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Traditonal Turkish village cuisine served in a friendly atmosphere.

Known for it's open, friendly atmosphere, the Aravan Evi has become a favorite eatery throughout Cappadocia and the nation. Fresh food, reasonable prices and attention to customer service are the Aravan Evi for success.

We offer two diffirent menus for our guests in our restaurant. These include the famous Turkish village cuisine like, casserole which is cooked in our tandir (oven on th ground), local round Turkish bread, soup cooked in tandir with bulgur(boiled and pounded wheat), Stuffed vine in olive oil, haricot beans cooked in tandir inside a traditional clay pot. You can find below our two diffirent menus below.
Stuffed vine in olive oil
haricot beans

Frommer`s by Lynn Levine
2nd Edition, 2002,

               The concept is really appealing, and the atmosphere -- the terrace of a renovated village home in summer and two cozy and carpeted Oriental-style dining rooms in crisper weather -- is delightful. The concept of Aravan (the ancient Hittite name for the village) revolves around the tandr, a small cooking pit and the traditional mode of food preparation for Turks for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The four-course meal consists of home-style recipes all prepared in the pit, from the bulgur "wedding soup," to the kuru fasulye (white beans in a tomato sauce), to the guveç (here, a succulent lamb stew). Salad and stuffed grape leaves accompany the meal, which is followed by a dessert of either fresh village apricots or local helva.

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Aravan Evi
Ayvalı Köyü Ürgüp Cappadocia / Turkey
Tel: +90 384 354 5838 Fax: +90 384 354 5848
Gsm: +90 532 257 6796