The best meals I have had in my life always had the words “comfort” next to it. There is something about home cooked meals that just warms your heart as well as your belly. The best place to have that “comfort food” fix in St. Petersburg is this charming place called TEPLO. I can’t remember how we got there and the card that I got was in Russian so I can only give you the website www.v-teple.ru
This is TEPLO
Very cozy interiors.
The overall feel of the place is a giant rec-room. With its low ceiling and college-style furniture, I felt like I was in some fraternity house. LOL! The food and the place was really cozy and friendly. ( How un-Moscow?! LOL!) So friendly that one of the managers/owners, Anna, came over and had a chat with us about the place and what best to offer. She said that the food in Teplo is what mothers in St.Petersburg would prepare for them at home.
Malu, Divine and Tessa all ready to order.
The cake counter.
Another corner in Teplo.
This is Anna with Malu.
We all had a great time! I for one, think that this was the best meal I had in St. Petersburg. I saw a world map near our table and it had pins from all over the world. I was so happy to be the first to put a pin on Manila! After our dinner, we ended up back in our hotel and had another round of VODKA! We wanted to ask what they say when they cheer in Russian but we all could not remember it but it sounded like “SWAROVSKI” so from then on, our group just kept on cheering SWAROVSKI! LOL! I thought that it was the most appropriate toast for our group.
Found out that there was no pin on Manila! Although there was already a pin on Mindanao
Had to put a pin!
Our charming table!
Vic had some red-ale beer! I loved the bottle!
I had pumpkin soup. Which was thick and rich.
Malu with her salad.
I then had a warm salad with the biggest chicken livers! YUM!
Some of us had the beef Stroganoff.
A grilled vegetable salad.
The beautiful roast fish!
Apple tart with ice cream!
The chocolate cake was a fail for me so don't order this. Tee hee!
Cute envelope for the bill!
The group outside Teplo.
The dramatic streets of St. Petersburg!
Snacks that come when you order a bottle of Vodka!
Malu with our bottle of Beluga Vodka!