This summer season, the dining possibilities at the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Artwork in North Adams, Mass., glance a small various. On weekends, wander previous the upside-down trees suspended on cables and you’ll arrive on a summer season scene. Beneath the canopied tree that reliably turns burnt gold just about every slide, rugs casually overlap on the gravel courtyard, and bright, patterned cushions lean against its trunk. Scattered at everyday bistro tables, couples and little teams sip wine and chatter animatedly while a chef turns lengthy kebab skewers packed tightly with meat over charcoal, sending smoke skyward from a very low out of doors grill. Chama Mama, a Georgian cafe with two Manhattan places, is in residence by way of late September at the urging of a member of the museum’s board of directors, and it is steadily feeding a curious group.
In title, Chama Mama trips off the tongue, but while “chama” usually means “eat,” “mama” is Georgian for “father.” Which is a thing that owner Tamara Chubinidze finds amusing, making it possible for the globally typical being familiar with of “Mama” to seize memories of grandmothers and mothers cooking at property. Chama Mama is centered on a few important factors of Georgian cuisine: toné, the common clay tandoor-model oven khapuri, Georgian bread and kvevri wines, which are wines customarily fermented in bulb-shaped clay vessels buried in the ground.