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Cooking Alaturka

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Address: Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 902124585919
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Description: Cooking Alaturka offers daily Turkish cooking classes, either from 10:30...
Cooking Alaturka offers daily Turkish cooking classes, either from 10:30 to 14:30 or from 16:30 to 20:30, to groups ranging from 2 to 11 persons. You cook five authentic Turkish dishes together with other travellers, under supervision of Rocco and his Turkish chef. Our classes are hands-on and fun, as well as informative. They are suitable for both professional chefs and kitchen novices. Afterwards, enjoy your cooking efforts over lunch or dinner with some local wine. We also function as a regular lunch and dinner restaurant, offering a daily-changing four-course menu. Reservations are recommended due to limited space.
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Alaturka Cooking Class – food and fun.

My wife and I did not expect to be renowned preparers of Turkish food after a couple of hours in the kitchen. We expected to chop a few vegetables and herbs – and we certainly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I did not expect to be renowned preparers of Turkish food after a couple of hours in the kitchen. We expected to chop a few vegetables and herbs – and we certainly did. What we did not expect was the very informative, entertaining and sometimes hilarious time that we enjoyed during the cooking session or the relaxed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was a fun evening, learning how to cook examples of Turkish food, shared with other visitors from around the world. Eveline and her chef Feyzi are not only knowledgeable but also friendly and entertaining. They are happy to share their techniques and tips. The menu was delicious. The cooking lesson was held in a restaurant in a convenient location,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A step up from the standard tourist turkish we'd eaten the past 3 days. Comfortable dining experience for vegetarians, and had a next day reservation. Accommodating chef and good service; 2 adults, 2 middle schoolers. L300 for 4 with 4 classes of wine. Less then I'd pay in US, but I did feel it was a bit pricier than almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed the experience at Alaturka Cookery class at the beginning of June. We had a group of 4 and all of us helped preparing the 5 course dinner as a team. Eveline was very helpful in explaining every course in detail. Her chef Feyzi was extremely skillful and entertaining (and kept my husband amused). The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I had been to Istanbul before but on my most recent trip wanted to learn more about Turkish food. I found Cooking Alaturka online and Eveline was fantastic about helping me find a class within my schedule. A small group of 6 of us learned how to make several Turkish foods from preparation to cooking. the recipes were simple and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch here in late May after visiting the Topkapi palace. The red lentil and barley soup was superb (we wish we'd asked for the recipe!), as were all of the other dishes, eggplant stuffed with tomato and red pepper, grape leaves stuffed with lamb, and an amazing semolina and almond dessert. This was one of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My partner and I, both relatively experienced cooks, thoroughly enjoyed our session with Eveline and her incredibly competent assistant chef. The whole evening was well-planned from start to finish. We both picked up some new techniques, as well as learning about the complexity of Turkish food. The emphasis on bringing out flavour is something we both relate to. And to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I've done about 5 cooking classes in my life before, in two different countries, and I'm a bit torn about this experience. It's definitely a different spin on a cooking class, as you're cooking with the chefs for patrons in the restaurant. Here are my pros and cons: Pros: - It's an easier cooking class, and you get to see... More 

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cookingalaturka, Owner at Cooking Alaturka, responded to this review

We are sorry the class was different from what you expected. Our website is quite clear about what we offer. I haven't heard of a cooking class abroad where one takes the food home. Most of our guests stay at hotels. You usually eat it on the premises, as you did at our place. Glad you enjoyed the meal! It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The cooking class we took at Cooking Alaturka was a highlight of our time in Istanbul. Eveline is a phenomenal chef and these classes are so well run - a great way to pick up some pointers, nice coverage of region-specific cuisine, tasty food, and a wonderful staff. I’d definitely recommend one of Eveline’s classes as a fun alternative to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Evelyn, together with her entertaining chef, provided us with a hands on insight into Turkish cuisine. In 4 hours we prepared, cooked and feasted upon 5 traditional dishes. I did not know I was such a great cook. A fantastic Turkish experience and a highlight of our week in Istanbul.

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Address: Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 902124585919
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.