I went last evening to a Turkish Cooking Class at Table 9 at Hilton Dubai Creek.
We were a small group and Chef Caan Gumus was teaching how to prepare a full Turkish Meal, Starter, Main Course and Dessert.
Chef Caan Gumus also shared with us his expansive knowledge of Turkish cuisine.
It was an amazing night!
So much fun, joy and laugh!
A good news for a great event that you should not miss.
On Friday 10 November 2017, you can join Chef Caan Gumus as he takes you to his motherland and experience traditional Turkish cooking at Table 9.
You will enjoy a Turking Cooking Delight from 02:00pm to 05:00pm
The price is AED 250 per person for individuals and AED 200 per person for groups.
Book now to secure your place by calling 04 212 75 60 or email email@example.com
Chef Caan Gumus is a very talented young chef!
He is holding the Turkish Mezze Platter that we prepared.
So let me tell you what we prepared as starters.
We prepared the below:
Haydari (Mint Yoghurt Dip)
Acili Ezme (Spicy Tomato Dip)
Kisir (Turkish Style Bulgur Salad)
Piyaz Salad (White Ban Salad)
and we added a slice of Feta Cheese.
All of them were so tasty!
Then before we start to prepare the Main Course that is Hunkar Begendi (Eggplant with Braised Beef Cubes), Chef Caan Gumus told us the story behind the name of this dish.
In 1869, Sultan Abdülaziz invited Empress Eugénie of France to visit Istanbul. In her honor, the sultan ordered his chefs to create a special dish. After tasting many of the dishes that his chefs prepared, this quickly became his favorite. ‘Hünkar beğendi’ (‘The sultan liked it’) was thus served to the Empress. Its main ingredient is eggplant. Roasted over an open flame until its skin is scorched, the skin is then removed and the pith pureed. Traditionally, the puree is served with stewed meat.
This dish is just Divine!
And reaching the dessert, we made this Turkish Keskul (Turkish Almond Pudding) which was so delicious!