Food & Wine Aboard Seyhan Hanna

Food & Wine - a full board à la carte service

The highlight for many is the evening aboard Seyhan Hanna when a fabulous meal is served under an array of sparkling lights which signal that the boat is dressed for dinner. Relax and enjoy the barefoot vibe that is so typical of life at sea, without compromising on any creature comforts: quality food and wine and exceptional service are ‘de rigeur’.

Dining Aboard

With plenty of fresh sea air we expect you to have a good appetite throughout your cruise. Food onboard is of high quality and plentiful, with the chance to try new flavours as well as your favourite dishes. All meals are cooked from scratch and the emphasis is on fresh and seasonal fare. 

  • The day starts with a traditional Turkish breakfast which is accompanied by juice, eggs, yoghurt and cereals. Lunch is a selection of appetising mezzes accompanied by salads, chicken or meat and fresh fruit, and afternoon tea features a freshly baked cake as well as tea and biscuits. 

    Rather than providing a wide à la carte menu, our experience is that we prefer a more focussed menu - with excellent guest feedback resulting. Guests are asked each morning to select an evening meal which consists of a dish made either of fish, chicken, red meat or a vegetarian option. The three course evening meal begins with a selection of mezzes followed by a main course. The meal is then concluded with a dessert or fresh fruit served with tea and coffee.

    Menus are presented below

    If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us before travelling so that we can arrange accordingly.  

  • Inclusive Bar

    Your cruise includes all water, soft drinks, local wines, beers and imported spirits. 

    Wine lists are presented below and an upgraded drinks service is available for a supplement should you prefer Turkish fine wines.

    Upgraded Bar Service: Turkish fine wines - £70 per adult

    Upgrade rates must be applicable to all those in a party 16 years and above

    Prices are displayed per guest per week and can only be booked and paid for prior to departure.

  • Dining Ashore

    Our gulet charters are provided on a full board basis but we appreciate on occassion guests may prefer to dine ashore, exploring a harbour or perhaps visiting an isolated coastline restaurant. Should you wish to go ashore for dinner during the cruise, please advise us in advance so we can plan your irinerary accordingly. Alternatively, simply inform Captain Ali who will make the appropriate arrangements.


Evening menu

Rather than providing a wide à la carte menu, our experience is that we prefer a more focussed menu - with excellent guest feedback resulting. Guests are asked each morning to select an evening meal which consists of a dish made either of fish, chicken, red meat or a vegetarian option. The three course evening meal begins with a selection of mezzes followed by a main course. The meal is then concluded with a dessert or fresh fruit served with tea and coffee.

  • Saturday evening

    The chef will prepare the chicken dish for your first evening of arrival, unless you have advised our UK team in advance of your preference for the fish or vegetarian alternative.

    Fırında Tavuk

    Chicken oven cooked with a selection of seasonal vegetables. Served with rice and pommes puree.

    Mezgit

    Locally caught haddock sautéed in olive oil served alongside rice and pommes puree.

    Mantar güveç

    Mushroom casserole with seasonal vegetables served with rice and pommes puree.

    Sunday evening

    Tas Kebabi

    A traditional Turkish version of beef goulash served with fried potatoes

    Çupra Izgara

    Grilled sea bream served with fried potatoes

    Izgara tavuk but

    Chicken thighs marinated in olive oil and lemon juice simply grilled and served with fried potatoes

    Türlü

    A wonderful light vegetable stew with fresh herbs

    Monday evening

    Mantarli Biftek

    Beef slow cooked in a traditional Turkish pot served with a tomato, bell pepper & herb sauce, accompanied by mushrooms.

    Mezgit Tava

    Haddock served with a tomato, bell pepper & herb sauce.

    Tavuk Guveç

    A traditional chicken casserole, baked in the oven alongside a selection of seasonal vegetables and herbs.

    Bamya sote

    Lightly sautéed Okra.

  • Tuesday evening

    Fırında kuzu budu

    Tender leg of lamb cooked in the oven served alongside jacket potatoes.

    Çupra

    Marinated and grilled sea bream.

    Şakşuka

    A traditional Turkish dish of vegetables sautéed and served with a garlic and tomato sauce.

