Monday, 28 December 2009

Georgia

Little Georgia
87 Goldsmiths Row
020 7739 8154

I went on a date with a girl. She had a thing for khachapuri so we arranged to meet at Little Georgia. I'd come straight from the 2012 Olympics site. She'd come straight from a wedding. I was dressed normally. She was dressed like a Guatemalan peasant. I was sober and needed a drink. She was drunk.

We talked and talked and I asked the waitress to give us a few minutes please and then I weighed up our options while khachapuri girl told me about her travels in Georgia and then I ordered the item at the bottom of the menu called 'Everything' because we were ravenous and it seemed like a sensible idea at the time. We also ordered portions of khachapuri and lobiani (bread stuffed with beans) in case everything turned out not to be enough.

Everything included pkhali (spinach and walnut dip), a garlic and carrot salad, a potato salad, something unpronounceable made with chick peas, and other things that fall under everything's broad remit. Both everything and the two bread dishes were delicious. So tasty, in fact, that when the drunk lady force-fed me at a point in the evening when I couldn't digest another crumb, I smiled and said yum, or made noises to that effect. Or it may have been because we were getting on rather well.

I'm going to Georgia in March. When I return, I'll add some freshly-gleaned food-related information to this simplistic entry.


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4 comments:

AngelaCorrias said...

Lovely blog! Yes, in London you can definitely find any type of food!

Khachapuri Girl said...

Fame, at last!

Matthew said...

I feel the need to revisit Little Georgia and update with better food information. Due to a computer meltdown, there was a three-month gap between going to the restaurant and writing the review, and I kind of forgot everything. Silly me.

Khachapuri Girl said...

We can revisit it any time.

But. I take offense at my dress being described as "peasant". I was dressed in the traditional costume of the community of Todos Santos Cuchumat√°n, which is inhabited by indigenous people. Your choice of the word "peasant" perpetuates the all too pervasive opinion, even in modern-day Guatemala, that people of Mayan origin are no more than peasants and can never rise above such a status. It would be very much appreciated if you changed it to "indigenous Guatemalan".
Gracias, madlobt and thank you.