Food and Drink

Food and DrinkKasapoğlu Yachting believes that food and drink are crucially important parts of life, on land or at sea, and we make every effort to satisfy your appetites and your gastronomic curiosity. Each yacht travels with a chef, who will produce from the galley three meals daily in the Turkish style, and usually an afternoon tea. Shopping is done in advance, but we replenish fresh foods (fruits and vegetables) once or twice in the course of the journey when we put into port at a town or city.

Meals are served family-style onboard, with the sea breeze and sunshine making every morsel taste truly divine. We know that you will devour the traditional flavours of Turkey, prepared by our chef with care and respect for your enjoyment.

We will eat plenty of Balık (fish), Salata (salad), and Ekmek (bread). For refreshment in the midafternoon there is nothing better than karpuz (watermelon). You will grow to love the pomegranate sauce traditional to this country and the many ways we use yogurt in our dishes. Turkish food is generally quite light and the hot days do not inspire gluttony, so many people lose a few pounds while on holiday here.

Each yacht also features an onboard bar and our staff will be to serve you drinks and cocktails throughout the day (not included in the price of the tour). The traditional alcoholic beverage of our country is Raki, a clear spirit with the flavor of anise, prepared from grapes or from figs. It is enjoyed straight, or with water or ice according to taste. It is best enjoyed with seafood, mezzes, or around a rakı sofrası (raki table) either before a full dinner or sometimes instead of it! This is an important part of Turkish culture, and we trust you will take advantage of every opportunity to toast: “Şerefe!”