Summer vacations are about two things … well, three things really: rest, relaxation and food! Delicious dining, especially on vacation, is the best way to immerse yourself in the local culture. Whether you’re discovering foreign lands, or being a tourist in your own city, food is often more than sustenance — it is an experience.
A trip to Paris is not complete without tasting authentic escargot. Fresh seafood paella is pretty much mandatory while in Barcelona. And if you find yourself in Poland pirogies should be the first thing on your eating agenda.
The food trend in Russia seems to have returned to its roots. Restaurants like Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago and Cafe Pushkin have become delicious destinations for locals and tourists alike. And they are not alone. More and more fine dining restaurants in Moscow and St. Petersburg are serving traditional Russian fare, complete with borscht, Siberian Pelmeni, Meat and Cabbage Vareniki, and Pozharskie Kotleti. This is a stark contrast to just five years ago when international cuisines, like Japanese and Thai, were center stage.
If you’re craving Russian food but can’t get to Moscow, check out our exclusive list of the most popular restaurants serving Russian food across the United States.
Safe travels and Bon Appetite!!