The Chef's Cellar
Here we shine a spotlight on the maestros of the kitchen, the culinary artists behind the best local restaurants in Georgia, as they unveil their culinary secrets and masterful pairings. Discover how these visionary chefs artfully harmonize our wines with their signature dishes, transforming each bite into a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. Prepare to be delighted by the extraordinary creativity that emerges when the art of cooking meets the world of wine.
Erik Sarkisyan
Keto & Kote
Zandukeli Dead End, 3, Tbilisi 0179
1 PM — 2 AM
+995 555 53 01 26
Erik Sarkisyan stands as a remarkable figure in the local culinary realm. A graduate of the Culinary Academy CFA du Jura in Bourg-en-Bresse, France, he clinched the prestigious Bocuse d’Or Georgia title in 2019. Regularly gracing the global culinary stage, Erik actively participates in various international competitions, showcasing his culinary prowess and advocating for the vibrant and diverse flavors of Georgian culinary culture. Moreover, he co-authored the 2021 book, Ethno-Tabla, dedicated to raising awareness about the traditions, customs, and cuisine across different regions of the country. This compilation includes recipes of ethnic minorities residing in Georgia.

Keto&Kote presents a contemporary reinterpretation of Georgian cuisine, crafted with the highest quality ingredients sourced from local producers. It offers a range of healthy, vegetarian-friendly, and vegan options. The restaurant's setting in the central part of Tbilisi adds to its appeal.

Food of Choice
ES: When pairing food and wine, it is crucial to preserve the characteristic flavors of each product, discover new ones, and ensure a delightful experience. In our latest creation, we feature wood mushrooms prepared in erbo (boiled butter), known for their richness in fat.

Wine of Match
The tannins and alcohol content of Qvevris Kisi, a traditional Georgian wine, help balance out the richness of the mushrooms, creating a delightful culinary experience, resulting in a dish that is both light and intriguing. This pairing not only enhances the varietal aromas of Kisi but also creates a harmonious and perfect union on the palate.
You’ve perhaps never heard of Kisi, but you might just find it making your list of new favourite grape varieties...
— Erik Sarkisyan