After a great day on the famous Olympic slopes of Krasnaya Polyana, a glorious après ski dinner is in order. Same stands true if you are visiting in the summer for the Fifa World Cup, you can still enjoy dining surrounded with scenic Caucasus mountains. We’ve picked 3 spots that will deliver a perfect experience in Krasnaya Polyana.
One of the celebrity restaurants in Krasnaya Polyana, member of the White Rabbit Family (Moscow’s White Rabbit restaurant is one of the only Michelin awarded restaurant in the city). Some say that visiting Sochi and not dining in Red Fox is equivalent to visiting Saint Petersburg and skipping Hermitage, that is some serious statement right there. This fine-dining place prides itself in using local ingredients: Black Sea fish, Abkhazian fruits, farm cheeses, honey from own apiary, herbs and berries from the Caucasian forests. The cozy room with a fireplace creates a mellow dining atmosphere, and a separate karaoke room with high-quality sound and excellent acoustics welcomes celebrations and parties.
Menu: Rainbow trout (≈$5 per 100 grams), Fettuccine with shrimp (≈$15), Grilled vegetables (≈$5), Homemade honey cake with honey combs (≈$7.5)
This tavern has long won the title of the most popular place among skiers. Decor mimics an Alpine chalet, but the menu is multinational. It mixes up Soviet classic dressed herring, Armenian lamb skewers, Italian pasta, and local Black Sea delicacies. The food is delicious and the place is cozy and welcoming, just what you need after a long day of skiing.
Menu: Tuna tortilla (≈$2), Rösti with trout (≈$3.5), Dressed herring (≈$2.5) Address: 1 Michurina Str.
Mountain village, wilderness, fresh air, peace & quiet… This is the place for an ultimate get-away after a day full of action, be it skiing or watching a boisterous Fifa World Cup match. The food is decent, but the main attraction here is the bar well-stocked with nastoikas (home-made herbal, fruit and berry vodka infusions). These turn visitors into locals within minutes!
Menu: Old Boys burger (≈$7), Ribeye steak (≈$7), Local pear cider (≈$7), Plum wine (≈$7) Address: 19 Medoveyevskaya Str.