|Catherine Palace, summer residence of the Russian tsars, |
is located just 16 miles southeast of St. Petersburg, Russia.
For true lovers of Russian restaurants and regional cuisine, Exeter International President Greg Tepper shares a recommendation from a recent Russian restaurant experience he enjoyed with Ala, our Exeter International UK partner:
The Admiralty Restaurant, located on the grounds of the Catherine Palace, on the banks of the Great Pond of Catherine Park, just outside of St. Petersburg, Russia.
“Last week, Ala and I stumbled onto a restaurant on the grounds of Catherine Palace that everyone should know about. It’s the Admiralty Restaurant, and as you can see from the photos below, it’s quite charming,” Tepper reveals.
|Dining room at the Admiralty Restaurant, Catherine Palace Grounds.|
|Admiralty Restaurant, Catherine Palace Grounds.|
“At Admiralty Restaurant, the menu features many of the signature dishes one hopes to enjoy at a during a dining experience in Russia, including: borscht, fish soup, chicken Kiev, etc. (and, of course, plenty of dill!). Non-traditional Russian items are also prepared masterfully, such as salmon in a cream sauce over tagliatelle. All quite tasty.”
For travelers who may be wondering, “What is borscht?” this is a very traditional dish frequently served in Russia. This soup of Ukrainian origin is a hearty broth made with a beetroot base. It is typically served as a chilled dish in Eastern European countries, as well as in Russia.
Curious about chicken Kiev? This buttery dish is comprised of breaded chicken breasts rolled around herbed butter, fried, and then baked. The seasoned, buttery center almost “explodes” with rich taste when cut at serving!
The Admiralty Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind destination to explore and experience when visiting St. Petersburg, Russia. Catherine Palace, the summer residence of the Russia tsars, is located just 16 miles southeast of St. Petersburg, Russia in Pushkin. The residence, which was crafted throughout the early- to mid- 18th century, is in the Rococo, or Late Baroque, style.
In short, Tepper shares, “I would recommend this restaurant when out in Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk this summer.”
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