Georgia is an amazing country and there are many reasons for that, but one of the main ones is the fact that one of its most outstanding achievements is its dining culture.
Yes, you heard right. That’s exactly right.
If Italy is famous for its Colosseum, Greece for its democracy and France for its exquisite cuisine, Georgia has elevated the culture of celebrating significant days and simply eating food into something completely new and unexpected.
Celebrating special dates such as birthdays, New Year, weddings and so on is customary all over the world, but only here the celebrations are held with such magnitude and excitement. Georgians not only adore holidays themselves, but also consider it a mortal offense if you refuse to be their guest. Not in vain according to ancient traditions, refusal to come to the wedding could be the cause of a long feud.
If you want to repeat a real Georgian wedding, you will need at least a few elements:
Yes, it is simply impossible to recreate a real Georgian wedding without family and guests. So get ready to send out a huge number of invitations, look for a good toastmaster and take care of a decent meal.
The menu at a Georgian wedding involves two components:
It is so traditional that the Georgian festive table should simply burst from the number of dishes. None of the guests should not go hungry. Therefore, the portions in Georgian cuisine are large, and the dishes are nutritious.
The menu at a Georgian wedding includes:
Cold and hot appetizers:
Georgian cuisine is quite diverse and extensive, but another huge plus is the abundance of purely vegetable dishes. This means that even guests who consciously or for other reasons do not eat meat and fish, will be able to find something tasty for themselves.
For traditional weddings even adopted the order of appearance of certain dishes on the table and not everything that we have listed can be attributed to the classics of the wedding celebration. But today, couples rarely prefer to strictly adhere to the rules, and in most cases choose a mixture of Georgian and other cuisines of the world for the wedding table. Which is quite understandable.
Wedding agency “Shu Wedding” is engaged in organizing weddings for couples from other countries in Georgia and here is what we can recommend you on this issue:
The wedding menu is an important enough element of the celebration, but do not forget that even without dinner and guests, your wedding in Georgia can be unforgettable.