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A TURKISH DELIGHT
New York Post - New York, N.Y.
Author: Cuozzo, Steve
Date: Jan 17, 2007
Start Page: 043
Section: New YorkPulse
Abstract (Document Summary)

Turkish-born Cem Erenler, one of [Pera]'s owners, seemed unfazed that I'd walked in uninvited. He said he'd offer a "different kind" of Turkish menu and mentioned having one executive chef, Sezai Celikbas, from Istanbul, and an American one, Jason Avery.

Pera is prevailingly Turkish, with echoes of Greece and Lebanon. A fervent soundtrack channels infectious dance music from those lands - and from Latin America, Kenya and "every country in the U.N.," Erlener says. "People are always asking us what is playing."

Avery, [Erenler] says, "helped us New York-ize Turkish food." He doesn't mean diluting its essence, but clarifying and prettifying the presentation.

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