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Unveiling ‘Stories of Türkiye’ at ALATi by Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

ALATi, the Mediterranean restaurant at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, takes you on a new culinary journey from flavourful Mediterranean cuisines all the way to various regions of Türkiye, situated in South-eastern Europe and South-western Asia, available until 30 April 2023.Discover the ‘Stories of Türkiye’, a flavourful culinary journey of fusion and refinement dishes from various regions of this beautiful country. Chef Oğuz Yilmaz, has redesigned famous and favourite dishes to evoke gastronomic memories, with bracing flavours of each Türkiye city. Chef Oğuz’s inspiration comes from his mother’s recipes and exciting journey within the country, tasting popular dishes and working with many local chefs and culinary experts. There is so much to discover in the stories behind this fantastic cuisine.

The journey begins with amusing appetisers, starting from ‘Grape Leaf Dolma’ – grape leaf rolls stuffed with aromatic rice, raisins, fresh mint, lemon and pomegranate dressing. This healthy vegetarian menu is one of Chef Oğuz’s childhood favourite dishes that reminds him of good memories with his family. He used to collect these fresh grape leaves from his backyard garden for his mother to brine for one month and help prepare the rice stuffing with traditional spices that smells good all around the house. There are also additional flavourful healthy dishes for vegetarian lovers to enjoy from ‘Stuffed Eggplant’ – soft-baked eggplant, roasted tomato and bell pepper relish, aromatic herbs and leaves; to ‘Carrot Tarator’ roasted and marinated carrot remoulade, Greek yoghurt, dill, pine nuts, aged cheese. The traditional ‘Turkish Meatballs’ – spiced beef and cracked wheat meatballs, pistachio, lemon, served with yoghurt sauce and Turkish chilli paste, is also another dish which cannot be missed.

Chef Oğuz’s main-course selection of aromatic tempting delicacies includes ‘Bodrum Kebab’ – charred and sliced Wagyu beef, smoked eggplant, set yoghurt, chilli and semi-dried tomatoes; ‘Chicken Kebab’ – spicy charred chicken meat, lavash bread, tomato bulgur, sumac onion and grilled chilli; and ‘Manti’ – homemade dumplings filled with braised lamb, garlic yoghurt sauce, sumac, mint and chilli paste.

This fascinating journey around Türkiye ends with a selection of delicious desserts, featuring Chef Oğuz mother’s signature homemade ‘Baked Rice Pudding’ – slow-cooked milk and rice creamy pudding, vanilla and roasted hazelnuts; ‘Semolina Helva’ – semolina and pine nut Ottoman dessert, served with vanilla ice cream; and ‘Pumpkin Tahini’ – candied winter pumpkin, tahini ice cream, caramelised walnuts. Each carefully crafted dish conveys its own story and waits for fellow gourmands to experience it.

The choice of Turkish beverages includes ‘Ottoman Sherbet’ – a refreshing homemade infused drink made from fruits and spices; and ‘Ayran’ – a cold yoghurt based beverage with a salty twist and mint. Turkish coffee is growing in popularity throughout the world, and at ALATi, the beverage is made from Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi powder and served with Turkish delight confectionery.

The ‘Stories of Türkiye’ exclusive à la carte menu is priced from THB 250++, and the three-course dining set menu is priced from THB 1,250++ per person from 5 January until 30 April 2023. Mediterranean wine by the glass and bottle are also available.

ALATi’s Mediterranean à la carte menu, inspired by traditional recipes, ingredients and contemporary cooking techniques of countries that surround the Mediterranean region, such as Italy, Spain, France and Morocco, is also available for the à la carte menu, priced from THB 290++, and the three-course dining set menu, priced from THB 1,250++ per person. The Mediterranean wine list is also available by the glass and bottle.

ALATi’s ‘Sunday Riviera Brunch’ features a delicious and unlimited feast of welcome seafood on ice; lobster bisque soup; and the signature à la carte main courses, cooked à la minute and served at guests’ tables, along with the many more all-time favourite buffet selections, priced at THB 3,200++ per person with drinking water, coffee and tea (children 6–12 years enjoy half-price). Free-flow premium wines and cocktails package at THB 1,400++ per person, and free-flow Louis Roederer champagne, wines and cocktails package at THB 2,600++ per person.

ALATi is located on the lobby floor of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok and open for à la carte from Monday to Saturday from 12:00 noon to 22:30 hrs and Sunday from 17:00 to 22:30 hrs; and for Sunday Brunch from 12:00 to 16:00 hrs.

The ‘ALATi Up the Road’ takeaway and delivery service is also available from Monday to Saturday from 11:30 to 20:00 hrs and Sunday from 18:30 to 20:00 hrs via the LINE MAN and Robinhood application.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call +662 162 9000 or email dining.siambangkok@kempinski.com or visit ALATi’s website at https://www.kempinski.com/en/siam-hotel or use the Line Official Account @Siamkempinskihotel.

*All dining prices are exclusive of 7% government tax and a 10% service charge.

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