Turkey’s “Mama” Chef Seval Joins Auris Plaza Hotel For The Second Ramadan Turkish Food Festival
Celebrate Gourmet Ottoman Specialities Throughout The Holy Month
(Dubai, May 29 - 2014) Back by popular demand, Auris Plaza Hotel Dubai will celebrate Ramadan and Ottoman cuisine with the 2nd edition of Dubai’s Turkish Food Festival, which will be held throughout the Holy Month in 2014. The culinary festival will see Turkey’s beloved Chef Seval – affectionately known as “mama” – and her team of four professional chefs from Turkey collaborate with the Auris Plaza Hotel’s culinary team to offer special Ottoman Iftar buffets that feature live cooking stations, traditional Turkish treats, and authentic Turkish flavours that only “mama” can create. Following Iftar guests are invited to relax and enjoy the evening and FIFA World Cup football matches in the hotel’s Hookah Lounge.
Says David Milican, General Manager, Auris Plaza Hotel: “Last year’s inaugural Ramadan Turkish Food Festival was such a success that we decided to make it even bigger and better this year. We are especially honoured and delighted to have “mama” Chef Seval join us for this year’s celebrations providing all of Dubai with an opportunity to share with family and friends her heartfelt traditional flavours that epitomise the sentiment and celebration of the Holy Month.”
Mother of two, “Mama” Chef Seval was born in Mersin, Turkey in 1965 where she started cooking at an early age before becaming a graduate of MSA – The Culinary Arts Academy of Istanbul. At the academy she continued to develop her skills and passion for traditional Turkish and Ottoman recipes and flavours. A regular guest for culinary workshops and television cooking programmes, “Mama” has brought a number of new recipes and ideas to enhance the 2014 Turkish Food Festival experience.
Says “Mama” Chef Seval: “How wonderful to be in Dubai to spread the joy of Ramadan through Turkish and Ottoman cuisine! Additionally it’s great to collaborate with the hotel’s Executive Chef Dewet and his team to make this year’s Turkish Food Festival even more memorable than the last.” She added: “Auris Plaza Hotel has a record and passion for gourmet celebration and so I am especially excited to be a part of that tradition, sharing the techniques, skills and love that go into creating our Turkish cuisine.”
The 2014 Ramadan Turkish Food Festival at Auris Plaza Hotel, located in Al Barsha in close location to the Mall of Emirates, will feature various Turkish regional and Ottoman cuisine favourites such as: Pazili Tavuk Sarma, a traditional chicken dish which is stuffed with Swiss chard, red peppers and rolled; Banduma, from the Kastamonu province, which is a dish of yufka sheets layered with hot butter, dipped into a hot broth and served with shredded chicken and walnuts; and Saray Asuresi, a dish originally hailing from the kitchens of the Ottoman palace, which is a rich desert containing wheat, chickpeas, white beans, dried apricots, raisins, figs and apple, which are then flavoured with rosewater and garnished with hazel and walnuts. Additionally, a Turkish tradition of breaking the fast would not be complete without the famous Cay (tea) from the city of Rize, which will also be available.
The Turkish Food Festival 2014 will run throughout Ramadan 2014 at the Auris Plaza Hotel. Iftar details are as follows:
Location: Auris Plaza Hotel, Al Barsha, Dubai
Time: As per Iftar timings
Price: AED 160 per person (inclusive)
50% discount for children aged 5 – 12 years
Free for infants below 5 years
Group Raties: Available for groups of 10+ adults or more
For bookings and further information contact:
Tel.: +971 4 455 4839+971 4 455 4839 / 40
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About Auris Plaza Hotel
Located in Al Barsha in the new business hub of Dubai, midway between Marsa Dubai & Dubai Downtown and 10 min drive from Madinat Jumeirah, "Ibn Batuta Mall", Marina Mall, Dubai Mall, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai Internet City & Dubai Media City, the 5 star Deluxe Hotel comprises 337 luxurious rooms & suites designed to reflect a marriage of a contemporary concept and digital lifestyle. Auris Plaza offers a variety of food & beverage venues plus conference facilities, equipped with all meeting requirements. For more information visit: www.auris-hotels.com