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2021-10-22

Keto and Kote - Prominent Tbilisi Fine Dining

Perched high above the Rustaveli metro station, Keto and Kote is a unique dining destination for its stunning interiors and an intimate garden for dining with views over the Vera district in Tbilisi. mylifestylenews writes.

Vera is small district located below Vake and Saburtalo and kind of looks like a triangle of three large avenues: Kostava Avenue, Rustaveli Avenue and Zandukeli Avenue where the Rustaveli metro station makes the central point. There are lots of hip restaurants, chic bars, luxury and boutique design hotels, lush parks as well as entertainment and activities in this charming neighbourhood and Keto and Kote is strategically located in part of this scene.

Open for five years in a beautifully restored house over 100 years old, Keto and Kote is named after the century old popular classic comic Georgian opera premiered in Tbilisi in 1919. Finding your way to this Georgian old classic Tbilisi style house may well be another treasure hunt. Good detective work is needed to be done especially when you get off at the Rustaveli metro station, walk up the slope on Mikheil Zandukeli street (with a big McDonald on the beginning of south side of Mikheil Zandukeli street as a landmark), down an alleyway side street in a genuine and typical Tbilisi residential, just when you think you have reached to a dead end, the captivating new found paradise Keto and Kote appeals.

Before you actually arrive at the grand vestibule inside, at this point you are blown away by the fabulousness of this grand old house. Passing through the askew pathways in the endearing garden with outdoor terrace seating and a veranda with carved wooden balconies, both command beautiful views of Vera. If you come before sunset and early fall, their outdoor setting is simply winning.

The original “maison” design itself harks back to the country’s Golden Age and purposefully re-designed in a modern cutting edge that truly leverages architecture and old-fashioned elegance. As you enter, the arrival “room” is so spacious, where a big table takes centre stage decorated with tasteful flower arrangements and fresh cakes and tarts tantalizingly spread out – homemade of course, adorned with a old style giant chandelier, elegantly hung above the ceiling across those horizontal hand painted colored beams with a design motif that represents some old style wood carving. Two large paintings of art work brighten up the entire room hung on the light sky blue walls with marbled top console on each side well decorated with gold brass table lamps and a footed fruit bowl adding a sensible touch to this old-world Tbilisi chic at its finest. A couple of pot plants also juxtaposed the red day bed sofa adding a further contemporary cozy ambience and you are enveloped by the stunning interiors immediately.

While you are not prepared for how large the restaurant is, passing through the two arches separated by a mini cellar wine rack takes you into the spacious main dining room which was fully booked even on a school night. Be prepared for another WOW factor by its enchanting interior that continues pleasing your emotions with joy. The dramatic realms of elegance: glass chandeliers, candelabra chandeliers, cut crystal round lightshades, striking hand painted ceiling beams and beautiful scattered objet d’art. The vivid colours of the entire dining room harmonized by its neat table setting readily served for the evening diners on the hardwood floors with doorways decorated with velvety red curtains tidily tied up exits to the roof covered veranda (where we finally were seated in a very relaxed setting) is another intimate nook of haven to admire.

You will simply fall in love with the beguiling mixture of orient- meet-west, old-meet-new modern contemporary design approach. It is quite clear the owner has quite an artistic taste and you may get jealous at what a lovely house has been created and transformed in this aesthetic measure and keeping the old Tbilisi charming exterior. Simply mesmerizing!

Given the expansive layout of this dining establishment, they have three kitchens: pastry is off the main dining room, the main kitchen is off the entrance vestibule and a BBQ kitchen is outside on the other end of the house. Keto and Kote serves modern reinvention of Georgian cuisine with creative techniques combined with newer methods of preparation with finest produce sourced from various local producers to pay homage to the best quality brought to your table to also reduce the carbon footprint. After perusing the menu and realizing that the number of dishes was not that extensive and less than expected, we were surprised for the need of so many kitchens, but then again, maybe they do a lot of private event parties as well. We assumed you know what they do, they do well!


