Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:04 PM
NYT had an article on doing homestays in agriturisimo type settings in Georgia. Here.
Back in 2005 I did three of these homestays, one in Kutaisi, one in Borjomi and a final one at a vineyard in Kahketi. Really some of the best times I've ever had. Amazing food, amazing hospitality. They give you cups with round bottoms for a reason. Really I've been searching for Georgian food to compare ever since I made that trip. If anything the times article undersells how great it was.
"This is a battle of who blinks first, and we've cut off our eyelids"
Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:03 PM
But on the Che Guevara highway filling up with gasoline
Fidel Castro's brother spies a rich lady who's crying
Over luxury's dissapointment
So he walks over and he's trying
To sympathize with her, but thinks that he should warn her
That the Thirld World is just around the corner
Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:41 PM
Perhaps apropos of nothing...in the 90s, there was a Georgian restaurant in Seattle called Pirosmani. Seemed odd when it opened since it was a fine dining place serving a cuisine from a place most people didn't even know the location of. The food was great and unique. I can well believe visiting Georgia is a great food experience.
Laura Dewell (the chef/owner) is still around - has a new non-profit (I'm assuming that, but it might not be so organized) with some interesting participation: Green Plate Special
Wow - a fundraiser tomorrow - good timing.