Ajarian Khachapuri at Argentinian Restaurant

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Ajarian khachapuri, one of the most outstanding dishes of the traditional Georgian cuisine, has moved beyond the borders of Georgia and is quite successfully establishing itself on the foreign gastronomic markets. It first became popular in the USA, and has just recently appeared on the menu of a prestigious Argentinian restaurant chain, Almacén de Pizzas.

Visitors to the restaurant will have a chance to taste three varieties of Ajarian khachapuri, prepared with four different types of cheese. The options are to include bacon and cheddar, as well as spinach and blue cheese.

The price for discovering the taste of the Georgian gourmet pleasure amounts to 499 pesos, which is about $12.

Khachapuri is Georgian bread stuffed with melted cheese and represents an inseparable part of the Georgian festive table. The Ajarian khachapuri is a boat-shaped khachapuri topped with the raw egg and butter before serving.

 

source: www.georgiatoday.ge, By Ketevan Kvaratskheliya

Georgian restaurant ‘Natali’ in Spain

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There are more and more Georgian restaurants appearing abroad. While the locals in foreign countries enjoy Georgian cuisine, Georgian restaurants usually serve as a gathering place for Georgina emigrants.

Otar Loliashvili along with his wife have been living in Spain for about 10 years. Two years ago, they opened a Georgian restaurant ‘Natali’. The restaurant is located near Valencia and has already become a popular place. According to the owner, the locals especially love Mtsvadi (grilled meat skewers), Adjarian da Megruli Khachapuri (Georgian cheese bread). Otar Loliashvili says that as it is impossible to find cheese for Khachapuri in Spain, they have to produce it by themselves.

Besides, ‘Natali’ is a meeting point for Georgian emigrants in Spain. It has become the emigrants’ tradition to gather and have fun together in the restaurant. According to Loliashvili, they did not face any obstacle while starting a business in Spain. They only had to have the necessary documents in order. He says that the only challenge in Spain is high taxes and prices for products. However, their restaurant is cheaper than other restaurants in the country.

 

Source: www.Georgianjournal.ge, Photo:Georgianjournal.ge

Georgian restaurants in Kiev, Ukraine winning the hearts of their guests

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Kyiv Post, Ukraine’s oldest English language newspaper has recently published an article about Georgian restaurants in Kiev. The article familiarizes the readers with particular Georgian flavor which was influenced by western and eastern traditions over the years.
“But Georgian cuisine has today developed its own unique flavor, and their khinkali (dumplings) and khachapuri (cheese bread) are the country’s calling cards.”
The first restaurant is Gogi (a Georgian male name) which offers a wide range of Georgian dishes, desserts and, wines accompanied by folk music playing background. Some of the dishes are Khinkali filled with meat, cheese, potato and mushrooms, Adjarian Khachapuri (a boat-shaped cheese bread) and Pkhali (a vegetarian appetizer).
The second restaurant is Suluguni (a type of Georgian cheese from the western region Samegrelo). The restaurant is located in the city center having a stylish design, a terrace, and lively Georgian music. The restaurant offers signature and classic Georgian dishes including a house-made drink such as a type of yogurt Matsoni.
The name of the third restaurant is very interesting – Oi, Mamo! Tse bulo v Tbilisi (Oh, Mom! It was in Tbilisi). The restaurant offers a wide choice of traditional Georgian dishes including, the kada dessert made with walnuts and cream. The legend behind the creation of the restaurants says that once a Kiev citizen visited Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia and was impressed by a Georgian family café – Tbilisi. Then the family moved to Kiev and opened the restaurant.
The restaurant Khinkali has five different zones for business meetings, celebrations or a summer terrace.
“The menu includes khinkali with various fillings: mutton and green adjika, veal and basil, veal tongue and mushrooms in a rich cream sauce, the classic mix of pork and veal, shrimps in cream sauce, and spinach and mushrooms.”
Besides, Khinkali offers the classic Adjarian khachapuri and the tasty pan-fried chicken tabaka.
The restaurant 99 Lari (“lari” is the name for Georgian currency) serve three types of Khachapuri boat-shaped Adjarian, circular Imeretian, and Megrelian, also circular, but sprinkled with cheese, kharcho soup with beef and tomatoes, Georgian desserts as well as vegetarian dishes such as roasted vegetables with walnut cream. 99 Lari gives out free drinks and appetizers from the chef.
And, lastly, Matsoni restaurant named after the Georgian yogurt “Matsoni”. The restaurant serves Matsoni made with fresh milk from small farms, Megrelian Khachapuri, chakhokhbili stewed turkey with fresh herbs and two varieties of Matsoni. The cozy atmosphere of the restaurant attracts guest on cold winter and fall days.
Source: Georgianjournal.ge