Turkish pop-up concept opens at Oman’s Al Bustan Palace
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel has launched Turkuaz – which it claims is Oman’s first pop up Turkish restaurant & lounge.
The concept aims to deliver an authentic culinary Turkish experience, and will be open from February 27 until June 4, 2019. Its culinary team will be led by chef de cuisine Okan Demir, including visiting chefs Ali Ozkan and Alper Kizilbayir from The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul.
Traditional cuisine is on the menu, inspired by ingredients found within the region, including a number of locally harvested produce, together with meat, spices, and herbs. Signature dishes include: icli kofti, better known as stuffed meatball; etli manti, traditional dumplings; Adana kebab, hand-minced meat kebab mounted on iron skewer and grilled on charcoal; and firin sutlac, or rice pudding. The concept will also offer tea service until late, and will also be open for suhoor throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.