Huffington Post Publishes Ode to Georgian Food & Wine

The US' Huffington Post have published yet another article on Georgia. The article, entitled "Georgia, A Travel Gem Even The Jaded Will Love" is somewhat of an ode to Georgian food and wine, which is up and coming in US restaurants. 

"Here’s a secret to finding that place like no other, instead of following the crowd, follow your stomach. Churchkhela anyone? Pass the Khachapuri. If you’ve never heard of either then you don’t know Georgia, not the Peach State, but the Caucasus country at the intersection of Europe and Asia.

Here delicious Khachapuri, the original personal pizza, is devoured daily, the fruity confection Churchkhela is a national obsession and hundreds of indigenous grapes produce wines served at some of the best restaurants in the world" the article reads. 

The article goes on to mention Georgian wine, the oldest in the world, and how top chefs in London and New York have it on their wine list, as part of their top wines to choose from. 

"Georgian cuisine, hard to find outside of New York City, is completely different from any other partly due to its position on the Silk Road. There’s Russia to the north, Turkey to the West, Azerbaijan to the East, Armenia and Iran to the South. All of these influences have made Georgia the multicultural hub it is today and are reflected in its food, architecture and arts.

One of the biggest restaurants to make the impact on culinary scene is Barbarestanwhich recently opened and is fast becoming a destination restaurant. Chef Levan Kobiashvili found his inspiration for Barbarestan’s menu in a 19th century cookbook written by the revered chef Barbara Jorjadze. Many of Jorjadze’s recipes draw on Silk Road influences which Kobiashvili updated with modern twists" says the author.

The article goes on to talk about Georgia's other treasures, such as it's sights and locations, towns and cities- "Modern day Tbilisi is an emerging fashion capital with an edgy, experimental fashion scene that’s produced Demna Gvasalia, creative director of Balenciaga and Vetements, Irakli Rusadze of the label Situationist and George Keburia who was recently greeted backstage by Vogue Editor Anna Wintour during Milan Fashion Week"

The article truly is an ode to Georgia, and yet more of an indication of how our beautiful land is finally receiving the international recognition it deserves.

Read the full article here

By Tamzin Whitewood