Maydanoz in Sydney’s CBD will host the ultimate Turkish Dinner on October 26, 2023. For one night only, Efendy Group’s executive chef Arman Uz and owner and head chef Coskun Uysal from Melbourne’s Tulum will join forces to bring the dinner to life, with the share-style menu created by Tulum. 

“We are looking forward to bringing our friends at Tulum to Sydney for a special night at Maydanoz. If you’ve been lucky enough to visit Tulum in Melbourne, you’ll have an idea of what is to come. If you’re yet to make it, let this be your incredible introduction! Tulum at Maydanoz is a rare culinary opportunity that should not be missed,” says Arman Uz. 

Known for his hospitality industry experience, Uysal has showcased his culinary mastery at various renowned eateries, notably at Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen’. His exceptional culinary skills take centre stage at Tulum – his acclaimed hatted Turkish restaurant in Melbourne’s Balaclava. 

Similarly, Uz has honed his craft under the guidance of some of Turkey’s foremost culinary talents, including Somer Sivrioglu, the proprietor of the Efendy Group and a current participant in Turkey’s Masterchef latest season. Uz’s influence extends over the culinary endeavours of Efendy Group’s establishments, which include Maydanoz, Anason, and the recently unveiled Baharat.


What to expect

Guests will be greeted with cocktails and canapes at 7pm, then be seated and treated to a menu split into three main sections; small plates, larger plates and desserts. Highlights from the small plates include whipped Tulum cheese and Turkish chilli jam, simit with smoked taramasalata, white anchovy and candied orange zest, smoked date butter and cumin and lentil kofta with pickled turnip. This selection of dishes will be accompanied by grilled Turkish pide bread. 

Larger plates include raw yellowfin tuna with fried green pepper borani and smoked cherry tomatoes; Icli kofte with lamb and walnut kibbeh and buttermilk and salgam; and kuzu lamb shoulder served with eggplant puree, prune jam and bulgur pilaf. 

Dessert will be a spin on a Turkish dish traditionally served to Ottoman sultans in the Topkapı Palace – chicken and milk pudding with lemon thyme ice cream and a sweet caramel mousse. 

Tickets can be purchased here for $165 per person. An optional wine pairing will also be available on the night.