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Host: Katy and Acho

Tbilisi, Georgia

USD
$64-$108 per person

Explore Georgia’s culinary heritage with cookbook authors in Tbilisi

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Katy and Acho

Georgian gastronomy bloggers and cookbook authors Katy and Acho live in a traditional Tbilisi house that was constructed in the 18th-century. By day, Katy is an economist and Acho is a lawyer, but at night and on weekends they relax by spending time in the kitchen, exploring the diverse flavors and techniques of traditional Georgian cooking. They have taught Georgian cooking to foreign friends, regularly post cooking videos on their YouTube channel called "Katy & Acho Cooking", and are now working on a project with the Ministry of Culture to promote Georgian gastronomy. They travel the country talking to home-cooks and gathering old recipes, which will all be published in a forthcoming cookbook, "Georgian Heritage of Taste".

Katy and Acho are outgoing and friendly, and are enthusiastic culinary and cultural ambassadors. They say, “We have an absolutely outstanding and amazing cuisine in the world! Our culinary culture is full of different tastes and we have one of the oldest, different, interesting and massively enjoyable cuisines on the planet! We are always happy to host people from all around the world, in our little, sweet home!”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-3 guests) Georgian cuisine reflects the country’s geographical position, with tastes and influences from its neighbors and distinct regions within the country. Katy and Acho will introduce you to a variety of Georgian dishes that include different meats and fresh breads cooked in a clay oven, robustly flavored with herbs, nuts and fruits like tarragon, coriander, sour plums and walnuts.

Your menu might include khachapuri (dough stuffed with Georgian cheese), khinkali (meat dumplings with Georgian spices), shkmeruli (chicken in garlic sauce), eggplants in walnut sauce, tkemali (local sour plum sauce) and a variety of Georgian salads. For dessert, they might serve the traditional churchkhela made from walnuts or hazelnuts, covered in candied grape juice, along with homemade lemonade, tea or coffee.

Cooking experience: (1-3 guests) Learn to make an authentic Georgian meal with your own two hands, alongside Katy and Acho in their kitchen. You can expect to cook together for about 1-2 hours, before sitting down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare at their dining table. Discover tips and techniques involved in creating authentic homemade Georgian food.

Notes: Pick-up and drop-off from the Marjanishvili Square Metro station is included in the cost of this experience. Katy and Acho can offer vegan and vegetarian dishes so be sure to let them know if you have any special dietary restrictions.

Languages spoken: English, Russian, Italian

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Khachapuri (cheese-filled dough)
  • Shkmeruli (chicken in garlic sauce)
  • Tomato and pickled cabbage salads
  • Khinkali (meat or cheese dumplings)
  • Eggplant in walnut sauce
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

If you are looking for a warm welcome, awesome food, and an amazing evening in a comfortable environment, Katy & Acho have got you covered! I had an amazing evening, with lots of laughs, and the food was delicious! I never felt uncomfortable once, Katy & Acho really take care of their guests. Their passion for food and cooking is truly inspiring, so inspiring in fact, that I helped them with making the khinkali! It was a great experience, and will come back whenever I get the chance!

Pepijn, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

5.0 (6)
We had an amazing time with Katy and Acho! It was lovely to be invited into to their home and we cooked delicious Georgian food. Cannot wait to make those recipes at home! I strongly recommend!
- Journey23822537515 October 30, 2018
I will be brief.I like Katy & Acho Zambakhidze.They are very open.If you came to there`s house and kitchen i will feel like in your own house.We talk to much laughed too much and still had time to cook!Everythig was perfect,such tasty!!!such yummy!!!such georgian!!!Thank to this sweet couple!and good luck!
- Aleksandra April 28, 2018
Katy and Acho were amazing hosts! They made us feel so welcome in their home and kitchen right away. Their class was the highlight of our trip to Georgia - we cannot wait to use the knowledge and recipes in our home in Washington, DC. It was great chatting with them over dinner about traveling, favorite foods, and their beautiful country - we cannot thank you enough for the wonderful experience!
- January 21, 2018
I had a fantastic time buying the ingredients and then being welcomed into Katy and Acho's home to make some of my favourite Georgian foods. Amazing hosts and great food. I have made more since!
- bmdyson December 29, 2017
A very perfect experience with so lovely hosts. Big big thank you
- Sebastian & Sema October 28, 2017
At first I was a little unsure about visiting a strangers home in a new city, however Katy & Acho were the perfect hosts. They were so welcoming & happy to provide transport as well. They even invited my family to come and eat what we cooked. Not only did I learn how to cook Georgian food, but I also learnt so much of their culture and way of life. I would happily recommend to all my friends now!
- October 25, 2017
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Katy and Acho

