The Bay Area’s first Georgian restaurant opened a little over two months ago. I checked it out for lunch since I was in Palo Alto for a meeting. Note the qvevri in the photos.
Lobio ($10) was very good. Larger serving than the crappy photo might suggest. Definitely had those Georgian spice flavors.
Khachapuri imeruli (basic plain cheese, $12) was also very good. The top was surprisingly crisp.
Assorted pkhali ($10). The beet was pretty good but I think Punchdown’s might be better. Spinach and eggplant were OK but I’ve had better in San Diego and at Punchdown’s popups.
Beet salad ($14) was tasty if not very Georgian. Could have used more beets and beans.
That would have been plenty of food for two, I took half of it home. Looking forward to going back for dinner to try some of the meat dishes with wine. I might go back tonight if it were in Oakland instead of Palo Alto.