Restaurants in Batumi

SHERATON BATUMI 

SUNFLOWER RESTAURANT and 360 SKY BAR-RESTAURANT 

Restaurants in Batumi

Here you can taste delicious open buffet breakfast and unique Georgian cuisine and global taste, from all day menu. The restaurant has beautiful design, amazing outdoor sitting area and high quality service. 360 Sky Bar Restaurant is the only Hotel Bar- Restaurant with 360 degree panoramas – in Batumi. At Sky Bar you can enjoy cocktails, different varieties of Georgian wine.

LOBBY BAR, Jasmine lounge and ClUb loungea

Lobby bar is one of the best places to relax in friendly atmosphere at elegant Lobby Bar where you can drink exclusive cocktails and taste delicious bar food.  Jasmine lounge Bar is located to the outdoor swimming pool of the Sheraton Batumi Georgia hotel, surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Here you can enjoy a poolside menu or cocktails accompanied by live music. Also you can spend your time at club lounge where you can have a great time with friends or just relax by watching TV, at Batumi Georgia.

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HILTON BATUMI  

PELION 

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Pelion is very special in the evenings due to its comfortable design and intimate atmosphere. Here you can taste freshly baked bread, meat roasted served with vegetables and salads with Georgian wine and other traditional soft drinks and spirits.  

SKY BAR NEPHELE

bar is located on the top 20th floor, open from lunchtime until late evening. This is the best place to enjoy the sea breeze on the spacious outdoor terrace while indulging in a wide range of Georgian wines and international spirits.

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RADISSON

CLOUDS BAR & RESTAURANT Batumi Georgia

If you want to relax among the clouds  Raddisson cloud bar is right place for you. This trendy restaurant offers grilled specialties and well-mixed drinks along with a breathtaking view over the city and the waves. Clouds hosts live entertainment such as DJs and other musical performances on weekends, making a fun night with friends even more memorable.

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ADJARA RESTAURANT 

Adjara Restaurant provides services for breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. The restaurant is composed of 5 parts, with a special area dedicated for children (which is very helpful for parents). Here is also terrace with outstanding view of Black Sea and New Boulevard. At the lobby lounge you can taste wide range of beverages, wines as well as tea, coffee and exclusive pastry products.

SPECTRUM ROOF BAR & RESTAURANT

Spectrum is located on the Roof, specially decorated has a nice atmosphere and an amazing Black Sea view. Here you can have unforgettable romantic dinner, taste glass of Georgian wine and spend beautiful evening with your loved ones.

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Ali and Nino sculpture

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The “Ali and Nino” moving sculpture is definitely one of the most amazing and memorable sights in this Georgian Black Sea resort. “Ali and Nino” is a celebration of true love without boundaries and prejudices. This breathtaking process is repeated every 10 minutes.

“Me, You and Batumi” 

The composition was put up in a Miracle Park near Alphabetic Tower in 2012. The author of the statue is Irakli Tsuladze. The statue symbolizes the tradition of coffee drinking which is typical to Batumi lifestyle. That’s why the composition is represented by a woman and a man sitting at tables and drinking coffee. Batumi


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 Batumi Backyard Stories

It is a grassroots cultural initiative that brings together local artists and citizens to explore and co-create the hidden histories that exist within any given neighborhood in the city. Interdisciplinary artist teams interview the families who live within a neighborhood courtyard block, discovering their cultural legacies and creating a customized art installation and performance event in their neighborhood courtyard. The public art installations pay homage to what the neighborhoods’ families wish to call attention to within everyday life, and they, along with Batumi’s local residents and plentiful international tourists, are invited to attend these celebratory opening events. 

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 Batumi street art

The first Batumi Grafikart festival was held in August of 2013 rapidly gaining popularity. In the frame of the festival Georgian and French artists paint several parts of the city. The festival is organized with support of Ajara Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and city hall. The main aim of the festival is to picture international artistic processes on walls, create new landscapes and favor development of visual arts in Georgia.

