The cuisine of Turkey is as rich and varied as the history and culture of this fascinating country. The Ottoman Empire at its height stretched from Vienne to Iran and even today, the city of Istanbul joins the continents of Asia and Europe so it is not surprising that the cooking of Turkey also reflects an eclectic range of influences.
why should you go:
The Turkish cuisine is one of the three renowned cuisines in the world. Discover the cuisines that have all played a part in shaping the character of the Turkish culinary culture.
Can reduce/increase days: YES
Flights & Hotels: YES
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Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, meet and greet by a fully qualified tour guide followed by a direct transfer to your hotel. Welcome dinner will be served at Meze Restaurant which is a typical Turkish meyhane serving Turkish dishes. You will have chance to chat over Turkish Cuisine with our chef “Mr.Gençay Uçok” who will also be participating in our events this weekend.
Day 2 - Istanbul
Begin the day by visiting the Hippodrome, the original venue for Roman chariot races. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, built by Sultan Ahmet I in 1609 and famous for its interior decoration of blue and white Iznik tiles. Later you will enjoy the magnificent Haghia Sophia Museum, built as the church of “Divine Wisdom” by the Emperor Justinian in the 6th Century AD.
Drive to the Egyptian market district to visit markets, suppliers and good food shops.
Upon arrival “Chef Uçok” will meet you at the traditional Pandelli Restaurant where we will be served lunch and he will inform you regarding gourmet shopping.
Continue to the Beyoğlu Balık Pazarı, wellknown local market to enrich our knowledge on Turkish supplies.
After this visit, we stroll down to the Galata district and you will have a wine tasting at a popular wine boutique. You will enjoy a variety of Turkish wines, with Turkish cheese, tapas and grapes and have the opportunity to get information about the wines served from professional sommeliers.
Day 3 - Istanbul - Cook with a professional
The cuisine of Turkey is as rich and varied as the history and culture of this fascinating country. The Ottoman Empire at its height stretched from Vienne to Iran and even today, the city of Istanbul joins the continents of Asia and Europe so it is not surprising that the cooking of Turkey also reflects an eclectic range of influences. On Day 3 you will have a chance to cook with professional assistance. At the end of the lesson, enjoy Turkish specialties you have created. Late afternoon will be spared for an investigation visit paid to the Grand Bazaar followed by leisurely time for shopping. Our Farwell dinner will be at Samatya Develi Restaurant one of the most popular kebab restaurants among the locals.
Day 4 - Bosphorus Cruise
Enjoy a splendid day cruising along the Bosphorus towards the Black Sea. Witness the 15th CC fortress of the Ottoman Empire along with the 18th CC wooden mansions called “Yali “ Early lunch in a favourite restaurant of the locals; Cundali Hasan, on the keys of the famous straits. Afternoon transfers for departures.
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