Armenia is famous for simple but very tasty dishes.
Having chosen our gastronomic tour to Armenia, you will learn the secrets of traditional Armenian dishes. You can try the dishes typical for different regions of Armenia. Tastings, lunches, and dinners will be held in authentic restaurants and rural houses, where everything is prepared with fresh products.
In addition, we, of course, will get acquainted with the amazing Armenian culture, try gourmet food in Armenia, visit rocky monasteries, medieval fortresses, marvel with the banks of the famous Lake Sevan, see the main Armenian shrines, magnificent mountains, and rivers, friendly streets of the Armenian capital.
Gastronomic tours in Armenia – reveal the best Armenian dishes
What awaits us during the food tours in Armenia? We’ll make an interesting excursion to the brandy factory “Ararat”. It carefully preserves the traditions of cognac production. During the tour, we will learn the secrets of production and try three types of cognac: three, five and ten-year aging.
The culinary master class is waiting for us! We have to learn how to select and pump out honey, cook cheese, or bake baklava. The master class depends on the time of year.
You will never forget excursion to Lake Sevan. This is the largest of the lakes of the Caucasus. On its northwestern coast, we will visit Sevanavank Monastery. According to the chronicles, the first church on Lake Sevan, Surb Harutyun (Church of the Resurrection), was built by Gregory the Illuminator on the site of a pagan temple on the island. It was destroyed by the 995 earthquake. In the IX century, the monk Mashtots Egivardetsi (hereinafter – the Catholicos Mashtots I Egivardetsi) founded a full-fledged monastery with churches of St. Apostles and St. Virgin Mary. We’ll also have lunch at a seafront restaurant by Lake Sevan. Here we we’ll try dishes of ishkhan (trout), whitefish and Sevan crab.
During our food tours in Armenia, we’ll make a visit to Vernissage and Tashir markets. The Vernissage flea market is a favorite place for city guests. Here you can find carved chess and backgammon, handmade jewelry, ceramics, traditional musical instruments, carpets, and paintings. At the Tashir market, all the most delicious food in Armenia is sold: vegetables, fruits, meat, here is the widest selection of best food in Armenia: nuts, dried fruits, and traditional sweets.