What do you get when you combine a former financier with no foodservice background, an ex-general manager and the former chef de cuisine of a luxury hotel?The answer is Pera, a 175-seat upscale Mediterranean brasserie specializing in grilled meats and seafood dishes that showcase the flavors of Turkish cuisine.Named for an elegant neighborhood in Istanbul, Pera, which partners Cem Erenler and Burak Karaçam opened in 2006, is located in another refined neighborhood—New York’s Madison Avenue. ...
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