Friday, August 31, 2012

Don't walk, RUSH on over to the new Russia House

Hello Foodie Friends,

Last night I brought an eager group to the newly opened Russia House Restaurant & Vodka Bar in Downtown Boca (the former home of Andrew's Restaurant) and boy did we have a good time. Several of us arrived early and met at the bar for happy hour prior to being seated for dinner with our group. Their Vodka Bar has over 70 varieties of Vodka, along with specialty drinks such as their Bloody Katarina, Beluga Passion Fruit Martini and the Drunken Lychee to name a few. Happy hour is from 5 - 7pm daily (Tues - Sun).
Olivier Salad

In typical Denise's Foodie Event fashion, I organized a tasting menu for my group, served family style. The Olivier Salad, a traditional Russian vegetable salad with chicken, was excellent, as were the other starters: the Chicken & Mushroom Blini resembled a little blintz and came with a side of sour cream. It had been perfectly crisped and good to the last bite; the Eggplant Rolls were also very good and quite unique. The eggplants were rolled with walnuts, cilantro and gaaaaalic, lots of it, which is a good thing if you are a lover of garlic, like I am. Our last starter was an assortment of Marinated Gourmet Mushrooms- a nice, easy on the palate and tasty selection.

Eggplant Rolls
The Cabbage Rolls, seasoned ground beef & chicken rolled in a cabbage leaf in a tomato sauce and served with a side of mashed potatoes, were one of the House Specialties we tried. By this point, I was beginning to get stuffed. Never fear, after loosening my belt just a tad, I was able to carry on. And just in time, as our next dish arrived which was a beautiful platter of Chicken Tabaka (pan fried Cornish hen with garlic served butterfly style), Kotletti (traditional ground chicken patties), and beautiful golden potato wedges. What a gorgeous presentation. (The above items were p
Chicken & Mushroom Blini
lated for us this way for ease of serving family style and would be available ala carte on the regular menu).

For dessert, we were first presented with a section of hot teas, raspberry and black- I choose the raspberry, which was very nice and paired well with the Napoleon Torte which was also topped with a raspberry. The multi layers of puff pastry were so light and airy and the vanilla filling was so creamy. Delish!

Chicken Tabaka, Kotletti & Golden Potatoes
I would be remiss if I didn't complement owners Elana & Zvika and their wonderful staff for their outstanding and attentive service. The night was a complete success and I know that many of us have plans to return again soon.

Russia House is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesdays through Fridays from 12pm - 11pm and for dinner on Saturdays & Sundays 5pm - 11pm; Closed Mondays. They are located on the first floor of Palmetto Place Condos, on the back side - 99 SE Mizner Blvd. (Look for the bright red awnings)- in the former Andrew's location and next to The Spaniard Tapas Bar & Restaurant. 561-756-9764
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Until we eat again...
I send you delicious wishes, xo

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