The first monthly charity night meal held at Roka Restaurant in Çalış on 18 November was a great success and will now be repeated every month throughout the winter.

Fehmi and Tulin Erol, who have lived for many years in Sweden, took over this character restaurant opposite Çalış Sunday Market several months ago and in a short space of time have established themselves as one of most popular restaurants in Çalış.

Tulin who has recently joined the Çalış Carnival committee, wanted to do her bit to raise money for the Carnival charity, helping disadvantaged children in the Çalış /Fethiye area.

After discussion with her husband, they decided to hold monthly charity night meals at their cosy restaurant with all proceeds from the meals, except the staff wages, going directly to the Carnival charity.

At the first charity night, guests sat down in front of a roaring log fire and enjoyed a delicious meal of deep fried borek with cheese filling, a mixed grill of beef steak, chicken, lamb chop and meatballs with rice. chips and salad followed by dessert of famous Roka special scribble chocolate cake with ice cream – all for the bargain price of 25 TL

Carnival Chair Peter Clark said “It was a brilliant relaxing evening, the food was delicious and the ambience was lovely with quiet background music and good conversation. Usually when people go out to a restaurant to eat, all the money goes to the restaurant owner. In this case you get to enjoy a delicious meal and most of the money goes to help the children. The Carnival Committee would like to give a huge thanks to Tulin and Fehmi for their generosity and support”.

The next Charity night meal takes place on Friday 11 December so to avoid disappointment please book your tickets early by ringing 0535 855 4919 or 0536 373 9520. All tickets booked will be entered into a raffle for a bottle of wine.