In today’s ever expanding world of gastro-tourism, the discussion of meals, restaurant venues and menu items has become something of a hobby for many people – with Trip Advisor, Yelp and Zomato filled with dining tales from both near and afar.
If you were a Soviet spy, chances are you knew your way around the menu at the restaurant Aragvi, in Moscow. That was where Stalin's security chief held court, and where KGB spooks met for power lunches. Movie stars ate there, too, as did cosmonauts. It was the place to be seen for Moscow's elite.