Sochi, which underwent multi-ethnic colonization in the 19th century, may technically be all-Russian now, but its food remains diverse, the CNN writes.
With Armenians accounting for 20% of the city’s population, and close proximity to Georgia, Sochi offers an impressive sampling of cuisine beyond the dill and sour cream of traditional Russian fare.
You’ll find authentic Armenian at kitschy Amshensky, part of the largest private museum of Caucasian artifacts and history. Chefs make wood-fired lavash bread and clay-pot stews.
A Georgian favorite is Ne Goryuy, known for its chakhokhbili – chicken in garlic sauce – and its quiet location off the seashore.