More casual Georgian restaurant will focus on khinkali and khachapuri
The owners of Supra in Washington, D.C. will open a second Georgian restaurant in the city this fall. Jonathan and Laura Nelms will debut Tabla, a more casual Georgian restaurant than its sister. The new, Park View-Petworth eatery’s menu centers mainly on soup dumplings—khinkali—and khachapuri, a Georgian cheese bread that has become a Supra guest favorite.
Tabla refers in Georgian to an outdoor table used in celebratory feasts. Chef Lonnie Zoeller and Ani Kandelaki, a Georgia native, will oversee culinary operations. The restaurant will offer a condensed wine list.
Expect a relaxed environment in the 75-seat restaurant. Garage doors open up to a patio, giving the space an airy feeling. Guests will want to order plenty of the hand-rolled Georgian soup dumplings with wine to linger and take in the experience.
Tabla’s menu will offer “several varieties” of traditional and reimagined khinkali and khachapuri, said the announcement. In addition, a Georgian-inspired-cocktail menu will feature tasty libations that reflects its heritage. Tabla’s guests can select from local beers, local and Georgian wines from the streamlined wine list and non-alcoholic beverages.
Furthermore, 2Scale Interiors, the designer of Supra, is putting the finishing touches on Tabla and paying close attention to the details and its aesthetic cues.The 2,000 square-foot space will feature artwork that includes pieces by LAMB, a well-known street artist from Tbilsi, Georgia’s capital. Appropriately, his works include a lamb eating khinkali.
Tabla, (Park View) Lamont Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20010
Photo credit: Andrew Prop for Supra
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