We will pick you up from Izmir/Çeşme/Alaçatı or environs and accompany you to the quaint seaside town of Urla where an old fashioned slow and relaxed lifestyle still exists.
Taking a stroll through the town we will stop at a local bakery where everything is still made by hand with the best quality ingredients. Here we will get to know each other while tasting local delicacies such as homemade pastries, cookies and walnut baklava accompanied by Turkish coffee.
With a short and leisurely walking tour through the Arts Street featuring ceramic, mosaic, woodworking and painting studios, we will enjoy the artwork along with 150 year old stone buildings and the narrow streets of central Urla.
We will then arrive at the fruit and vegetable market where all produce is freshly picked in the early morning.
Here we will choose our seasonal produce and fresh cheeses and arrive at the cooking workshop. We will learn how to prepare Aegean style foods featuring the strong influence of the regional culinary heritage using the freshest ingredients and dishes cooked in local extra virgin olive oil.
After cooking a delicious meal together, we will sit down and enjoy a family style late lunch with the food we prepared, accompanied by a selection of award winning local wines while enjoying the wonderful views of the region.
Sample seasonal menu: Aegean style wild green and fresh cheese appetizers, lamb slow cooked with herbs and lemon peel, handmade savory pastry, rice with pine nuts and currants, slow cooked artichokes in olive oil, semolina cake with lavender ice cream, Turkish coffee and chocolates.
We will drive you back After the Urla culinary experience.
Urla is 35 km from İzmir in the Aegean Coast near Ephesus.
A farmers market tour and Aegean Turkish cooking class -6,5 hours
On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays