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Learn to Cook Authentic Georgian Cuisine With a Local Family in Tbilisi provided by Traveling Spoon

Learn to Cook Authentic Georgian Cuisine With a Local Family in Tbilisi

Learn to Cook Authentic Georgian Cuisine With a Local Family in Tbilisi
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
You will join your local hosts Nino and Lia in their small kitchen for a 1-2 hour hands-on cooking lesson. With them, you will learn to make gebzhalia (a softened cheese dish in a mint and cream sauce from Georgia’s Samegrelo region), pkhali (a traditional Georgian dish of chopped and minced vegetables) and mchadi (Georgian-style cornbread). As the kitchen is small, you will use the dining area for most of the prep work and will join Nino and Lia in the kitchen only for the final cooking.  Nino grew up watching her mother cook and is well on her way to following in her footsteps. Lia is clearly a master of Georgian cuisine and has taught her daughter Nino well! The charming duo can also offer vegetarian meals on request.  Expect a lesson not only in making Georgian food, but on its history as well during this unique experience with locals in their home - and be prepared to eat a lot!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Nino learned to cook from her mother, Lia and is very knowledgeable about the origin and ingredients of Georgian food and its culture and history. Lia is a trained engineer but began cooking in the 90s when jobs were scarce. She cooked food in their home and then sold it at stalls around Saburtalo. She also catered for events and could cook food for 100 people in two days! She enjoys baking and for Easter, she baked more than 120 traditional paska’s (sweet bread), bite-sized khachapuri’s (cheese-filled bread) and lobiani’s (bean-filled bread). Please note that their home is on the 4th floor and the building has a free elevator, however you need to take the elevator to the 5th floor and walk down one floor to get to the 4th floor.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Nino learned to cook from her mother, Lia and is very knowledgeable about the origin and ingredients of Georgian food and its culture and history. Lia is a trained engineer but began cooking in the 90s when jobs were scarce. She cooked food in their home and then sold it at stalls around Saburtalo. She also catered for events and could cook food for 100 people in two days! She enjoys baking and for Easter, she baked more than 120 traditional paska’s (sweet bread), bite-sized khachapuri’s (cheese-filled bread) and lobiani’s (bean-filled bread). Please note that their home is on the 4th floor and the building has a free elevator, however you need to take the elevator to the 5th floor and walk down one floor to get to the 4th floor.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P372
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private cooking lesson with your host Nino
  • Homecooked meal
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Meet Nino and Lia at their home.
  • Tbilisi, Tbilisi
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note: Nino and Lia's home is on the 4th floor and the building has a free elevator, however you need to take the elevator to the 5th floor and walk down one floor to get to the 4th floor.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private cooking lesson with your host Nino
  • Homecooked meal
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Meet Nino and Lia at their home.
  • Tbilisi, Tbilisi
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note: Nino and Lia's home is on the 4th floor and the building has a free elevator, however you need to take the elevator to the 5th floor and walk down one floor to get to the 4th floor.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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Sage & Inga
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Sep 2019
We had such a lovely time with Nino and Lia! After a week of eating out, it was great to learn details about the food we had been enjoying, and to gain some insight into how it is prepared. The meal we had was vegetarian (by request), and everything was fresh and seasonal, including green beans from Lia's garden. We got to try our hands at both corn bread and khachapuri, and we are excited to hone our skills back home – though we will miss the expert guidance of our hosts. Nino and Lia were very open and we felt immediately comfortable with them. It was fun to be in their home, and fascinating to be able to talk to them about Georgia and Georgian cuisine.
Written 5 October 2019
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Fun Georgian Cooking Experience!
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AN INCREDIBLE HIGHLIGHT!
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A great cultural evening
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Ehud A
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Very good
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Fun, useful and unforgettable experience
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A great experience with Shota and family
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Lovely Morning at "home"
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