Cooking Class and Turkish Coffee Trail: Istanbul is proud to have the most popular cooking class. Located in the iconic Istanbul location, Sultanahmet, join us on a culinary adventure with our Expert Chef. Classes range for two hours catering for kitchen novices to cooking enthusiasts. Our Professional chef has unrivalled experience working in a traditional Turkish kitchen and his expert knowledge has influenced the fantastic range of cooking classes in Istanbul. Our cooking class is suitable for cooks of all abilities and have been carefully crafted to give you the ‘know–how’ and confidence you need to cook Turkish food again at home.
Coffee is a national drink of Turkey that has a long historical tradition starting from when the Ottomans brought the first coffee beans to Istanbul in 1519. The tour begins with a “Coffee Route” – where we will have coffee tasting in historical venues passing tiny streets, historical walkways, intriguing old bazaars and Ottoman coffee storages. On route we will visit Hac Bekir, Confectioner, specialised in traditional sweets such as Turkish delight, hard candy. The Tour finishes with a Turkish coffee making course where participants will get a certificate at the end.
Vineli Yaprak Sarma - Stuffed Vine Leaves with Sour Cherries
Ball Gemici Börei - Sailor’s Roll – Rolled pastry with cheese and peas served with honey Main Courses
Kirde Kebab Diced beef and vegetables on flat bread croutons with yoghurt
Traditional Turkish Dessert.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Pick-up time: Morning tour between 9:30am and 10:30am. Afternoon tour between 12:30pm and 1:30pm.
Start/opening time: Morning tour at 10:30am. Afternoon tour at 1:30pm.
End/closing time: Morning tour - transfer back to hotel at 4:30-5pm. Afternoon tour at 6:30-7:30pm approx.
Not included: Beverages during lunch.
Others: Turkish coffee route includes coffee tasting and workshop. Includes cooking course, coffee making course, coffee tastings, a glass of wine during course and lunch/dinner.