Dolmama10 Puskin str., Yerevan
"Dolmama" was established in 1998. The task of Dolmama was to rejuvenate and give color to the menu and taste of that cuisine. It was hard and very easy at the same time. Since the local organic product to work with is very tasty and the Soviet Armenian cuisine had short history, it was easy to revitalize Armenian indigenous cuisine and be creative about it. In 1998 there were hard times in Armenia. It had just gotten itself out of the war and was in a grip of economic depression. So, it was a problem to physically open a restaurant. There were no chairs and no tables. To be creative the staff went around villages collecting “lavash” tables (Lavash is a paper thin bread. Its dough is rolled on such tables and the sheets are baked in ground pits called “tonir”). They restored the tables for the restaurant and found an iron worker to make chairs by the planned design. A lot has changed since then but they still have some of those tables and chairs in the restaurant.