Yakamoz Hotel and Restaurant, Ovacik are opening their doors for the 2016 season this Friday and their award winning chef Kenan is planning some great dishes for the season that you can experience.
Yakamoz Hotel and Restaurant
In the tranquillity of Ovacik, a valley that meanders between the bustling town of Fethiye and Turkey’s favourite beach, Ölüdeniz, and what’s more, thanks to Mendos and Babadağ, has one of the most amazing mountain backdrops in Turkey, the warm spring weather has arrived.
Yakamoz Hotel and Restuarant – bursts into life
Everywhere in this verdant and uniquely alpine region of the coastline, nature is bursting into life.
But not only are there birds, singing loudly while building their nests and bees visiting the abundance of flowers to gather pollen, Mehmet Güven and his team at Yakamoz Hotel are also busy working hard to prepare the hotel and restaurant for the busy summer ahead.
Over the years, the gardens surrounding Yakamoz Hotel have matured and now, with the first warm rays of sunshine, flowers bloom with a scent that overwhelms the senses and an energy that is almost tangible.
Yakamoz Hotel and Restaurant – Kitchen garden
And it’s not just flowers. Tucked away behind the hotel, Mehmet has created a kitchen garden, which means the lucky guests who eat in his restaurant not only get some of the best food around, much of the produce is home-grown and chemical free.
With all the herbs and fresh produce he could want right on his doorstep, the Yakamoz Chef, Kenan Yeşil, is working with Mehmet to plan the restaurant’s new menu.
Yakamoz Hotel and Restuarant – Award winning chef
This winter Kenan added to his many accolades when he won a gold medal, which was awarded jointly with two other local chefs, as part of Fethiye’s Chef Mavi initiative.
He assures us that although all the most popular dishes will still be available, he also some exciting plans to add some new tastes and flavours for his customers.
Yakamoz Hotel and Restuarant – The best marmalade
Incidentally, in our opinion Kenan should also win a prize for his amazing marmalade, which he makes every winter from the hotel’s own crop of oranges and lemons!
Yakamoz Hotel and Restaurant Opening this Friday
There’s plenty of activity going on outside the kitchen too: walls are getting a lick of lime wash, so everywhere is bright and white for the summer.
The swimming pool is being filled and the tables and chairs are getting an airing.
Yakamoz Restaurant opens for customers tomorrow and Mehmet has just a few tables left, so don’t forget to reserve your table.
Yakamoz Hotel and Restuarant To learn more…
If you would like to experience a different kind of holiday or book a table for dinner, visit the Yakamoz website by clicking on the advert to the right and above of this article.
This is a sponsored advertorial brought to you in association with Yakamoz Hotel and Restaurant.
Written by Jane Akatay