Recognized by UNESCO as World City of Gastronomy, Hatay, where several cultures have lived together peacefully for centuries, is better known for its rich, delicious cuisine that is a manifestation of its cultural life.

Situated in the southeast of Turkey, Hatay served as the opening gate for the Silk Road to the Mediterranean and has been the centre of spice trade for centuries. It is said that 13 world civilizations have influenced and shaped its gastronomic identity with cuisines from the Middle East, Anatolia and the Mediterranean.

It is an exciting experience to savor this world-class cuisine and relish the fresh flavors that it brings to the table.

Mozaik Bahçe

An oasis of calm nestling under shady trees and awnings, Mozaik Bahçe is a firm favourite in Fethiye with both residents and holidaymakers alike. The restaurant specialises in cuisine from the region of Hatay in Southeast Turkey.

Taster events are an opportunity for restaurants to showcase their menu and specialty dishes, offering customers a ‘chance to try’ many more dishes than if they had just booked a table for lunch or dinner.

There is something about a taster event that makes you want to slow down and savor the different tastes of the food.

On Saturday, Mozaik Bahçe held their annual Hatay Cuisine taster event.

In photos: Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event – slow down and savour the flavours

Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Owners, Hüseyin and Deren, waiting to welcome you
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Kabak Borani; “Antakya’s wedding dish for a long long time. It is a very filling soup and the pumpkin that we use is only grown in Hatay which makes it such a unique dish.
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Hüseyin with the pumpkin from Hatay used to make Kabak Borani
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Olive oil & garlic sauce and yogurt & garlic sauce for Fellah Köftesi
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Sürk Salata / Sürk Cheese Salad Sürk is Hatay’s special spicy cheese.
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Zeytinli Zahter Salatası / Fresh Thyme and Olives Salad This kind of thyme is only grow in eastern part of Turkey
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Belen Tava/ Belen Style Beef Casserole Belen is one of the 15 districts of Hatay. It is located in the Amanos Mountains.
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Lamb Cooked in A Salt Crust; “Encasing the joint in a salt crust helps seal in the juices, for extra-tender meat. 
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Delicious pumpkin dessert
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
Mozaik Bahçe Hatay Cuisine taster event - slow down and savor the flavours
The Mozaik Bahçe team

If you’ve never tried Hatay cuisine, why not go along to Mozaik Bahçe and enjoy a culinary delight.

For more information about Mozaik Bahçe visit them on Facebook.

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