First Georgian restaurant opened in Switzerland
02 November, 2018
First Georgian restaurant opened in Switzerland
Georgian food is popular. Not only in Georgia but also abroad. In many cities, there are a lot of Georgian restaurants. Take Cracow for example.  According to Tripadviser there are five Georgian restaurants in the Polish city, in Berlin there are four. Thus, it might surprise you that in Switzerland, there have been none so far. Until three weeks ago Tereza Haveri opened her Georgian restaurant called Pré-Fleuri in the very heart of Lausanne on Lake Geneva.

The beginning exceeded all
expectations so far. People are coming for lunch and dinner, - says Haveri happily. Some guest drove as far as 200 kilometers just to dine at Pré-Fleuri. People are coming from all over Switzerland as there is no other Georgian restaurant in the country.
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The newly opened Georgian restaurant “Pré-Fleuri” in downtown Lausanne, Photo courtesy: Pré-Fleuri

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Khinkali made in Switzerland, Photo courtesy: Pré-Fleuri

Among them are Swiss but also expats from Armenia, Russia, and Georgia. According to Haveri the most popular dishes are Khinkali, Satsivi and Khachapuri.

A mother’s dream is finally coming true


A Georgian restaurant was always my dream, - says Haveri. Or rather the dream of her late mother, who died a year ago and haven’t lived to see the opening. Haveri explains that her mother had always encouraged her in this project.

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Guests are coming from all over Switzerland to enjoy a Georgian dish, Photo courtesy: Pré-Fleuri

However, it wasn’t only her, but also her friends, who had motivated Haveri. Each time she invited them for dinner and cooked traditional Georgian dishes, they were thrilled with the food and told her to open a restaurant.

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Khachapuri is one of the most popular dishes, guests choose, Photo courtesy: Pré-Fleuri

Tereza Haveri was born in Tbilisi, but 20 years ago, she and her Ezidi family had to leave the country due to their ethnicity. They had to start a new life in Central Europe. However, they took with them the Georgian cuisine. My mother taught me everything about it, - says Haveri. Thanks to her, but also to her brother and children, who help her run the restaurant, her dream is coming true.

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