Georgian food, wine gaining ground in US culinary scene

A former plastic surgeon, Maia Acquaviva left Georgia 3 years ago and went to live in New York, where she opened a Georgian restaurant. ”The country of Georgia, about the size of West Virginia, was at the heart of the Silk Road, a place where Europe meets Asia. Although Georgia has been influenced by a variety of cultures, Georgian cuisine has stood the test of time and is gaining popularity in the US.” – CCTV informs.

“When I decided to open this Oda House, everyone was against me – all my family, all of my friends. They thought it was a bad idea to open a Georgian restaurant because, they said people don’t even know where Georgia is,” Maia says in an interview with CCTV.

However, she beat the odds and her Oda House has become so popular that she decided to open the second one in New Jersey.

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