First Georgian restaurant opens in Washington DC
09 November, 2017
First Georgian restaurant opens in Washington DC
Washingtonian, popular monthly magazine distributed in the Washington, D.C. area, devotes an article to the opening of the first Georgian restaurant named Supra in Washington. Supra, that translates to “celebratory feast,” opened in Shaw on Tuesday, November 7.

The restaurant is located in Shaw neighborhood at 1205 11th Street, NW.
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D.C.’s first Georgian restaurant will introduce the residents of Washington to the diverse cuisine and ancient wines of Georgia.

The author of the article describes traditional Georgian dishes in a
very intriguing and attracting way: “cheesy, buttery flatbreads known as khachapuri and soup dumplings called khinkali are just a couple of the dishes you should familiarize yourself with at DC’s first Georgian restaurant.”
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Khinkali

The chef for the gig is Malkhaz Maisashvili, the former chef of the Embassy of Georgia in Washington. Malkhaz will introduce Washingtonians to chakapuli, a stew with white wine, tarragon, and sour plum sauce, as well soup dumplings (Khinkali) with beef, pork, or mushrooms. He’ll also serve kebabs, a range of vegetable dishes, and several varieties of khachapuri (delicious Georgian cheese bread).
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Khachapuri

It is noteworthy that the restaurant has a traditional Georgian clay oven (called tone) for baking fresh breads.

Washingtonian highlights Georgia’s winemaking tradition which is believed to date back around 8,000 years. According to the popular American magazine, Supra will serve 20 to 30 bottles to start, including amber wine - white wine that’s been oxidized with grape skins so it takes on an amber color.

Cocktails incorporate chacha, a Georgian brandy, and traditional ingredients like walnuts and tarragon.

Supra incorporates Georgian culture in design as well. As the author of the article describes, traditional papakhi hats worn by mountain shepherds in Georgia hang from the ceiling, and the walls are decorated with Georgian artworks.
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“Stay tuned: a Georgian street artist will travel to DC in the coming months to create a mural behind the bar.” – Washingtonian reports.

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