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Valentine's day in Moscow: where to go?
February 14, 2011 13:21

According to statistics, 34% Russians are going to celebrate today. They are mainly students, housewives and officials. The shops are full of read hearts and pink stuff to provide gifts for them. When flowers, teddy bears and greeting cards are bought, there is a question coming up: where to go? Moscow restaurants and hotels follow the shops and invent special offers for St. Valentine's day to provide you romantic fabular night. But before the restaurants, if you happen in Moscow on February, 14, we recommend you to go skating a deux: this is a very romantic and specific Russian idea for St. Valentine's day.

Eating out
Moscow cafes and restaurants have invented different offers for any taste and budget. Most eating facilities have special design on this day. The couples reserved a table in the cafe of "Stary Telegraf" will get heart-type cookies, Starbucks cafes themselves will confess their love to visitors: the stuff will take snaps of guests and then make a photo exhibition. Usual suspects will find their faces in heart-shaped frames. A big red heart with stickers for valentines card will be seen today Starbucks. Moreover, hearts will appear on the cups.

Special offer for today is candy with prediction in it. Regular customers will get a present: piece of soap with a coffee bean.

French cuisine cafe Jean-Jacques will offer accordion concert and lottery with a price - 2-days tour to Paris for two persons.

Hotel accommodation is actual not only for the guests of the Russian capital, but for city residents who decided to spend this night without household cares. Holiday Inn Moscow Sushevsky offers night in the hotel with late check-out hour at 15.30. Flute of sham or wine, strawberries with chocolate in the room, romantic dinner and luxury breakfast are called to provide the guests unforgettable time. The offer exists in two categories, with accommodation in a standard room, or in luxury one. The dinner looks like the following:

St. Valentines Dinner

  1. Appetizer Mixed salad with smoked duck and truffle vinaigrette
    Or Thai Marinated Tiger Shrimp Salad with Red Curry Peanut Dressing
  2. Main Course Salmon and Scalops with Saffron Rice Cakes, Spinach, Mushroom and Red Caviar Sauce
    Or Rose Mary Crusted Lamb Rack with Cep Truffle Risotto and Tomato salad and Madera Sauce
  3. Dessert Milk chocolate Mousse with Nut biscuits and Pomegranate
    Or Fruit Salad with Orange Cream
  4. This is a rather costly affair, however, you'd better reserve rooms in advance. More about booking hotel accommodation in Russia...


    The young couples are usually noticed on the skating rinks, hand in hand. Skating in Moscow is represented by plenty of rinks, cheap, expensive and free. Skating rink of Sokolniki is free on weekdays, one in Gorky park costs 150 rubles. Musik, mulled wine and iced sculptures glowing in fairy lights, finally, joy of motion after a day in office or at the university creates fairy romantic atmosphere and is to be recognized the best idea for St. Valentine's day on a budget.
    Whatever you are going to choose, we wish you to spend this night good. Moreover, special offers from hotels, cafes and tour operators are always pleasing: for singles as well.


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