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Named after Barbare Jorjadze, a Georgian princess, chef, writer and women's rights advocate in the 19th century, Barbarestan stays true to the Georgian culinary tradition with amazing recipes and excellent wine. The atmosphere is nice and cosy, the restaurant also has an antique wine cellar.
Georgia has a longstanding culinary tradition, almost as old as the country itself. It is no wonder then that social dining (and drinking) holds a special position in Georgian culture, with traditional feasts (supra) being very important and ritualised. Leading a supra is always a tamada, toastmaster, whose role is to speak and propose toasts, until the feast is ended. Tbilisi offers a lot of restaurants serving local cuisine in accordance with Georgian tradition and it is not uncommon to stumble upon a typical feast with people toasting, singing and dancing.