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PUSHKIN!

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Pushkin is one of Russia’s most beloved literary giants!  It is also one of the most amazing Russian restaurants that I have ever been to.  If you’re in Moscow you all must get a table here at Pushkin.  The place is dark and mysterious and it feels like it is steeped in so much history.  We are already getting the hang of putting our coats in the cloak room.  The cloak room alone is fascinating.  Even the toilets are fully decorated! LOL!

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 I can't read Russian but I guess this is the sign.

I can't read Russian but I guess this is the sign.

Vic leads the way to one unforgettable dining experience.

Vic leads the way to one unforgettable dining experience.

The interiors.  Had to be quick!  Bawal pala ang photos.

The interiors. Had to be quick! Bawal pala ang photos.

 Another view of the dining room.

Another view of the dining room.

Coat check!

Coat check!

 Was this an elevator?

Was this an elevator?

Happy to be here!

Happy to be here!

 Even the loo was decorated! LOL!

Even the loo was decorated! LOL!

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There are 3 dining areas that one can choose from. The more posh one is upstairs and it looks like a library filled with so many wonderful objects that I could see myself getting lost there for several hours. There was another one that looked like you were dining in a green house but it only had small tables.  Since we were a big group, we could not get a table here so we were placed on the inner dining room.   The Pushkin is like dining in the IVY of London  It’s a very CHI-CHI place that does not accept jeans or sneakers! So we all had to dress up.  Being myself, I began to take many photos.  Apparently it is forbidden to take photos here.  But I had to!  LOL!  Good thing my new camera is so small that I was able to take a couple more.

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The bar!

The bar!

The view from my seat.

The view from my seat.

Nix and I at the Pushkin.

Nix and I at the Pushkin.

 I love the ambience!  Old world glamour!

I love the ambience! Old world glamour!

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We were having lunch with the Ambassador and his wife.  There was a great lunch set that was attractively priced so most of us went for this.  The food here was really Russian!  There were no if’s or buts about it.  LOL!

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Tita Connie and I.

Tita Connie and I.

 Wall details.

Wall details.

Ran up to the second floor dining area where I would have been lost for hours!  There were so many things to look at.

Ran up to the second floor dining area where I would have been lost for hours! There were so many things to look at.

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Many consider this restaurant to be the best in Moscow and rightfully so.  The sophisticated ambiance and the quality of the food was exceptional.  We all had an amazing time!  I suggest you log on to www.cafe-pushkin.ru for more details.  I also think that going there at lunch offers you the best value for money as I think the prices change during dinner.  Nevertheless, this place is a must visit in Moscow!  I know I will never forget eating here ever.
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 The set meal!  Some of us had this smoke pike.

The set meal! Some of us had this smoke pike.

 I had this beautiful plate!  It reminded me of a peacock!  Royalty must have eaten this way.  So chic and yummy!

I had this beautiful plate! It reminded me of a peacock! Royalty must have eaten this way. So chic and yummy!

This is very typical Russian!  A seafood salad with a light mayonnaise base.  I also loved the plating!

This is very typical Russian! A seafood salad with a light mayonnaise base. I also loved the plating!

BORSCH!!!!  Must have had several of these in our trip.  This one had a fruit element to it.  Apricot it was I believe.

BORSCH!!!! Must have had several of these in our trip. This one had a fruit element to it. Apricot it was I believe.

Saw the  beef stroganoff on the menu so we had to try it too!

Saw the beef stroganoff on the menu so we had to try it too!

The good ones had some grilled fish.

The good ones had some grilled fish.

 I had this!  It was like siomai with  a cream sauce.  This  meant  dumpling is very typical of Russian food so  I had to try it.  It was what I would say an acquired taste. LOL!

I had this! It was like siomai with a cream sauce. This meant dumpling is very typical of Russian food so I had to try it. It was what I would say an acquired taste. LOL!

NIx's dish was really good!   It was a deep fried veal meat ball!  SO YUMMY!

NIx's dish was really good! It was a deep fried veal meat ball! SO YUMMY!

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