Urban Picnic with food from around the world
On Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, the Uniq open-air stage, located in the magnificent arts & culture, entertainment and business center of Uniq Istanbul in Maslak, will be transformed into Turkey's first-ever nighttime picnic grounds. This urban picnic, done Istanbul-style of course, means that between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. 40 different restaurants will be offering up treats from around the world for a gastronomic extravaganza that will include Italian, Far East, Mexican and French cuisine in addition to Turkish street food classics. There will also be burgers, vegetarian options, desserts and coffee, all of which is unlimited after the entrance fee of TL 125 ($35) for one night or TL 200 for both.
Some of the food that will be offered during the two evenings are deli sandwiches by 86'd Deli Sandwiches, Iranian food by Asuman, sliders from Butcha Butcher Shop & Steakhouse, köfte, sucuk, bi'tost's delicious grilled sandwiches, as well as Don Pablo's quesadillas and burritos. There will be Turkish classics, such as Develei, Fasuli and Ficcin, while Fotini and Frankie will be bringing on the style. Crepe & Fondue will be breaching new boundaries and Baylan will be offering desserts. There will also be trilece and coffee by Coffee Sapiens to name just a few of the delicious treats that will be available in the stands.
In addition, there will also be performances by the Urban Picnic Orchestra on Friday night and the popular alternative-pop group Pinhani on Saturday. In the meantime, DJs will be playing music before, after and in-between the events.