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Join a Local for a Market Tour, Cooking Class and Meal in her Tbilisi Home

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    What to Expect
    Teo and her family live in a traditional Georgian two-storey brick home. The home was built in 1961 and exudes warmth and love. It is modestly furnished in a traditional style - filled with books, antiques, maps, and artwork created by the family. 

    Teo is a medical university student and the oldest of six children. She learned to cook from her mother Tinatin and still uses her grandmother’s recipes. Outside of studying and cooking, Teo teaches skiing, works at a spa and wellness center, and sells her famous wraps and crepes at the Tbilisi flea market. Her activities allow her to meet new people and enable her to constantly learn new things.Teo has a big family - she lives with parents and six siblings. You can usually find her in the kitchen preparing a big meal for them.

    Join Teo and her mother Tinatin in their modest, family home to experience Georgian cuisine - a melting pot of a variety of flavors and new ingredients that you may never have tasted before. You may even get to meet her siblings but if not you will still see their artistic scribbles on the walls! 

    Please note: If you would like to walk to the market (it will take about 30 minutes) instead of driving there, Teo will be happy to guide you through the many interesting lanes en route to the market. On days that Teo is not available, her mother Tinatin will host you.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meet your host at her home
    • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Teona
    • Private cooking class
    • Homecooked meal
    • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
    • Non-alcoholic beverages
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Menu may vary depending on the season
    • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
    • Private, personalized experience
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We spent a lovely evening learning how a typical Georgian family lives.. Teo, a recent med school grad, welcomed us into her home where we met her mom and several younger brothers and sisters. We accompanied her to her local market where she selected cheese and vegetables/fruit
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    Response from Traveling Spoon R, Guest Relations Manager at Join a Local for a Market Tour, Cooking Class and Meal in her Tbilisi Home
    Responded 3 days ago
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
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    Tina, (Teo's mom) was very welcoming and showed me around the different food markets explaining, in detail, what to look for in certain ingredients. At home, Tina, went above and beyond. She encouraged me to cook alongside her. I hope to come back soon.
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    What a fun morning I had with Nino and Lia. First we visited the market and they showed me the special 'spice'lady, 'cheese' lady, 'churchkhela' lady and many more stalls. Then we went home and cooked a nice lunch. Nina and her mother where very nice explaining me about Georgian
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    Nino and her mom were so friendly and lovely 😍😍 They were willing to cater to our vegetarian needs and taught us how to make delicious Georgian vegetarian food 🍲 😋 Nino even became our translator and helped us find my lost mobile phone. She was so kind and helpful. She was
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