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Georgian Embassy s Employee in Israel Claims 1st Place at Kalmi Piano Competition

Tbilisi to Host Ballet Festival on June 23-July 1
The Ballet Festival, which was established last year, will open in Tbilisi on June 23 and close on July 1 at the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater. Within the program of the Festival, spectators will be able to see the performances of distinguished ballet stars and prominent ballet companies. The Festival will be opened on June 23 with a program consisting of a world premiere of the resident choreographer Medhi Walerski  Orawa, and another ballet of his  Petite Cérémonie. Rossini Overtures and Formami of Mario Astolfi and his Spellbound Contemporary Ballet will become a welcomed addition to Medhi s creations. This will be the first visit of Spellbound Contemporary Ballet to Georgia. American superstar Marcelo Gomes will also take part in the festival and together with Artistic Director of the Festival, Nina Ananiashvili, he will perform in Romeo and Juliet on June 26. The Nederlands Dans Theater 2, are back in the festival, their first time being in 2017. They will present Sad Case and Subtle Dust of Sol León  Paul Lightfoot, WirsagenunsDunkles and Midnight Raga of Marco Goecke, and Short Cut of Hans van Manen on June 28-29. The festival will be closed by The Sleeping Beauty with the participation of Nutsa Chekurashvili, Nino Samadashvili, Ekaterine Surmava, Ruika Yokoyama, Amandine Etoiles Albisson and Jérémy-Loup Quer from the Paris Opera Ballet and Marcelo Gomes. The conductor of the performances will be Alevtina Ioffe (Russia).   The Festival is held with support of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and project =Check in Georgia=.   Sponsors and supporters: Ministry of Culture and Sports, Tbilisi City Hall, Embassies of Italy and the Netherlands, Italy Authors and Publishers Society (SIAE), Italian Cultural Heritage Ministry (MiBACT), Georgian Ballet Friends Society, TBC Bank, Hotel IOTA, Company Wissol, Château Mukhrani, TV Company Imedi, Radio Imedi, Radio Fortuna, TV Company ARTAREA, Indigo and City, Kikala Studio, Georgia Today. You can see the festival program here. Tickets are available here.

19th Century Nobility Portraits on Display in Sighnaghi
Eastern Georgia s picturesque town of Sighnaghi is set to host an exhibition of 19th century portraits of the country s noble families, showcasing their legacy and artistic trends of the era. Hosted by the Georgian National Museum at the network s Sighnaghi Museum venue, the show will be centered around over 40 paintings of historical figures of the royal court and nobility, including King Erekle II, Queen Darejan and Tekla Batonishvili, which will form the central point of the exhibits. Organizers revealed some of the exhibits would be displayed publicly for the first time, a part of them following conservation and restoration work carried out by experts. At its emergence, portrait art for royal court personalities in Georgia had commonalities with the European genre of the same type. However, they also feature the distinct manner of their painters and influences generated by Georgia s ties with Imperial Russia and the Western world. This later evolved into a style referred to as the =Tiflis Portrait School,= titled after the old name for the capital city. In works created under this School, smaller-size portraits featured feudal era nobility and the new bourgeoisie, with the style of works persisting until the 1860s and 1870s. Beside the paintings, the exhibition, to last until September 21, it will also include works in sculpture and miniature genres.

Gov t Finances Anaklia Echo Waves Instead of GEM Fest
This summer the government will allocate funds for Anaklia Echo Waves Festival instead of the Georgian Electronic Music Festival (GEM Fest). The Anaklia Echo Waves Festival will be funded within the Check in Georgia Project and will get 4,160,000 GEL from the state budget. According to the governmental order, the festival Anaklia Echo Waves is to be a very important tourist-cultural event. The festival will be held in Anaklia on August 23-26, 2018. The total cost of the project is 6 million GEL. The remaining 2 million GEL will be provided by the festival organizers. According to the National Tourism Administration, among the festival participant artists will be: Solomun Juan Atkins Dzijan Emin GPO Francesco Tristano Guti live The National Tourism Administration states that negotiations are ongoing with world-renowned live performers and DJs who will make the festival more solid and attractive. In addition to music, the festival includes sports and recreational activities, various artistic and cultural events, and social and educational projects. The festival will be held under the umbrella of EXIT one of the best and most popular festivals in Europe. EXIT has been held in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Romania and Bosnia since 2000. As for the GEM Fest, the month-long electronic music festival was held for the third time in Georgia from July 14 to August 14 in Georgia s Black Sea town of Anaklia in 2017. Despite the large number of world-famous artists and DJs, this year the festival experienced numerous problems, including the death of a 22-year old girl and poisoning of more than 20 others, allegedly due to psychoactive drug -Bio- or Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), which has been seen increasingly throughout Georgia of late. Another problem alleged financial violations during the festival, for which the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia launched an investigation in August. Due to these financial issues, around 300 employees of the festival complained they had not received their salaries. Giorgi Sigua, the founder and the organizer of GEM Fest, denied the allegations of embezzlement. He said he intends to hold the GEM festival in Anaklia, using his own funds, on August 9-12. By Thea Morrison

