We heart Moscow has prepared for you a list of new places – restaurants, cafés and stores that had opened in Moscow in late March.
Babetta Cafe Facebook page
Babetta Cafe with pizza, paste, salads, food takeout, a fruit tray and improbable amount of drinks has opened at Myasnitskaya Street. Developing the concept of restaurant’s design, G-Sign Creative Lab Bureau thought of the organization of space and movement in it. One more key idea is to place a fruit and vegetable tray, as well as the counter with ready dishes near the entrance.
In the menu, you will find salads, soups, pelmeni, main courses, house paste, pizza, made in the wood stove, and desserts. There is, for example, a tabbouleh salad with falafel, yogurt and bulgur (320 rubles - €4.37), salad with marinated trout, vegetables, cilantro and corn sauce (499 rubles - €6.82), ‘oriental’ meat soup (199 rubles - €2.72) and meat pelmeni (299 rubles - €4.09). There are also seven variants of very decent pizza.
Drinks are presented by juice from wheat sprouts (189 rubles - €2.58) and freshly squeezed juice from carrot (149 rubles - €2.04), beet (149 rubles - €2.04), apple (159 rubles - €2.17), or cucumber (199 rubles - €2.72). There are about 12 options of a smoothies: blackcurrant — orange (179 rubles - €2.45), tomato — cucumber — sour cream (199 rubles - €2.72), banana — pear (269 rubles - €3.68) and also there are ten options of lassi, for example blackcurrant (139 rubles - €1.90), banana (149 rubles - €2.04), chocolate with Cayenne pepper (169 rubles - €2.31), pear (179 rubles - €2.45) and mango with elder and cardamom (199 rubles - €2.72). Besides, you can have some tea, coffee, milkshakes and sparkling water.
+7 964 643 87 02
Myasnitskaya Street, 15
by Maria Minkova
The Muesli restaurant has opened in the Stalin skyscraper at Kotelnicheskaya Embankment in the neighborhood with Illusion Cinema. There are now two floors with about 80 seats.
Interior of the restaurant is made in neoclassical style, without any liberties — each door handle in the skyscrapers is under UNESCO protection.
The restaurant begins its work at 8 o’clock in the morning. Breakfasts are served here until 16.00 on working days and until 18.00 on days off. Among other things, breakfasts include milk vermicelli (280 rubles - €3.83), sausages from crab with corn and poached egg (520 rubles - €7.11), fried bread with a pear and cheese cream (290 rubles - €3.96) and a Muesli shake (280 rubles - €3.83).
The main menu is divided into three sections: snacks, main courses and desserts — all the dishes present author’s cuisine. You can taste here smoked cod with green peas, cheese sauce and egg plows (420 rubles - €5.74), ‘lazy’ pelmeni with beef (380 rubles - €5.19) or duck (380 rubles - €5.33), salad from cabbage with pike caviar (450 rubles), rassolnik soup with chicken heart (290 rubles), cream soup from celery with pear and cottage cheese (290 rubles), wheat risotto with cheese cream and smoked cod (420 rubles - €5.74).
The wine list includes more than 100 positions (there are French, Italian, Spanish, Chilean, German and New Zealand wines). Only ten of them can be served in glasses. Prices begin from 390 rubles (€5.33) for a glass. Here you will also find some cocktails — both classical, and author’s.
+7 (495) 915 35 00
Kotelnicheskaya Emb., 1/15
PETROV AND VASECHKA BAR
Petrov&Vasechka Facebook page
Two friends — Anton Toks and Andrey Petrov — have opened their own bar Petrov and Vasechka at Tsvetnoy Boulevard, 7, build. 1. The new bar is a place for friends and without a signboard, but as the owners note, available to everyone.
The bar is located in a basement and has three halls — the first two are entirely devoted to food and alcohol, the third one will become a venue for entertaining actions, such as quests and dramatized performances.
Petrov and Vasechka’s bar menu contains classical and about 15 author’s cocktails. Besides, there is a full food menu. You will find here, for example, gammon with mustard sauce and potato segments; salad with fried bacon, baked potatoes and sweet-sour sauce, salad with smoked eel, dried tomatoes and nut sauce, smoked grill sausages with potato mousse, truffle oil and kimchi; a duck leg in honey marinade with mashed potatoes and spinach. There are also several types of burgers — with beef, kimchi and spinach; with pork, tomato jam and blue cheese sauce; with chicken fillet in corn flakes with curry sauce.
BEER & BRUT
by Cyrill Budveiser
Vladimir Perelman (I Like Bar, I Like Wine) has opened his third restaurant called Beer & Brut at Pokrovka Street. And there really are beer and champagne. The concept is a little adventurous, but easily implemented: the place has two floors, so beer is served on the first floor and champagne – on the second.
Here you can taste industrial and craft beer. One of ales – sea buckthorn (300 rubles - €4.10 per 0.5 liter) – is welded together by Trigger Brewery and Beer & Brut. The menu includes 12 beers on taps and 40 types of bottles (200 rubles - €2.73). The minimum price per glass of sparkling wine is 430 rubles (€5.88) for white and 420 rubles (€5.74) for red and pink wine.
Food menu consist of dishes, specifically picked for beer or for wine, but some dishes can be eaten with anything. Here you can taste great khinkali with tartar of sea bass and trout (690 rubles - €9.43), scallop tartare on ice (720 rubles - €9.84), chicken wings (480 rubles - €6.56), capelin fried in potato flakes (490 rubles - €6.70) or roasted beef ribs with kimchi (720 rubles - €9.84). There is also untraditional pizza (520 rubles - €7.11) with veal cheeks and onions, chicken and chickpeas with lamb and vegetables, as well as trout, cabbage Covenant Choi and algae and curry with turkey (570 rubles - €7.79) or lamb (680 rubles - €9.29). For dessert, you can taste crème Brule with orange (390 rubles - €5.33), poppy seed cake with ginger salt (420 rubles - €5.74) and much more.
+7 965 250 26 26
Polyanka Street, 26/1
Project Volna VK page
Project Volna has opened its second store in the new trading center Aviapark. The selection of clothes is quiet ordinary: plaid shirts, bomber jackets, jackets and chinos, backpacks, caps, bright socks — a traditional set of Moscow youth. The most interesting thing about it is that all brands presented here are Russian: Zaporozhets, Mech, Kolsa, Good Vibes, Sammy Icon, Stoneheads, Verge, Coob Wood. Volna collects brands over all country and beyond its limits; there are designers from Moscow, Petersburg, Siberia, Ural and even Kiev.
An average price of a t-shirt starts from 600 rubles (€8.20), for trousers — from 2000 rubles (€27.34), for outerwear — from 2500 rubles. Meanwhile the store is empty as all the rest Aviapark. However, it is worth glancing here to try some Russian street fashion brands and appreciate wonderful design of the store.
+7 926 754 13 44
Aviakonstruktora Mikoyana Street, 10, Shopping Center Aviapark, 3rd floor