Posted on February 23, 2016

Grand Heritage Hotel Doha in association with Turkish Cultural Center launches one of the most exciting culinary festivals in the city, the Turkish Food Festival “Gözleme”. The delicious event will take place at the hotel’s signature restaurant Agora, starting from March 7. The first day of the festival will be open to the press and invited guests only. The opening ceremony will be held by an honorary guest H.E. Ahmet Demirok, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Doha

 A special à la carte menu with an array of mouthwatering authentic Turkish dishes will be prepared by the culinary team of Agora restaurant ­­­­to bring in the real flavours of Turkey. Guests visiting the festival will be able to experience traditional Turkish delights, including its famous national treat and the main feature of the festival “gozleme” (traditional savory Turkish flatbread and pastry dish). The Gozleme lady is flying all the way from Turkey to Doha specifically to treat visitors of the festival to its authentic freshly-baked delicacy.

Everything will be set to recreate the magic of Turkish culture, visitors will be offered a ‘mystical nostalgic ambiance’ that is enhanced by live traditional Ottoman music and complete with rich aroma of Turkish tea and its delicious sweets.

“Turkish cuisine is one of the most diverse and most delicious culinary cultures of the world. The idea behind the event is to showcase the rich culinary heritage of Turkey, generate better awareness of traditional Turkish food and encourage local residents and guests to try it out - said Durmus Budak, Head Chef of Agora Restaurant, commenting the event. “All guests of the festival are guaranteed a fascinating journey through the history of Turkish gastronomy.” – he added.

The Turkish food festival will continue until March 22. Those eager to explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Turkey will be able to dine at Agora restaurant every day from 1.00 pm to 11.00 pm during the festival. For more information or reservations please call: 4445 5555.

*Gözleme’ (GOES’-leh-meh) is a traditional Turkish snack and street food made with fresh sheets of ‘yufka’ dough that are rolled out by hand, and then spread with delicious, spicy fillings of cheese, spinach or seasonal vegetables.