Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery, Lavash baking master class
Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery, Lavash baking master class
Lavash is one of the most popular gastronomic icons of Armenia, serving as an integral part of the Armenian cuisine. It is a traditional soft, thin flatbread, made in tonir (special ground oven). Although the baking process of lavash requires much of special skills, it is undertaken by women. For centuries lavash has been consumed by all classes of Armenian society, it is valued for the unique taste and the ability to be stored for quite a long period of time without losing its positive qualities.
In 2014 "The preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread lavash as an expression of Armenian culture" was inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
During this master class you will observe and learn the millennia-old techniques of making lavash, and, of course, taste self-baked lavash together with some fresh greens and yummy local cheese. Feeling the smell of lavash once, you will save this impression for the whole life:)
- Professional drivers
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- Extra stops on the route upon request
- Bottled water
- Admission price covers master class & tasting
- Free pick-up & drop-off within Yerevan
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- Significant deviations from the route
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- Alcoholic beverages if lunch option selected
- Audio guides
- Admire the views of Biblical Mount Ararat from Charents arch and get fantastic photos
- Explore the 1st century pagan temple
- Discover the legends of St. Lance used by the roman soldier to sting Jesus Christ's side
- Taste most delicious Armenian traditional bread
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