Photo Source: Zala Restaurant Fb Page
Word ‘Zala’ in Georgian refers to a ‘living room’ where guests are welcomed and seated in any Georgian family. Therefore, the restaurant has a homey environment and every item here is handmade, including customized plates and dishes. The interior features bare brick walls and stencils, painted by Maia Submadze, a local visual artist, which the team of Zala printed them and turned into wallpaper. The meals here are Georgian with a modern twist. For instance, you’ll find Khinkali soup called Khinkluchebi, a diminutive form of small Khinkali; chvishtari, a cornmeal bread, with blue cheese sauce dip, avocado salad with citrus sauce, caramelized goat cheese salad with fried grapes, Shkmeruli, a pullet fried in Adjika, local thick chili sauce, cooked in milk and garlic, burger with Saperavi sauce, and much more! And to top it off, their desserts are also very unique and interesting, especially, Saperavi dessert with nuts and dried fruits.
The menu might seem small, but all of the meals sound and taste delicious, so you might feel overwhelmed with what to order. However, despite your choice, you won’t be disappointed as the staff and chef take their job very seriously, delivering finger-licking delicious food to your table.