Tabla added new dishes to the menu in advance of Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week. The Georgian restaurant in Petworth introduced a new Beef Chashushuli Ajaruli, Breakfast Ajaruli, Squash Satsivi, and Achma. Some of these selections will appear as options on Tabla’s Restaurant Week menu.
The Beef Chashushuli Ajaruli was inspired by a traditional Georgian dish called Chashushuli, which is beef in a rich and flavorful tomato sauce. In this playful take, Tabla places the beef stew on the ajaruli (cheese bread), which is then topped with pickled tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, and cheese. The approach to the dish combines traditional elements with modern, fun creativity.
A new Breakfast Ajaruli starts with an ajaruli khachapuri and adds roasted root vegetables and cheese topped with a fried egg, which is a play on the egg that normally would not be mixed in with the cheese. And the recently-introduced Squash Satsivi features roasted butternut squash, walnut crumble, onion, fresh herbs, and pomegranate seeds, finished off lightly with walnut sauce and ajika-spiced sunflower oil.
There’s also the Achma, known by many as Georgian lasagna. This traditional preparation includes khachapuri-dough noodles, cheese and butter; Tabla adds its own touch by mixing in caramelized onions.
Tabla, 3227 Georgia Ave Northwest, Washington, DC 20010
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