Data Lapauri, known affectionately as Data, is a vibrant addition to our “Let’s Eat Georgia” tour guide team. With a background deeply rooted in the artistic and winemaking traditions of Georgia, Data brings a unique blend of cultural richness and spirited adventure to our tours.
While studying law at Tbilisi State University, Data’s passion for event organization and nature exploration flourished. This led him to open Tbilisi’s first hostel and backpacker bar in 2010, turning it into a hub of international camaraderie and cultural exchange. His entrepreneurial journey didn’t stop there; after traveling across 30 countries, Data continued to pursue his passions in Hamburg, immersing himself in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Science studies while honing his skills in hospitality and mixology.
In 2018, Data returned to Georgia, embracing his role as a Culture and Gastronomy guide with The Living Roots. His deep love for Georgian cuisine and wine, combined with his extensive knowledge and charismatic personality, make him an ideal guide for showcasing the hidden culinary treasures of Georgia.
Data’s journey further led him to co-found Dedaena Bar, a popular pre-club and music venue in Tbilisi, and to launch an artisanal distillery producing Soma, a unique Georgian dry gin. His entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Georgian culture are infectious, promising an unforgettable and authentic experience for anyone joining the Let’s Eat Georgia tour.
OUR CULINARY ADVENTURES
Join us for an 8-day, 9-night culinary holiday taking you from Tbilisi, Georgia to the Georgian countryside and back. This is a food & wine lover’s dream holiday where hospitable local guides will lead you on a cultural and gastronomical journey
Embark on a 7-day culinary adventure in Parma, Italy. Experience 6 nights of authentic pasta crafting, exquisite prosciutto tastings, and explorations of Italian wines. Perfect for enthusiasts of food and wine.
6 days of cooking, baking, touring, and tasting. Hands-on French cooking classes. Explore markets, visit producers, and be immersed in French cuisine. All skill levels are welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
6 days of cooking, tapas, wine, & flamenco in Andalusia. A culinary tour in Seville for food & wine lovers. Explore markets, taste with us & enjoy! All skill levels are welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
Take part in private online cooking classes with friends & family. We’re bringing great cooking experiences straight into your home kitchen through an interactive online cooking class. Cook along with your chef, ask questions, and enjoy!
A FREE virtual French dessert demo where French tea cakes & cookies and more. Yummy, hands-on, and interactive. Join us from your home kitchen!
Meet your chef for lunch or dinner in France in this online FREE French cooking class demo. We’re bringing the taste of France to your home kitchen. Prepare delicious French recipes. Learn French classics with us online.
Are you ready a bit of Olé? We’re taking you to Spain! Say hello to our online Spanish cooking class. A taste of Spanish cuisine beyond tapas. Prepare a delicious Spanish recipes. LIVE, FREE, & fun. Come taste with us!
A great sauce starts with a great stock. Come join us for this unique online Sauce Making class demo where we will help you perfect your sauce-making from stock to finish. With the base of the French mother sauces as your building blocks, the options are countless.
Perfect your French tart baking skills in a FREE online demo. Master French pie & tart doughs selected for their fillings as much as for their tastes. Learn the classic French tart recipes that you’ve seen in French pastry shop windows. Online and from your home kitchen.
5.5 days of pure foodie love. A French culinary tour in Paris filled with food, wine, & cooking? Yes, please! Join our chefs & guides you on a gastronomic journey through French cuisine à la Parisienne, Champagne & wine tasting, & more. Jump in!