Mehmet Gürs, Chef-Owner of 18 successful operations including the unique “Mikla”. He is credited by many to be the one “kicking off the contemporary restaurant scene in Istanbul” when he returned from the US to start his first restaurant in 1996. He is most known for his recent introduction of the visionary “New Anatolian Kitchen”.
In this new approach, traditional and true “noble” products are treated with utmost respect while being transformed with a blend of new and ancient techniques. Years of extensive research and a dedicated creative process together with a team of Chefs, a full time Anthropologist, Villagers, Mothers and Grandfathers has resulted in an extensive network and a deep knowledge of the traditional habits, products, techniques of the area. With a successful cooperation between the keepers of the land and the chefs in the city as a result.