In the run up to the New Year, we are looking back at our notes from this year and compiling a list of 2011’s best Istanbul bites. These “best bites” are not necessarily just about the quality of the food – though it usually seems to factor in – but the quality of the experience. Our best bites are those perfect little dining moments when the right food ended up in front of us at precisely the right time – a consoling bowl of lentil soup in a steamy restaurant on a rainy day, an apple tea that led to romance.
We invite all of our readers to submit their most memorable Istanbul (or Turkey) dining moments of 2011. We will post your dispatches along with our own during the last two weeks of December. If possible, please include a photograph with all submissions, which should be sent to email@example.com.