Ignoring the restaurants recommended by a hotel clerk, we just walked around to look for a decent-looking place. A little bit off of the cntral square, we found a couple of Georgian restaurants, which neither my hubby nor I had tried before. So, we decided to give up on the idea of traditional Polish food and go for a Georgian meal :-)
For wine, we ordered Mukuzani, which I just loved so much. It was the first time that I ever tasted Georgian wine, but I have to say it is superb (and cheap, too ^^)! As for the appetizers, these are what we tried.
1) Georgian dumplings called Khinkali. They looked more like Chinese dumplings than the Polish dumplings calle Pierogi which seem to be flatter. They serve you a whole bunch of them on one plate. It was one of my favorites, but it fills you up quite quickly.
2) Some kind of bean paste. It had a very healthy taste, but it was not one of my favorites.
3) Khachapuri with lots of cheese, which was my hubby's favorite.
4) Kharcho, traditional Georgian soup. It is a bouillon-based soup with sun-dried plum purée and grated walnuts. It has meat, rice, and finely chopped vegetables in it. I loved it!
After happily stuffing ourselves with Georgian wine and food, we passed through the central square. It was late, but the square was still full of people enjoying the live band despite the rain. This town might never fall asleep!