This inconspicuous restaurant located opposite Holiday Inn Tbilisi across Pekini Street is a gem to be discovered. While most of the well-known restaurants in Tbilisi serve traditional Georgian food in generous portions, the chef of Lagaza Wine Bar presents his creations in smaller portions with a modern touch. There is also a certain sense of design in the chef’s food presentation that is pleasing to the eye.
A main course that is worth special mention is Lagaza’s signature eight-hour slow cooked pork belly served in a bed of Rachuli kidney beans. The pork belly was not overly fatty, the caramelized pork skin was crispy and the meat was so tender, it was heavenly. If you find the seasoning a tad too sweet for your liking, the Rachuli kidney beans would serve to balance the taste. Other traditional dishes like the Georgian cucumber-tomato salad and beetroot/pumpkin pkhali, were also given a modern make-over and tasted refreshing.
About the seating capacity of this restaurant, well… (Psst...dear MICE managers and delegates, don’t tell your boss, if you have time to sneak out from your busy conference or exhibition schedule, do make your way to Lagaza Wine Bar for a delightful, satisfying private meal… but this is not really a MICE venue).
(MICEreview paid in full for the meal in this review)
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