Mechta Molokhovets

Russian in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Inspired by the cookbook of Elena Molokhovets, the menu at 'Molokhovets' Dream' covers all the classics from borsch to beef stroganoff, as well as less frequently seen dishes such as venison tenderloin with juniper sauce or wild mushrooms with sour cream and pickled onions. Whatever you have here, you can be sure it’s the definitive version.

Start with a mushroom soup or some blini with caviar before moving on to specialities like mouth-watering koulibiaca, a golden pastry pie of fish, rabbit or duck. This place is something of an institution locally and takes its food very seriously. Reservations are a good idea in the evenings.