There are still no Michelin-starred restaurants in Russia. That makes us believe that Russian restaurants do not reach international standards. You might think that the trends, and chefs, and guides gastronomic – better, more creative, more truthful, if from abroad. I spent three weeks in new York and Miami, and I came to shatter the sweet illusions about American gastroculture.
food&travel columnist, journalist
I’m not going to talk about tourist places – what’s the use to paint a wonderful brunch with caviar and champagne in the old hotel The Breakers (palm beach), where the service and the environment are beautiful? This is an exception, not a rule. Continue reading
Digestif promotes rapid digestion of food, for this reason it is recommended to use at the end of the meal. One summer 2018 I was in Calvados – the home of the eponymous brandy, where for five days developed the habit of drinking this drink after eating. And let me tell you, even after the thickest dinner, I felt great.
In addition, digestif – an unspoken signal to stop dinner. Therefore, in case you want to escort guests, keep a bottle in stock. And what kind of, tell our experts.
Caution: reasons to drink after the reading there will be more. Continue reading
With the increase of coffee shops in Moscow, the use of coffee seemed to become a necessity, and a colorful glass in hand – an essential accessory of a busy and successful person. And for many, a Cup of coffee is an off-season ritual that does not depend on trends. But when coffee is unbearable to drink, for medical reasons or taste preferences, they come to the aid – five alternative drinks from our review, three of which in a good way mimic the texture or taste of coffee, and two additional sources of vivacity.
If you really want a Cup of Americano, but the pressure whispers, the most obvious way to jump off a caffeine needle is, of course, decaf. Continue reading
To drink or not to drink – it is not a question! Question: what to drink and how to choose. Today we will analyze where to learn wine culture in Moscow: from one-time lectures to professional courses sommelier. To mention all impossible, will tell about the most clearest!
Master classes, tastings and lectures
There are plenty of offers. In fact, every day in one of the bars in Moscow is some cool tasting.
“No, only wine!»
Super format of friendly meetings-tastings, which are held once a month in different bars of Moscow. This is a good opportunity to learn new things about wine by choosing the topic of interest: “Pinot Noir”, “Find Burgundy. Red to fish”, “Dark horses: we try wines from little-known grape varieties”. Continue reading
There are a lot of beautiful cities and only two types of people in the world: those who can see beauty only if its concentration is off scale, and those who find beauty literally everywhere! Travel to Paris, Venice, Milan etc. – though always a good idea, but consisting of cultural clichés and many other people’s experience. A much more inspiring experiment is to choose a city from which you expect nothing and be ready for anything. So Minsk for the weekend? Why don’t you!
food&travel columnist, journalist
Arriving on a Saturday morning flight, you will get a full day in the city, do not save money and spend time choosing a bus. Yes, only 5 BYN (approx. ed. – here and then “Belarusian rubles”), – about 150 rubles. – but more than an hour on the way to the bus station. Continue reading