● It’s time to celebrate World Raki Week, by Yeni Raki, from Monday 4th December – Sunday 10th December 2023.
● Experience World Raki Week by Yeni Raki, a series of unique fusion events across London to celebrate the land where East meets West, hosted by renowned food and drink experts.
● Buy tickets for World Raki Week by Yeni Raki events at WorldRakiWeek.com.
London, UK. 21st November 2023 – Yeni Raki, the proud host of World Raki Week, has unveiled a week-long calendar of events across the capital to bring the spirit of Türkiye to the UK. Curated by a selection of renowned food and drink experts, including the Evening Standard’s Douglas Blyde and National Geographic’s Berkok Yüksel, these bespoke celebrations will explore Turkish culture and traditions with unique twists.
The festivities commence at Hoxton’s TT Liquor, with the week-long programme designed to guide both raki connoisseurs and newcomers on a voyage across the land where East meets West.
Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th December: 15 cocktail lovers per day can experience a Yeni Raki mixology class in TT Liquor’s bespoke mixology rooms. Lucky customers will create signature Yeni Raki cocktails and embark on a learning experience that promises to be a feast for all the senses. Purchase tickets for this exciting mixology experience by visiting WorldRakiWeek.com
Thursday 7th December will see Yeni Raki collaborate with National Geographic’s Berkok Yüksel. Hosted at Dükkan in London’s vibrant East End, guests at this unique ‘Breaking Traditions’ party will experience traditional British classics with quirky Turkish twists. Enjoy innovative interpretations of a lively pub quiz, old-school activities and culinary-themed surprises, at this fun-filled evening designed for the adventurous.
Tickets are available to buy at www.worldrakiweek.com
Friday 8th December the spotlight turns to a sophisticated soirée hosted by the Evening Standard’s Food & Drink Expert, Douglas Blyde. This intimate event at lead venue Rüya will host 20 raki enthusiasts, featuring a specially-prepared menu in collaboration with Rüya’s renowned head chef Halit Deniz and music curated by Debora Ipekel of the Michelin-starred Arkestra. Witness the culinary artistry of Halit Deniz as he crafts a ‘pide’ boat, sharing his pride in showcasing Turkish culture in the heart of Mayfair. Immerse yourself in the rich history of raki with Yeni Raki’s global expert and enjoy tales from Douglas Blyde as you traverse the country’s culture with one of the industry’s most respected journalists. Guests at this discerning dining event will depart with a host of VIP goodies including signed menus and much more. Secure your seat at this coveted table by purchasing a ticket from www.worldrakiweek.com.
Saturday 9th December World Raki Week by Yeni Raki will end with a bang at the Breaking Traditions Closing Party, hosted by National Geographic’s Berkok Yüksel. Back at Dükkan in Hoxton, this vibrant conclusion to World Raki Week will feature raki cocktails, music, mezze and entertainment. Tickets available to buy on the World Raki Week website.
If you can’t make it out to get involved with World Raki Week by Yeni Raki in-person, it’s easier than ever to celebrate at home. The spirit of Türkiye can now be delivered to your own raki table with next day delivery, via the Yeni Raki Amazon store. Share your Yeni Raki celebrations with us on socials using #WorldRakiWeek to be featured on @yenirakiglobal.
Want a seat at a World Raki Week by Yeni Raki table? Tickets start from £30 but be quick as they are limited, and sold on a first come, first serve basis. Visit www.worldrakiweek.com to secure your space event, or enter a prize draw to win a host of limited edition Yeni Raki goodies.
World Raki Week by Yeni Raki schedule:
Monday 4th December – Tale of Two Continents at TT Liquor – 6.30pm – 8.30pm – £30
Tuesday 5th December – Tale of Two Continents at TT Liquor – 6.30pm – 8.30pm – £30
Thursday 7th December – Breaking Traditions with Berkok Yüksel at Dukkan – 6.30pm – 10pm- £30
Friday 8th December – A British Twist with Douglas Blyde at Rüya – 7:00pm – 9.30pm – £50
Saturday 9th December – Breaking Traditions with Berkok Yüksel at Dukkan – 6.30pm- 10pm – £30
+ A series of social and digital activities throughout the week
Visit www.worldrakiweek.com to secure your place at the table for World Raki Week by Yeni Raki.