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Reviews

Сергей: They were in Georgia from November 13 to 21. We drove from west to east. An excellent trip! Excellent wine, now know what to buy, thanks to Goce. Excellent dances and great songs. I bought a CD of Georgian songs, amazing. Thank you Goche for an unforgettable trip. Good luck to you, friends! I want to draw the attention of Russian tourists such a quality of wine and at this price it is only in Georgia.

Михаил: Gocha, we are grateful for the excellent evening and for everything that we saw and learned on this journey thanks to you! THANKS from Mikhail, Lyuba, Natasha and Sergey! This toast is for you!

Олеся: To go on a tour of Georgia with the My Sweet Georgia team is the same as staying with good close friends. Warm, sympathetic, willing to show all the beauty and characteristics of their beloved country. We were told the most interesting facts and stories, deliciously fed with national dishes and cared for our comfort in every possible way. For days we stayed in an atmosphere of sincere friendliness, fun and Georgian hospitality. And even long journeys passed unnoticed - a comfortable bus with treats from the guide and the driver, songs, dances, films, funny stories and incredible beauty scenery outside the window brightened up the time on the road. From the tour, I returned already another ... Part of the Georgian soul and identity will forever remain in my heart, as well as friends, whom I acquired during the trip. With joy I will come back to you again and again, which I recommend to everyone!

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Georgian Embassy s Employee in Israel Claims 1st Place at Kalmi Piano Competition

Tbilisi to Host Ballet Festival on June 23-July 1
The Ballet Festival, which was established last year, will open in Tbilisi on June 23 and close on July 1 at the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater. Within the program of the Festival, spectators will be able to see the performances of distinguished ballet stars and prominent ballet companies. The Festival will be opened on June 23 with a program consisting of a world premiere of the resident choreographer Medhi Walerski  Orawa, and another ballet of his  Petite Cérémonie. Rossini Overtures and Formami of Mario Astolfi and his Spellbound Contemporary Ballet will become a welcomed addition to Medhi s creations. This will be the first visit of Spellbound Contemporary Ballet to Georgia. American superstar Marcelo Gomes will also take part in the festival and together with Artistic Director of the Festival, Nina Ananiashvili, he will perform in Romeo and Juliet on June 26. The Nederlands Dans Theater 2, are back in the festival, their first time being in 2017. They will present Sad Case and Subtle Dust of Sol León  Paul Lightfoot, WirsagenunsDunkles and Midnight Raga of Marco Goecke, and Short Cut of Hans van Manen on June 28-29. The festival will be closed by The Sleeping Beauty with the participation of Nutsa Chekurashvili, Nino Samadashvili, Ekaterine Surmava, Ruika Yokoyama, Amandine Etoiles Albisson and Jérémy-Loup Quer from the Paris Opera Ballet and Marcelo Gomes. The conductor of the performances will be Alevtina Ioffe (Russia).   The Festival is held with support of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and project =Check in Georgia=.   Sponsors and supporters: Ministry of Culture and Sports, Tbilisi City Hall, Embassies of Italy and the Netherlands, Italy Authors and Publishers Society (SIAE), Italian Cultural Heritage Ministry (MiBACT), Georgian Ballet Friends Society, TBC Bank, Hotel IOTA, Company Wissol, Château Mukhrani, TV Company Imedi, Radio Imedi, Radio Fortuna, TV Company ARTAREA, Indigo and City, Kikala Studio, Georgia Today. You can see the festival program here. Tickets are available here.

19th Century Nobility Portraits on Display in Sighnaghi
Eastern Georgia s picturesque town of Sighnaghi is set to host an exhibition of 19th century portraits of the country s noble families, showcasing their legacy and artistic trends of the era. Hosted by the Georgian National Museum at the network s Sighnaghi Museum venue, the show will be centered around over 40 paintings of historical figures of the royal court and nobility, including King Erekle II, Queen Darejan and Tekla Batonishvili, which will form the central point of the exhibits. Organizers revealed some of the exhibits would be displayed publicly for the first time, a part of them following conservation and restoration work carried out by experts. At its emergence, portrait art for royal court personalities in Georgia had commonalities with the European genre of the same type. However, they also feature the distinct manner of their painters and influences generated by Georgia s ties with Imperial Russia and the Western world. This later evolved into a style referred to as the =Tiflis Portrait School,= titled after the old name for the capital city. In works created under this School, smaller-size portraits featured feudal era nobility and the new bourgeoisie, with the style of works persisting until the 1860s and 1870s. Beside the paintings, the exhibition, to last until September 21, it will also include works in sculpture and miniature genres.

