The most expensive delicacies in Moscow and where to find them

At some point over the last decade, Moscow magically transformed from a city of terrible restaurants and horrific food to a gourmet capital rivaling Paris and New York for pure culinary opulence and high-end extravagance.

In fact, just over ten years ago, there were only one or two “ethnic” restaurant in the entire city. Today, every food imaginable is served here, including some of the most expensive delicacies in the world.

If you don’t believe it, pop on over to the Moscow Times where Stas Shectman’s Taste of Luxury takes us on a culinary adventure to the city’s top restaurants where near-fabled foodstuffs are carefully doled out to the Muscovite elitny.

Shectman gives us the scoop on where we can order blowfish, truffles, caviar, saffron, bluefin toro, aged balsamic vinegar, Jamon Iberico, and Kobe beef–providing, of course, you have rubles to burn and enough bodyguards to watch the entrance while you chow down. Do me a favor though, and let me know how that $100 bluefish sashimi is at Opium Restaurant. I’ve been dying to know.