I put on my taupe sweater with matching pumps and headed to Moscow. Along with twenty-two others that were looking for some Russian delight in their evening, we managed to share each other's Borscht Soup (served authentically hot with a dollop of sour cream and dill) - Pelmenis (filled, hand-made dumplings), Cabbage Rolls, and the best dog-gone Beef Stroganoff I ever laid my lips on. No kidding. There was one problem though - The company was so fine, I talked more than I ate, and before I knew it I looked up to see everyone's plates were gone and mine was still in front of me mostly filled. Needless to say my daughter, Hannah, appreciated the leftovers with me the next day.
Moscow on the Hill is also a Vodka Lounge. Russians do not consider their meal complete without vodka, and neither did we. It not only thaws you, but also breaks the social ice! This is home of the first and only horseradish infused vodka - family created, and could quite possibly create families! I started the evening with a pear infused champagne that delighted my senses and woke my pours from a hard-day's work. My friend, Milind, knowing I love all things coffee, encouraged me to sample his coffee martini. My oh my, he had to beg it back, so I had to order my own. Since I recently learned how to infuse vodka, this will definitely be my next exploration.
Moscow On The Hill has a wonderful happy hour, they offer catering, Banquets, take out, and patio dining. The menu is rich with favorite Russian delicacies. Some have a noticeable French, Mediterranean, and far-Eastern influence. They have won over eleven awards. They also won twenty-three thumbs up on this particular night.
As you can see by all the spoons, dessert was shared as well.
371 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102
Following dinner, a small group slipped away to the cellar of W.A. Frost, across the street. But that's another story, for another day.