We ended up in Caravan purely by chance, after we found out the restaurant we meant to go to was closed. I must be honest, I am not very knowledgeable about Central Asia, and in particular know nothing about Uzbekistan, so I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the cuisine. I can however vouch for the subtle mix of smells and flavours, for the tenderness of the meat, for the discreet and family-like environment.
Caravan is one of those places that simply transports you somewhere else. Amazing dishes were served to our table – from pasta to rice, from grilled meat to the tastiest flat bread. All dishes were carefully arranged and included a mixture of grain, vegetables and meat, topped with spices and herbs, that were overall impressive.
The whole environment is very well assembled, with a simple decoration in pastel and copper. The background music finishes the overall ambiance and motivates you to take your time to savour all those delicacies, staying at the table for hours in good company.
At the time I first visited it, Caravan was located in Bockenheim, but in the meantime it has moved to Bornheim. Let us hope they manage to keep the amazing atmosphere and service. I will have to go through a 15 minute subway ride, but for a dinner like this it is totally worth it.
As for Uzbekistan, it suddenly climbed up on my bucket-list.