French actor Gerard Depardieu visits Istanbul, eats kokoreç
French actor Gerard Depardieu, who had been in the southern Turkish province of Antalya to attend the closing ceremony of the 54th Antalya Film Festival, canceled his program on the day of the ceremony and decided to visit Istanbul instead.
Depardieu was spotted eating kokoreç (grilled sheep’s intestines) in the Beşiktaş district on Oct. 27, with a number of locals approaching to have their photos taken with him.
The French star lived up to his epicurean reputation, reportedly eating a large portion of kokoreç, 30 mussels and drinking two beers in 45 minutes. His bill came to 250 Turkish Liras and he left no tip.