I am wearing: Sweater Celine; Shirt Vintage; Jeans J Brand; Boots Chanel; Bag Hermes
On my recent trip to Moscow of course I had to visit the historical and so famous cafe Pushkin on Tverskoy Bulvar. From the moment you walk in you feel like you are stepping into a 19th century novel. The four floor restaurant is decorated as a 19th century Russian aristocrat town house, the waitresses and the stuff is dressed accordingly to the same period and even some of the recipes date a couple of centuries back, like the veal rissole ‘Pojarski” and the famous creme-brulee (yum). The restaurant however was opened in 1999 and despite of its name has nothing to do with the famous Russian poet Pushkin. In fact it was not even created by a Russian chef but by French restauranteur Andrey Dellos. The first floor is the cafe, the second is the restaurant hall , the third is the library (there is more than 3000 authentically old books) and the forth floor is the terrace (which of course was cold due to the freezing temperatures and I couldn’t see). There is also a couple of private rooms, which could be rented out for a private party.
The story of cafe Pushkin was born in a song of the french singer Gilbert Becaud – Nathalie. He sings about his time in Moscow and the beautiful times he spent there with his beloved Nathalie in an imaginary cafe Pushkin. So for the longest time when french tourists were visiting Moscow they tried to find it and were surprised it doesn’t exist until in 1999 the famous cafe Pushkin was turned into a reality.
If you ever happen to be in Moscow, it’s definitely a place worth visiting and the best part is it is open 24 hours.
xx Z & G