Fri, Aug 19|
Hello and welcome to our weekly Keipi! Bring your friends and family and join other sojourners for a night of themed toasts, delicious wine, and the joy of a flavorful feast Georgian style.
Time & Location
Aug 19, 2022, 6:00 PM EDT
Keipi Restaurant, 1320 Hampton Ave, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
About the event
Your keipi dinner will be a grand night full of toasting, stories, laughter, memories, and victories (Gagimarjos!). The keipi (sometimes called a supra) is the place where heaven is united with earth, where all the potential of the unseen above is united with the present beauty of the material below.
Get ready for a table overflowing with salads, khachapuri (cheese bread), mstvadi (meat kebabs), and other Georgian specialties. (There may even be some Georgian brandy and a sudden song or two.) The wine will be plentiful, and the joy will be as full as your glass.
You will join a group of sojourners at a long table. As the evening begins, we will quickly fill the table with a growing variety of food. If the dishes begin to crowd together and you lose sight of the tablecloth, we've done our job correctly.
As for wine, we look forward to introducing you to your melikepe. The melikepe has a simple role--to keep everyone's glasses full (wine or otherwise) and make sure the table never runs out of wine. The wine is the shared bond at the table (in the Georgian tradition, the common blood of mankind).
The wine provided for the evening will all be Georgian, displaying the full range of their craft--whites, ambers, and reds. These will include:
- Guardians Rkatsiteli / White / A crisp and pleasantly aromatic white wine. Gentle acidity with notes of tropical fruits.
- Dila-O Rkatsiteli-Mtsvane / Amber / A bouquet of melon and cantaloupe aromas thanks to the Mtsvane, good acidity thanks to Rkatsiteli and lighter softer tannin on the finish due to less time on the skins.
- Dila-O Saperavi / Red / A lovely dark color, aromas of violets and plum followed by dark brambly fruits, a touch of black pepper and earthiness on the palette. A young fresh Georgian qvevri red with finesse.
At the end of the night, we will add baklava to the ample amount of food already present. No one should be leaving the table with an empty stomach (unless by choice!).
While the food and wine are flowing, the Tamada will lead you and everyone at the table through a series of toasts to universal themes that we all can relate to. At the beginning you may be nervous, but don’t worry! When you are moved to expand on the theme offered by the Tamada, your words will be welcome. If you’ve come simply to feel a connection to those around you though, your silence will be understood. Fellowship and communion are the essence of the table, and we accommodate all those who take a seat. We will discuss heavy things lightly with love in our hearts.
So relax, come ready for a feast, and be calm in the knowledge that your presence alone already means the world to us.
If you would like to book a private Keipi for your group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate.
A Seat at the Table
+$2.00 service fee
What a seat at the table gets you: - A night of toast (possibly 16 of them!) on the themes of life. - A broad range of wine and food from the Georgian Republic - Priceless memories and a cathartic experience that will reignite the common bonds of humanity between us all.
+$2.00 service fee