The Caucasia Cafe at 1871 86th Street, Brooklyn offers food of Georgia, is a very nice atmosphere, that mostly caters to Georgian people living here or visiting here, making it a wonderful destination for authentic food or cuisine seekers.
It is located between Marshall's and 19th Ave, closer to the 18th Avenue D Train station, but not to much distant from the 20th Station.
When I visited, I did not know that I was going to eat, and was just looking in, and desired a glance at the menu, but as I stood in the presence of the Georgian owners, cooks and waitstaff, I also was witness to plates of Georgian dumplings (Khachapuri, Khinkali etc.) and meat and other dishes being brought out from the kitchen, and was compelled to take a seat.
The atmosphere of the Caucasia Cafe, is ideal for afternoon, and in the evening, the time I went, the lighting is low, against a very tastefully decorated interior of real hardwoods and brick.
There was a large party in the back of the dining room, a dining room which extends to an area with near a small bar with a few stools.
The party seemed more than pleased with having all that was provided, as I took my seat and the owner, one of them, took time to explain what on the menu represented Georgian cuisine, and what shared similarities with neighboring cuisines, etc.
The service like this, was unexpected, and very educational. I had never dined in a Georgian venue before, and this was quite the introduction.
Georgian bread is baked fresh daily, in the kitchen, and I can testify that it was amazingly delicious. I am not much of a bread eater, and this was delicious.
I choice two items, first the Sasivi, which has no English explanation on the menu. Fortunately it was in the introduction the owner was giving me at my table, and I decided on this dish. I do not take to chicken often, but the sound of its preparation made it all that more interesting.
Georgian cuisine, some, includes walnuts, of some derivation, meaning here, a walnut based thick soupy sauce that the chicken, and some portions of the well cooked chicken liver, and swan in. It was served in a bowl the size of a medium salad bowl, with the incredibly delicious, walnut based sauce almost filled to the middle.
I had ran across the street, as they serve no alcohol as of yet, till the license is registered, as this BYOB is the customer's choice.
The atmosphere gave way to the pleasures of being seated in the confines of its comfort, affording me time to digest to some extent, and order another dish.
This time I was seduced by more dishes coming from the kitchen to more tables in the front, with customers. I was so curious of the meats, and ordered their Kebab, called Beef Lulya. That was 7.99, the Sasivi also 7.99. This was delicious as it was semi-ground or minced tubular constructed meat, that is prepared with spices, and other fresh ingredients before, it takes the structure of a tube to be grilled. Its final appearance is with fresh raw strips of onion, greens of leaf variety such as parsley, and sides of sauces, one delicately spices, and if one prefers, hotter.
The dumplings look quite interesting and very delicious, as they are so different from pelmini, and other variety. Their dough Products, as described by the owner, quite unique and seemed nothing but appetizing.
The owner entrepreneur, has made a living driving a truck in the region, and opened this restaurant just a few months ago. I can see that he has a loyal following of Georgians, and others, even on an off night, customers come in making it as if it was the weekend.
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