Here are a few of our dining- out experiences:
|Congress Hotel dining room|
Would we stay at the Congress Hotel again? Yes, indeed.
2. We ventured out to area establishments but found that some restaurants were geared to locals and others clearly for Western tourists. We’d heard about a place called Dolmama. Some swore by it; others said it was over-rated. Frankly, we loved it. The food was a feast for the eyes and the palette, but it was the piped-in music that spoke to us. Who would have thought that while dining in Yerevan one would be listening to the tunes of Barry White, Smokey Robinson, and the Temptations?
As we left the restaurant, we noticed the Armenian flag on the outside of building flying right next to the American flag. I guess Dolmama knows who their customers are!
Would we dine at Dolmama again? For sure!
3. Another excellent dining experience was at the restaurant, Anteb, chosen by our friend Arman Avedian. This place boasts Western Armenian cuisine, meaning they serve Armenian food we Americans can best relate to. One specialty of the house is a type of lavash that comes out light and puffy – such fun to eat! Their kufteh, lahmajoun – and everything else we ordered greatly satisfied us! A group of diners at another table ordered lule kebab that was almost the entire length of their table – what a sight! They devoured it.
|Anteb's Kufteh and Salad|
|Anteb's puffy Lavash|
|Extra-long lule kebab at Anteb!|
|Lamb BBQ sandwich - Our Village|
|Real Armenian Kitchen|
|Chicken soup, one turkey 'meatball' and one cheese 'cigar' boureg|
If you travel to Armenia, don’t be afraid to try food that may be new to you. Immerse yourself in the culture - completely, and with reckless abandon. You’ll be glad you did!