GÖZLEME (Turkish Spinach and Cheese Pastry):
‘Gözleme’ (GOES’-leh-meh) is a traditional Turkish snack and street food made with fresh sheets of ‘yufka’ dough that are rolled out by hand, then spread with delicious, spicy fillings of cheese, spınach and/or seasonal vegetables. Choose your own filling and try our fresh cooked Gözleme.
KALEM BÖREĞİ (Cheese Rolls):
BÖREK (Layered Yufka (phyllo) and Cheese Pie):
‘Börek’ is made with layers of yufka (homemade phyllo), and is filled with, cheese, spinach or spiced-up mashed potato. Turkish cuisine is famous for its endless varieties of delicious layered pies and pastries, called ‘börek’ (buhr-ECK’).
No dish represents classic Turkish cuisine more than the vegetarian version of the stuffed vine leaf, better known as ‘yaprak sarması’ (yah-PRAK’ sahr-MAH’-suh).
These tender, fragrant packages are made with young grape vine leaves stuffed with a mixture of rice, onion, herbs and spices. A generous amount of olive oil added while cooking.
PATATES SALATASI (Potato Salad):
Potato Salad is an easy and healthy salad, prepared with various greens in addition to potato, makes an excellent addition to a table of Turkish starters or salads. Paprika adds a beautiful color.
KISIR (Cracked Wheat Salad):
If you’re a fan of tabouleh, and other dishes made with bulgur, you’ll love this classic Turkish cold bulgur and vegetable salad called ‘kısır’ (kus-UHR’). Bulgur, sometimes referred to as cracked wheat, is one of the most common ingredients in Turkish cooking.
ZEYTİNYAĞLI TAZE FASULYE (Green Beans with Olive Oil):
A far cry from the crisp-tender green beans of recent fashion, this is a classic example of the popular Ottoman-era dishes called zeytinagli (olive oil), in which vegetables are cooked for a long time in olive oil, then served at room temperature so that the flavors are at their peak.