New Kapadokia Coupons and Deals
Kapadokia is famous for its mouth-watering cuisine and amazing architecture: buildings cut into dramatic rock formations. Named in honor of a historic region in central Turkey, New Kapadokia brings Bay Area diners the fragrant and timeless cuisine of the Mediterranean. Neutral tones and natural light characterize New Kapadokia’s atmosphere, transporting diners to the warmth of Turkey’s most famous destination.The Spot:Located on Broadway Street in downtown Redwood City.Dazzling Dishes:Imambayildi - eggplant stuffed with fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, and parsley, cooked with olive oilEt Kavurma - beef with red and green bell peppers, braised with green onions, dill, cumin, and red wine, served with garlic yogurt and riceChicken Shish Kebab - marinated chicken skewered with peppers and onions, flame-broiled to perfection and served with rice Dolma - grape leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts, and currants, cooked in olive oil with a touch of mint and cinnamon and served with saladNew Kapadokia offers a selection of wines and Turkish beers.
The Story of Our NameThe ancient region of Kapadokia lies in Central Anatolia, between the cities of Nevsehir, Kayseri and Nigde. Combining unique and beautiful natural features with a fascinating cultural and historical past, the traveler finds one of the most fantastic landscapes in the world. Hittites, Byzantines and early Christians established important landmarks here, as did Mother nature. Wind and weather have eroded soft volcanic rock from the now extinct volcanoes Erciyes, Hasandagi and Golludag into hundreds of strangely shaped pillars, cones and "fairy chimneys", often very tall and in every shade from pink through yellow to russet browns. Goreme is the heart of Kapadokia and is an important area for shopping, with its wonderful carpets and kilns, onyx souvenirs, and very fine local wines. It is also a wonderful region for trekking and for photo-safaris. The scenery is breathtaking in all fur seasons: miniature poppies in the springtime, the fruit and flowers of summertime, autumn's grapes and blaze of gold, and the winter blanket of snow. Also in this region are a number of underground cities which were used by Christians as places to retreat and live in until danger from their enemies had passed. These cities were well-hidden and safe. There were rooms for grain storage, stables, sleeping chambers, kitchens, wells and air shafts. Today they are well-lit and fascinating to explore. The underground city of Derinkuyu, about 50 kms south of Goreme, was at one time the home of up to 20,000 people. There are 8 floors of tunnels open to the visitor. The ventilation shafts, circular and descending from the surface to the lower levels, bring home the scale of the labyrinth. Massive circular doors were rolled across the passage to seal the occupants safely inside. There are 37 subterranean settlements in the area although only a few are open to the public.