Discover Turkish cuisine from the Aegean region and be immersed in the local culture on these culinary workshops.
Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Turkey is delighted to announce new cooking workshops for guests wanting to discover nouvelle Turkish cuisine from the Aegean region. Ideal for food-lovers and those who want to learn about local cooking, these courses allow guests to explore local markets, enjoy daily cooking workshops and learn about a range of Aegean ingredients and speciality dishes.
Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is a beautiful hideaway nestled into its own bay on the Aegean coast of Turkey. With 24 suites and 149 rooms, all overlooking the sea, the Kempinski is a wonderful year-round retreat with a wealth of leisure experiences on its doorstep. Facilities are the very epitome of luxury and include a private marina and helipad, world class dining at a variety of restaurants, huge Six Senses Spa, a stunning infinity pool, a blue flag sandy beach and a host of water sports
Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay three day Aegean Delicacies Cooking Workshops cost €600 per person, this price includes three delicious meals a day and all cooking workshops and excursions. Groups are limited to five guests.
Three Day Aegean Delicacies Cooking Workshop
Day One: Farmers Market Cook Out
Guests will visit Bodrum farmers’ market in the morning, with the hotel’s Executive Chef Ali Ronay. They will select the best local ingredients before returning to the hotel for a delicious lunch, afternoon cooking workshop and evening meal. Guests will learn how to prepare a four course evening meal with the ingredients from the farmers’ market, gathering tips and tricks from the chefs on preparing and putting together dishes such as “Seasonal vegetables cooked in olive oil”. The meal will be served with the best Boutique Turkish wines chosen to complement each course.
Day Two: Local Farm and Seafood Day
Guests will visit a farm close to the hotel, where they will be shown how to select the highest quality ingredients for the afternoon cooking section. Guests will enjoy a delicious light lunch at the farm using ingredients straight from the fields. The afternoon will be spent at the hotel learning about the seafood delicacies of the Aegean. Guests will cook with freshly caught fish and will prepare a mouth-watering four course evening meal, enjoyed with wine, pastries and Turkish coffee and tea.
Day Three: Pastry and Mezze Day
Enjoy a morning pastry workshop with the hotel’s expert Pastry Chef, Tunca Onat. Arguably one of the most technical cooking challenges, Chef Tunca will guide guests through the process of baking and pastry making, making delicious sweets including the “Turkish rice pudding with mint sauce”. The afternoon is spent learning about the Turkish Mezze culture, with fun tasting sessions, followed by a private meal and live music on the hotel’s beautiful terrace.
For guests wanting to enjoy a shorter cooking workshop there is also a one day option available. This costs €200 per person.
One Day Course: Farmers Market Experience
Guests will visit Bodrum farmers’ market with the hotel’s Executive Chef Ali Ronay and will learn about and select the best local ingredients before returning to the hotel for a delicious lunch, afternoon cooking workshop and evening meal. Guests will prepare a scrumptious four course evening meal with the ingredients from the farmers’ market and Chef Ali Ronay will show them tips and tricks on preparing and putting together various dishes. The day will come to a close over an evening meal served with the best Boutique Turkish wines chosen to complement each course.
Nightly rates at the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay start from €215 per room, per night including breakfast, for single occupancy. To book contact Kempinski Hotel Barabros Bay +90 252 3110303 or www.kempinski.com/bodrum
Prestige Holidays (www.prestigeholidays.co.uk 01425 480400) is offering seven nights departing at the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in a Standard Twin room on bed & breakfast flying from Gatwick with Easyjet, with private transfers and Pre paid visas from £849 per person in May. The package includes an early booking offer if booked before 31st March saving £241 per booking.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.
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