These lovely menus are available usually in two selections. One is a Standard Gulet menu, while the other offers a bit more variety and called an Exclusive Gulet menu. Between the two types of menus on board, guests can enjoy the variety in fresh and savory Turkish cuisine.
Unique to many travelers to Turkey are the tastes from the ancient world - the authentic tastes of Turkey, from the Ottoman era. The dishes are rich and delicious, displaying all the creativity of the chefs who make them. The Ottoman menu is a complete culture in itself. There were more one cook back then in the palaces.
Each cook prepared daily meals belonging to several separate classes. With two main kitchens in the palace; in addition to these cooks were approximately 300 more cooks, referred to by their specialties such as tatlıcı (sweet maker), balıkçı (one who prepared fısh),hamurcu (who dealt with dough/baked goods). Therefore the Ottoman menus are vast - even to this day.
Now going back to Turkish gulet blue cruises, just about all the chefs or cooks on board these elegantly crafted yachts generally prepare a Standard or Exclusive menu. However, the Esma Sultan features an Ottoman menu. The chef is brought on board for cruises, where the guests have requested an Ottoman menu instead of the other known ones. This concept on board was brought forward by the owner who holds a great passion for excellent hospitality and fine cuisine from the Ottoman era.
For travelers who have made this choice in dining and dishes, and for those who really wish to feel the presence of being in Turkey, rather than taking a trip in order to indulge in these fine tastes in Istanbul or elsewhere in Turkey; why not take this rare opportunity normally not offered or found on other blue cruises in Turkey.
The luxury gulet charter Esma Sultan is 38 meters in length. She provides 7 well designed and comfortable cabins to accommodate 14 special guests. The guest cabins comprise of one master, four double cabins and two twin cabins. Each cabin is fitted with air conditioning as well as en suites. Major ports the Esma Sultan serves are Gocek, Fethiye, Marmaris and Bodrum. She is also fully equipped to travel open seas and long distances as far as Croatia and Cyprus.
If you have an adoration for unique tastes and looking to experience the authentic flavors of Turkey, booking a cruise on board the Esma Sultan luxury yacht charter might just be the complete cultural savoir-