In the Beyoglu district of Istanbul, the Pera neighborhood has staged a comeback of recent years, reclaiming its title of the hippest neighborhood. Adding to the neighborhood's bohemian vibe is Nu Teras, a rooftop dance club for the young and well-to-do. The nighttime views of the Golden Horn are accompanied by DJs spinning records, blue lighting, and Red Bull cocktails. Behind the bar, long tables accommodate diners with spruced-up versions of traditional Turkish dishes like stuffed grape leaves, braised lamb, and mini pizzas.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.