TODAY | February 18, 2014
>>> well, if you know one thing about us, you know we love to eat.
>> makes us happy. here in sochi, you can find some great food if you know where to go.
>> that's right, 2008 's gold medal gymnast knows her way around russian food . after all, she was born here, she took me on a culinary tour of the olympic park .
>> at the olympics, the only other athlete from around the world, but also food from around the world. today, willie geist and i are going to be eating our way around the olympic park .
>> let's do it.
>> let's go.
>> this is melt of cheese. it's got potato.
>> i guess the potato is just like the iconic goes with everything. good, really good.
>> and next --
>> we're combining both of the swiss dishes right now, breaking all the swiss rules. switzerland, we're impressed.
>> very impressed.
>> all right. what's next now?
>> so next we're going to do the russian style crepes. and you can either get a dessert kind filled with chocolate or jam or they have something with caviar or ham and cheese . they're kind of like pancakes, but thin pancakes kind of like the french crepes, my grandma makes the best ones.
>> i'm impressed.
>> i have no idea what you just ordered, but i'm impressed.
>> i just got the plain chocolate .
>> just straight up pancake full of chocolate.
>> are you ready to try tease?
>> i am.
>> it's like an envelope.
>> really good. how does that compare to your grandma's?
>> not as good, but still pretty good. definitely a lot thinner than an american pancake.
>> oh, my gosh, yeah.
>> we traveled halfway around the world to try pizza.
>> this place is normally very traditional russian restaurant, but for the spirit of the games, they've kind of transformed into it an italian place.
>> going international.
>> i think we're going to order pepperoni and cheese. okay. five minutes. perfect. great. cool. looks like that's ours. thank you.
>> beautiful. thank you very much.
>> looks good.
>> that is good russian pizza.
>> i thought to finish our day of all this food tasting, we should end up at a place which is typical russian cuisine .
>> this is actually one of my favorite russian foods. i'm excited to try it out here. it's a very traditional and typical russian food .
>> it is good. well, thank you so much for joining me on our international food adventure.
>> i loved it. a good assignment.
>> i think it's good being on traditional russian cuisine . did you like it?
>> i did. i never had most of this stuff. it was really good.
>> well, i guess we end with this.
>> homemade vodka. yeah.
>> like a true russian.
>> that was some strong homemade vodka. brought with me, this is very, very local, good russian food . herring under the fur coat.
>> that doesn't sound right.
>> herring salad, pickled beef and vegetables. pickled apples right here.
>> it keeps longer. try that. this is pork gelitan. and over here, it's pickled pork belly .
>> they're really into the --
>> then pickled mushrooms.
>> the pickled mushrooms. all right.
>> and in honor of kathie and hoda.