Georgian Cuisine Master Class in Estonia

The event titled "Georgian Cuisine: Tradition and Innovation", was held in Tallinn on February 11,
with the initiative of the Embassy of Georgia to Estonia. A master class in Georgian cuisine was organized for journalists working in the field of cuisine and tourism. The two main aims of the event were delivered successfully: the Georgian cuisine master class promoted the country’s kitchen as much as it raised awareness on Georgia’s gastronomic potential.

The master class was organized with the support of the Department of Tourism and Resorts of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, as well as the legendary "Funicular" restaurant in Tbilisi.

The “masters” for the event were Nikoloz Borashvili, professional Chef at Restaurant Funicular, and Mamukel Gorelashvili, the Georgian Chef from Georgian Tavern Tbilisi in Tallinn. Chef Nikoloz Borashvili demonstrated how to prepare traditional Georgian dishes, adding interesting modern twists in his recipes. Meanwhile, Chef mamukel Gorelashvili taught the techniques of preparation of traditional Khachapuri from the Ajara region. Since the cuisine of Georgia is diverse, the event featured typical cuisine of 5 different regions of Georgia: Adjara, Racha, Guria, Samegrelo and Kakheti regions. What made the master class more interesting to the Estonian journalists was that they could participate in the process of making the Georgian dishes, and, of course, as the event wrapped up they all got to taste what they had cooked.

Ambassador of Georgia to Estonia, Archil Karaulashvili welcomed the guests, informing them about the tourism potential of Georgia. More particularly, the participants had the opportunity to learn about the tourism potential of Adjara, as well as receive the information about the seasonal charter flights planned between Tallinn and Batumi in summer 2020.

The Georgian delegation was also presented at the annual 29th international travel trade fair “TOUREST 2020” which took place in Tallinn from February 2 to 9. TOUREST is the oldest and largest international travel trade fair in the Baltic region organized by the Estonian Travel & Tourism Association. Up to 500 companies from 32 countries participated in the fair this year.

The Ambassador of Georgia to Estonia attended the opening of the event, and the Department of Tourism and Resorts of the Georgian region of Adjara actively participated in the fair. Restaurant Funicular’s Chef Borashvili was also invited to TOUREST 2020, a few days later following up with the master class.

By Nini Dakhundaridze

16 February 2020 21:06