February is the time to say seni seviyorum – “I love you” in Turkish – and feel the love in the air. Being the most imperial city, Istanbul has been home to many love stories in history and has sparked a lot of artists, poets and writers to share this love in their everlasting creations. Offering a romantic setting in an ornate building, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet will welcome Valentine’s Day with special surprises in its authentic ambiance. Guests will experience musical stories inspired by Adamo’s unforgettable love songs “Tombe La Neige” and “Car Je Veux” that evoke romantic memories.
Located inside a cody glass pavilion in the Hotel’s courtyard, Seasons Restaurant welcomes guests with a special menu plus live entertainment. Dinner, served in specially-styled plates with snow and red and white floral decorations in the Valentine’s Day theme will delight the eyes as well as the palates. Created by the Hotel’s Executive Sous Chef Sadık Ünal and his team, Valentine’s Day dinner will begin with the Chef’s offering and continue with foie gras and crispy mille-feuille,served with green fig balls, sliced asparagus, greens, wild strawberries and sauce. Next comes open lasagna with osso buco, prepared with celery, browned shallots, carrot confit, cherry tomatoes, burrata and bone broth. The main course will be turbot fillet, flavoured with baby artichokes, morel mushrooms, peas, mussels, pickled red onions, and saffron sauce with vegetable broth. Valentine’s Day dinner will culminate on a sweet note with the special fresh pomegranate flower dessert made with white chocolate cream, cake, caramelised cookie pieces and pomegranate compote. If weather permits, the Hotel’s one-and-only rooftop terrace, A’YA Terrace will be a perfect spot to enjoy post-dinner drinks.
Those who wish to spend the weekend by staying at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet will be able enjoy Valentine’s Day in comfort with special accommodation packages and themed amenities. It can be a turned into an enjoyable excuse to visit the Old Town and the historic sites at the doorstep of the Hotel.