In Fare Issue 6: Tbilisi, join us as we journey to the Caucasus region and explore the ancient Georgian capital.
Tbilisi is a post-Soviet city, a brusk meeting point for the country’s diverse gastronomic traditions and ancient viticulture. Here in Tbilisi, the distinct regional identities of the country’s vastly diverse geography co-mingle in an environment where leafy courtyards and the charm of well-worn buildings become the backdrop for an energetic and passionate underground arts scene.
In this issue, we explore ancient legends of the Caucasus, and a powerful Queen of singular importance. We munch our way through Georgia's legendary cheese-stuffed bread, bite into Mongol-introduced soup dumplings, and sit down to sprawling canteen lunches. Elsewhere there is wine— and lots of it. We visit the epicentre of Georgia's legendary natural scene, and watch the qvevri-making process, before road-tripping to visit a winemaker at her own vineyard. A real treat for a city with the world’s oldest viticulture tradition!
This issue of Fare is, as ever, in pursuit of the beautiful, the complex, and the unknown; your perfect access point to Tbilisi and the wider Caucasus.