Sleep

Grand Hotel Europe

Andrew stays at the Grand Hotel Europe where he tries Russia's most famous contribution to the culinary world -- caviar. At the Caviar Bar, he has a sampler plate with Sevruga caviar, Belulga caviar and Osetra caviar (his favorite).

Nevsky Prospect, Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa 1/7, St. Petersburg, Russia

See & Do

Kuznechny Market

In the heart of the city, Andrew tries local foods including pickled bull's heart tomatoes, Vobla (dried herring with the egg sac still intact) and pork terrine made with pistachios and tongue.

Kuznechny Pereulok 3, St. Petersburg 191002, Russia

Eat

U Toichi Na Blinax

At this popular cafeteria-style restaurant, Andrew tries fried fish with garlic and dill sauce, potato salad with wild mushrooms, cold borscht and cow's tongue.

St. Petersburg, Russia

See & Do

Blinnie Ostrova

After stopping at a road-side kvas stand, Andrew tastes St. Petersburg's most famous street food, blinis. Andrew tries blini stuffed with herring and then learns how to make them at Blinnie Ostrova.

St. Petersburg, Russia

Eat

Podvorye

In search of an authentic Russian-style restaurant, Andrew heads about 30 km south of St. Petersburg to enjoy Russian folk music and try Salo (cured pork fat eaten on bread), pickled lamprey and brown bear.

16 Filtrovskoye Shosse, Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg 196625, Russia