We met Ismail in the local park and after chatting for a while and gleaning some insider travel tips we were invited to his restaurant. Ismail cooked us a lovely home cooked chicken dish preceded by some local mezzes. It was a pleasure to spend time with Ismail who clearly adores his town and country and loves spending time with travellers. We learnt so much about the Turkish culture and way of life. It was one of the nicest authentic experiences we had in Turkey. Ali Baba and his 3 female friends.