Tēvocis Vaņa

Russian in Old Rīga

Russia puts on its friendly Chekhovian hat in this quaint restaurant that dishes out a fairy-tale-ish assortment of bliny pancakes, pelmeni dumplings and kholodets – jellied meat that, together with a plate of pickles, is an inseparable aspect of any competent samogon (village vodka) drinking experience.