Food tour of the Turkish business class lounge in Istanbul [Video]


Many of you are well aware that Greg just wrapped up an epic adventure with our 3 Cards, 3 Continents challenge – a trip which took him all over the world with his culinary concierge, Maisie Wilhelm.

Greg made use of his culinary concierge with incredible experiences like a tasting at ANDRé where the chef joined them at their table and a tour of the farm and grounds at popular Toronto-area restaurant Pearl Morissette. But Greg also had a little fun applying Maisie’s culinary insights to the luxury travel arena as well. For example, Maisie filmed a little food tour of the Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge in Istanbul, which you can watch below.

Food Tour of the Turkish Business Class Lounge in Istanbul:

In the video above, you’ll hear about a number of Turkish specialties. Click on the timestamp below to navigate directly to a specific highlight within YouTube. For instance at 1:35 you can see a chef making a kind of Turkish dumpling called manti, (followed by Greg’s review of this specific dish.) 

0:15 – An extensive tea station

0:34 – Ayran, a traditional Turkish yogurt drink

0:45 – Grill station with Turkish meatballs

0:55 – Handmade “Simit”, (a Turkish bagel)

1:05 – Turkish style pita with sauces

1:15 – Gözleme, a Turkish-style grilled flatbread (with a variety of savory fillings)

1:35 – Manti, Turkish dumplings with yogurt sauce, tomato sauce, and chili oil

2:15 – Tasting two types of Gözleme

2:58 – Dessert station with baklava

3:29 – Final review

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We just visited the Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge. Wow, what a great lounge! Wish we would have arrived at the airport earlier to enjoy it longer.