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-Gourmet Walking Tour

Istanbul is the capital of flavors throughout her history. Do you love trying new tastes? Then come to this tour hungry! As an adventurer searching for new varieties of food and beverage, you can get caught by a heavy ‘taste storm’ lasting for a whole day in the streets of this city. We invite you chasing the delicious in Istanbul. And speaking of food, isn’t it part and parcel of any romantic travel experience? The food in Istanbul is influenced by many different cultures and people. Because it’s a peninsula, fresh fish and seafood are plentiful. Try something very regional, like anchovies from the Black Sea. These are not the small salty anchovies that we often think of in the USA, but fresh and delicious, not huge, but two or three will make a nice meal. For a romantic meal in Istanbul, try Meze, meaning small dishes. It’s a great way to taste many different local specialties, like stuffed grape leaves, fried cheese bits, eggplant cooked every way possible, and fava beans. Many of these are finger foods – if you’re with a partner, what’s more romantic than feeding each other small bites while sipping a nice complimentary wine?

-Cooking Class-Baklava Making

We take you to Turkey’s most famous Baklava producer’s kitchen to learn how to make some!

Program at Karaköy Güllüoğlu Baklava

Reception – Briefing: 10:40 (Presentation of the company by our Agriculture Engineer and Food Engineer)

A tour of the facility: 11:00 (Guiding the guests around the company with description of all of its areas)

Introduction to manufacturing: 11:15 (Practical demonstration of manufacturing steps of baklava by Nadir Güllü, and providing the guests with a chance of practicing as well as displaying the country flags of the guests in the show of rolling a thin dough; performing Karagöz-Hacivat shadow play in the meantime, and answering questions, if any.)

Oven and Sherbet: 11:45 (Taking the baklava out of the oven and pouring sherbet over it)

Lunch: 12:00 (Offering of different sorts of pastries and assorted desserts consisting of pistachio and walnut baklava and kadayif. A menu consisting of drinks like tea and lemonade, followed by gifts of single-slice baklava to guests within boxes designed with their respective flags of their country of which they are the citizens.

Photograph Taking: 12:45 Opportunity of taking photos of historical landscapes from the terrace of our company, group photograph with Nadir Güllü and farewell…