Postcard from Antalya Turkey – Delicious Food & Amazing Views

 

Exploring the Turquoise Side of Turkey - Ölü Deniz

Postcard from Antalya Turkey –

Delicious Food & Amazing Views

Antalya Turkey

Food and More in Antalya

Our food correspondent Amy, has been travelling again – and this time from Zurich to Antalya in Turkey. Antalya is a coastal resort with an old harbour filled with fishing boats and surrounded by beautiful beaches with turquoise water.

The Turquoise Water

The area is known as the “Turquoise Coast” for the colour of its insanely turquoise blue water. It is also steeped in history and remnants of its time as a major Roman port still remain. Here you can go and see Hadrian’s Gate, built to honour the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D,  the 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, and of course explore the water front and the old town for foodie adventures.

Foodie Postcard from Anatalya

Roman Ruins

For the historians amongst you, don’t miss out on Hadrian’s Gate. It was created in 130A.D to honour the Roman Emperor’s Visit. Part of the Roman Empire, it was founded during the Hellenistic Period (323BC – 1st Century A.D).

Hadrian's Wall Turkey

When people think of Turkey, one directly thinks of Istanbul… And rightfully so! Istanbul is rich in culture and delicious food; however, if you open yours eyes south of Istanbul, you will find some real foodie gems along the stunning Mediterranean Coast of Antalya! With just 15 hours in Antalya, where would you eat? Take a look and see what we discovered…

Old Town also known as Antalya Kaleiçi

Foodie Postcard from Antalya

Our first recommendations led us to an exquisite restaurant with a reputation for great food:

Seraser Fine Dining Restaurant

Foodie Postcard from Anatalya Turkey

Founded in 2009 using traditional recipes with a modern twist, this charming restaurant offers ambience, atmosphere and fabulous dishes.

Goats Cheese and Aubergine Souffle

Foodie Postcard from Anatalya Turkey

We were served a delightful Aubergine Souffle with melted parmesan and goats cheese and a hint of pesto sauce and a balsamic glaze to tie the flavour all together.

Cuttlefish Alle Sicula

Next we were served a wonderful mix of crispy sauteed cuttlefish gently combined with aged sweet passito, sun-dried tomato and parisienne vegetables. A perfect way to start a meal.

Foodie Postcard from Anatalya Turkey

Lamb Tandoori

Lamb Tandoori in Antalya Turkey

This braised lamb shoulder with a side of bourbon chickpea puree and perfectly cooked green onion with Aegean herbs was a fantastic combination of flavours.

Kebab Seraser

Foodie Postcard from Anatalya Turkey

This dish comprised an incredibly tender braised veal tail topped with a creamy gorgonzola sauce and a sprinkle of Turkish cinnamon and anise. It was certainly one dish which I will never forget.

If breakfast or lunch is what you are after, I have the perfect place for you. Take a look here..

Börekci Tevfik

Foodie Postcard from Anatalya Turkey

Knowing that the chef of this classic Turkish delicacy has had 85 years of experience, made it a hard one to miss. This small cafe offers two Börek creations: minced meat or cheese.

Delicious Food in Antalya Turkey

So if you’re planning to visit Antalya anytime soon, enjoy the delicious food as well as the beautiful scenery.

Seraser Fine Dining Restaurant

Address: Selçuk Mh., Paşa Cami Sk. No:14, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya

Visit the Seraser website here.

See where Antalya is on this map from the Turkey Tourism Office:

Antalya region of Turkey

 

Article and Photos by Amy Botha

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