This one was new to me.
Supra is a Georgian restaurant, and I knew nothing about Georgian cuisine. (For clarification, “Georgian” here refers to the country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, not the state between South Carolina and Florida. Although I did have peach sorbet for dessert, so there’s that.)
It came highly recommended by a friend who knows restaurants, and it’s one of the 44 Washington restaurants on Michelin’s 2020 Bib Gourmand list for D.C. The Bib Gourmand list certifies that the restaurants it includes deliver a “high-quality dining experience at a reasonable price”, which means, in Michelin terms, that the restaurant must offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less.
Good starter. It was called Eggplant Nigvzit, and consisted of eggplant (duh) stuffed with a blend of walnuts, cilantro, and pomegranate.
This was a knockout. Half of a roasted chicken was cut up and served in an amazing creamy garlic sauce. And the bread that came with it! It’s called shoti bread, and eating it dipped in that garlic sauce was a wonderful meal in itself.
As mentioned, Peach Sorbet.
Supra is located in Shaw, which is one of Washington’s rapidly gentrifying neighbourhoods. Ten years ago, the area was, well, dicey. Today it’s full of renovated houses, upscale condos, and very good restaurants. There are still a few reminders of the bad old days—I saw a small local market with a sign denying admission to anyone “wearing a mask or a hoodie”—but Shaw is a prime example of the DC renaissance that began around the turn of the century.