Na Zdorovie! Russian Tea Time, 77 E. Adams
Have a great evening at this classic Chicago cultural icon.
This review is by CUI Concierge, Christopher Wilke.
We sampled several of their dishes from each section of their Dinner menu, and it was delicious! Standout items pictured here include: The Borscht, Beef Stroganoff, and delectable desserts such as Napoleon Bonaparte and the I Smell Honey.
Be sure to contact your CUI Concierge for a VIP reservation for lunch, dinner, or their popular afternoon tea time they hold daily from 2:00pm-4:30pm. Russian Tea Time has been hosting patrons in their warm, at-home feel restaurant since 1993.
As the vodka selection is quite impressive, we will leave you with the proper Russian way to take a vodka shot, as described on their website and menus:
A Shot of Vodka The Proper Russian Way For many Russians and ex-Soviets the genuine act of drinking vodka constitutes a very special ceremony. So, join “the club” and learn the bona fide way of drinking vodka. We’ll give you the rules and the tools. You read, observe, and enjoy!
1. Your two ounce shot of iced vodka, served straight, comes with pickle and pumpernickel bread
2. Announce a brief toast “Na Zdorovie!” – “To Your Health!” Sniff your piece of
3. Ceremonially say, “Nu…” (“So…”). Take a deep breath. Tilt your head back, and down the entire shot
4. Exhale loudly, producing a sound just short of a whistle. Then, give a quick sniff to your slice of pumpernickel bread in a quick ritual gesture
5. Eat your pickle neatly but quickly
6. Say, “Oh Khorosho” (“It feels good”), or “Khorosho poshla” (It went down well”)
7. Repeat the round in 15-20 minutes; slow down if you feel fuzzy warm, comfortable and your attention span is not at 100%
Chris Wilke, CUI Concierge
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