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Meet the Team

Talha Barkin

Executive Chef
Talha’s philosophy has roots in the environment he grew up in, where fresh, homegrown and in-season produce are a part of daily life. Home is Koycegiz, Mugla, a charming lakeside town in Mediterranean Turkey where his mother’s and grandmother's cooking, combined with abundant, soulful ingredients, inspired his palate at a young age. As a budding young chef, he gained exposure to world cuisine through worldwide assignments, and part of his 20-year career included winning medals in prestigious culinary competitions in Dubai. Talha is energetic, passionate and dedicated. Outside the kitchen, he has a penchant for gypsy violin music and vintage violins, and also plays violin recreationally.

“My intention is to always appreciate the value and origin of ingredients. With my acquired tastes and experience, I aim to create something that respects and brings out the ingredients’ natural character in a fine gastronomic presentation.”


  • Every Sunday

    Sparkling Brunch

    Join us on Sundays from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm, where our talented Chefs present a gastronomic journey featuring fine international dining along with mimosas from our Mixologist. Our Sparkling Brunch is perfect for families and friends to create memorable moments together.
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  • Every Day

    Afternoon Tea

    Sit down for bite-size sweets and savoury finger sandwiches served with a glass of sparkling wine and unlimited coffee and tea, every day from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Piazza.