    Wednesday evening

    Beğendili kebap

    An ancient ottoman dish of beef slow cooked in tomato sauce and served with grilled and pureed aubergine. Served alongside fried potatoes.

    Levrek Izgara

    Lightly grilled sea bass served alongside fried potatoes.

    Tavuk Şinitzel

    Pan fried chicken breast coated in galeta  flour served with fried potatoes.

    Mücver

    The Turkish favourite of grated courgette combined with eggs, dill, cheese and  flour which are shaped into fritters and lightly sautéed.

    Thursday evening

    Izgara Köfte

    Beef meatballs cooked as you prefer, either grilled or oven baked and served with grilled tomatoes, green peppers and fried potatoes.

    Çupra Pilaki

    Sea bream marinated with onions, lemon slices and herbs served with fried potatoes.

    Tavuk Şiş

    Grilled chicken breast served on a skewer with tomatoes and peppers. Accompanied by fried potatoes.

    Fırında Karnıbahar

    Baked caulifower served in a cheese and herb sauce.

    Friday evening

    A special sea food night with calamari, octopus salad, grilled prawns and the catch of the day.

    Patlıcan – Biber dolma

    A selection of aubergines and tomatoes stuffed with seasoned rice and herbs.

Inclusive Bar Service 

Our service is inclusive of all water, soft drinks, local wines, beers and imported spirits.

  • Inclusive Service:

    Soft Drinks

    Coca Cola

    Diet Coca Cola

    Fanta

    Sprite

    Iced Tea (Lemon)

    Beer

    Efes

    Local Spirits

    Raki

    Imported Spirits

    Absolute Vodka

    Gordons Gin

    Napoleon Brandy

    JB Whisky

    Mariachi Tequila

    Bacardi

    Baileys

     

    Local Wines (no supplement)

    White Wines

    Kavaklıdere – Angora

    Grape: Sultaniye

    Bright and pale greenish yellow. Intense, rich tropical fruits with white stone fruit notes. Round, crisp, well balanced and fruity.

    Matches perfectly with grilled fish, grilled chicken, seafood, salads and fresh cheese. It can also be enjoyed as an aperitif.

    Doluca

    Grape: Sultaniye, Semillon

    A young dry wine with a fruity a refreshing character which is a blend of juicy Semillon grapes with a smooth taste and delicate aroma and Sultaniye grapes which yield fruity, refreshing wines. Invokes the aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, green apple and lemon.

    Matches perfectly with plain cheeses, fried seafood, light appetizers, green salads.

     

  • Local Wines (no supplement) - cont. 

    Rosé Wines

    Kavaklıdere – Rosé

    Grape: Çalkarasi

    Bright salmon pink in colour with aromas of reds fruits and cherries. A fruity, round and balanced wine.

    Matches perfectly with grilled chicken, fish and tomato based sauces.

    Doluca - Rosé

    Grape: Karasakiz, Çalkarasi

    A blend of the fruity Karasakiz and the local lightly colour Çalkarasi grapes. A refreshing crisp wine with a subtle body and fruity aroma.

    Matches perfectly with grilled white meat, cheese, vegetables and light salads.

     

    Red Wines

    Kavaklıdere – Angora

    Grape: Sauvignon, Merlot, Carignan, Alicanté

    Aromas of intense red fruits, cherries and plum combine with this round and well balanced wine with long lasting red fruit flavours and tannins.

    Matches perfectly with cold meats, lightly marinated chicken, red or barbequed meats.

    Doluca

    Grape: Cinsault, Çalkarasi, Karasakiz

    This young dry wine with fruity flavours is a rich blend of three different varietals: local Boğazkere and dark coloured Alicante grapes that yield a smooth and fruity character along with Cinsault grapes. This smooth wine invokes the aromas of cherry and strawberry.

    Matches perfectly with plain cheese, Turkish kebabs, light appetizers, and roasted meats.

Wine Upgrade Service

An upgraded drinks service is available for a supplement of £70 per adult should you prefer to add a selection of Turkish fine wines. 

