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Maggie Joan's Kitchen Takeovers returns to Singpore in 2017 with the Turkish chef and owner of the renowned Istanbul restaurant Neolokal, Maksut Aşkar, who will be cooking up a two night exclusive menu on 24 and 25 February 2017.
Forming part of an exciting series designed to "preserve tradition and culture through gastronomy ", Chef Aşkar will present his "new" Anatolian cuisine to diners in Singapore at Maggie Joan's, focusing on traditional Turkish home recipes and flavours with contemporary interpretations.
Askar's menu will feature an exclusive curation of Neolokal classics, such as slow cooked Üveyik, an ancient Turkish wheat that Askar has cultivated, which is cooked for seven hours with leeks and onions.
Speaking about the event Maggie Joan's co-owner Darren Micallef says: “We are very much on the same page. Maksut derives his dishes from home cooking which complements us – how we are inspired by our grandmothers to provide warm and generous hospitality.”
Here's the menu for the two nights:
The Kitchen Takeover with Maksut Askar
Green salted yoghurt, wheat, green chickpeas, garden flowers
KISIR & TARTARE
Bulgur & raw meatballs, turnip, mustard yoghurt, pickled cauliflower
Walnut “tarator” & pickled onions
MELON & KARGI
Tulum cheese cream, fennel seeds, fresh herbs
Bulgur & spinach, salted yogurt, mint
“Gambilya fava beans,” sage, pickled onions, paprika salad
Slow cooked with leeks & onions, leek crisps
GRILLED BLACK BASS
Yellow lentils, grilled zucchini, coral fennel, potatoes, turmeric cream
KATMER & TİRİT
Pulled beef in duck juice, pistachio filo, colorful yogurts, tarhana cream
Grape molase mousse, tahini parfait, sesame croquant
The Kitchen Takeover will be held on Friday 24th February and Saturday 25th February for dinner only. To book a table for the unique event click here.