Sustainable Gastronomy 25 July 2023

Grasping sustainability in a big city: A farm trip with Maksut Askar - Neolokal, Istanbul

We spent a day in Urban Gardens in Gümüşdere, Istanbul with Maksut Askar, chef of Neolokal restaurant, the only one awarded a MICHELIN Green Star in Istanbul 2022.

Green Star Istanbul One MICHELIN Star

The MICHELIN Guide released its first selection in Istanbul in October 2022. We are very happy to continue disclosing Turkish cuisine and sustainability topics together with Marsut Askar.

Maksut perceives himself as an artisan who is always thinking about the future. Together with his team in Neolokal, they focus on seasonality of their produce as well as the soil's cycles to create memorable experiences for their guests. Moreover, sustainability for Neolokal is also about creating a better tomorrow by integrating traditions from the past in today's world and in the future. This is how Maksut Askar creates a connection between the soil, Neolokal's team and their guest community.

Read more about Neolokal in these articles:

Restaurants Carry Türkiye's Heritage Grapes to The Future / Türkiye’nin Miras Üzümleri Restoranlar ile Geleceğe Taşınıyor

Three Istanbul restaurants that made an impression on our inspectors /Müfettişlerimizde iz bırakan üç İstanbul restoranı

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