Colorful flavors and aroma fresh from Turkey…
Savor the true flavors of Istanbul at the world’s kitchen, as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Cucina celebrates the capital city’s vibrant taste and sensual aromas with guest Chef Gursel Keles from October 3 to 5, 2018.
Born and raised in Turkey, Chef Gursel has always been an advocate fo his hometown’s cuisine. His experience ranges from different world-class hotels and restaurants such as Sheraton and The Grand Blue Sky Hotel. He is currently the chairman of Eurasian Chefs Association, and has organized multiple cuisine festivals across Turkey, Germany, Lebanon, and Belgium, to name a few. Twenty years after working in different hotels and restaurants, he opened Fish of North in 2005 which showcases the finest catch from the sea.
Alongside Cucina’s expert culinary team, Chef Gursel features a menu that transports foodies to the heart of Istanbul. Start the meal with Circassian Chiken Salad, followed by hot-off-the-grill skewers of chiken, red snapper, lamb and eggplant.
Signature dishes include Steamed Sea Bass in Paper with Vegetables and Herbs (Kagritta Levrek), Pan-Roasted Lamb with Smoked Eggplant Puree (Hunker Begendi), and Spiced Chicken with Olive Coriander Relish. Top it all with the staple Pistachio Baklava (Ore Baklava) for dessert, Candied Pumpkin with Walnuts (Kabak Talisi), and Fried Dough Balls in Rose Scented Syrup (Lokma).
For more information and reservations for “A Taste of Istanbul,” call Cucina (02-7207777) or email [email protected]. It is located at the 24th lever of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award Winner, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.