<Assortment of Pkhali>
Pkhali is well liked among Georgians and makes a best starter over a great conversation with an aperitif. This classic Georgian mezze platter is a delish dish with hundreds of variations that comes in cooked vegetable pounded with walnuts, garlic and spices added to elevate the flavours to delight your palate in different ways. Keto and Kote’s rendition is well organized, neatly presented on a big round plate with the flat homemade corn bread taking centre stage accompanied by beetroot, herbs with walnuts, matsoni with mint (Georgian yoghurt), bell pepper, green beans, eggplant and walnut paste. It turns out the corn bread is one of the key highlights to be savoured alongside with some many unique flavours to create a focal point on each. Delicious!


<Cucumber & Tomato Salad>
While tomato is in season, Keto and Kote elevated this simple salad with freshest local produce to another level. The utterly addictive tomato and cucumber are at its freshest and tastiest, the presentation is colorful and superb with the ingredients used and cut to the same size for a gentle mouthful bite well garnished with green parsley and it looks so inviting. This juicy salad also comes with premium homemade walnut paste and smoky Khaketian oil dressing which is uniquely produced. You may also ask for some sulguni cheese and house-baked bread to enjoy with the delicious salad. Don’t miss out!


<Imeretian Khachapuri>
Khachapuri is a true Georgian comfort food at its best! With many different kind of Khachapuri versions available throughout the entire country, this popular traditional all time cheese-filled bread snacker is quite irresistible. The Imeretian Khachapuri sets apart from others in Khachapuri group and comes in a form of round shape flat bread, think pizza, with the sides of the dough folded over the cheese (mainly sulguni and Imeretian cheese are used) and then sealed at the top and baked to light and crusty perfection. Simplicity at its best!


<Mini-Cheese Khinkali>
Keto and Kote’s version of Khinkali comes with pesto and a dash of parmesan on the top and we found it was rather disappointing - not only was it a take on any Italian ravioli in pesto sauce - and missing the essence and the way by enjoying a rather rustic Khinkali itself from its juicy and soupy filling. Overall, it didn’t have those quintessential Khinkali flavours that we have come to enjoy and the sauce was too cloying and dominating. For argument sake, the reinvention of this creation from the culinary team was rather indolent.


<Fried Chicken Tabaka with Tkemali>
Another Georgian national dish with the zest of citrus combined with the juices, onion, dry white wine, paprika, cinnamon and brown sugar for a unique rustic full-flavoured marinade and then grilled to perfection with a crispy skin to savour. The chicken comes with a Georgian plum sauce and the meat was tender, juicy mostly (although the wings were too tough), but we were somehow expecting a more ‘wow’ element and the plum sauce is a jarring element which supposingly the chicken shall excel from its rich combination marinade. If a simple grilled chicken is what you are looking for, then this ticks the box!


As always, we were interested to expand our knowledge of Georgian wines and tried a red and a white. The Danieli Kisi 2019 European style dry white wine was a pleasant wine, easy to drink, with peach and citrus palate, bitter and juicy note but slightly less in aroma and wasn’t as complex as we had expected. The other wine we had was the Solomnishvili 2018 Saperavi red wine, a classic Georgian dry red with a lot of depth in flavour and complexity on the palate. Black cherry chocolate notes with velvety smooth tannis and long smooth dry finish.


While the food in general is not the sum of all its parts, a few dishes were elevated and a joy to linger over but the Khinkali and Chicken were not what we were expecting from the kitchen and as both renown Goergian dishes should have stood out, especially coming from the innovative Keto and Kote culinary team for an intended conceptualized menu, but they didn’t.


The service is efficient and discreet and we could not have asked more of them. Desserts were beckoning, but no room, although they looked sensational we honestly thought we would make a beeline for them after our mains, but maybe next time. Keto and Kote is definitely a must book, as it clearly has a prominent voice has taken destination dining to a new level especially in Tbilisi dining scene and should not be missed on your visit to this enchanting city.


Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 5/5
Food & Beverage: 4.5/5
Service: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 5/5


Zandukeli Dead End, 3,
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: +995 555 530 126

Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated. 

