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March 4, 2016

Old Market & Beyond: A Walk on Tbilisi’s Culinary Wild Side

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Tbilisi --
Book now Give as a gift  US $95/adult
  • 2-7 people  Old Tbilisi      ~7 hours 10:30am 
    -> Sololaki  (Tue-Sat)
Quick bite: Our tour unravels the secrets of the feast by exploring Tbilisi’s central farmer’s market, sampling national dishes, tasting natural wines and feasting at a family-owned courtyard restaurant. Read more
Tbilisi -- Located between Tbilisi’s central train station and Dynamo Stadium is the Georgian capital’s largest and oldest open-air marketplace – the Deserter’s Bazaar. Named after the soldiers who fled the Czar’s army in the early 19th century and sold their guns and equipment there, the bazaar today is the main food source of most of Tbilisi’s restaurants and many families seeking the best bargains in fresh produce. It is a raw, chaotic warren of unprocessed victuals delivered daily, directly from the countryside, and a site not often featured in travel guides. Yet, no place in the city provides deeper insight into Georgia’s rich food culture than the Deserter’s Bazaar, for this convergence point is where it all begins.Read more
Get a crash course in Georgian wine on our Tbilisi walk
October 7, 2019

Wine Harvest 2019: Grape Expectations in Samegrelo

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Tbilisi -- We used to spend a lot of time in western Georgia’s Samegrelo region when breakaway Abkhazia was our beat. Zugdidi, the regional capital, was our overnight stop coming and going across the river to the disputed land in the north. Our local friends would welcome us with Megrelian hospitality, decorating their tables with hearty and spicy local fare that made us purr. The wine, however, with its sweet barnyard vinegary tang, was a different story. Read more
Deserter’s Bazaar Tbilisi tomatoes
Rough, wild, but always beautiful, the bazaar awaits you on our culinary walk!
September 14, 2019

Tbilisi Sketches: Strange Fruit

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Tbilisi -- This is a piece that celebrates the odd, the misshapen and the sometimes grotesque – in other words, what to look for to find a really tasty tomato. Read more