Çırağan Palace to recreate 18th-century festivities
The Çırağan Palace Hotel is recreating the music-filled evenings that bring to mind the “Ceregan Festivities” of yesteryear in its Tuğra Restaurant. The Çırağan Palace is where Sultan Ahmet III had a yalı built in 1719 for his daughter Fatma Sultan and his grand vizier, Nevşehirli İbrahim Paşa, after the court returned from an extended stay in Edirne. Ceregan, which means “light” in Persian, takes its name from the candles that illuminated the Bosphorus and the seaside gardens during the famed Tulip Era.
The Tuğra Restaurant on May 4 will include fine dining with music under the direction of Sezen Aksu. The special evening will be repeated on May 18 and June 1. The set menu includes four courses and unlimited local beverages. It is possible to order à la carte.
For more information and reservations, call 0 212 236 73 33.