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Join Khinkali and Chacha party in Tbilisi

If you know what is Khinkali and Chacha you already know what is Georgian cousin. But if you are not familiar with those names you definitely need to try the two most popular traditional ingredients of Georgian cousin together with Khachapuri (Georgian Pizza) while you are in Tbilisi.

Khinkali (Georgian: ხინკალი) is a very popular Georgian dumpling made of twisted knobs of dough, stuffed with meat and spices. It is considered to be one of the national dishes of Georgia.

If you ask people what “chacha” means, most of them will answer that it’s a Cuban dance. But let us introduce you to a different meaning of this word, one that defines a traditional Georgian drink.

Georgians often claim the drink has medicinal properties too, so they suggest it for a number of ailments. But then again, who knows? It could be just an excuse to have a glass of strong brandy. After all, it’s awesome!

Duration

2 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Dinner
    • Local guide
    • Private tour
    • Alcohol drink - Chacha
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • The meeting point is at the statue of “big bicycle” on Rose Revolution Square in front of Hotel Radisson Blue Iveria. Your tour guide will meet you there at 6 PM. Since all participants reach meeting point, we will move one of the most popular restaurants in Tbilisi for having wonderful evening with Khinkali, Khachapuri and Chacha.

    Different regions of Georgia make khinkali with different fillings. The most popular filling is a pork/beef mix. In the mountains, khinkali is often made with a lamb filling. Fillings can also include Imeretian cheese mixed with cottage cheese; mushrooms; and mashed potato. City versions include kalakuri khinkali (with thinly chopped parsley) and khevsuruli khinkali (without parsley).

    There is an art to eating Khinkali. The doughy top, where the pleats all meet, is never eaten, but used as a handle for holding the hot dumplings and is left on the plate to show how many have been eaten. In Georgia, this top is called the “kudi” (Georgian hat) or “kuchi” (Georgian belly button).

    Chacha (Georgian: ჭაჭა [tʃʼɑtʃʼɑ]) is a Georgian pomace brandy, a clear and strong, which is sometimes called "vine vodka", "grape vodka", or "Georgian vodka/grappa". It is made of grape pomace (grape residue left after making wine). The term chacha is used in Georgia to refer to grape distillate. It may be also produced from unripe or wild grapes. Other common fruits or herbs used are figs, tangerines, oranges, mulberries or tarragon. Back in the days, this drink was homebrewed by local farmers, but today you can also buy chacha made by professional distillers.

    Sample dinner menu:
    • Khinkali
    • Khachapuri (cheese-filled bread)
    • Chacha (Georgian Alcohol Drink)
    • Georgian fruit lemonade 
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    6:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • The meeting point is at the statue of “big bicycle” on Rose Revolution Square in front of Hotel Radisson Blue Iveria at 6 PM
    • Please provide your full mobile number (with country code).
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Join Georgia LLC

Activity ID: V-39027P12

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