A rare chance to experience Georgian cuisine and song…
Foodies would be interested to know that ZARI’s October 2 concert is also a dinner, featuring Georgian cuisine, “the best little-known cuisine in the world“. In the Post-Soviet states, Georgian food is loved for its elaborate blend of spices, walnuts, and fresh herbs and fruit that result in savoury stews, purees, sauces and salads.
It is also known that Georgian food is best consumed with traditional Georgian song and wine! So what better way to experience the flavours than in this rare chance at ZARI’s dinner-concert. And given that Georgia is also known as the cradle of wine (the oldest archeological finds of wine making are from Easter-Georgia), of course a few glasses of wine will accompany the dinner.
The Evening’s Menu:
- Charkhlis Mkhali (beet puréed with walnuts and fresh herbs)
- Kharcho (walnut-garlic infused beef stew),
- Mokharshuli Badrijani Saladi (a roasted eggplant, red onion, sweet pepper salad savoured with fresh garlic, coriander and parsley, walnuts and pomegranate seeds) and
- Khachapuri (Georgia’s most famous cheese pie).
- All will be served with fresh bread, and a salad of oil-drizzled cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and basil. Desserts will also be served (yet to be decided, but don’t be surprised if there will be something featuring walnuts!).
For more info on the concert see our House Concert Series Post
And if you want to know a little more about Georgian food, consider The Washington Posts’ article “Is Georgian Food the Next Big Thing” or have a look at National Geographic’s Street Food Episode on Georgia.