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Culinary Cappadocia

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Paired with exploration of the property’s incredible wine collection that weaves along the ancient underground tunnels, these new culinary classes are led by the hotel’s award-winning Executive Chef Oğuzhan Pürdeloğlu who previously worked in some of Istanbul’s finest restaurants. Centred around traditional recipes that reflect the heritage and culture of this magical Turkish region, each offer the incredible opportunity to cook dishes which have been passed down for more than a 1000 years with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients hand-picked from the hotel’s garden. Guests are then invited to the hotel’s gourmet hub – SEKİ Restaurant to sample their bespoke menu which offers picturesque views over the terraces and Uçhisar Castle beyond.

An award-winning destination for the wine aficionado, from Decanter World Wine Awards to the International Wine Challenge, the Argos in Cappadocia’s SEKİ Restaurant’s iconic wine cellar also has one of the richest collections in Europe and Turkey. Stretching along the property’s ancient underground tunnels, beyond the kitchen, guests also have the opportunity to learn more about the wines of Cappadocia with guided visits to local vineyards.

Located in one of Turkey’s most popular destinations, famed for its backdrop of multi-coloured hot air balloons, Argos in Cappadocia offers guests a luxurious sensory experience that surpass the expectations of even the most sophisticated world traveller. Harmoniously reflecting the spirit of Cappadocia, none of the 51 rooms or suites are the same, ensuring that each guest’s visit is utterly memorable. Sprawled across the site of an ancient monastery, the hotel has emerged from 2000-year-old historical network of ancient ruins, caves and underground tunnels. Lovingly restored in consultation with master architect Turgut Cansever over a 20-year period, what remains is a stunning, country heritage-style retreat.

Supported by TURSAB (organisation supporting gastronomy tourism in Turkey) this new culinary experience caters up to eight people. Rates at Argos in Cappadocia start at 275 EUR (£240). For more information or to book visit;

Published 01st September 2019

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