Georgia`s rich and savoury cuisine is the natural extension of a fertile, mineral-rich landscape fed by the pure waters of the Caucasus Mountains. Due to the antiquity of the culture here it is hardly surprising Georgia has developed such a strikingly original cuisine. Not only it is a perfect accompaniment to the rich viniculture here, we make a point in showing it off to our guests in elaborate feasts we call "Supras".
Most of our food is organic, and the ingredients from our incredibly varied cuisine profit from the mild climate that provides fresh vegetables for three quarters of the year - and we have the best Tomato`s you have ever tasted. Numerous aromatic wild mountain herbs give our dishes an uncommonly exotic aroma. Rich in walnuts, pomegranate ate vegetable pates, organic fresh meats, wild herbs and love of garlic, our cuisine provides a superb accompaniment to the endless supply of wine. By the way, our food is not only wonderful, it`s cheap. You can easily eat a world-class meal, with wine, for less than the cost of a paperback book. You will never go hungry in Georgia, and with of our love of toasting you certainly won`t go thirsty either.
Georgian Table - Supra (სუფრა)
The grand Georgian table is still very much alive and is found on a daily basis in cities as in villages. Spread out before you, you will find a superb range of meats, cheeses, vegetables more often than not organically produced, and often at high altitude amid pure mountain air. Our Matsoni (Georgian yogurt) and the many varieties of cheeses from sheep, cow and goat`s milk are the products of these deep green pastures. As the ‘Tamada` or toast-maker raises a glass to ‘friendship` look down the table at the array of aromatic foods covering the surface.
Georgia`s ancient and venerated tradition of hostility extends to the table as well. Georgian toasting is a thing apart; it is at the very center of our culture, nowhere it is so elaborate, eloquent and inclusive. As the night goes on it inevitably it extends to poetry, psychology and the soaring heights of philosophy, and then back down to the simple joys of life. This is a gift shared by one and all in this land of laughter, love, generosity, food and wine, and guests are always most welcome.
"I have yet to come across any other place where a toast raised at a meal is sheer poetry" Kalpana Sahn