February 2015

by Derek Pickup and Nina Bendukidze


On Friday 13th February the BTA held a Georgian Supra in The Kitchen Cafe, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG, in the heart of Bristol.  Please click here to see how the invitation looked.  It was a ticket only event. The Banquet or Supra was attended by over sixty people who feasted on genuine Georgian cuisine.

The Guests of honour were the Councillor Alastair Watson The Lord Mayor of Bristol and Lady Mayoress of Bristol and His Excellency the Georgian Ambassador Professor Revaz Gachechiladze and his wife. The guests were entertained by the superb The Bristol Georgian Choir who recently performed for the Prime Minister of Georgia in the capital city of Tbilisi.  This was an extraordinary evening which showcased the wonderful traditions of Georgian Hospitality and Goodwill.  True Georgian fashion the Tamada or Toast Master proposed a series of traditional toasts which were celebrated with Georgian wines.  Georgia as the earliest producer of wine has an uninterrupted tradition of wine making stretching back over 8,000 years.

The atmosphere of the evening was brilliant. Do you recognise people who were wearing the Georgian national dress? 

If you would like to be introduced to the wines and cuisine of Georgia then you should join us on the 3rd October when we will be having Georgian Wine Tasting at the Mansion House featuring some of the most exciting new wines in the world.  Watch the website for details of tickets.


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