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When you get out of Ürgüp for a trip to nearby villages, you should deinitely visit Ayvalı fortwo reasons. The first reason is that Ayvalı is one of the rare places where you can see real village life combined with history and nature. The second one is the award-winning restaurant Aravan Evi's delicious food cooked on a tandır. Aravan was the name of ayvalı Village in old times. It is famous for its local bulgur wheat soup, its aside dessert, and its dessert made o sun-dried apricots. If you should order the stuffed pumpkin flowers, which you won't find anywhere else. On top of everything, you will find it very peaceful to eat in thes restaurant once you let yourself be seduced by its authentic village atmosphere.

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Editor: Ayça ve Yavuz İŞÇEN
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Aravan Evi
Cette minuscule pension dominant le village d'Ayvali propose deux chambres simples, mais confortables, et un tout petit restaurant réputé pour sa cuisine trditionnelle. On y concocte, en effet, des recettes locales dans un vieux four de pierre, sans oublier les desserts à base de la spécialité du coin, l'abricot, préparé en sorte de pâté truffé de noisettes...

Tarif: 50 € la chambre, petit déjeuner inclus. Tel: 0090 384 354 5838


Reader Pick of the Month, Aravan Evi, Ayvali, Turkey

"On a fascinating trip to Turkey last May, our group of 14 had an unexpectedly delightful dinner at Aravan Evi, a small, family- owned and -operated restaurant in Ayvali, about ten miles from Goreme and Urgup in te province of Cappadocia. The restaurant is on the second floor of a stone building overlooking the village. We chose to eat outside, where we were impressed by the embroidered tablecloth and gold-rimmed dishes. The home-cooked food was wonderful - from mezes that included the best dolmas we'd evertasted to a delicious pasta dich, fresh-from-the-garden Turkish salads, the first really good bread we'd eaten on our trip, and a honey-dipped dessert. But the veal stew, simmering in a terra-cotta pot, was the pièce de résistance. The service was both frendly and efficient. Aravan Evi was a welcome change from the much larger hotel restaurants we'd been frequenting-and well wordh driving a few miles to visit" (90-384-354-5838; prix fixe, $ 12)


Yöresel lezzetleri doğru yerde tatmak isteyenler için, aravan Evi (Ayvalı Köyü'nde) ilk sırada geliyor. Özenle hazırlanmış kuyulara, toprak kaplar içinde yerleştirilen et yemekleri saatlerce kısık ateşte kendi yağıyla pişiyor. Yöreye özgü bulgur çorbası, ince yaprak sarma ve olağanüstü lezzetteki pekmez helvası ve cevizli kayısı tatlısı mutlaka tadılmalı!

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