2021-10-20

Baume & Mercier Presents The Riviera Watch Chronograph Versions

Created in 1973, the Riviera watch returns this year to revive the spirit of an inspiring watchmaking era. A Baume & Mercier icon, the Riviera is now unveiled in three chronograph versions, each with a diameter of 43 mm and its own distinctive character. These sporty and elegant watches embody the Brand’s know-how in design, form and watchmaking expertise. They also tell a wonderful story, the story of Baume & Mercier chronographs: the ultimate complication that blends sporty style with chic elegance. Almost fifty years on and the Riviera still conveys the values of joy and carefree living that were synonymous with the free-spirited seventies. This year, the watch is being given a renaissance and has been redesigned following Baume & Mercier’s Swiss know-how and integrating contemporary style codes. The fifth generation of the Riviera is not about a revival but a renewal.

Starting in the 90s, the first Riviera chronographs brought a new edge to the collection and reflected the new codes and trends of each passing year. The story continues this year with three variations of the brand new Riviera chronograph, whose diameter measures 43 mm. These three watches with assertive characters fit perfectly with this tradition. Staying true to the design of the original pieces, the Riviera automatic chronographs echo the legendary watch: a 12-sided bezel, a dial with a unique wave-shaped decoration symbolising the meeting between a mountain and the ocean, and interchangeable straps – using the Fast Strap system developed by the Brand – in steel or rubber. The shape and libertarian spirit of the 1973 model remain, but are represented in a new, contemporary light. Two versions are available, with a polished and satin-brushed steel case. The first is adorned with a blue sun satin-finished dial and a matching blue rubber strap. The second has a black sun satin-finished dial and an integrated steel bracelet. The third design completely black: a black case in microblasted ADLC-steel, a black sun satin-finished dial and a black rubber strap. Robust and reliable, Riviera chronographs carry a tried and tested “Swiss made” automatic movement (Valjoux 7750) with a 48-hour power reserve and runs at 28,800 vph, or 4 Hertz. Each model features a double day-date window at three o’clock, a small second hand at 9 o’clock and two sub-dials for chronograph functions: a minute counter at 12 o’clock and an hour counter at 6 o’clock.

This year. The new chronographs are no exceptions to the rule. The case/bracelet integration has been thoughtfully designed by Baume & Mercier watchmakers to provide the Riviera with beautifully balanced proportions as well as increased comfort for its wearer. The three new chronograph models are therefore fitted with interchangeable straps that have a triple folding buckle and a safety clasp. They also feature the ingenious “Fast Strap” interchangeability system developed by Baume & Mercier, so the flexible or steel bracelet can be changed in just a few seconds.


The new collection was presented at Watches & Wonders 2021 with automatic 42-mm models, while top-of-the-range Baumatic versions in the same size were the standout stars of the collection. The Riviera also makes an appearance on women’s wrists in quartz versions (36 mm) asserting an ever more impactful style in perfect correlation with the rich history of Baume & Mercier. These pieces mark a shift in continuity for Baume & Mercier, leaving an impression on the living legacy of a Brand on the move. They echo the characteristics of their ancestors, but are writing their own chapter in the story. Integrating both its avant-garde seventies design and the sporty classicism of watchmaking today, the Riviera’s comeback in this chronograph version is more than meets the eye. Riviera chronographs embody the values that underscore the Brand’s style, as it continues to express its know-how in design, form and watchmaking expertise.

2021-10-19

MIRROR Boy Group In Calvin Klein AW2021 Collection


Calvin Klein x MIRROR boy group members featuring Anson Lo and Anson Kong in the latest AW2021 collection with iconic items in unique style. It is also the first underwear advertising campaign for them who show the perfect body and express in their way for #mycalvins. Lo and Kong are dressed in Calvin Klein Underwear Modern Cotton and Modern Structure series and also Calvin Klein Jeans ‘90s straight leg jeans. Both are using sustainable sourced-materials.

