Acclaimed Turkish chef, Rafet Ince, will be adding the flavour at NG Phaselis Bay after his appointment as gastronomy director.

Ince, who appeared as a guest judge and mentor in the latest series of the popular Turkish cooking show The Taste, has added his considerable expertise and experience to the ranks ahead of the new five-star lifestyle resort’s opening in April 2021.

The dining opportunities are extensive at NG Phaselis Bay with one main restaurant and six fine-dining restaurants including Capella (Mediterranean), Scallops (seafood), Phrygia (Turkish authentic) and Chef’s Steak (steakhouse).

Ince will oversee the resort’s gastronomy to ensure the highest standards are met and the guests will enjoy several memorable dining experiences during their stay.

His CV is especially impressive after numerous awards in international culinary competitions, including three medals in the 2008 “IKA – World Chefs Olympiad” and as a founder of the Cooks Federation of Turkey, which promoted local, ethnic Turkish cuisine in his homeland and abroad.

Ince has also shown his skills in passing on his knowledge as chief editor of the BBC Good Food magazine and as an author of two books: CHEF, which documented his career and Chef The Taste, aimed at younger readers with a keen interest in gastronomy.

Ince’s appointment is just another attraction to the new ultra all-inclusive resort in Kemer, Antalya. Modern facilities are blended carefully with nature to create an unforgettable holiday experience. Alongside the trademark friendly and energetic service levels, it all adds up to the NG Hotels philosophy: See, Feel, Love.

The 480-room lifestyle resort offers 17 different room categories with 80-per-cent of the rooms offering a sea view out to the welcoming waters of the Mediterranean. There are also seven four-bedroom villas, each with its own private pool and garden, for families and groups to build their holiday memories together.

There is also huge choice in how to spend your leisure time with ultimate relaxation at secluded bays of Beluga and Secret Bay, while a majestic 555m-long stretch of sandy beach is just a few footsteps from the hotel facilities.

With several swimming pools to choose from, there is also an on-site dinosaur-themed aquapark for thrill-seekers and the state-of-the-art Aliva Spa with its wide selection of treatments and opportunities to indulge and relax.

Although NG Phaselis Bay boasts the very best of modern facilities at every turn, there is also plenty of history to visit nearby with several ancient historical landmarks dating back to Roman times ready to transport you back centuries to add some cultural delight along the way.

Stays start from £187pppn.

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