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Learn how to make gata with a local baker

Basic Info

Under the Walnut Tree is a family-owned guesthouse, food experience, and restaurant in the city of Yeghegnadzor, Vayots Dzor. Visitors are welcome to explore our property and learn more about Armenian traditions, including:

– Master class in baked goods, such as gata, a cake with sweet filling that is traditionally prepared for holidays, weddings, rituals, and other special occasions

– Making vodka from grapes, plums, apples, apricots, pears, and/or berries . . . and then tasting the results

– Rural life such as feeding livestock, watering the garden, and picking fruits and vegetables

– Harvesting honey

… And of course, barbeque

With indoor and outdoor seating, we can accommodate up to eighty people.


Our Story

Hospitality is of the utmost importance in Armenia. Our family has been hosting visitors for twenty years, beginning when our grandfather, who worked in the construction industry, began receiving business partners from abroad. We introduced them to Armenian culture by baking lavash and gata, and involving them in daily tasks such as feeding our livestock and tending to our garden. This family tradition is carried on by Lilit Khalatyan, who built Under the Walnut Tree on the foundation of her family’s hospitality for sharing Armenian culture with international visitors.

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