Lil’a is the à la carte restaurant of Museum Hotel, the only Relais & Châteaux hotel in Turkey, bringing the best recipes of Turkish cuisine, along with those special, almost forgotten traditional tastes of Anatolia and Cappadocia, and served with impeccable service to its guests. Situated in the most beautiful and scenic location of Cappadocia, and with its menus enriched by the creative suggestions of Chef Saygin Sesli, one of the most successful chefs of the new generation in Turkey, Lil’a offers the most distinct interpretations of Anatolian cuisine and Cappadocia food culture with the assurance of the world-renowned Relais & Châteaux service quality.
Established in 1954 in France, Relais & Châteaux tasked itself with a mission of spreading luxury and individuality across the globe. Today, Relais & Châteaux’s prestigious network encompasses 500 exceptional luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants, spread across 60 countries on 5 continents. Only hotels and restaurants with a special character, a luxurious and boutique style, and high quality gourmet dishes and wines are selected to become members. Exceedingly high standards are the primary requirement of Relais & Châteaux.
At a relatively young age, he worked as a chef for big-resort à la carte restaurants in Antalya. As result of his interest in working with Anatolian cuisine, Turkey's most prestigious chef—and our kitchen consultant—Murat Bozok invited him to Cappadocia, where he has continued his dream and passion to work with Cappadocian and Anatolian cuisine. Taking over the kitchen of Museum Hotel, Turkey’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, in 2018, Chef Saygın enriches and interprets the almost-forgotten flavors of Anatolia and Cappadocia, blending unique natural products from Museum Hotel’s organic gardens and local village markets.