Пицца Хат (better known as Pizza Hut)
April 15, 2010
I have missed you. The rest of the weekend was fun and relaxing, which is just how I hoped it would be. We went to Park Pobedy on Sunday to kick back and watch the throngs of rollerbladers, take in the glorious monuments and generally kick back before another intense week of class.
After a long day of relaxation, we went our separate ways and got ready for the week ahead. There really isn’t a whole lot for me to tell about this week, which is why the updates have been slow in coming.
The highlight of the week was our trip to the Tretyakov Gallery of Art on Wednesday. We oohed, we ahhed, but there were no pictures allowed in the interests of preserving the works’ integrity. Many of the pieces were quite incredible, and it might interest you to know that the largest painting in the gallery took Andrey Ivanovich 20 years to make; and it was unfinished when he died. Pretty strange life, no?
The gallery was quite impressive and really gave us a deeper understanding of what is and was important to Russians.
After the gallery, we headed to the REAL attraction; Пицца Хат. That’s right folks, just a short walk from one of the largest and most important collections of the some of the most priceless art in Russia, you can have yourself a slice of home from brought to you by the good people of Yum Brands, Inc.
A little aside about Russians, they love mayonnaise. And sour cream. Like you wouldn’t believe. And they are also not too aware of the difference between what we might call catchup and tomato sauce for the most part. Hence, if you order a pizza, or pick up a slice at a cafe (such as the one that at which we eat on days we have class) you could very well get a slice of pizza with catchup, or, worst case scenario, mayonnaise (Yes, I’ve eaten one). Needless to say, I’ve never enjoyed Pizza Hut like I did on Wednesday.
Don’t go thinking that all Russian food is confused and backwards, because there is some really delicious stuff. But in the event that you travel to Russia, know your pizza.
I think that’s about all I’ve got for now. I’m looking forward to this weekend, and I will have some new and exciting pictures I’m sure. My only plans so far are to get to this Georgian restaurant that is supposed to be exquisite, and most likely make a trip to Park Pobedy. I’ll keep you posted!