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Batumi Boulevard

The famous Prussian gardener and landscape architect Ressler initially began the construction of Seaside Boulevard in 1881. Two years after the project began, Ressler passed away and Michael D’alfons, a French architect, completed the boulevard. Recently, a Spanish architect designed and constructed a new, modern addition for the boulevard. As a result, the boulevard’s area has increased to a 7 km stretch. The coastal line of the boulevard has been beatified with bungalows, café-lounges, restaurants, children’s attractions, benches, sculptures and dancing fountains-making it one of the city’s most attractive tourist destinations. Colonnades were constructed along the boulevard in 1934 and have since become iconic architectural elements of the city. 

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Georgian Enamel Accessories 

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One of the best places in Tbilisi, where you can buy enamel and other jewelry and accessories made of silver, gold, precious and semi-precious stones, antiques – Saturday Flea Market – Market at Sukhoi Bridge and its surroundings. One of the reasons why foreign tourists arrive in Georgia – a unique, very original jewelry of the highest quality, sold at a low price. Also, you can find unique accessories at Qarvasla Museum, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Antique Jewelry and Georgian accessories

There is a shop in Tbilisi – Legenda, which was founded in 2003 and since the very day of its foundation the main goal of its activity was the revival and development of the lost art of Georgia. Legenda produces copies on the motives of pieces of those Georgian cultural statues obtained as a result of the archaeological discoveries.

Handmade Scarves

Accessories made from Teqa

Felt craft is traditional in mountainous regions of Georgia: Tusheti, Kakheti, Khevi and Javakheti. The best examples of decorative felt items were made in Tusheti. Tushetian felt craft is particular with its simple and refined ornament. Felt can be of any color, and made into any shape or size. Felt makings are used in clothing, souvenirs, and playthings, accessorizes and etc.

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Georgian Ceramics

“White Studio” is offering Georgians and foreigner’s high quality modern works of ceramics and contemporary shapes with traditional Georgian elements. The works are created through world-renowned technologies and trends of Georgian porcelain, faience and red clay. The Studio tries to promote creative potential of modern ceramics as one of the most popular branches of art, to refine artistic level of traditional and modern ceramic works and to improve the quality of Georgian souvenirs.

 

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TBILISI TRAVEL GUIDE – WHERE TO STAY?

FABRIKA HOSTEL TBILISI TRAVEL GUIDE
Minimum Price: 7 USD excl. VAT
Multi-functional cultural center – urban style cafes and bars, artist studios and shops, educational
institutions, co-working space, the biggest in the region hostel, mind blowing open space courtyard and
ever changing one-off events.
Hot spot of like-minded individuals, both locals and travelers.
Alternative space for gathering in Tbilisi with its unique vibe and prodigious space to create and share,
co- work, learn, socialize or have a sleepover.
Web: Fabrika Hostel

TBILISI TRAVEL GUIDE – WHERE TO EAT?

HURMA CAFE
Hurma cafe shop is a recently opened hipster style coffee house serving not only great coffee lattes,
but also smoothies, delicious brunch and all day breakfast for a very affordable prices. Located close
to the Tbilisi Philharmony on Petre Melikishvili Street 2 on the opposite side to the Tbilisi Hard Rock
Cafe.
Web: Hurma Cafe
Menu: Facebook Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBILISI TRAVEL GUIDE – WHERE TO GO?

MUSEUMS
The brief review of Tbilisi
Entrance fee for Adults is 3-7 GEL (Prices vary according to a museum)

