What to Eat at Royal/T's Turkish Pop-Up, Tonight Only

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Tonight, and tonight only, Royal/T is holding a pop-up dinner with Turkish chef Orcun Malkoclar. A press release tells us Malkoclar is a native of Istanbul who works mostly as a private chef for celeb clients and major ragers. Tonight, the chef will explore a fusion of Turkish and Western cuisines in mezze plates featuring cigar rolls with barrel-aged Bulgarian feta, butternut squash pancakes, a rack of lamb, and baked quince with pomegranate. First take a look at the chef dressed as a dead fop, then check out his full menu below, titled "Silk Road to Royal/T." If so moved, make reservations at 310.559.6300 ext. 3.

Orcun Malkoclar's Silk Road to Royal/T

MENU

Lemon Ginger Chicken Soup
with cayenne butter $6

Japanese Eggplant & Sweet Basil Pepper Dip
with sumac crisps $ 7

Butter Nut Squash Pancakes
with fresh dill and kefir dip $7

Cigar Rolls
with barrel aged Bulgarian feta and fresh parsley $8

Stuffed Cabbage Leaves
with brown rice, black currants, and pine nuts $8

Rack of Lamb
with smoked eggplant puree $14

Tender Ribbons of Chicken
in double baked Yukon $ 12

Kofte
with red pepper and tomato sauce $11

Vegetable Lasagna
with nutmeg bechamel and tomato dill $10

Baked Quince
with pomegranate and apple sauce $7

Pistacchio Baklava
with rose syrup $6