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About Cooking Alaturka
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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C E wrote a review Oct 17
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Everything was wonderful! A role model for any cooking school - great and elaborate dishes, you can prepare everything yourself in the group and at the same time you are perfectly guided - and you are in pleasant environment with great hosts.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Florida2252 wrote a review Oct 14
40 contributions17 helpful votes
We enjoyed this experience. The food was good and the participation excellent. I would have given it a higher review except that there were 12 people in our group and that was WAY TOO MANY!!! There was no room to stand (and social distancing was totally impossible), not enough jobs for everyone to do, and because there were too many of us to get a good view of what was going on we missed being able to see some of the steps being done. They should limit the class to no more than 8 people.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Christian A wrote a review Oct 10
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The food we made was really good, Nazlı and Rocco were very nice and helpful, They also had tips where you can buy the best ingredients in Istanbul. I could totally recommend their cooking school, for tourists as well as for expacts living in Istanbul.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Ramón wrote a review Oct 8
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions
Restaurant experience here. It was our last day in town and we had the best meal of the whole trip! The fixed menu was amazing, from the entrees to desserts, all so fresh and yummy. Kudos to Nazli, (the Chef) for treating us like kings. The restaurant is tucked between generic restaurants and it´s not so easy to spot, so be careful not to miss it. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Pedro A wrote a review Sep 2021
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Being a cuisine beginner, I must confess I had an amazing experience with Rocco and Nazdi on September 2021, and would endorse the class without hesitation. I was visiting Istanbul with a friend, and thought 'cooking alaturka' cooking class would be a good opportunity to get to know a bit better the local culture. And it was a complete success! We joined a small group (4 in total) and under the guide and instructions of Rocco and Nazdi we had a great time, learnt a lot and even managed to prepare some great tasting food! I must highlight the patience they had with a complete beginner like me, and how they were able to adapt the explanations on experience to both beginner and expert cooks in a single lesson. Fully recommended, for both beginner and expert cooks - of you are in Istanbul and want to learn some local cuisine, and have a local experience - go to 'cooking alaturka'
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Date of experience: September 2021
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