OLD TBILISI AREA
Old Tbilisi’s real soul can be explored in a diversity of wooden balconies. You can often come across
houses built in Baroque and Rococo style, but here I will focus on the wooden “hanging” balconies.
The houses in this district are characterized by deep, elaborately carved, wooden balconies painted
white, ochre, pale blue, and cinnamon. Sometimes the balconies are cantilevered from the front of the
facade; sometimes they wrap around three sides.
Balconies, usually taking the form of glassed-in verandas, are also found facing the inner courtyard.
Exterior spiral staircases-often of metal, with the treads worn paper thin-join one story to another.
Both balcony and courtyard reflect the Georgian love of company, of sharing one's life with friends
and neighbors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narikhala Fortress
If you want to have the best holidays in your life you should definitely travel in Georgia and spend
your time in old Tbilisi.
Narikala Fortress is located in old Tbilisi, is an ancient symbol of Tbilisi’s defensive brilliance. The
fortress walls date from various periods, the earliest from the 4th century, when it was a Persian
citadel. The foundation of the towers and most of it present walls were built in the 8th century by the
Arab emirs who had a palace inside the fortress.
The surviving stone towers of Narikala remain the silent witnesses of the ancient city’s history!
Metekhi Church
If you want to explore true Georgian spirit than you should have a walk in old Tbilisi area.
Virgin Mary Metekhi church is located on the left bank of the river Mtkvari, on the cliff plateau , the
first church on this place was probably built by Vakhtang Gorgasali symbolically resembling the
church built on virgin Mary’s tomb in Gethsemane garden in Jerusalem.

Flea Market
This extraordinary flea market will keep you entertained for hours. There is a mesmerizing
assortment of antiques, jewelry and bric-a- brac on sale. If you want to buy anything remember to
haggle. Prices may be inflated, especially for tourists. Open daily if the weather is good, from 10:00 –
17:00. At weekends there are usually more sellers, but more tourists too.

 

Batumi Botanical Garden is the true paradise on earth. While you’re travelling in Georgia, you should definitely visit this place and enjoy the amazing views from the green cape.

The Botanical Garden, located at the distance of 9 km from the center of Batumi, occupies the area of 108, 7 hectare of approximately 1 km stripe of Southern-Western section of the coastline located between the river Chakvistskali estuary and the Green Cape, being spread to the height of 0-220 meters from the sea level, which not long time ago was totally covered with Kolkheti type forest (beech, chestnut, linden) and evergreen sub-forest.

The garden is distinguished by century-long parks, unique collections of subtropical flora, as well as succulents, palms, roses, camellias, citrus, bamboos, magnolia, Cyprus, pine-trees, nut, persimmon and maple tree collections.

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Useful Information

Batumi botanical Garden was opened in 1912.

Florist richness of the garden is incorporated in 9 phyto-geographic departments and three parks.

These are the following:

East Asian Department

Himalayan Phytogeographic department

Australian Department

New Zealand Department

North American Department

Mexican Department

South American Department

Mediterranean Department

Transcaucasian Humid Subtropics Department

Old Tbilisi – the labyrinth of narrow streets and wooden houses

Old Tbilisi

Old Tbilisi city wooden houses 

Old Tbilisi ’s traditional houses, with their wooden and wrought iron balconies, are undeniably beautiful and one of the city’s best known historical features. Many of the houses date from the 19th century as much of the city was destroyed by the devastating Persian invasion of 1795.

Old Tbilisi ’s real soul can be explored in a diversity of wooden balconies. You can often come across houses built in Baroque and Rococo style, but here I will focus on the wooden “hanging” balconies.

Old Tbilisi

The houses in this district are characterized by deep, elaborately carved, wooden balconies painted white, ochre, pale blue, and cinnamon. Sometimes the balconies are cantilevered from the front of the facade; sometimes they wrap around three sides.

Balconies, usually taking the form of glassed-in verandas, are also found facing the inner courtyard. Exterior spiral staircases-often of metal, with the treads worn paper thin-join one story to another.

Both balcony and courtyard reflect the Georgian love of company, of sharing one’s life with friends and neighbors.

They also bespeak a deep attachment to the outdoors and a repugnance at being shut in. Many courtyards boast large mulberry trees or a pergola of tightly woven grape vines beneath which sits a picnic table or two. Many a citizen’s sense of well-being is directly linked to these spaces.

The area known today as the Tbilisi Old Town  is also called Kala.

It is the original settlement on the right bank of the Mtkvari River that developed below the walls of the Narikala Fortress when Vakhtang Gorgasali established his capital in Tbilisi in the fifth century.

