About Ralfi Berk
Meyhane traces its roots back to the cosmopolitan history of Istanbul as a space where people come together to eat delicious mezes and drink their troubles away. What defines the Meyhane experience are the long-lasting conversations, moments that are not rushed, and a sense of belonging in a community. Chef Ralfi Berk, coming from a Sephardic Jewish family in Turkey, discovered a familiar feeling of authenticity in the Japanese Izakaya experience and decided to bring together two seemingly-far cuisines. He now organizes pop-up dinners in San Francisco where he currently lives.