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Why Turkish Food is Perfect for Sharing

Summertime is the perfect time to get together for fun, food, family, friends and sharing. At Cappadocia we have the perfect set up for sharing Turkish food and good times with your loved ones – summer or not! Keep reading to see why…

Sharing is Tradition

Sharing food is a tradition for many and that’s no different in Turkey. Many across the globe love Turkish food and eating is taken very seriously in Turkey. It is inconceivable for household members to eat alone, raid the refrigerator, or eat on the go while others are at home. It is custom to have three ‘sit-down meals’ a day. It’s easy to understand why when Turkish cuisine is entertainment in its own right. Vibrant and communal, Turkish food is meant to be shared.

‘Life comes through food’. As the Turkish proverb goes, food is the heart and soul of Turkish culture. Turkish food is one of the world’s top cuisines, and like the country’s cultural mosaic, is very colourful and shares countless different influences and tastes. With so many wonderful dishes on offer, you can often be spoilt for choice so it’s always great to opt for a bit of everything and share.

At Cappadocia, located in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, our restaurant serves an array of flavoursome, traditional Turkish dishes that are perfect for sharing with friends and family. Here are some of our top picks…

Mixed Meze Starters

Our ‘Mixed Cold Meze A’ is the perfect cold starter selection to share for two people. A selection of three tantalising mezes recommended by our chef, accompanied by our fresh, homemade bread (a firm favourite with all our diners). On warm summer days, a cold ‘Cacik’ dip made up of cucumber, dill, garlic and extra virgin olive oil in creamy strained yoghurt is perfect for cooling down. And our ‘Patlican Soslu’ – a mixture of aubergine, peppers and onions stewed in tomato sauce, gives you that rich taste of summer. Our Yaprak Dolma (vine leaves stuffed with rice and kernels) are a great vegan choice. And don’t forget to order a large helping of our ‘bloody good hummus’ (Bite Your Brum) which is another one that gets a huge thumbs-up from diners – vegans and non-vegans alike.

There is undoubtedly something for everyone to enjoy. You might want to opt for our larger ‘Mixed Cold Meze B’ which includes six traditional Turkish cold starters. Perfect if dining with friends or family. As an alternative, you could always try a variety of our hot starters. Turkish favourites such as ‘Falafel’ and ‘Kalamar’ are amongst the favourites.

Mouth-watering Sharing Platters for Mains

At Cappadocia, we believe sharing makes everything taste better so why not continue to share with one of our mouth-watering platters for mains? Whether you are dining as a couple or as a group of friends or family, our Chef’s Special platters will bring variety to the table.

Choose from our meat or ocean platters. Recently reviewed by ‘Red & Gold Web’, our Chef’s Special Platter for 2 is jam-packed with flavours and great value. “The meats were all a delight, they were tasty and tender with just a hint of smokiness from the grill, perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection, this sharing platter was an inspired choice.” (Red & Gold Web)

Book Your Table at Cappadocia

With so much on offer, Cappadocia is the perfect Turkish restaurant to share a hearty meal with friends, family or colleagues, in a casual and relaxed environment. Book your table now to experience Turkish dining at its best!

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