The architecture in the old Tbilisi is a mixture of Georgian with strong influences of Byzantine, European and Middle Eastern architectural styles. The oldest parts of town, including the Abanot-Ubani, Avlabari, and to a certain extent the Sololaki districts clearly have a traditional Georgian architectural look with Middle Eastern influences.

Georgian Food

Georgian Food

Food is a very important part of our travels, sometimes food is even the reason we travel. Try once the Georgian food and this alone, may make you to decide go and visit the country that makes such a delicious food.

“Throughout the centuries, the Mediterranean world, Arab and Mongol flavors, Persian and Ottoman kitchens, the link stretching as far as Northern India have influenced Georgian food. Today’s Georgian cuisine is a rich interplay between Mediterranean and Middle Eastern tastes. Georgian food and wine culture is best observed through Supra – traditional feast featuring a wide array of assortment of dishes always accompanied by large amounts of wine, lasting several hours”.

Dishes That Will Make You Fall in Love with Georgian Food

Georgian food

Shkmeruli Chicken

Cooked in milk and garlic Shkmeruli is a chicken dish from the village of Shkmeri, Racha region of Georgia. Chicken in a special spicy sauce with garlic and milk, often cooked on a clay pan.

Its ingredients are:

Chicken, mashed garlic and milk. Also, Racha is famous for: smoked ham (Lori, Vichina), bean pie (Lobiani) and local wines such as Khvanchkara, semi-sweet red wine of high quality.

Lobiani

Lobiani is a traditional Georgian food of bean-filled bread. In Georgia the most popular is Rachuli Lobiani, like a Khachapuri, but with bean and bacon. This bean-filled Georgian flatbread is traditionally eaten at Barbaroba, the feast of St. Barbara.

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Khinkali

Georgian dumpling, which originated in the Georgian mountain regions of Pshavi, Mtiuleti and Khevsureti. Varieties of khinkali spread from there across different parts of the Caucasus. There are several kinds of Khinkali. Typical varieties have stuffing made from cheese, mushrooms, lamb or potato, but the most common is a meaty stuffing made with pork and beef. The proper way to eat khinkali is to hold it by the handle with your fingers and then take a small bite from the top of the dumpling. Then you can blow on the broth to cool it. When it is cool enough to eat, you slurp out the broth, and then gobble the rest of the dumpling, and repeat.

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Elarji

Elarji is a popular dish from Samegrelo region, made from coarse cornmeal, cornflour and Sulguni cheese. Elarji is usually served with a nuts sauce Baje.

Gebzhalia

Gebzhalia is an antique dish from Samegrelo, western region of Georgia. It is made from cheese, curd cheese and mint. Usually it is consumed with Ghomi, Georgian cornmeal. It has a well-defined flavor of mint which makes the dish unique.

Chvishtari

Georgian Corn Bread Chvishtari (also called chishdvaar) is a cornbread with cheese from Georgia’s Svaneti region. It is also popular in Samegrelo region but made in a slightly different way.

Georgian food

Satcivi

A thick, aromatic walnut sauce adds luscious body and earthy flavor to this Georgian spiced chicken dish. Satsivi is a food paste in Georgian cuisine made primarily from walnuts and is used in various recipes. The term satsivi is also used as a generic name for a variety of poultry, fish and vegetable appetizers made with the satsivi sauce.

Mtsvadi

Mtsvadi is one of the traditional Georgian food. Georgia is a well-known country by its cuisine and mtsvadi is one of the most popular dishes, essentially a skewered shish kebab.

Pkhali

Pkhali or Fkhali is a popular dish that can be made with many different types of leaves, including spinach, nettles, cabbage and beetroot. It can also be made with vegetables and nuts.

Khachapuri

Khachapuri is a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread. The bread is leavened and allowed to rise, and is shaped in various ways, usually with cheese in the middle and a crust which is ripped off and used to dip in the cheese.

