The national cuisine of Azerbaijan is rich in flavors and aromas. Each dish has its own history and dozens of variations.
If you like to dine with taste as well as are interested in cooking or just want to get to know the country better, be sure to go on this tour! You will visit all the iconic establishments of Baku, visit the real oriental bazaar, appreciate the culinary imagination, and skill of Azerbaijani cooks. You will taste delicious homemade dishes, world famous hot cakes and breathtaking homemade wine - there is no such thing anywhere else!
Who is this tour for?
What awaits you?
The program includes breakfast in the heart of old Baku, a visit to a real oriental bazaar, lunch at a fish restaurant, and dinner on the main square. You are waiting for the best national cafes with a pleasant authentic atmosphere and real Azerbaijani cuisine, multifaceted and rich.
Home-style breakfast in the Old Tow
Before breakfast, you need to whet your appetite, so the tour will begin with a tour of the historical sights of the old city of Icheri Sheher.
You will hear legends intertwined with historical events that once took place at these dusty stonewalls. Admire the mosques and majestic palaces directed in the blue heights, sweep your hand along the walls of medieval baths, and take a picture on the background of the fortress walls and caravanserais. The ancient walls remember the old days, but are still strong and majestic. It is not surprising that some buildings are still in use - for example, in one of the old caravanserais there is a wonderful national cafe. In it you stop to have breakfast
While you are tasting uncomplicated mouth-watering dishes, the guide will tell you what dishes were preferred by Azerbaijanis in ancient times and how their diet has changed now.
Walk in the eastern bazaar and tasting sweets
After a hearty and tasty breakfast in the Old City, you will go to the largest bazaar in Baku. For a real Azerbaijani, going to the bazaar is an important and responsible action, which takes quite a lot of time. No wonder: you need not only to buy products, but also to bargain thoroughly, discuss all city news and see friends. However, you will understand why it takes so much time to go around the bazaar - smiling sellers greet each buyer as a native, offer to try, touch and try on everything. Even if you were not originally going to buy anything, you are unlikely to leave without shopping. Yes, and how to resist when you are offered absolutely free honey at every step (“my grandfather drove yesterday!”), They place jars of herbs and spices on the counter and give a slice of a scarlet of watermelon flowing out of juice directly into the hand. The Oriental Bazaar is a spectacular sight, it delights all senses at once. These are mountains of blood-red pomegranates, emerald green watermelons, fragrant stacks of melons, the collapse of vegetables on picturesque counters, and rows of pot-bellied jars of jam of all kinds. At last, the Baku sweets! Their names sound like a wonderful song: honey baklava, nut halva, girmabadam, peshvenk...
Gifts of the Caspian Sea for lunch
After a walk around the bazaar, a trip to the vicinity of Baku awaits you. It is here that for hundreds of years hardworking farmers have been cultivating the very cucumbers, tomatoes, figs and grapes that then go to the shelves.
You will see the most interesting local attractions. There is a real Zoroastrian temple Ateshgah and a burning mountain Yanardag among them. Do you know that some of Baku people still honor pagan traditions? You will learn about why and how this happens during a walk.
You only teased your appetite in the bazaar, so it is time to have lunch! Lunch will be held in one fishing village of fish dishes, which are highly appreciated by all gourmets of Baku.
Dinner: lamb and real Azerbaijani pilaf
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