Something very new for my European palate but delicious when you know what to look for
I didn’t expect the recipes to be based on a spices mix of walnut, fenugreek, marigol, coriander and parsley but this is definetily what the georgian cuisine tastes like and I love it.
It’s not always easy to find a good place to eat and on the other way round it’s very easy to find some very cheap street food bread thingy like Kachapouri (stuffed bread with cheese) or lobiani (stuffed bread with dried beans) but this is not what I was looking for here in Georgia. In my opinion, the family type of food is far more interesting.
This article is certainly not exhaustive as I spent a lot of days trekking in the mountains and didn’t have the full month for restaurant hunting… But I’m sure i’ll be back, at least at Nana’s and Sopi’s !
Kakliani badrijani – Eggplant and walnut mousse.
Gupta – meat balls and tomato sauce
chackockbili – Beef stew with walnut sauce.
Lobio Parki – Beans and tomato sauce.
Jomi – Rice and corn flour.
Churchkhela– Grappe juice and walnuts.
Svaneti salt – Seasonning made with white salt, garlic, coriander, dill, fenugreek, chili, marigol and cumin.