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Restaurants, coffee houses, kitchen shops and more: How restaurant business has developed in the Russian Empire
Today, restaurants and cafes in the Russian open spaces are a common occurrence. You can find gourmet establishments for those who want a quick bite to eat, for romantic dates and banquets on a grand scale, for every taste and budget. But a few centuries ago, everything was different. In this review, about how in the Russian Empire appeared taverns, kitchen shops, coffee houses, restaurants and other catering establishments.
Restaurants – come on and drink
Initially, taverns were not created at all so that common people would relax in them after hard work. These institutions were pleased to be visited by wealthy people, as well as respectable foreign guests. For example, one of the first taverns in St. Petersburg was opened in 1720 and was located on Trinity Square. It was a public house. He became famous thanks to Peter I, a lover of aniseed vodka. The anisovka in the Tavern house was excellent, and the tsar with pleasure went to the tavern to rest from the affairs of the vain. Continue reading