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The Peninsula Manila’s Turkish Cuisine is Back

The Turkish Embassy and The Peninsula Manila mount a Turkish Food Festival in Escolta Buffet Restaurant from May 23 – 27, 2023

Shaped by more than a thousand years of diverse cultures and traditions, social heritage and stories, Türkiye presents its exquisite and diverse flavors to the world through the “Turkish Cuisine Week” food festival at The Peninsula Manila’s Escolta buffet restaurant from May 23 to 27.

Hummus

On the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye, “Turkish Cuisine Week” will be celebrated throughout the world for the second consecutive year from May 21 to 27 and aims to introduce Türkiye’s rich gastronomic culture to a broad global audience through the embassies and consulates of the Republic of Türkiye.

Mücver (Zucchini Fritters)

This year’s special menu consists of local dishes from the city of Antakya (with the ancient name of Antioch) in Hatay province, which is included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and renowned for its diverse cuisine. Boasting more than 650 dishes, Hatay’s gastronomy is a Mediterranean cuisine characterized by its use of fresh vegetables, quality olive oil, legumes, and cereals. As Hatay’s cuisine is the showpiece of this year’s Turkish Cuisine Week, Escolta’s different buffet stations will feature mouth-watering Biberli Ekmek (flatbread with red pepper paste), Zeytin Salatası (green olive salad), Hummus (mixed chickpeas and tahini dip), Mucver (Turkish zucchini fritters), Muska Boregi (spinach and cheese filo parcels) Tepsi Kebabı (oven-baked kebab), and  Kayısı Tatlısı (stuffed dried apricot with clotted cream and walnut), among many others.

The buffet selection will also showcase other regional Turkish dishes that will be prepared using local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. It will showcase all aspects of Turkish cuisine, including Turkish coffee, Turkish tea, and the most quintessential of all Turkish sweets – Turkish Delight.

Escolta’s Turkish Cuisine Week will not only feature authentic and unique recipes but also highlight the philosophy of sustainability of one of the oldest and richest cuisines in the world, which emphasizes natural healthy local products and a waste-free palate.

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Those eager to experience a taste of Türkiye can dine in Escolta Buffet Restaurant from May 23 to 27, Tuesday to Saturday.

Lunch
P2,600 (adults)
P1,300 (children under 12)

Dinner
P3,000 (adults)
P1,500 (children under 12)

All prices are inclusive of 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.

The Peninsula Manila Turkish Food Festival would not be possible without the generous support of the “Turkish Cuisine Week” partners – Turkish Airlines and The Peninsula Istanbul – who are donating a round-trip ticket to Istanbul and a two-night stay at The Peninsula Istanbul for guest diners to win.

Contest Mechanics

  1. Follow @ThePeninsulaManila on both Facebook & Instagram and the Embassy of Türkiye on Facebook @t.c.manilabe and Twitter @trembassymanila
  2. Share and post guest’s Escolta “Turkish Cuisine Week” food festival dining experience from May 23 to 27, 2023
  3. Tag five (5)  friends who are food enthusiasts and who will comment on guest diner’s post/s
  4. Post photos and/or videos on Facebook and Instagram
  5. Tag @thepeninsulamanila and @thepeninsulaistanbu
  6. Pin the location of The Peninsula Manila on post/s
  7. Share guest’s experience by using #PenMoments #TurkishCuisineWeek

“We are very excited to share Türkiye’s rich culinary traditions with the Philippines. Our chefs have prepared a diverse and rich menu, including a large selection of Turkish specialties that we hope you will enjoy at The Peninsula Manila,” says H.E. Niyazi Evren Akyol, Ambassador of the Republic of Tukey.

“We are thrilled to be introducing our guests to a true Turkish dining experience in partnership with the Embassy of Türkiye,” adds The Peninsula Manila General Manager Masahisa Oba. “This is especially meaningful as our newest sister property – The Peninsula Istanbul – recently opened its doors early this year.”

Turkish Cuisine Week is celebrated globally from May 21-27.

For inquiries or further information on The Peninsula Manila’s Turkish Cuisine Week, please call (63 2) 8887-2888 (trunk line), extension 6691 and 6694 (Restaurant Reservations), e-mail Dining PMN@peninsula.com, or visit the website peninsula.com/manila and https://turkishcuisineweek.com/

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