Istanbul will be the venue for the summer EPL in June 2012.
That's fantastic news for anyone who remembers the last EPL (European Petrochemical Luncheon) in Istanbul, which was at the Ciragan Palace Hotel on the shores of the Bosphorous.
I do hope it's at the Ciragan Palace again - it was a wonderful hotel. The breakfast in the gardens was idyllic, and the after-dinner cocktail bar by the river with a band playing was definitely a step up from the usual post-EPL smoky bar of the Brussels Hilton.
(photo: Ciragan Palace Hotel)