The FINANCIAL — If you like curry, especially Indian or Thai, then you should put down everything, call your friends, put on your coat, and rush to La Brasserie Freedom Restaurant and Bar at the Courtyard by Marriott Tbilisi to try out their delicious new menu.
This special curry menu will be available till the beginning of December.
“The addition of curry as a monthly special menu was initiated by our customers who provided us with the idea. Plus we knew that Georgians would love spicy Indian food,” Dietmar Platz, Food &Beverage Director, told The FINANCIAL.
“In December we’ll have Mexican food as our monthly special menu.”
“I have been working here for a year and a half and I really enjoy working for the Marriott and with the whole team,” said Francois Jolivet, Senior Sous Chef.
At 18 years old, Jolivet went to work in the UK for 3 months. As he started working in a small hotel kitchen in Salisbury, near Stonehenge, he enjoyed it so much that stayed almost 3 years and decided to start a career as a chef.
Jolivet met his wife there, she is Georgian, and works in the hotel business as well. He moved to a much bigger property near Coventry, a 4 hotel, The Brandon Hall Hotel and Spa where he was the Chef de Partie for 2 years and where he won a rosette star for the restaurant.
It was a property of 150 bedrooms, 2 big restaurants and 10 conference rooms with the capacity for 500 guests.
Jolivet started working in Embassy of France in Georgia where he stayed only 2 months before coming to the Courtyard by Marriott Tbilisi, first as a Chef de Partie for about 2 months, then Sous Chef for a year and now Senior Sous Chef.
The Senior Sous Chef Francois Jolivet will offer 3 Thai and 3 Indian curry dishes. There’s a lamb Curry Soup with lemon slice, tomatoes and onion.
Lamb Curry Soup costs GEL 9.
Then you have the Chicken Green Thai Curry with coconut sauce and prawn crackers.
If you taste this dish you will experience the creamy taste of real coconut sauce. Chicken Green Thai costs GEL 18.
If you like spicy food, then don’t miss the Fish Thai Curry. In Jolivet’s words, it’s not as spicy as hell, but it’s on the road to there.
The Fish Thai Curry is served with prawn crackers and costs GEL 22.
If you like tomatoes then you should taste the Beef Korma with tomato chutney. It will cost you GEL 20.
The Indian Lamb Curry comes next. According to the chef, when one Indian staying at the Courtyard Marriot tasted this dish he admitted he had never tasted an Indian curry as close to what he would taste at home, in India, as this one.
So don’t miss this Indian Lamb Curry. It’ll cost you GEL 22.
And finally a dish for vegetarians, the Vegetarian Masala Curry. It’ll cost you GEL 16.
The prices mentioned above are excluding VAT (value added tax) 18%.
All these dishes will be accompanied by a sweet or salty lassi mixture of yogurt and basmati rice.
Along with these dishes you can drink Georgian dry white wines: Teliani Valley, Telavi Marani and Tbilvino.
After tasting all of these curries, I’m sure that the majority of you will be thoroughly satisfied.
La Brasserie Freedom Restaurant is waiting for you to taste the real curry menu specially prepared by Senior Sous Chef, Francois Jolivet.
Written By Levan Lomtadze