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Fine dining à la Kas

Turkish cuisine is shamefully overlooked by the mainstream foodies. But at its best it ranks alongside anything that Paris, London or Bologna might offer.

The secret lies in the fresh ingredients. Salads, fish, lamb and all kinds of herbs and spices are all abundantly available locally, especially in the region around the Kas peninsula.

Which is why the opening of the Peninsula Gardens is such an exciting event in the Mediterranean culinary calendar. Having established an enviable reputation at the Likya Residence and Spa, the owners are now bringing their commitment to excellence to their flagship property.

For all the temptations to be found on the menus, your first experience of the Peninsula Gardens restaurant will be a feast for the eyes. Over breakfast, lunch and dinner, the panorama of the peninsula shimmers before you in warm sunlight or the cool light of the moon.

In fact, breakfast is one of the hallmarks of quality for the Peninsula Gardens team. Cold meats, eggs just as you like, local fresh fruit, olives and sumptuous yoghurts take their places alongside more traditional continental fare.

And then there is dinner. With an endless supply of superb fresh ingredients to choose from, the chefs excel themselves, offering a selection of Turkish classics, as well as international dishes with an irresistible Mediterranean flavour. An evening spent browsing the menu, sampling each mouth-watering course and sipping fine wine as the moon rises over the peninsula, is not to be forgotten.

Maitre d’Hotel Hasan, formerly of Kalkan’s famous Aubergine restaurant, has been recruited to lead the front of house team at the Peninsula Gardens restaurant. Everyone has good English and the service is friendly and efficient.

Room service

You can also enjoy the best of the Peninsula Gardens in the privacy and comfort of your own room at the hotel, or beside your private plunge pool. Room service is available between 8am and 11pm daily; local charges apply.