2021-10-18

Shavi Lomi - The Black Lion Strikes with Authentic Georgian Flavours

Open for 11 years and winning over the dining scene with its distinctive flavours of traditional Georgian dishes made new, Shavi Lomi is for those ‘in the know’.  Totally off the beaten track, this enigmatic hideaway refuge is covertly tucked away in a residential suburb slightly off in Marjanishvili district welcoming the globe-trotting food pundits to explore the modern Tbilisi cuisine at all times. mylifestylenews writes.


Away from old Tbilisi and Tbilisi Old Town, Shavi Lomi seems to sit in a location that is not exactly surrounded by a multitude of restaurants, but then again that is its charm. If you have done your homework well enough to locate this endearing beauty, a short walk away from the hipster Davit Agmashenebeli Avenue restaurant and bar strips or getting off at Marjanishvili metro station (one stop after Rustaveli station), with good navigation snaking through some alley ways, this haven is unmissable by its eye-catching "street" art - on seeing this wonderful folk art painting of a dining scene on what appears to be a garage door, you instantly realize that this has to be the main entrance to the restaurant. Destination arrived!


The exterior underplays what is hidden within, as it looks like a typical house or villa in the suburbs. Once you enter through the arty painted
door, you realize why this is a destination to be sought after and you begin to immerse yourself in this outstanding vibrant homely atmosphere and are readily mesmerized by its picturesque garden courtyard and terrace shaded by a giant plum tree as well as its aesthetically vivid interior designed dining rooms.


Shavi Lomi is literary translated as “Black Lion” in Georgian which is an homage to one of Georgian's self-taught native painters, Niko Pirosmani who posthumously rose to prominence renowned for his art work of animal paintings. Hence, the courtyard is enclosed by old red brick towering high walls with murals of the black lion that can’t be missed. The “Shavi Lomi” also appears almost everywhere in quite a dramatic way artistically, although you may not always spot it, from the lions head above a fireplace, to a painting sprayed on a terrace wall and is not easy to forget and makes a perfect marketing ploy to instantly evoke a memory.


You then enter into an upper level of an open courtyard and are instantly smitten. The team behind the show evidently has quite an artistic aesthetic in taste and plenty of space to create a dining paradise. Inside are rooms to captivate your attention and you are spoiled for choice, with lots of intimate dining sections and tables well spread out.


Choose between the garden-facing main dining room is best to watch the world go by and we were dining on what we thought was a quiet Sunday evening, so initially we had the run of the place in terms of where we would like to sit, but as the evening progressed, it was packed. It is quite apparent this house has a history and there is art and greenery everywhere with the tasteful interior decoration to make you realize you have definitely chosen the right place to have a memorable night out.


The Black Lion began its revolutionary culinary journey since 2011 founded by the creative Culinary Director/Chef Meriko Gubeladze (and managed by a group of friends from the interior design and film industry) who improvised and elevated traditional Georgian cuisine with a modern touch by using different yet interesting correlation of spices and ingredients and staying true to the rustic and traditional Georgian flavours.


While the culture of borscht and cutlet took over during the communist times in Georgia, The Black Lion culinary team
strives to bring back those disappearing traditional dishes especially from their great-great grandparents’ memorable recipes by continuing the Georgian culinary legacy with a delightful twist, yet not to ruin the unforgotten flavours from its heritage.


Explicitly, change is in need. From the static dining culture then to modernize the traditional gastronomy, yet by keeping the waning Georgian heritage and its unique and distinctive gastronomy. Shavi Lomi’s conceptualized menu is original, honest, colourful, uniquely vivid and full of characters. Chef Gubeladze’s inspiration came from Imereti where she grew up and Megrulian cuisine has also influenced her cooking because of its authenticity and unique flavours.
 

We started with a glass of the limited production of 2017 dry amber Ethno Mtsvane – Rkatsiteli white wine. With only 700 bottles being produced with the bonus of being chemical free and no sulfites added. The grapes are hand picked and pressed, fermented and matured in Qvevri and committed to top quality from the vineyard in Kakheti region, with the unique micro-climate of village Manavi providing great soil, sun, love and passion which comes out in this elegant and genuine wine.