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Georgian Cheese in Georgian Cuisine

Georgian Cheese in Georgian Cuisine

Georgia is a country of ancient history and traditions, including cuisine, which is unique but also carries some influences from other European and nearby Middle Eastern culinary traditions. Each historical province of Georgia has its own distinct culinary tradition, with variations such as Megrelian, Kakhetian, and Imeretian cuisines. Rich with meat dishes, the Georgian cuisine also offers a variety of vegetarian dishes.

But the thing that unites all cuisines of different regions of Georgia is love of cheese dishes and special tradition of cheese making. Georgian cheese has been listed among top 10 cheeses on the world cheese map. There exist thousands of different sorts of cheese that stand out for their wide range of flavors and various textures. Each country has its own method of cheese making and Georgia is no exception.

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“Georgian tradition of cheese making counts more than 80 centuries. This is evidenced by the pottery for the cheese manufacturing, found in archeological excavations, which are stored in the Mtskheta Museum.

Georgia is in the top ten of “cheese” countries and makes about 250 kinds of this product, but only 14 varieties of Georgian cheese are registered officially. There are 80 thousand tons of cheese produced in the country annually, and 80% from all are popular cheese sulguni and Imeretian. These particular kinds are often used in Georgian dishes, including khachapuri.

Modern Georgian cheese industry continues developing. The unique recipes old and rare cheeses were restored, and new kinds are created and the range of this everyone’s favorite dairy product expands.”

Here are some of the varieties of Georgian cheese.

SULGUNI (SULUGUNI):

Location: Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti

The famous cheese Sulguni is a pickled, young plastic cheese with a layered structure, made from cow’s or Buffalo’s milk. It is prepared by mixing the young Imeretian cheese in the whey. This cheese has also a smoked variety.

It Goes perfect with red wine. You can also fry the pieces of Sulguni, which were previously rolled in flour. Sulguni occupies the 10th place out of 12 on the world’s cheese map. The word “Sulguni” consists of two words – “Suli” and “Guli”, which is translated from Georgian as – heart and soul.

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Georgian cheese

GUDA:

(with holes and yellowish heart)

Location: the mountainous regions, Tusheti

Guda is the sheep milk cheese, prepared almost by the same technology as Imeretian. Further, it is stored in a sheep’s skin during 20 days, which is sometimes buried in the ground, after which the cheese obtains specific flavor. It Goes perfect with white wine. You can also eat Guda with bread and fresh tarragon.

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IMERETIAN:

(with or without holes, “Chkinti kveli” or “Imeruli”)

Location: Western Georgia, Imereti

A young lightly salted cow milk cheese. Is prepared from the fresh, not boiled milk, that preserves its wholesome features. It refers to “not processed” type of cheese.

Hint: Goes well with red and pink wine, as well as with fresh vegetables.

Georgian cheese
Georgian cheese

DAMBALKHACHO:

(blue cheese)

Location: the mountainous regions, Pshavi and Mtiuleti

The most expensive type of Georgian cheese. It differs from the European cheese “Camembert” by the presence of penicillin and the method of natural molding.

The balls of curd cheese are dried and lightly smoked. Then they are put in a clay pot, where they are covered with a dark mould crisp.

It goes well with fruit vodka and red wine. You can melt this cheese with butter and dip pieces of bread in prepared gravy.

TENILI:

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The oldest type of cheese made from sheep’s milk with a unique and complex manufacturing technology. The recipe of Tenili passed from mouth to mouth and preserved only in distant villages of Georgia. Its basis is the curd for Chechili. Traditionally, Tenili is prepared for the winter.

“Dvrita” or “kveti” starters, made from parts of brined and dried calf’s stomach, are used for the milk clotting. During the cooking process, the cheese is stuffed and pressed into a clay pot – “Tenili” (from Georgian stuffed, pressed) for ripening. Where cheese matures for about 2 months.

Interesting: Tenili is listed in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Usually the pot with Tenili was opened only on great holidays, its presence at the feast was considered a luxury, demonstrating the material prosperity of a family.

