A special pride of the restaurant is the only true tandoor in the city, built according to all Armenian traditions. It attracts residents and guests of the capital who dream of getting acquainted with the unique cuisine, feel an amazing atmosphere. It is this huge oven, warming up for three hours, that allows to cook the most delicious dishes thanks to the thick brick walls preserving the juiciness of meat and allowing to bake bread with crispy crust. In addition, here and only here they may bake a whole carcass of a lamb or a pig and, believe me, the meat will just melt in your mouth. By the way, the process of cooking can be observed from any point - the tandoor located right in the center of the summer terrace is complemented by an opened kitchen.
As you already understood, meat is a visiting card of “La Sarkis”. Rabbits, turkeys, quails are cooked here on coals and on a grill, as well in a frying pan and in tandoor. The recipe for the marinade is simple but is kept in strict confidence: according to the chef who has been managing the kitchen for six years now everything that meat needs is salt, pepper and soul. He carefully selects each lamb before sending it to the roasting jack. Sure, besides meat you may order fish dishes, vegetables, desserts, traditional Caucasian pastry and have a glass of wine. But shashlik (shish-kebab) in “La Sarkis” is really worth a try at least once - here it's really chic.
Despite Armenian origins the menu in “La Sarkis” is very diverse: here they cook “Mamaliga” (Moldovan polenta) with “Zama” (Moldovan chicken soup), popular dishes of European cuisine, and recognized masterpieces of world cuisine and even semolina porridge. And there is no way you could do without a magnificent khachapuri! The menu is constantly updated with seasonal dishes and other specialties, but its core has been constant for many years - only the most beloved and well-proven items. From a simple garnish to any whim upon a preliminary order - here all dreams come true not just “a la carte”. The loyal client may enjoy any dish from the products available in the kitchen, and a new menu is composed every single time for children' parties. Everything here is done for the sake of your pleasure.
It is hardly possible to evaluate a cuisine by describing the dishes and ingredients, especially the kitchen of “La Sarkis”; you should definitely come here to eat and sniff, and touch. But certain things should be unveiled right here and right now. For example, the famous Kufta, which in “La Sarkis” is prepared according to an old, kept secret, recipe, airy tiramisu which recipe was brought from far Sicily. How to convey the taste of crème brulee in words, after all, even scrupulous Frenchmen consider it the best in the city? Or, is it worth trying to describe the cheesecake, which is carefully baked in a way to enrich the cheese even more with flavor? And do not forget about oriental sweets, ayran and divine adjika sauce, which spices are delivered from the heart of Armenia.
“La Sarkis” as a brand is not just about ideal meat; it is also the best service in the city. A friendly team that has worked together for many years, waiters who can unravel your preferences from the threshold, sincere smiles, neatness and a special approach to each guest are something that “La Sarkis” will never cease to attach and be proud.