Although today Armenia is a landlocked country in the north-east of the Armenian Highlands, there is still a good chance you have heard about the Mediterranean Armenian ntradition and culture. The medieval Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia was one of the most important states at the world stage of its time.
It has left a huge gastronomic legacy that generously offers all the shades of the Mediterranean cuisine- from anise-flavored spirits to the vast range of snacks, salads and, of course, the famous Chee Kufta, the tartar of Middle East.
During this tour, you will be guided by our culinary expert to a restaurant operated by a local family from Syria and Lebanon, the decedents of the Cilician Armenians and who have enriched the Cilician culinary traditions for more than 1000 years.

We will meet you at an agreed time and drive you to the restaurant
Our food guide will greet you at the restaurant
Traditional Cilician foods and drinks

The tour is available every day

Selection of Mediterranean Kebabs – Khash-khash, vegetable, beef and beef liver kebab
Mediterranean Tolma – grape leave and rice Tolma cooked with olive oil and spices
Chicken barbecue
Chee Kufta – tartar beef, prepared in a special sauce
Ras Nana – beef cooked in mint and garlic and lemon sauce

Eaach – traditional Armenian bulgur salad
Ahorjak – traditional Armenian beetroot salad
Kamats matsun – dairy salad with herbs
Muhammara – paprika and pomegranate dip
Moutabal – eggplant salad
Fattoush – tomato and cucumber salad, made in the traditional Mediterranean way with olives and breadcrumbs
Toshka – beef and cheese snack
Cheese and meat pastry rolls
Sujukh rolls – a pastry made with beef delicacy

Armenian wine OR Aniisse oghi (eau-de-vie)
Still and Sparkling water
Coffee or tea