It’s hard to name a cuisine that isn’t represented in D.C.’s dining scene. Restaurants here dedicate themselves to a diversity of cooking that touch on Ethiopian, Afghan, Filipino, and even Uyghur cooking. In all that, there’s been a glaring omission: a lack of Georgian food. That void will be filled this week, when the highly-anticipated Supra opens Tuesday in Shaw.

Supra is the first Georgian restaurant to open in Washington, and features a menu inspired by the country’s unique flavors. While Georgian food has yet to get it’s moment in the D.C. spotlight, it’s influenced by cuisines Washingtonians might be more familiar with, including Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Asian cooking.

Supra literally translates into “celebratory feast” in Georgian, so be prepared to come hungry. Among the choices will be a Supra’s version of khachapuri, a popular bread dish filled with cheese, butter, and egg. There’ll also be soup dumplings, grilled quail, whole grilled branzino, and house-made sausages. Dishes will range from small plates to larger shareable entrees.

Co-owners Jonathan and Laura Nelms have brought on chef Malkhaz Maisasvili to head up the kitchen. Maisasvili’s resume include 25 years of experience cooking Georgian food, including in in The Republic of Georgia and in the country’s embassy here in Washington.

Cocktails will highlight regionally-appropriate flavors and ingredients. The Chacha Sour is mixed with Georgian brandy, and the Grow a Pear is made with a Georgian sparkling wine and pear liqueur.

It’s hard to stand out in the crowded D.C. restaurant market, but Supra looks to be a fresh option for diners craving something new on their plate.

Supra is located at 1205 11th St. NW. Initial operating hours are Sundays through Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Thursdays through Saturdays from 5 p.m. to midnight. Brunch and lunch to follow.