$64-$108 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$70 $64 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$108 $100 Not offered
Alcohol
$7 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$70 $64 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$108 $100 Not offered
Alcohol
$7 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:30am-2:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm

Meet Katy and Acho

Georgian gastronomy bloggers and cookbook authors Katy and Acho live in a traditional Tbilisi house that was constructed in the 18th-century. By day, Katy is an economist and Acho is a lawyer, but at night and on weekends they relax by spending time in the kitchen, exploring the diverse flavors and techniques of traditional Georgian cooking. They have taught Georgian cooking to foreign friends, regularly post cooking videos on their YouTube channel called "Katy & Acho Cooking", and are now working on a project with the Ministry of Culture to promote Georgian gastronomy. They travel the country talking to home-cooks and gathering old recipes, which will all be published in a forthcoming cookbook, "Georgian Heritage of Taste".

Katy and Acho are outgoing and friendly, and are enthusiastic culinary and cultural ambassadors. They say, “We have an absolutely outstanding and amazing cuisine in the world! Our culinary culture is full of different tastes and we have one of the oldest, different, interesting and massively enjoyable cuisines on the planet! We are always happy to host people from all around the world, in our little, sweet home!”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-3 guests) Georgian cuisine reflects the country’s geographical position, with tastes and influences from its neighbors and distinct regions within the country. Katy and Acho will introduce you to a variety of Georgian dishes that include different meats and fresh breads cooked in a clay oven, robustly flavored with herbs, nuts and fruits like tarragon, coriander, sour plums and walnuts.

Your menu might include khachapuri (dough stuffed with Georgian cheese), khinkali (meat dumplings with Georgian spices), shkmeruli (chicken in garlic sauce), eggplants in walnut sauce, tkemali (local sour plum sauce) and a variety of Georgian salads. For dessert, they might serve the traditional churchkhela made from walnuts or hazelnuts, covered in candied grape juice, along with homemade lemonade, tea or coffee.

Cooking experience: (1-3 guests) Learn to make an authentic Georgian meal with your own two hands, alongside Katy and Acho in their kitchen. You can expect to cook together for about 1-2 hours, before sitting down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare at their dining table. Discover tips and techniques involved in creating authentic homemade Georgian food.

Notes: Pick-up and drop-off from the Marjanishvili Square Metro station is included in the cost of this experience. Katy and Acho can offer vegan and vegetarian dishes so be sure to let them know if you have any special dietary restrictions.

Languages spoken: English, Russian, Italian

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Khachapuri (cheese-filled dough)
  • Shkmeruli (chicken in garlic sauce)
  • Tomato and pickled cabbage salads
  • Khinkali (meat or cheese dumplings)
  • Eggplant in walnut sauce
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

If you are looking for a warm welcome, awesome food, and an amazing evening in a comfortable environment, Katy & Acho have got you covered! I had an amazing evening, with lots of laughs, and the food was delicious! I never felt uncomfortable once, Katy & Acho really take care of their guests. Their passion for food and cooking is truly inspiring, so inspiring in fact, that I helped them with making the khinkali! It was a great experience, and will come back whenever I get the chance!

Pepijn, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

5.0 (6)
We had an amazing time with Katy and Acho! It was lovely to be invited into to their home and we cooked delicious Georgian food. Cannot wait to make those recipes at home! I strongly recommend!
- Journey23822537515 October 30, 2018
I will be brief.I like Katy & Acho Zambakhidze.They are very open.If you came to there`s house and kitchen i will feel like in your own house.We talk to much laughed too much and still had time to cook!Everythig was perfect,such tasty!!!such yummy!!!such georgian!!!Thank to this sweet couple!and good luck!
- Aleksandra April 28, 2018
Katy and Acho were amazing hosts! They made us feel so welcome in their home and kitchen right away. Their class was the highlight of our trip to Georgia - we cannot wait to use the knowledge and recipes in our home in Washington, DC. It was great chatting with them over dinner about traveling, favorite foods, and their beautiful country - we cannot thank you enough for the wonderful experience!
- January 21, 2018
I had a fantastic time buying the ingredients and then being welcomed into Katy and Acho's home to make some of my favourite Georgian foods. Amazing hosts and great food. I have made more since!
- bmdyson December 29, 2017
A very perfect experience with so lovely hosts. Big big thank you
- Sebastian & Sema October 28, 2017
At first I was a little unsure about visiting a strangers home in a new city, however Katy & Acho were the perfect hosts. They were so welcoming & happy to provide transport as well. They even invited my family to come and eat what we cooked. Not only did I learn how to cook Georgian food, but I also learnt so much of their culture and way of life. I would happily recommend to all my friends now!
- October 25, 2017
Read More
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$70 $64 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$108 $100 Not offered
Alcohol
$7 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$70 $64 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$108 $100 Not offered
Alcohol
$7 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:30am-2:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm
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