We heart Moscow has prepared for you a list of new places – restaurants, cafés and stores that had opened in Moscow in early April.
by Maria Minkova
A big Italian restaurant Marcelli’s has opened at Zemlyanoy Val Street, right opposite the Atrium Trading Center. This Marcelli’s at Kurskaya metro station is the second in the capital, first one works in Mitino.
The menu of the restaurant is based on Italian cuisine with addition of international hits like Caesar salad. Besides Caesar, you can also have a salad with roast beef (430 rubles - €5.85), with warm chicken liver and oyster mushrooms (370 rubles - €5.03) or with avocado and shrimps (490 rubles - €6.67). Soup menu is presented by 6 positions such as cream soup from smoked tomatoes (350 rubles - €4.76) and cep cream soup (330 rubles - €4.49). The Spagetteriya section includes 14 pasta dishes, made from Italian flour. Some dishes can be ordered in half volume. For example, a whole plate of spaghetti carbonara costs 410 rubles (€5.58), and a half – 290 rubles (€3.95). There are 9 different types of pizza – from Margarita for 395 rubles (€5.37) to seafood pizza for 630 rubles (€8.57).
There is also a big quantity of traditional dishes from meat and fish, as well as different desserts. It is possible to order them take-away.
+7 (495) 728 93 98
Zemlyanoy Val Street, 26
NEW CONCEPTION OF DANILOVSKY MARKET
by Natalia Kuprianova
Danilovsky market has turned into a place where you can spend some time with your family and friends not only buying groceries, but also tasting some ready dishes. The owners of the market say that they are not going to open full-fledged restaurants here. However, some fast and not-so-fast food spots with interesting dishes have opened at the market.
Kitchen. It is Always Ready suggests trying forshmak, hummus, beet caviar, baked pepper mousse, ‘herring under a fur coat’, chicken hearts in teriyaki sauce, olives and brownies. The menu consist of 20–25 changing positions.
Koupes Bar offers Cyprian pies from bulgur, orzo vermicelli, rural hummus with pita and vegetables, and tabbouleh. The pies –koupes – are sold with 4 types of stuffing — with mutton and mint, with beef, parsley and cinnamon, with mushrooms and with chicken.
Shrimp Happens sells Shrimp-boxes, fish burgers, soup and fruit tea. At Fiorella Pasta Fresca you can taste fresh pappardelle, talyarini nero, fettuchchini, meat ravioli in a Genoa style, pumpkin and ricotta ravioli. The price is 120 rubles (€1.63) per 100 grammes. The fresh pasta is made in Russia, but from the Italian flour.
Cocine sells beef, chorizo sausages, quesadilla, burrito and other dishes of Colombian cuisine. The place does not offer real fast food, preparation demands some time. At Long Loaf, it is possible to taste bread, confectionery pastries and coffee. The place’s concept is ‘good bread and good coffee’. For some exotic food, you can go to Fowl from Cloudberries Market that sells deer fillet, boar cutlets and fat, elk stakes, stewed guelder-rose, preserved food from trumpeter, Cucumaria and comb. Presently the place sells only semi-finished products.
You can taste 4 types of the Russian pelmeni — with beef, pork, with pork and beef, with chicken and mushroom, and 3 types of Japanese gedza at Pelmeni of Hand Modeling.
Mitnaya Street, 64
Grusha Market Facebook page
Grusha Market is recently opened shop and a little cafe in Podsosensky Lane. The main idea of the place is to make a good shop for the neighborhood, and to make it cheaper than Azbuka Vkusa. Therefore, Grusha Market has found suppliers of qualitative and semi-finished products, who were ready to deliver them at reasonable prices. Thus, François Bakery makes bread and pastries, olive oil and olives are delivered by the Spanish brand Marnas, Don Giulio Salumeria brings Italian pasta and tomato sauces, The Banky cooks jam. Dairy products (cottage cheese — 65 rubles - €0.88, yogurt — 200 rubles - €2.72, sour cream — 70 rubles - €0.95) were found in the Vladimir region, vegetables and fruits come from Danilovsky Market.
Besides, it is possible to buy some ready food — pate from liver with orange (150 rubles - €2.04 for 100 g), a tapenade (130 rubles - €1.77) and others. In the menu you will also find sandwiches with tuna, shrimps, teriyaki chicken or baked vegetables for 250 rubles (€3.40) and with spicy roast beef for 300 rubles (€4.08), soups (lentil and tomato, 250 rubles - €3.40) and salads. For breakfasts, Grusha Market offers millet porridge with orange (150 rubles - €2.04), cheese pancakes with sour cream (250 rubles - €3.40), any eggs dish (prepared the way you like it; 150 rubles - €2.04 for 100 g) and cottage cheese with jam (190 rubles - €2.58) .
In future, Grusha Market is going to hold master classes or dinners for those who wants to cook with friends. There are also planes to arrange a market and benches in the yard, when the weather heats up. If everything goes well, Grusha Market will become a network project.
Podsosensky Lane, 8, build. 2
THE CENTRAL CHILDREN’S STORE
The Central Children’s Store at Lubyanskaya Square has opened after a long reconstruction. The building is an architecture monument. It was built in 1957 at the place of a former trading quarter. During the renivation unique construction elements of 1957 — the three-stairwell loggia located at the Lubyansky facade, which was lost in the 1980th years, stained-glass windows with Ivan Bilibin and Aristarkh Lentulov’s pictures, the original ceramic tile, the granite plinth at the facade and window openings are recreated. Historical elements of the interior, such as marble rail-posts in the atrium, oak doors and unique bronze floor lamps were also restored.
The biggest in the world mechanical clock made of gold, aluminum, steel, copper and brass by Petrodvorets Watch Factory «Raketa» became decoration of the central atrium. Gross weight of the clockwork is 5 tons, and its size is 6 by 7 meters, the pendulum length is 13 meters. These clocks will be included in top-5 biggest mechanical clock of the world, such as Big Ben, the Kremlin Chiming Clock, the Prague Tower Clock and Guangzhou Clock. It may become one of the main sights of Moscow.
Besides many shops, the Children’s Store will host a museum of toys, a movie theater and an observation deck overlooking the Kremlin and the Red Square. There will be interactive zones with training programs for children, including a space playground, a virtual aquarium, a library and a magic tape on each floor.
For the visitor’s convenience, the second exit from the Lubyanka metro station will lead directly to the building. In addition, -1 floor will accommodate underground parking, and 7 floor will host a food court.
Teatralniy driveway, 5/1