After a lovely start to the day with a breathtaking hot air balloon ride followed by a nice breakfast at our cozy cave hotel, we headed out for our second day tour of Cappadocia. In the must-try-restaurant-list for today was A’laturca restaurant in Göreme, which serves modern Anatolian Cuisine.
One of the the most popular dishes in Turkey is a Gözleme, which is a traditional Turkish savory flat bread, made with very thinly rolled dough, filled and cooked on a pan. It is as open to variations as is the Indian parantha. You may find it with all sorts of fillings ranging from spinach and potato to minced meat. The best places to have a Gözleme are usualy the ones where you see women making it (I never missed a chance to have one wherever I saw that!). One of those places was outside the Zelve Open Air Museum on the way to Göreme. This one was a potato, spinach and cheese version, made spicy on request!
A’laturca restaurant, where we stopped for a late lunch, had a lovely terrace sitting looking over the Göreme Open Air Museum. They had one of the best breads and spiced olive oil that we were served in Turkey.
For mains, we tried a Cheese and Spinach Crêpe, a Mushroom Stuffed Potato and Vegetable Kofte with Rice. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. A lovely place to relax and enjoy a meal while visiting the museum.
Address: 50180 Goreme, Nevsehir, Turkey