<Mushroom Soup with Mint>
Light, minty and delicious! This lightly creamy “soko” – herbed mushroom recipe cooked with ginger, white wine, sautéed with onion, garlic, butter in low heat. Chicken broth was then added and enlightened by lemon juice, thickened by flour perfectly judged to give that well balanced appetizing flavour on the tongue. The big “pot” of soup was generous in portion, filled with plenty of mushrooms and presented on a wooden board accompanied by homemade thinly sliced light and fluffy bread. Delightful!


<Eggplant in Walnut Sauce>
Walnut paste is essential in Georgian cuisine and commonly used as dipping sauce, dressing or a base sauce for many dishes. The eggplant was grilled to a deep smoky flavour, subtly twisted with the whole stem remaining as a garnish well paired with the thick and creamy mutabbal like texture of walnut paste sauce presented on a retro green plate. Rich on the palate and quite satisfying! This signature dish is a must try!


<Chicken with Butter, Milk and Garlic>
Another classic traditional Georgian dish not to be missed! This generous portion of big bird easily serves two and is seriously addictive. The Chkmeruli or Shkmeruli (the name of this famous dish in Georgian) takes a while to prepare and it may take up to 20-30 minutes where both sides of the chicken are fried and then is cooked over low heat in the covered pan with milk and garlic butter sauce. The flavour is rich and the chicken is tender and juicy, with all the ingredients it is an elevated dish with superb flavours.


Such a hearty meal and is best to lap it up with carbs, mainly potatoes or bread is best used to soaked up the gloriously garlicky and devilishly yummy sauce. Shavi Lomi long and crusty homemade bread to finish up this divine dish is second to none and you will not want to leave a single morsel on your plate!

A glass of 2017 Revolution red wine was introduced to pair with our meat dishes. As the bottle suggests, it is the “Revolution in Evolution” made from Saperavi grapes with the auto-generated signature by the winemaker Giorgi Solomnishvli on the minimalistic label. The wine is well structured and expressive. Deep black-red in colour with classy aromas with berries and the living forest floor, deep and concentrated on the palate and well balanced with a fine texture.


<Mixed Green Salad>
Georgians seem to have that knack of creating a destination salad! This green salad comes with minted Tushetian guda cheese – a sheep cheese produced in the remote Tusheti region of Georgia (the raw milk is ripened in a sheepskin sack that is turned inside out so that the wool is in direct contact with the ripening cheese). You surely cannot pass up on this salad. It has an overall savoury/spicy taste with a lemon dressing and the local cheese is a ‘game-changer’ ingredient. Quite an exclusive mountain sheep cheese that you can hardly get elsewhere in Tiblisi but the Black Lion certainly has its way.


<Pork Shaslik>
The pork is served with large potato wedges, beetroot salad, sliced onion rings and pickled flowers presented on an oval plate. This Georgian comfort food dish is packed with flavour, rustic and true to its ingredients used. We loved it!

 
<Carrot Cake>
Is it a Georgian specialty? May be not! But it was a quintessential rendition of one of our favourite cakes. The creamy topping was not overly sweet and the carrot marmalade colorfully garnished on top, there is a hint of spice in the sponge cake mix to delight. Worth a try!
 

As in most restaurants in Georgia entering the tech savvy generation (so are many big cities), QR code menu is unavoidable provided your device has a prominent wi-fi access that would help to speed up your browsing. Pictures do speak a thousand words to help you understand what a dish looks like or tempting you to order from its inviting visual especially when strange names are spelled out on the menu even it is in English yet lost in translation which does happen. Unfortunately, no visuals are on the digital menu and could lead many non-Georgian speaking diners to frustration and annoyance. The service in the evening during our visit was prompt and attentive, somehow lacking of that warm and heartfelt touch, although we were offered suggestions but was in quite a robotic approach.
 

