Eating on a Turkish Gulet
The day begins with Mediterranean breakfast - fruit, olives, feta and kasar cheeses, pine honey, sour cherry jam, eggs, tomatoes and bread, with fresh orange juice, coffee or tea. For lunch, you can expect mezes including beans in olive oil, sauteed aubergine in tomato-garlic sauce, green salad and oven baked courgette casserole. Traditional börek will accompany the afternoon tea. The dinner could include grilled calamari, tarator sauce with crushed pine nuts, sauteed purslane and stuffed vine leaves, followed by grilled sea bream with olive oil and lemon sauce or spiced chicken with vegetables. On the gulet, you can try best Turkish wines such as Angora, Cankaya and Saraffin. The national drink in Turkey is raki, a licorice-flavored spirit.