  • Local & Turkish Fine Wines

    Upgrade charge per adult: £70


    The following Turkish Fine Wines are served in addition to the ‘Local Wines’:

     

    White Wines

    Kavaklıdere – Çankaya

    Grape: Narince, Emir, Sultaniye

    Çankaya, the most favourite white wine of Turkey is produced from Emir, Narince and Sultaniye grapes carefully selected from different Anatolian vineyards and the best vini cation method is applied to the grapes to reveal their characters. An elegant, structured and harmonious wine.

    Matches perfectly with grilled fish, sea food salads, chicken and cheese.

    Kavaklıdere – Sade

    Grape: Emir

    A young quality wine which reveals the character of the Cappadocian Emir grape. It is well balanced with a fresh acidity and fruitiness on the palate.

    Matches perfectly with cold appetizers, fried and grilled fish, sea food dishes and salads.

    Villa Doluca

    Grape: Sultaniye, Semillon

    A balanced blend of Sultaniye grapes which yield fruity, refreshing and crisp wines and juicy Semillon grapes with a delicate aroma, Villa Doluca White, is a crisp, refreshing, light white wine with strong acidity. Villa Doluca White invokes the aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, green apple and lemon.

    Matches perfectly with plain cheese, fried seafood, light appetizers, green salads.

     

    Rosé Wines

    Kavaklıdere – Lâl

    Grape: Çalkarasi

    A wonderful dry rosé, with strawberry and cherry aromas on the nose and a clean finish. Lâl is produced from Çalkarasi grapes from the dry plateau of Denizli. Lively, rich in fruit favours, mouth filling and long.

    Matches perfectly with grilled fish and chicken, lightly spiced meals and pasta dishes.

  • Local & Turkish Fine Wines - cont.

    Upgrade charge per adult: £70


    Rosé Wines cont.

    Doluca – Villa Doluca Klasik

    Grape: Grenache, Çalkarasi

    Villa Doluca Roze is a rosé wine produced by blending and preserving the fruity characters of Grenache grapes which embody gentle aromas and tastes with the local light coloured Calkarasi grapes. The refreshing, crisp and smooth Villa Doluca Roze invokes the aromas of strawberry, raspberry and banana.

    Matches perfectly with appetizers, grilled white meats, green salads

     

    Red Wines

    Kavaklıdere Yakut

    Grape: Özüzgözü, Boğazkere, Carignan, Alicanté

    Lively and bright ruby red with intense and complex aromas of red fruits and spices. A strong, mouth filling, balanced and long blend. Yakut has strong ripe tannins and a full body on the palate.

    Matches perfectly with all kinds of meat and plain cheese.

    Doluca – Villa Doluca

    Grape: Özüzgözü, Shiraz, Alicanté

    Villa Doluca Klasik Red is a dry red wine produced from a blend of three different varietals: Öküzgözü grapes from Eastern Anatolia for its unique aroma and fruity attributes, Shiraz grapes for its powerful and rich aroma, Alicanté grapes yielding easy to drink wines. With its fruity, smooth, and complex characteristics Villa Doluca Klasik Red invokes the aromas of red fruits and spices.

    Kavaklıdere Sade

    Grape: Özüzgözü

    A fruity, lively, well balanced wine with soft tannins. Aromas are of fresh red fruit, cherry and pomegranate. This red wine reveals the aromatic character of the Eastern Anatolian grape Özüzgözü is soft on the palate.

    Matches perfectly with sliced meats, grilled red meat and chicken salad.

To Book

Should you wish to select the Wine Upgrade, please feel welcome to contact our UK Team who will be happy to assist. 

Please note:

The upgrade service is only avalable for Private Charters for logistical reasons.

Upgrade rates must be applicable to all those in a party 16 years and above.

Prices are displayed per guest per week and can only be booked and paid for prior to departure.

In order to allow suffcient time to prepare we ask that any Wine Upgrade requests are made no later than a week prior to departure.

We have chosen not to include an upgrade selection for imported wine due to the structure of Turkish import duties which are considerable. If you do have a particular preference, rather than paying us what we consider to be a considerably inflated charge we recommend to take a few bottles of any favourite New or Old World wine with you.