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Loved 'Marani' Georgian restaurant in Queens

AdinaA | May 12, 201503:48 AM

The crowd appeared to be authentic emigrants from Georgia, and although I have had few opportunities in life to eat Georgian food, I was persuaded that the food was authentic, too. The "Chakapuli: Lamb braised with tarragon,mint and olives" was deliciously unfamiliar. But most of the main courses offered are grilled meat or fish (with a bean dish offered to vegans). I don't travel all the way to Georgia a to eat grilled meat - or even to Rego Park. We started with an array of appetizers. Next time I go, I think I'll just keep ordering appetizers and fresh Georgian bread until I'm full, or special order the "Xashi: beef feet broth soup" ahead. The "Beets with tkemali: Sliced beets dressed in tkemali sauce" was so good that non beet eaters in our group took seconds. Go with a group and share appetizers. Don't miss the "Kubdari: Imeruli Style meat pie"

Not only are starter plates enormous, main courses are sized for people still making up for childhood hunger in a Soviet Socialist utopia. You can't possibly eat the amount of food they bring you, so I say order whatever sounds good - knowing that the staff will happily pack up the leftovers and you won't have to cook tomorrow.


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