Gov t Finances Anaklia Echo Waves Instead of GEM Fest
This summer the government will allocate funds for Anaklia Echo Waves Festival instead of the Georgian Electronic Music Festival (GEM Fest). The Anaklia Echo Waves Festival will be funded within the Check in Georgia Project and will get 4,160,000 GEL from the state budget. According to the governmental order, the festival Anaklia Echo Waves is to be a very important tourist-cultural event. The festival will be held in Anaklia on August 23-26, 2018. The total cost of the project is 6 million GEL. The remaining 2 million GEL will be provided by the festival organizers. According to the National Tourism Administration, among the festival participant artists will be: Solomun Juan Atkins Dzijan Emin GPO Francesco Tristano Guti live The National Tourism Administration states that negotiations are ongoing with world-renowned live performers and DJs who will make the festival more solid and attractive. In addition to music, the festival includes sports and recreational activities, various artistic and cultural events, and social and educational projects. The festival will be held under the umbrella of EXIT one of the best and most popular festivals in Europe. EXIT has been held in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Romania and Bosnia since 2000. As for the GEM Fest, the month-long electronic music festival was held for the third time in Georgia from July 14 to August 14 in Georgia s Black Sea town of Anaklia in 2017. Despite the large number of world-famous artists and DJs, this year the festival experienced numerous problems, including the death of a 22-year old girl and poisoning of more than 20 others, allegedly due to psychoactive drug -Bio- or Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), which has been seen increasingly throughout Georgia of late. Another problem alleged financial violations during the festival, for which the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia launched an investigation in August. Due to these financial issues, around 300 employees of the festival complained they had not received their salaries. Giorgi Sigua, the founder and the organizer of GEM Fest, denied the allegations of embezzlement. He said he intends to hold the GEM festival in Anaklia, using his own funds, on August 9-12. By Thea Morrison

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+995 706 06 01 40
viber
+995 595 01 35 81
skype
Sweet.Georgia.org

Reviews

Сергей: They were in Georgia from November 13 to 21. We drove from west to east. An excellent trip! Excellent wine, now know what to buy, thanks to Goce. Excellent dances and great songs. I bought a CD of Georgian songs, amazing. Thank you Goche for an unforgettable trip. Good luck to you, friends! I want to draw the attention of Russian tourists such a quality of wine and at this price it is only in Georgia.

Михаил: Gocha, we are grateful for the excellent evening and for everything that we saw and learned on this journey thanks to you! THANKS from Mikhail, Lyuba, Natasha and Sergey! This toast is for you!

Олеся: To go on a tour of Georgia with the My Sweet Georgia team is the same as staying with good close friends. Warm, sympathetic, willing to show all the beauty and characteristics of their beloved country. We were told the most interesting facts and stories, deliciously fed with national dishes and cared for our comfort in every possible way. For days we stayed in an atmosphere of sincere friendliness, fun and Georgian hospitality. And even long journeys passed unnoticed - a comfortable bus with treats from the guide and the driver, songs, dances, films, funny stories and incredible beauty scenery outside the window brightened up the time on the road. From the tour, I returned already another ... Part of the Georgian soul and identity will forever remain in my heart, as well as friends, whom I acquired during the trip. With joy I will come back to you again and again, which I recommend to everyone!

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Чанахи со сливами

Чанахи со сливами

ИНСТРУКЦИЯ ПРИГОТОВЛЕНИЯ 1. Мясо заранее (на ночь) замариновать в горчице. 2. В день готовки подготовить все овощи: лук мелко натереть; баклажаны нарезать половинками вдоль, вынуть часть мякоти (положить ее между мясом); зелень (у меня — петрушка, кинза, базилик, тархун, тимьян); чеснок (головка) и грецкие орехи измельчить; картофель (крупный, удлиненный) очистить и нарезать вдоль четвертинками; помидоры нарезать крупными кружками; сливы — пополам, вынуть косточки; 3 головки чеснока очистить от внешней шелухи и оставить целыми. 3. Подготовить большую 5-литровую кастрюлю или казан. 4. На дно положить половину лука, соль, перец. 5. Затем все мясо. 6. На мясо — половину лука, целые головки чеснока, чили. 7. Затем — картофель, соль, перец. 8. На картофель — сливы, баклажаны, фаршированные зеленью, чесноком, орехами, топленым маслом, посолить и поперчить. Затем выложить помидоры, посолить и поперчить. Тыкву и залить томатным соком. 9. Накрыть крышкой и поставить в разогретую на 200 градусов духовку на 3 часа (2 часа — 160 градусов, последний час — без крышки при 200 градусах). СОВЕТ К РЕЦЕПТУ Блюдо необыкновенно вкусное и ароматное, да и производит неизгладимое впечатление на гостей — очень красивое. В принципе, если все правильно организовать и приготовить, то совершенно не трудозатратное — поставил в духовку и забыл на 3 часа. Очень советую — хит стола! Тыковки, несомненно, больше для красоты, но можно их есть со сливочным маслом и крупномолотым черным перцем. Можно добавить слой обычной тыквы. https://eda.ru/recepty/osnovnye-blyuda/chanahi-so-slivami-34682#story
Суп Харчо классический

