Making birthday calls to the USA
|We met friends for dinner at Cumhuriyet, our favorite meyhane. A meyhane is a restaurant that serves meze (appetizers) with raki, an anise-flavored liquor that turns milky white when mixed half and half with water.|
The meze arrive. We ordered broad beans, purslane in yogurt, beet salad, fish preserved in oil, white cheese, some type of pepper paste salad that was delicious, and a double order of lamb's liver.
We were sitting inside on the second floor, and still we had a little beggar-cat outside the window.
Liver and onions, a favorite of the guest of honor.
Friends Aimee and Sarah
Late night cake and singing at a fancy dessert place around the corner.