Шеф Повар, and my host dad revealed
April 22, 2010
Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of my riveting travelogue. Yesterday, yes Wednesday, was probably one of the most fun nights on record here in Moscow. Following our excursion to a famous artist’s house/museum (Viktor Vasnetsov if you are so interested), Trevor, Steve, Graham, Adam and myself made our way to a Georgian restaurant called Шеф Повар (Chef Povar) for some dinner.
Once we arrived at Шеф Повар, we decided to start off with a round of Балтика (Baltika is made in Petersburg, and you can find it in some grocery stores in the states if you want to live vicariously. For the Athens crowd, I know they have it at Bella Vino). Ordering is always an adventure in Moscow, because you’re not really ordering so much as you are making a suggestion of what you wouldn’t mind having.
Our waitress was fantastic though, and she made certain that we got everything we actually asked for. Following the feast, we decided to get a bottle of vodka and a plate of veggies that serve as chasers in some way. The plate was filled with potatoes, cabbage, string beans, cucumbers and other cool refreshing fare to soothe the burn of the vodka. We promptly killed the bottle and veggie plates, and headed to this bar called Кружка (Crushka) to continue the merriment. When all was said and done, we had all had our fair share of spirits and called it a night around 10 p.m.
It was a really great time, and I’m sure that more trips to Шеф Повар are imminent.
But now, another of the moments you’ve all been waiting for; the premiere of my host dad, Vladimir. He’s a really interesting guy and a very smart one as well. He is also quite proficient at English even though he hides it in my interest of speaking only Russian.
Well that’s all for now, but stay tuned and I will keep the pictures and updates coming. Пока давай!