Seten Anatolian Cuisine Restaurant, part of the Kelebek Hotel and Sultan Cave Suites complex on the hillside in Göreme, enjoys panoramic views of the town and its fairy chimneys, but the main reason to dine here is the cuisine.
Updated Anatolian-Turkish classic dishes are carefully prepared from local ingredients, including many that are organic and sourced from the restaurant's own gardens.
The several dining rooms in restored Göreme stone houses are supplemented by an open-air terrace in fine weather.
For those deeply interested in Anatolian cuisine, Seten offers cooking classes: starting after breakfast, you visit local markets with women from Göreme who seek the best ingredients, explaining what's available and why they choose it.
Then you go to the Seten kitchen, prepare the meal under the guidance of your host (aided by a translator), and finally enjoy the appetizer, soup, main course, and dessert that you have prepared.
Contact Seten for cooking class times and prices.
—by Tom Brosnahan
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