An Evening At The Olive Tree....
Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:08 AM
The evening started out with a sampler plate of mezes, a nice variety all of which we thoroughly enjoyed. Next was a Caesar salad with grilled chicken breast....it was crisp and tasty and would make a lovely lighter dinner option. After that the serious dishes started arriving saffron kebab, honey chicken, fancy madam.....rolled beef dish which was excellent, two wonderful Ottoman dishes, steak with a sampling of the four different sauces on offer (one young lady at our table finished off the mushroom sauce with a spoon...my favourite was the Roquefort) and a fish dish with béchamel sauce....finally finished off by two desserts...stuffed figs and pancakes and bananas.
Not every dish was to every ones taste, after all not every one likes aubergine, though personally I do and I found VERY little that didn’t suit my taste buds. The chef, Osman Bey did an amazing job and was asked to come out of the kitchen to receive a standing ovation from the very satisfied guests!
Posted 06 May 2009 - 11:04 AM
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:33 AM
In the garden, Coskun installed wire mesh to keep the cats out. If you went to the restaurant before, you might have been bothered by cats. Well, no more. Coskun then scrubbed every inch of the garden's concrete floor. He installed new lighting, planted flowers, and created a bar for those customers who prefer to congregate in the garden.
If you visted the Olive tree restaurant before, well, it's not the same. Coskun has transformed it into something very, very special.
Come and see.
Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:18 PM
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Posted 16 May 2009 - 12:02 AM
Turkey Central is doing a new website for the Olive Tree, and it's not quite finished yet, but if you need to find the Olive Tree Restaurant while you're in Cesme, here's a map:
Olive Tree Restaurant, Cesme Map
Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:35 PM
My wife and I visied the Oive Tree one evening in late June this year and had a very nice meal there.
We both had fish one a Sea Bass and the other a Sea Bream, neither of us is very good at getting the meat from the bones but we asked for help and got it .
Thoroughly enjoyed the meal which we felt was great value for money and better than we had overlooking the harbour earlier in the week.
Ian and Marjorie
Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:40 AM
It was good to see you again .
Posted 07 August 2009 - 04:19 PM
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:58 PM
The last time I was there, the Olive Tree was chock-full, Coskun had barely enough time to exchange a few words with me he was so busy. He's such a perfectionist... and with the job he is doing, I think he's going to be fantastically successful. He's definitely earning every bit of his success, and it shows. Anybody who hasn't been to the Olive Tree should have dinner there just once.
Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:44 AM
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