French furniture boutique and a restaurant in one space
Ligne Roset hi-end hand-made interiors are respected around the world – 900 shops in more than 40 countries speaks for itself. The boutique in Moscow offers well-known furniture items, and new creations.
Cafe Roset’s main features are its exclusive design, Mediterranean cuisine and efficient service. Bright invigorating decor (green bar stand, orange tables and white leather sofas) and colorful dishes make this place a nice escape during the twilight winter season. The cafe’s chef Andrea Maestrelli has created a healthy and tasty menu based on seafood, beef, poultry, vegetables, fruit, berries, cheese, legumes and cereals.
There is salad from tomatoes and red onions for 300 rubles, salad from young carrots with light goat cheese for 400 rubles, green salad with Scottish salmon – 700 rubles. Among the many starter choices are aubergine paste with buffalo mozzarella for 400 rubles, traditional warms sardines with flavored olive oil for 350 rubles, and scallops with broccoli mousse for 600 rubles. The pasta list has 7 entries from 400 to 1050 rubles (for spaghetti with Breton lobster and tomatoes). Cream soup from potatoes and black truffles cost 250 rubles.
Main courses are served with either potato puree, beans, peas, spinach or mushrooms. The wine list assigns special attention to Australia and New Zealand brands.
Average bill 50 to 70 c.u. 120 seating places, 2 halls, bar stand.
Open from 8 am to last diner.
29 Kutuzovskiy prospect, (095) 249 8585/9040
When luxury is simply tasty!
This venue is already a legendary spot on the map of Moscow’s restaurants. Its 10- year history began with the famous French gastronomic T-club surrounded by interiors of Truggelmann’s furniture salon. The interiors deserve special attention: The Truggelmann style is renowned for its classical luxury and sophistication. In 2001 the place was renamed China Club, and adopted Eastern colors and ornaments, as well as an oriental menu. This is a venue for special occasions and evening dresses. Without a doubt, this is one of the best locations in town for private parties and dinners.
China Club’s Chef Alexander Derevyanko recently presented a new menu which features simple dishes based on rare gourmet ingredients. New starters and the fish and meat main courses appeared. Fried tuna is served on salad with asparagus, avocado and herbs, for 695 rubles. The menu’s special pride is pigeon spiced with black bean Chinese sauce, fried in butter and served with salad together with port sauce flavored with white truffles for 2,354 rubles. Sea scallops fried in olive oil are served with vegetables and light sauce based on a white wine and vegetable broth for 700 rubles, and its delicate taste will make you want to eat the very last morsel. King prawns with piquant sauce from paprika and olive oil for 1750 rubles; roe fillet served with sweet potatoes and spinach for 1365 rubles and more on the new list.
China Club’s banquet hall is open after renovations. It pleasantly surprises with a cozy feeling and solemnity at the same time, and reminds one of a dining hall in a royal palace. Banquet hall offers a musical background of your choice, a private room, a sofa room, a cigar room, and a separate entrance.
Dining halls are for 20 and 50 people. Average bill up to 100 c.u.
Open from noon to midnight.
21 Ul. Krasina, (095) 232 2778, M. Belorusskaya
Feel at home
This is the place to turn to for a calm atmosphere, but not at all for casual-style dishes. The tremendous view towards the Christ the Savior Cathedral is a special plus. The restaurant’s decor, unlike the kitchen, with a lot of white color hasn’t changed much since the previous tenant – Snob’s Restaurant. It’s best to order your table well in advance, because the restaurant’s chef Kamel Benamar created a menu which many want to experience. And while his cooking represents Italian and French traditions, it is not fusion. According to the Benamar, French cooking technologies and style of serving and Italian products make it a modern Provencal cuisine. He uses a lot of olive oil, Italian tomatoes, eggplants and asparagus, and avoids cream, preferring to make light and fat free dishes. Recently the chef presented a new menu. There are 12 cold starter dishes such as beef carpaccio for 19 c.u., crayfish salad with potatoes for 20 c.u. and oyster tar-tar with fresh herbs and basil puree for 35 c.u. Nine hot starters feature hot fois gras with grapes and Muscat wine for 20 c.u., octopus with mushrooms and eggs for 18 c.u. 14 main courses from meat, poultry and fish: starlet baked with parsley and mussels juice for 35 c.u.; oxtail sauteed in red wine and served with polenta for 29 c.u.
There is a 20% discount on the menu from noon to 5 pm. 64 seating places. Average bill 70 c.u.
Open from noon to last diner.
3 1st Obydenskiy Per., (095) 775 2310, M. Kropotkinskaya; www.eatout.ru
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