart. I remember telling Celal she was very sweet, as if she is one of our family members. Their meeting in Spain and then her arrival to Istanbul made me so excited. I am too happy that my son believed the truthfulness of his love and decided to live his life with her. After meeting her mom, Mary, I was even happier to know she is the daughter of a mom like her.

(aka Celal's mom)

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Down on the corner

The outdoor garden where we will host our rehearsal dinner

We just made a reservation for our wedding rehearsal dinner, so we wanted to share the details with everyone. It will be on the Monday prior to the wedding at Kosebasi restaurant around the corner from our house (Kosebasi actually means "corner"). This is one of our favorite kebap restaurants in Istanbul! They have delicious mezeler (appetizers), lahmacun (mini Turkish lamb pizzas) and grilled kebaps. The branch by our house (Fenerbahce) is in an old restored mansion, and it is best in summertime when you can sit outside in the garden area under the trees. We think it will be a great representation of Turkish cuisine for our guests arriving that day! For all of those who want a taste of Turkey, they have a (very pricey!) sister location on Madison Avenue in New York City called Pera Mediterranean Brasserie. The Roasted Whipped Eggplant, Warm Hummus, and Adana Kebap are especially delicious!