Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

To finish off my long-delayed posts on Moscow is a list of a few restaurants I went to that I really enjoyed. Most are located either in the center or just off the garden ring road. Here they are in no particular order: Moloko Cafe Ulitsa Bolshaya Dimitrovka 7/5 Moscow Telephone: +7495 692 0309 *Open …

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Moscow’s restaurant scene is still growing and the other group responsible for this is Ginza Project. Hot on the heels of the Novikov restaurant group, Ginza project currently manages forty restaurants including the franchise for Paul. Williams (or as the Russians call it – Uilliams) is located in Patriarshiy Prudy (Patriarch’s Pond), which was made …

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Cafe Pushkin is housed in a newly built mansion just off Pushkin square which has successfully recreated a Russian aristocrat’s home from the 1800’s from the wood panelling to the heavy furniture, the chandeliers and the candlelit tables, the plaster moldings on the ceilings and even the waiters dressed in period outfits making it feel …

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The Moscow restaurant scene has certainly evolved since the deep, dark, post-perestroika nineties with two main restaurant groups (Novikov and Ginza) filling the city with all sorts of restaurant concepts. Roni is part of the pioneer Novikov Restaurant Group (from Arkady Novikov) who started it all with Sirena (which already existed when I lived in …

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Brunch is the one of the highlights of the expat weekend. In every place I’ve lived, there has always been one particular place that we end up spending almost every Saturday and/or Sunday morning in. These places are all unique and as far as I know, none of them are franchises. Lots of different places …

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