R ich in both history and flavor, Georgian cuisine is one of the most exotic in the world and the food is mostly homegrown and organic, cultivated by small-scale farmers and delivered daily to the bustling markets and souks around the country.
Unlike every other tour in the country, that limits you to cooking lessons and a meal on a fancy restaurant, professional tour guide will take you for a walk through the most influential neighborhoods of our cities and stop by 5 up to 8 different small and family-run, local restaurants, local markets, alternative fairs and street food.
E xplore like a local! — Guided tours will take you on a tasting adventure, discovering unique restaurants, food shops and eateries while sampling delicious foods and beverages along the way. You will have a chance to discuss, taste and photograph the local produce — as well as pick up typical recipes that you can recreate at home.
5+ food stops! Each tour will make several stops to various eateries offering a wide variety of food and beverage tastings from artful appetizers, decadent desserts, to local homemade drinks.
T aste Real Flavors — The fruits and vegetables at the farmers market are the freshest and tastiest available. Fruits are allowed to ripen fully in the field and are brought directly to you — no long-distance shipping, no gassing to simulate the ripening process, no sitting for weeks in storage. This food is as real as it gets — fresh from the farm.
B ecome more knowledgeable about where the food comes from — Meeting and talking to farmers and food artisans is a great opportunity to learn more about how and where food is produced. We give you the opportunity to learn about the people who work hard to bring you the most delicious and nutritious food around.
S avor the biodiversity of our country — At the farmers market you find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in your average supermarket: red carrots, tomatoes, nuts, green garlic, quail eggs, local spices, fish, forest mushrooms, fruits and much, much more.
L earn Cooking Tips, Recipes, and Meal Ideas — The farmers, ranchers, and artisans are often passionate cooks with plenty of free advice about how to cook the foods they are selling. You can also attend free seasonal cooking demonstrations and evening classes on food preservation and other kitchen skills.
eyond the food – While enjoying the succulent dishes of our famous Georgian cuisine, we walk through charming streets and tell you the stories and urban legends of the neighborhood that you will never read in any travel book.
In a previous article, I have already wrote about Mrs. Irma Laghadze, can’t tell you how much I am impressed with Irma’s work, she is definitely one of my fave photographer! She knows how the capture the real meaning of a photo and the truths of the people in them.
PHOTO SOURCE: Irma Laghadze's Gallery