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Report on the Lycian Food Festival 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 August 2017

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

The Lycian Food Festival made a comeback this year after a break in 2016.  It took place on 8th July so we are a bit late in bringing you photos (we were in England on holiday) but better late than never, here are a few photos we managed to obtain from the big day.

The main event was preceded by a walk through the old town to the harbour.  There was a good crowd down there to sample the food and drink on offer from a number of stalls, but some commented on how exceptionally hot it was and this meant that people tended not to stick around for too long as they went looking for shade in nearby establishments.

The crowd was entertained by local dancers and musicians in the daytime, plus in the evening there was an impressive harbour-side concert.

The serious business of the day (if you can call it that) was the competition between a number of Kalkan chefs aiming to impress the judges with their culinary skills.

Below we show images from the day and we tell you which chefs won the awards.  Sadly we were unable to obtain any good images of the food from the competition, which is a shame.

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Below: Somewhere along the line the "Lycian Food Festival" became the "Lycian Food and Music Festival".

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Judging the finest Kalkan food
There were several judges lined up to assess the food - both main courses and desserts. See image below.

Among the judges were Debbie Kivrak (second left in image below), an expat living in nearby Üzümlü who knows a thing or too about catering, and Jill Marshall (third left) from Cambridgeshire who in her application told us that she has "a lifetime's experience of judging cookery exhibits" and who was visiting Kalkan for the very first time.  Both ladies successfully applied to be judges through our earlier KTLN article.

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Below: Festival organiser Mustafa Akdeniz (right) and the Mayor of Kaş Halil Kocaer (left).

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

Below:  Winner of the competition for the main course category, chef Hasan Baynurlar of Alternatif Restaurant.

Lycian Food Festival in Kalkan

The winners - Main Course category

  • 1st - Hasan Baynurlar of Alternatif Restaurant
  • 2nd - Şahin Armut of Cafe Vita
  • 3rd - Erdal Akbaba of Chillies Restaurant

The winners - Dessert category

  • 1st - Dersade Uysal of Prima Donna Restaurant
  • 2nd - Carole Bıçakcı of Cafe Vita
  • 3rd - Erdal Akbaba from Chillies Restaurant

Our congratulations to the winners and well done to all participants.

Lycian Food Festival 2018
Finally, the good news is that the organisers plan to do this all again in 2018.  We understand that there is a good chance the event will take place in June next year.  We plan to be around to experience it for ourselves.  Watch out for news of the food festival nearer the time.  We will be needing judges!


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