You Can’t Beet Borsch – Kyiv Listed as Great Spot for Foodies
Kyiv got high marks for its cuisine in a recent review from Britain's The Independent list of "The Best Foodie Destinations to Visit Before Brexit"
The capital of Ukraine got a rave review on the British news site, The Independent‘s list of “Best Foodie Destinations to Visit Before Brexit.”
The review reads =
“Kyiv’s foodie scene is decidedly underrated (surprise: it’s not all about the chicken Kyiv, the city’s most famous export). Its other homegrown star dish is varenyky, flabby filled dumplings that often come drizzled with a thick sauce. Find that and other traditional Ukrainian dishes (pig ears, beetroot borsch) at Kanapa, a wooden ski chalet of a restaurant on cobbled street Andriivs’kyi Descent that’s faintly reminiscent of Montmartre.
For a touch of the bizarre, try restaurant Spotykach in the old town, which specializes in retro Soviet cuisine: think plates of Ukrainian flag-colored varenyky and tubes of cosmic food inspired by the food the country’s astronauts ate in space. There are a number of excellent Georgian restaurants too (more dumplings, bread, and cheese) and good news is that most places are as cheap as chips.
Where to stay: The banana-yellow MaNNa boutique hotel, with just five rooms, is a short walk from Andriivs’kyi Descent and Kyiv’s pretty Old Town.”
The list of top spots for eating includes the city of Marseille and the Provence region of France, Spanish Ibiza, the Italian mountain resorts of Courmayeur and Alta Badia, Greek Athens and Malta’s Valletta.