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Cooking Classes Bodrum
 

Every Saturday to Friday

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival

When you arrive in Bodrum, we will meet you at the Airport or at the Cruise Port and take you to your choosen Accomodation either villa or hotel on the beach. Tonight a welcome dinner will be awaiting you at our Erenler Sofrasi which is located at the center of the village where you will be introduced to South Western Cuisine of Turkey. (D)

Day 2 ( Sunday ): First Cooking Class and Market visit for a start to Turkish Cuisine

After breakfast, a small lecture about the local produce and cuisine will be given by our Chef and will be followed by a market trip to one of the local markets where you will be buying the ingredients for the hands-on cooking session. Today you will start cooking meze - the Turkish name for a starter cooked with fresh vegetables or fruits. Five different courses will be cooked today and tasted, along with a glass of fine Turkish wine. At dinner you will taste three different Turkish wines. (B, L, D)

Day 3 ( Monday ): A Culinary Cruise on a gulet Yacht

Gulets are traditional wooden yachts first built in Bodrum for fishing and sponge hunting, but with the rise of the Blue Cruise concept, Gulets became spacious motor- sailing yachts for people to enjoy a cruise in the untouched bays around the Aegean coast of Turkey. It is a perfect way to enjoy swimming in the blue waters as well as to try more of the local cuisine. Every Monday from April to November we set sail on a spaciously built wooden gulet with the owner who is a gifted cook. She will be cooking lunch for you to be served on board, and share some of her recipes, while you will cruise along the blue bays of the Bodrum Peninsula. You will have a chance to swim and relax on the sunbeds or under shade on deck. (B, L)

Day 4 (Tuesday): Wine & Cheese tasting tour to Ecological Farm

We will leave you some free time in the morning . In the afternoon we will pick you up and take you to a farm. Bodrum was one of the major wine exporting ports in the ancient and medieval times. An enthusiastic couple have started an ecological farm and vineyard and we will be visiting them today to learn about wine making in the ancient times and tasting their wine and homemade cheese at a breath-taking location surrounded by olive trees. Dinner will be at a seaside location serving seafood. (B, D)

Day 5 (Wednesday) : Cookery Workshop Classical Turkish Cuisine & Farmers Market

After breakfast, a market trip to Ortakent Farmers market where you will be buying the ingredients for the afternoon’s hands-on cooking session. Today you will learn to cook five new and different courses and of course, taste the fruit of your labours.Bodrum is very well-known for its restaurants, bars and nightlife. Tonight we will be taking you out to central Bodrum just 15 minutes away. (B, L)

Day 6 (Thursday) : Traditional Bread Making and Mantı ( Turkish Ravioli) Rolling Class

Today we start with a morning trip to take you to rural Kizilagac, about 15 minutes’ drive, to learn to make local bread over a wood fire. With your freshly cooked bread breakfast will be served including homemade jam, self-harvested olives, free range chicken eggs and more. During the afternoon cooking session you will learn to make Turkish pasta- Manti served with yoghurt or Piruhiserved with basil and pine nuts. You will also taste these at a late lunch. A Farewell Dinner with music will finalize a week of food, history, taste and fun. (B, L, D)

Day 7 (Friday) : Last Cooking Session and Market Visit of the week.

After breakfast, you will be going to Bodrum’s largest food market on a guided tour, aiming to return to our kitchen with the produce we liked for another full menu course cooking class. The meal will be served with our usual glass of chosen Turkish wine.Our class and meal will be completed by 3pm.  We can take you to the airport for your onward flights, or you are very welcome to extend your stay for a couple of days of quiet relaxation.Or travel on- please check our Culinary Excursions page

Price Per Person based on Double Occupancy in Villa € 1,850
Single Supplement € 1,850 + 450 (in Villa),
Price Per person based on Double Occupancy in 4 star hotel on the beach € 1,550
Single Supplement € 1,550 + 300 (at hotel)

 
Price Includes;

  • Meals as mentioned above (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) (Non-participating guests will be having only Breakfast and Dinners where mentioned)
  • Roundtrip transfers to/from Bodrum Airport
  • All cookery courses as above
  • A full-day Gulet Cruise
  • Wine & Cheese tasting
  • Accomodation for 6 nights

 

Non-participating guests lunch € 25

Notes:
In the summer season many cultural events like concerts, exhibitions etc. take place, it is very difficult to list them beforehand but we will let you know of them at the time of booking.