What you'll do
We'll meet at our garden house which is at the top the island. Autumn is the best time of year on Princes Islands because it's nice calm and quite. Princes Islands has a long history, so many different nations lived on the islands and left over their cultures. The food is most important part of these cultures. Greeks, Armenians and Turks lived on the islands together and combined a mixture of cultures. These cultures have one thing in common, many kind of mezes. The people on this land like to have long hours laughing and talking while eating meze. In this experience, we will redesign this table. We will cook at least six different kind of mezes, some of them may be Greek, some Armenian, some Turkish. The important thing is we will also talk about the story of the recipe, how it was born, etc. While working on this menu, I will tell you about the history of our traditional Turkish food too. I also will give you my clues about my traditions as well, like making my own yogurt and cheese, or different sauces. When everything's ready, we will have our meal with a nice wine and enjoy our spectacular view of Istanbul. (We also have a winter garden)
I'm a nature lover cook living on an island of Istanbul where you can enjoy nature and history at the same time. If you like to know about me more, please check my instagram profile @princesislandistanbul I love cooking but my main specialty is to cook with the veggies that I plant in my garden and with the wild herbs and greens from the island. I studied American Literature at the university, then Management of Performing Arts as a second degree. I worked as a production manager for ten years and took part in big stage shows production team. At the age of 35, I realised that I can't live without nature anymore, so we moved to Kınalıada (Proti Island of Princes Islands). We have a dog named Luna. After I moved to this house, I realised what I liked and got certificates from Edinburgh Botanic Garden and Culinary Arts Academy
We will eat at least 6 different kind of mezes. Most our food will be from our garden or the island itself so they will be…
Turkish coffee and nice Turkish wine.
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Where you'll be
Kınalıada (Proti Island) is the smallest of the Princes Islands. It has a deep history and is very green with nice forests and beaches. It only takes one hour from the European side and half an hour from the Asian side. Our house is at the top of the island just across the Hristos Monastry. (built around 830 by the Byzantiums) We have a nice view of Istanbul from our garden. We have many fruit trees and some veggies in our garden.
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Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
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This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
I have an 8 year old dog named Luna, she is very friendly but if you don't like dogs or you're allergic, please let me know, then she won't join us
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Cook a Gourmet Lunch on Princes Island
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