A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on agricultural products that have a specific geographical origin and have qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. Original products are endorsed and certified by the Turkish Patent Institute.
As the Frankie group, we feel it’s our obligation and duty to claim responsibility for our rich regional legacy dating back thousands of years and home to numerous civilizations. We support the certification of agricultural products so that they don’t become extinct or adulterated in order to maintain their purity. As a result, we support regional producers and have carried their products to our kitchen and bar. For example, we do this by purchasing cheese from Ezine to watermelon from Diyarbakır, etc.
While we protect our producers from unfair competition by supporting geographical indication products, at the same time, we build awareness and afford our discerning customers the opportunity to enjoy pure and unadulterated seasonal culinary delights, who in turn can then share their experiences with the rest of the world.
We are proud and honored to play a leading role in taking responsibility for enhancing the awareness of Turkey’s geographic indication products. We will continue to endorse and build awareness of geographical indication products with new generations and strive in our efforts to ensure that they find their rightful place in society.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the Metro Gross Market group for continuously sharing their wealth of knowledge with us and in assisting us in procuring our products.
Mediterranean Monkfish; “Edremit scratched green olive*”, “Elazığ öküzgözü grape*”, Çanakkale Ayşekadın string beans, green tangerine, blackberry sauce *
Tulum Cheese salad with Fig; “Eskişehir Sarıcakaya asparagus*”, “Erzincan Tulum Cheese*”, Çanakkale green tomatoes, purslane, parsley, “Aydın fig and fig sauce*”
Braised Bonito; “Hınıs sugar bean puree*”, “Ankara bacil pickle*”, crunchy capers, hot “Samandag pepper”
Peach Ice Cream Nectarine; Lapseki peach ice cream stuffed “Bayramiç nectarine*”, quadayıf, shredded chocolate
* = geographically marked products of the plate