With new innovation injected over time, you’ll never get bored. The ever-changing dining scene in Tbilisi evolves quite rapidly and partly thanks to the great influx of tourism together with some new ideas brought into the country. Despite the out-of-the-way location, their reservations always pile up by a large amount of local diners, expats and tourists alike. Shavi Lomi already created a household name and no doubt is one of those most talked-about and recommended restaurants by the local frequent diners, not only for its terrific courtyard garden dining but also its vivid and artistic interior fit-out and a night out of enjoyable wine and dine.
 

Tried & Tested:
Location: 4/5
Design & Decor: 5/5
Food & Beverage: 4.5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 4.5/5

28, Zurab Kvlividze Street,
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: +995 32 2960 956

 Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated. 

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穿著時尚的大志



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Givenchy2021秋冬男女裝成衣系列與音樂結合,Between Monuments & Music 不可缺一。在創意總監Matthew M. Williams構想的Givenchy世界裡,時裝是一種存在、感受和聯繫的方式,就像把平常日子變成值得紀念的日子,滿載情感,猶如可以穿戴的音樂一樣。奢華與簡樸融合,同時展示人類的缺憾美,喚起設計師和穿衣者對奢侈品和時尚界的情感。這個系列在許多方面也關於兩個世界之間的恆久張力,著眼於在艱難的境況下尋找個人意義,聚焦於我們行事的誠意,而非策略。Williams希望透過服裝及造型將現實生活的感覺,揉合精準、優雅及奢華的風格展現出來。


一世穿一次                是我畢生大志
男女裝造型將經典、大膽前衛與實用風格結合,探索奢華與紀律之間的張力。選用的物料質感細膩奢華,特別是人造皮草和天然羊毛皮,幾乎包裹整個身體。設計刻意強調更誇張奪目的冬季輪廓,以層次塑造不同比例,把舒適與保護、自然和浮誇共冶一爐,同時也探討大與小之間的張力,修長簡潔的線條與短小緊身的剪裁或闊大的褶飾和刺繡形成對比。俐落奪目的肩膊與衣袖設計,為剪裁注入立體美感,而立體精緻的針織服則體現靈活自在、解放身體的概念,並突顯腰部的線條。外套採用闊身設計,但同時也體現緊密、工整和嚴謹的風格,在Givenchy工作室的傳統西裝工藝中更顯張力。設計集誇張、玩味、輕巧和舒適於一身,不但成為造型的基礎,營造戲劇感,也將風格昇華,破拘前衛中不失百搭易襯,刻意營造一個超越亂世的系列,去穿出我行我素獨有的態度。


DIOR - Maria Grazia Chiuri Design For The ALBER ELBAZ Tribute Show

Dior - Maria Grazia Chiuri presented an exclusive silhouette celebrating the unique talent's bold style for the Alber Elbaz tribute show recently.

Entitled Love Brings Love, the special event unveiled a brand-new collection by the AZ Factory studio – the innovative label launched in January 2021 by Alber Elbaz – as well as a series of looks created by over forty designers. The must-see show closed Paris Fashion Week by bringing together key players in couture and fashion to honor the memory of a man who never stopped reinventing fashion in the name of love and joy.


Credit:
Savoir Faire Images : ©Sophie Carre
The final dress image : ©AZ Factory

2021-10-15

DIESEL AW2021 Advertising Campaign

DIESEL AW2021 Advertising Campaign presents a visual store in which the only viable options for the viewer’s day-to-day essentials are DIESEL-made. As a result, the imagery in this campaign provokes, subverts and teases a conversation about the nature of mass consumer culture.
 

In a world that is physically over-saturated with choices, the hyper-iconography amplifies the playful, pop impact.


These customers are surrounded by colorful sundries, mock pricetag promotions and an overarching vignette of familiar, universal consumerism.


The aisles overflow with pedestrian products such as laundry detergent, canned soup and sliced bread, there’s an ironic twist: everything in this bodega is DIESEL branded.


Diesel Creative Director:
Glenn Martens

Art Director:
Christopher Simmonds


Photographer and Director:
Johnny Dufort

Stylist:
Ursina Gysi