Суп Харчо классический

Душистый и наваристый суп харчо является настоящей гордостью грузинской кухни. Освоив рецепт его приготовления, вы сможете устроить для своих домашних настоящий грузинский ресторан. Классический суп харчо готовят из говядины. Даже его название переводится как "говяжий суп". Далее, исконный рецепт супа харчо предполагает использование специальной заправки – тклапи, проще говоря - сушенного сливового пюре. Если вы хотите приготовить настоящий суп харчо по-грузински, то вам не обойтись без этой заправки. Однако, если добыть ее вам не удастся, а супа харчо очень хочется, то можно использовать для его приготовления соус ткемали. Если уж и ткемали окажется недоступным, то можно взять сок граната. Что нам понадобится еще? Традиционный суп харчо готовится также из риса, лука, специй, чеснока и хмели-сунели. Наши хозяйки при приготовлении этого блюда зачастую используют томаты, но это уже вопрос личных вкусовых пристрастий. Готовый суп харчо в Грузии принято уже в тарелке посыпать свежей кинзой. Однако, в грузинской кухне, как правило, нет строгих рецептов основных блюд, общих для всей страны. Рецепты жителей Восточной и Западной Грузии могут отличаться между собой, поэтому можно выбирать те рецепты, которые ближе к вашим предпочтениям. При приготовлении супа-харчо важно правильно выбрать мясо и рис. Многие думают, что все блюда грузинской кухни, в том числе суп-харчо, готовятся из баранины. Однако, для этого блюда нужно использовать говядину, или, в крайнем случае, курицу. Лучше отдать предпочтение куску свежей жирной говядины на косточке. Отделив мясо от костей и зачистив его от пленок, режем его поперек волокон на небольшие кусочки. Что касается риса, то он может быть круглым или длиннозернистым, но не пропаренным, и уж никак не дробленым. Способ приготовления: 1. Нарезаем грудинку небольшими кусками, кладем их в кастрюлю. Затем, добавив пару стаканов воды, чтобы она покрывала мясо, варим его на сильном огне около 5 минут. 2. Мелко рубим лук, чеснок, кинзу, смешиваем зелень с томатной пастой, хмели-сунели, растительным маслом и готовим эту смесь примерно 2 минуты также на сильном огне. 3. Добавляем к мясу полученную смесь с ткемали, черносливом, перцем, рисом. Затем, влив в кастрюлю оставшуюся воду и посолив, варим суп около 10 минут на сильном огне. 4. Рубим петрушку и укроп, посыпаем ими суп перед подачей.
Чихиртма из курицы

Чихиртма из курицы

Многие грузинские супы выручают с похмелья, но чихиртма — особая статья. Это очень тонкий суп, он лечит незаметно и как-то интеллигентно. От него оживают даже те несчастные, что не могут пошевелить ни рукой, ни ногой. Ну а теперь приступим к готовке, самого блюда. 1. Режем курицу на куски, режем лук и кладем все в кастрюлю. Тушим на медленном огне без воды. Если курица недостаточно жирная, в кастрюлю можно добавить немного воды, чтобы не подгорело. 2. Когда курица почти готова, заливаем ее водой — 8–10 стаканов или больше, в зависимости от того, сколько супа вы хотите сварить. 3. Солим, кидаем в кастрюлю перевязанный ниткой пучок кинзы с кореньями и варим на медленном огне, периодически снимая пену. Тушеная курица и лук придают супу особенный вкус — он сильно отличается от простого куриного бульона. 4. Через 10 минут вынимаем из бульона курицу и кладем в отдельную посуду. Выкидываем пучок кинзы. Процеживаем бульон и выкидываем лук. 5. Берем яйца, отделяем желтки от белков и перемешиваем их с винным уксусом. Вливаем желтки в чуть остывший бульон, но осторожно, чтобы они не свернулись. Разливаем бульон по мискам и кладем туда куски курицы. Прекрасный утренний суп готов. Желаем приятного аппетита! Время приготовления в среднем составляет 40 минут. Источник : eda.ru

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