Gümüşlük, is a hidden gem on the Bodrum peninsula. It means silver and the connection can easily be seen as the sun or moon paints the water lapping at your doorstep. It was a beach holiday, like I used to have in Margate, or Shelley Beach in South Africa with nothing to do but swim in the sea and eat amazing seafood brought in fresh and put on display every day. The pictures are my culinary guide to how I experienced this part of Turkey.
|Dinner at Mimoza|
|Meze's at Mimoza|
|Little wet towels is given after your meal to clean your hands with. There is a special way to warm these towels we are told and not just simply put in the microwave.|
|The fish served at Mimoza was the head part, and looked very real. You knew what you were eating. A very paleo principle, in that what you ate, looks like it, through and through.|
|There were only a few small grocery stores where one could get fruits and water.|
In very strong contrast to Mimoza was
Soğan Sarmısak, meaning onions and garlic. This was a more quaint, home-style cooking, as if you stopped into someone's house for dinner. The setting is cute, with little tables on the beach sand, and the water almost touching your feet. The menu are hand made pages on coloured paper, cut and torn, filed in a ring binder. Its all quite sweet. We met the owner and it was lovely to speak with her and see the love she has for this business. She cooks from her home, and serves to the tables out front. I think it was her mother helping as the cashier. Her biggest pride was the olive oil she used, extra-virgin Turkish Olive Oil and no commercial short-cuts.