Good restaurants are a dime a dozen in Kas. There's a sweep of family-run, open-air places in the main square serving excellent and well-priced Turkish dishes. Then there's a cluster of slightly more up-market establishments along Suleyman Sandikci (walk up Uzun Carsi - Kas's iconic cobbled shopping street - and turn right at the top) which features the likes of Rui Bey (you have to order the Milky Fish at least once in your stay) the Ikbal Restaurant (famous for its Friday-night-only roast shoulder of lamb) and Bahce Fish (widest choice of seafood). And for the best lamb manti in town head for Mama's Kitchen (opposite Deja Vu - the only bar to be in at sunset).
However there's a new kid on the block, a small restaurant which opened in early June and has raised the bar a notch or two. It's called Floret and to find it you have to walk up the Uzun Carsi again and, instead of turning right, keep straight on past the Tiramisu restaurant and there it is right next door to the Nautilus Dive Centre. Go in throught the gates and you're into a magical courtyard fairyland of tiny lights, exotic plants, twinkling decorations and even a tiny waterfall.
The owner/chef is a remarkable man called Adnan. Apart from being a talented cook he also has other accomplishments. He designed the restaurant, hand-built all the tables and chairs, arranged them on differing levels in hideaway corners, rigged up the waterfall and the lighting and, for an encore, set up a snazzy cocktail bar. His delightful sister Dilek is responsible for all the delicate, sexy touches and probably makes the most charming and caring front-of-house lady in the whole of Turkey.
OK, so much for the romantic atmosphere, what about the food? It's probably best described as modern Turkish with an international twist. Starters range from heaven-sent mezes to delicious garlic shrimp, while mains include lamb chops, stuffed chicken thighs. kofta and sea bass. If you're up for desserts try Adnam's very-own baclava or the fabulous chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream. Every course is brilliantly cooked, stunningly presented and the nearest you'll get to fine dining in Kas. And where else would you get home-made wholemeal bread with tapernade while you're perusing the menu and stuffed vine leaves to nibble on between course?
Choice of wine when we were there was a little restricted, either house red or white, but if you have a favourite Turkish wine Adnam will get it in for you.
Floret is only open for dinner, although you can pop in during the afternoon for tea or coffee with melt-in-the-mouth cinnamon biscuits.
Gaby and I had dinner at Floret three times during our stay in Kas. Our only regret is that it wasn't double that number. Thank you Adnan and thank you Dilek.
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