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Introducing Tuğra’s Signature Truffles

Introducing Tuğra’s Signature Truffles

2013-11-21; A sweet finish to an Ottoman dining journey ...
Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul’s Food and Beverage team has created another grand taste: Tuğra Truffles for its signature restaurant, Tuğra Restaurant & Lounge, which is located on the first floor of the historical Ottoman palace.


“We wanted the truffles to be really special, innovative, delicious and Ottoman. Tuğra Restaurant & Lounge is one of the city’s finest Ottoman cuisine restaurants. We wanted to keep up with its established image, while creating a brand new taste that guests will remember,” said Food and Beverage Director Michael Braun, whose team won Kempinski’s Best Food and Beverage Hotel 2013 Award. Executive Pastry Chef and Master Chocolatier, William McCarrick and his team created the unique truffle using dark chocolate, dried cherries, and Ottoman spices such as, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, black pepper, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and thyme.

This chocolate palate-pleaser is best enjoyed with a fresh cup of Turkish coffee. Guests can enjoy Tuğra Truffels at home as well; they are available for purchase at Gazebo Lounge located at the ground floor of the hotel building.

Tuğra Restaurant & Lounge is open daily from 19.00 - 24.00.

About Kempinski
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.

For further information please contact:
Çiler İlhan, Director of Public Relations ▪
Çırağan Palace Kempinski İstanbul ▪ Çırağan Caddesi 32 ▪ Beşiktaş ▪ 34349, İstanbul
Tel. +90 (212) 259 03 73 ▪ Fax +90 (212) 259 03 72 ▪

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