On our first night in town we decided to eat at a cozy Georgian restaurant, Rustaveli, which was located just a few doors down from our hotel. WOW! We ordered several items but I fell in love with the eggplant with walnuts! In case you are interested in trying a few dishes, check out this website with recipes for Georgian cuisine including the eggplant with walnuts.
|Luckily the waiter spoke 7 languages, including English and he helped us make selections.|
|After a night and half-day of traveling, we were ready for a cozy dinner.|
|The recipe for these dumplings can be found on the website link I shared in the post. Aren't these dumplings adorable?|
|This eggplant walnut appetizer was amazing!|
|And of course, Georgian wine.|
We also enjoyed a restaurant called Stolle that serves up a version of Russian fast food. This little cafe could have been easily overlooked but because several of the locals kept recommending it, we decided to eat lunch and try a "pie." At Stolle, you can enjoy pies filled with rabbit, cabbage, salmon, apple, black currant and lots of other fillings but get there early. By mid-afternoon they sell out of some of the many offerings.
Do you love blinis? I do even though I don't care so much for pancakes. Little blinis are just the right size for me and I love the variety of toppings that can accompany blinis. Every day we had blinis for breakfast and of course before we left town I had to try authentic beef stroganoff.
|One of the restaurants where we dined put our bill inside the nesting doll when it was time to pay the check. How cute!|
I'm back home, having gained two pounds, but we had so much fun trying some traditional as well as new dishes.
P.S. Just in case you are wondering, yes, I enjoyed several bowls of borscht too!