the authentic taste ofLezgi cuisine
For an authentic taste of the Caucasus Mountains, nowhere beats Gusar in the north-east. This region is largely populated by Lezgis, a mountain people with their own special take on traditional Azerbaijani cuisine. With the help of the kharak, a traditional Lezgi bread-making oven, the local people make an astonishing variety of flatbreads, including a local type of pizza called shakuka. Another dish not to miss is a traditional meat pie called tskan. And whatever you try here, it will be sure to be packed with fragrant herbs and berries foraged from the lush forests that carpet the surrounding mountains. You can tuck into all this at local restaurants in Gusar city and its surrounds. To find the top spots, ask the locals!