Opulent was the word that entered my mind as we drove by a well-lit, gated stone mansion situated upon prime real estate on the 2000 year old main road of ancient Halikarnas.
Princess Yavor is a classic, Istanbul-style ''meat'' restaurant that has melded with Bodrum style architecture, service and style. The owner has not been squeamish about spending on his venue, which is a beautifully restored traditional stone house, with its own vegetable gardens, parking lot and chilled wine cellars.
The menu met all of our local expectations, from home-grown garden vegetable salads to beautiful mezes. But what sprung into my mouth was one of the restaurant's two house specialties - slow braised lamb. And it delivered, with every succulent bite.
We also loved that the menu offered a selection of specialty samplings for grazers, instead of diners being locked into a full plate. A most welcoming venue, and worthy of supporting.
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