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Blue Elephant Restaurant

Royal Thai cuisine arrived in Moscow.

Blue Elephant network of restaurants opened recently its 13th outlet inside Novinsky Shopping Center. The restaurants decor is truly impressive: 170 trees, vases with exotic flowers, unusual plants, a small river, panels embroidered with beads, dolls in traditional Thai costumes, gold leaf and expensive African red wood all together create magical atmosphere of Siamese kingdom. All cooks received training in a special school in Bangkok where they learned ancient traditions and secrets of sophisticated royal cuisine. Every dish on the menu is marked according to the level of its spiciness. Shrimps in a rice wrap with plum sauce, lamb sauteed in piquant sauce, tom yam soup, beef in coconut milk with coriander and sweet basil, seabass marinated in lime juice with chili peppers... Special menu for vegetarians includes fresh vegetables and fruit delivered from Thailand. Extensive wine list features also exclusive Thai wines. There is a small shop with a selection of teas, spices, aroma candles and even culinary delights. The average bill starts from 80 USD. From noon to midnight. All credit cards accepted.
31 Novinsky Boulvard, (095) 580 7756,
M. Barrikadnaya, Krasnopresnenskaya

150 years of savoir-faire now in Moscow.

The first Hediard boutique was open in Paris in 1854. Now the timehonored quality of its own products and choice of imported exotic flavors is present in 30 countries of the world. Designed in traditional red and black colors the Hediard gourmet boutique in Moscow is the firms biggest outlet: it occupies 500sq.m of beautiful interiors.

Besides glazed violet leaves, there are around 3000 more or less exotic choices. Here you can find Hediards famous jams and marmalades, finest coffee and tea, confectionary with hand-made chocolates and pastries, olive oil and all kinds of spices, cheese, sausages, wines and more. The average check-out check is 70 USD. Its cafe-restaurant offers dishes from the Chef prepared with ingredients available at the shop. Average check at the caferestaurant is 50-60 USD. The trattoria offers mouth-watering delicacies as well as regular breakfast choices and dishes that you can cook at home. The stuff is trained to help customers to choose a proper combination of tastes and fully enjoy the gastronomic ideas which are aplenty here at reasonable prices. From 10 am to 10 pm.
7 Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Ul., (095) 254 1710, M. Barrikadnaya

Accurately placed accents

A new menu has been introduced at this cozy place for gastronomic delights is hidden safely in the yards of Kropotkinsky Pereulok.

The menu is not limited to traditional dishes, Accenti carpaccio from tuna, salmon and sea bass with ginger and orange oil is a highly recommended starter choice for all those newcomers who will be lost in the sheer variety of what is on offer. The new menu is expanded with lots of Chefs creations. The main courses list feature 13 items: among the new offers is fillet from Scottish salmon with pesto sauce from fresh basil and boiled rice. Other new offers for your main course include tenderloin of venison with potato puree, baked tomatoes and juniper berries sauce; grilled fillet of veal with creamy green pepper sauce and ratatouille; black angus beef and Parma ham with red onions, Portobello mushrooms and mushroom sauce; steamed sea bass fillet with zucchini and cream sauce from Parma ham and white wine; grilled dorado fillet with arugula, asparagus, roasted fennel and parmesan.

Extensive wines list boasts exclusive names from France and Italy, as well as other parts of the world. Of course, there is grappa and other strong liquors. The restaurant offers choice of always fresh sushi, rolls and sashimi.

The restaurants interior is designed with light-colored wood, features a unique sound system and creates relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The space is wisely distributed on 2 levels: the banquet hall and dining hall are situated on the sides of the entryway, and there is an eclectic chill-out and bar area downstairs where guests can smoke hookahs and continue their evening in comfort. It is recommended to order your table in advance. The average bill is 60-70 USD with alcohol. 15% discount from noon to 5 pm. Open from noon to midnight
7 Kropotkinskiy per, (095) 246 1515/7182,
M. Park Kultury, Kropotkinskaya RestaurantNews

1st Gastronomic Festival

from October 25 to November 25 in 50 restaurants.

This is a unique possibility for professional and gourmands to try original recipes, to discover new places and tastes, and to compare the quality of cooking and service in a festive environment. Each restaurant participating in the Festival will develop special menus featuring best offers.

Participants: Adriatiko; Academia; Bazar; Bed Cafe ; Biskvit; Bulvar; Cafe des Artistes; Cafe Roset; Cantinetta Antinori; Carre Blanc; Chez Geraldin; China Club; Chipollino Correas; Dolf; Doucet X.O.; FAUCHON; Fish; Galereya; Gostinaya; Griliazh; Goodman; Kleopatra;La Maree; Le Duc; Los Banditos; Mario; Maisoncafe; Moscow Golf Club; Noa;Palazzo Ducale; Paper Moon; Pavilion;Pinocchio; Prado; Shatush; Semifredo; Sirenal;Sumosan; Rybny Bazar; Syr; Sky Lounge; Villa; Vogue Caf; Vertinsky; Vesna; Ulei; TsDL;

Please send news about your restaurants to Irina Sheludkova at

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