I have recently returned from a trip to St. Petersburg Russia. St Petersburg excelled my expectations. Of course I knew I would be blown away by The Hermitage, Faberge Museum and the Church of spilled blood was breathtaking, but nothing prepared me for the wonderful food .Teplo, a restaurant not far from my hotel was particularly memorable; the food is fresh lovingly cooked and presented. Having finished my starter and main course I ordered a pudding and was asked if I would mind waiting 30 minutes while it was cooked, why would I? I felt pampered as I sat outside outside in anticipation of my pudding while staff bought out blankets.
The drinks were also a treat. The spice fruit teas were made with fresh ginger and go berries floating on top. Other treats included Lavender cake, honey cake and a selection of sour milks and yogurt with marshmallows.
I was also thrilled when visiting the supermarket to find boxes of tea with my name on it.