Dec 15th, 2019 – Supra: Georgian Bountiful Feast

If according to Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, every Georgian dish is a poem. Then every Georgian feast must be a polyphony written with food and wine. With this dinner, I want to take you on an exciting culinary journey to one of the most beautiful countries that gave birth to wine and colorful Supra feasts. I'll recreate Georgian most favorite dishes, along with my modern interpretation of their traditional recipes. Together we'll taste the most delicious Adjarian Khachapuri, famous ... Continue Reading

Homemade Soft Cheese (Syr/Tvorog)

A recipe for Tvorog, or Syr how we call it in Ukraine, was one of the most requested ones on my Instagram. The reason is that Tvorog is a crucial ingredient for a countless number of Slavik dishes. Including my favorite Lazy Dumplings, crispy Syrniki, and thin Nalysniki stuffed with this lovely cheese. I've recently learned that an internationally known name for Tvorog is Quark or quarg. The names may vary from country to country, but the basic idea is the same. It's an easy-to-make, fresh ... Continue Reading

Nov 16th, 2019 – Georgian 6-Course Supra Brunch

We're happy to present our first 6-course Georgian brunch pop-up. With this menu, we want to take you on an exciting culinary journey to a faraway Georgia and share some of our favorite dishes such as Imeretian Khachapuri, Georgian Spiced Eggs, and Honey Cake. It will be our morning version of a famous Supra feast. Let's start the weekend together, meet new people, and have a delicious meal together. Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at 11 AM – 1.30 PM Picnic on Third (Map) RESE... Continue Reading

Nov 3rd, 2019 – Ukrainian Rustik Fall Feast

This meal is a quintessence of traditional Ukrainian cuisine. We'll be serving delicious cabbage rolls, lip-smacking crepes, and world-famous Honey cake. Of course, we'll have some salo and vodka to set the right mood. Join us for a beautiful family-style Ukrainian feast, meet new people, and spend an evening tasting some wonderful dishes. Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM Picnic on Third (Map) RESERVE A SEAT Menu $59 per person with one complimentary shot of our homemade ... Continue Reading

Chkmeruli – Georgian Garlic and Walnut Chicken

In my recent trip to Sakartvelo, also known as Georgia, the country not one of the 50 states, I was introduced to so many dishes from different regions; by the end of our travel, my head started to spin from foreign names. It also might be from all the Qvevri wine and chacha generously poured by our hosts, but who counts your drinks in Georgia. Regardless of our drinking schedule, for four days, I did my best to remember the nuances, and soak up all the smells and flavors to later recreate ... Continue Reading

Vegetarian Borscht

Borscht is the ultimate Ukrainian comfort food. It's perfect for every mood and season. Red, purple, green, vegetarian, pork, duck, mushroom, with smoked pears, or kidney beans. The list is endless. You name the ingredient, and there is a high probability we have a special Borscht recipe for it. The magic of Borscht is that it's great in any color and interpretation, and with a dollop sour cream and a piece of garlic Pampushki (Ukrainian savory buns), it's an utter delight. In Ukraine, ... Continue Reading

Ukrainian Kotletki Recipe x FoodSaver

I'm not quite sure about the origin of kotletki, but you can definitely find a slightly different version of it in every Slavic cuisine. Even in various parts of Ukraine, they make them differently, using elaborate combinations of meat, bread, spices, and even grains. Usually, we serve kotletki without any sauce and consider them a lowbrow everyday dish. It's simple, straightforward, and delicious. Kotletki is the dish I grew up eating quite frequently. My mom usually served it with a side ... Continue Reading

The Veggie Feast Shakshouka Recipe

For me, Shakshouka is a truly international dish. As with every brilliant food, it was embraced by different cultures and modified according to their's tastes and culinary traditions. Even though Shakshouka's roots go as deep as Northern Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), most of us know it as a Middle Eastern classic or as Jerusalem favorite egg dish. And for me, that's unique the beauty of cooking. It allows us to spread great ideas without limits or borders, and adopt them for oursel... Continue Reading

Beet Pkhali – Favorite Georgian Appetizer

Pkhali is a traditional Georgian dish which comes in many forms and colors. It's usually made with different vegetable, fresh herbs, garlic, and of course plenty of walnuts. In Georgian they make it with beans, beet leaves, and chard, but two of the most famous variations, which were adopted by other countries, are Beet and Spinach Pkhali. Those saturated vegetable juices add not only distinguished flavors but also attractive bright colors to a dish which otherwise may look like a plain ... Continue Reading

My One and Only Falafel Recipe

Since the weather is getting hotter and hotter every day, I started to crave more simple veggie dishes to include in my diet. I thought about something with Mediterranean vibes like hummus and Greek salad but wanted to add something a bit more substantial to my vegetarian meal. It didn't take me a lot of time to figure out that nothing can be better with hummus than crispy homemade falafel. It's easy to make, delicious, and look so beautiful on a plate! As I mentioned before, falafel is ... Continue Reading