Scott Bolles

New Yorkers will soon be tucking into modern Turkish concocted by a Sydney chef.

Rumours that Efendy chef Somer Sivrioglu is to open a mezze bar in the Big Apple (Short Black, October 30) have proved on the money. Sivrioglu flew over to the US at the end of 2012, and he has found a potential site for the project in Greenwich Village.

''It looks like it is going to happen around November,'' the chef says.