Highlighting the talents of a new generation of chefs who enchant diners with their creativity, Relais & Châteaux and S. Pellegrino award this year’s Rising Chef Trophy to Saygin Sesli, chef at Museum Hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey. Leveraging his solid knowledge of Anatolian cuisine, Saygin enhances ancestral Turkish recipes with his unique touch. His commitment to cuisine becomes even clearer when you visit the organic farm he is passionately working to expand despite the region’s arid climate.
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. The unusual experience offered by the Museum Hotel, located in Cappadocia, a region of supremely singular beauty, is captivating. The architecture of the hotel, built on former ruins, and partially troglodytic as are so many buildings in Cappadocia, is what first catches your eye. The bare stone décor of the rooms, lounges and the restaurant, which serves delicious Turkish cuisine, is brightened by the bold colours of the carpets, furnishing fabrics and objets d'art. The Museum Hotel houses a fabulous collection of Turkish works of art and antiques. The terrace overlooking the valley offers a 180° panorama of a landscape that is unique in the world. ... Learn moreless