Churchkhela and other Georgian Desserts

Churchkhela and other Georgian Desserts

Churchkhela is a traditional sausage-shaped candy made by repeatedly dipping a long string of nuts in tatara – a mixture of flour, sugar and Badagi (concentrated fresh grape juice). Georgians usually make Churchkhela in the autumn when grapes and nuts are harvested. Churchkhela can also be made with dried fruit (such as peach, apple or plum) and pumpkin seeds. Churchkhela is extremely delicious and energizing. It is a well-known fact that Georgian soldiers used to consume them when they went to the battle.

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Gozinaki is a traditional Georgian confection made of caramelized walnuts fried in honey. You can also use almonds or other kind of nuts. This candy is a perfect holiday gift for friends or neighbors. It is versatile, tasty and beautiful.

Georgian desserts
Georgian desserts
Georgian desserts

Pelamushi is a favorite Georgian desserts made mainly with pressed, condensed grape juice (badagi). Pelamushi can be made with flour or flour plus corn flour. In this recipe we use the classical method of making pelamushi with flour and badagi, which is suitable for making churchkhela. These can be made with purple or white grape juice, but Concord juice gives the puddings a nice, rich color. Georgian families often grow their own grapes and crush them during rtveli, the autumn grape harvest, to make wine.

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Ajarian Pakhlava also known as baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo (thin unleavened dough) filled with chopped nuts, sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It is a staple of Turkish cuisine and is also found in Central and Southwest Asia. This sweet pastry is very popular in Georgia as well.

Kada is popular pastry in Georgia. Basically there are two types of kada – salty and sweet. Each region of Georgia has its own special recipe of preparing it. Yet sweet kada also varies, the difference is in technique and shape. There exists plain round kada, also layer kada which is cut before it is backed and also small kada pies.

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Tkhlapi is a traditional Georgian puréed fruit roll-up leather. It is spread thinly onto a sheet and sun-dried on a clothesline. It can be sour or sweet. Sweet Tklapi is made of apricots or peaches. It can also be prepared by the juice that is used in making Churchkhela.

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Khachapuri – Georgian Cheese Brad

Different regions in Georgia have different variations of khachapuri. For the most part, the dough and the cheese mixture stay the same among the variations, it is just the shape and way it is eaten that change.

  • Imereti, the region in west-central Georgia, makes probably the best known khachapuri: Imeretian khachapuri. This version is like a double-crusted pizza, or a circular calzone, with the cheese stuffed inside. It is cut into wedges, like a pie, and meant to be eaten with a group.
  • Samegrelo, the region on the west coast of Georgia, kicks Imeretian khachapuri up a notch by putting more cheese on top. This version is called Megruli khachapuri.
  • Ajara, the region in the south west corner of Georgia, serves a version of khachapuri in which the dough is shaped into a boat that is then filled with the cheese mixture. This bread is topped with a raw egg and a pat of butter before serving.

While these three versions are the most well-known, many other regions have their own variations, changing up the shape or adding ingredients like polenta, potatoes, or hard boiled eggs.

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Ajaruli Khachapuri – Symbol of sun and the sea

Ajarian khachapuri has a unique shape and amazing taste. While other varieties of khachapuri can be paired with breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Ajarian khachapuri should be eaten alone for either breakfast or dinner. There are several versions of Ajarian khachapuri. The Laz, a people who lived near the seacoast, contributed to Ajarian-khhacapuri by giving the dish its signature boat-like shape. Additionally, the Laz also added an egg in the middle of the dish, which is symbolic of the sun. Ajarian khachapuri is not only delicious, it is also beautiful and symbolic of both sun and the sea.

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Imeruli Khachapuri

This cheese-filled Georgian flatbread has its roots in the west-central region of Imereti, but by now it is a popular part of the elaborate feasts, known as supras, held across the country. Georgians typically make this savory pastry with a mixture of imeruli and sulguni cheese.

Megrelian Khachapuri

Samegrelo, the region on the west coast of Georgia, kicks Imeretian khachapuri up a notch by putting more cheese on top. This version is called Megruli khachapuri.