Here is our usual list of places – restaurants, cafes, stores and even pools, that opened in Moscow in late June.
WINIL WINE BAR
Winil Bar Facebook page
The ideology of the new bar is in drinking exclusively traditional wine. The card is based on wine, made in regions that still make it in the traditional style, such as Riesling and Spätburgunder from Germany, Rieslings from Austria and the French Alsace, Champagne from small domains, pinot noir from Burgundy, the traditional Nebbiolo from Piedmont. At the moment, the minimum price of a bottle is 1800 rubles (€23.85). Presently, there are 65 types of wine. Winil’s design is made not to detract from beverage: dark walls, lampshades in the shape of truncated cones, pictures of great winemakers. Food menu includes nice snacks as a big ciabatta sandwich with thinly sliced steak from beef diaphragm and cream sauce with a bit of horseradish (580 rubles - €7.69), Glazed bovine tongue with celery cream (590 rubles - €7.82), Sea bass ceviche with cucumber and mango (490 rubles - €6.49 ) and egg fries with velouté sauce from cauliflower and truffle oil (350 rubles - €4.64). Notable main dishes are trout with mashed peas and dashi sauce (690 rubles - €9.14.), Denver steak (760 rubles - €10.07).
The bar is rather small – only 38 seats, so it is better to book tables in advance.
+7 499 246 84 38
THE GORKY PARK MUSEUM
Gorky Park Facebook page
The impressive arch, topped with the Lenin’s Order that translates postwar Moscow monumentality and solidity, has been recently opened as a museum and an observation deck. The whole idea to arrange a museum in such an uncomfortable space seemed somewhat utopian. However, the architects managed to make it. Therefore, the museum consist of strung at each other rooms, exhibiting archive documents and photographs as movies, panoramas and infographics. There is also an attraction «parachute jump»: wearing the Oculus Rift you can soar over the park with fountains and ponds.
The main thing, however, is an observation deck with a nice view over the Neskuchnyi Garden, Defense Ministry and the Garden Ring. Among other pleasant trifles is a gift shop with beautiful old posters and Demeter aromas, specially made for the park.
+7 495 995 00 20
Krimsky Val Street, 9, The Gorky Park, main entrance
FLORISTIC CO-WORKING ETO PREKRASNO
Eto Prekrasno Facebook page
Floristic co-working Eto Prekrasno (It’s Beautiful) has opened at Mayakovskaya. Here you will learn how to assemble your own bouquets. The studio can also be used for your professional experience – that is ideal for beginner florists who have not yet acquired facilities.
One hour in the floristic co-working for beginners will cost 500 rubles (€6.63), and each subsequent minute – 5 rubles (€0.07). For those who takes a course, the first hour costs 400 rubles (€5.30), and then – 4 rubles (€0.05) per minute. Prices for professional florists are lower: 300 rubles (€3.98) per hour, and 3 rubles (€0.04) per minute. The workplace can be rented for a day for 2000 rubles (€26.51), and even for a month for 8000 rubles (€106.02). Flowers are not included in the rental price, however, there can be purchased at the cost of a flower base.
The co-working also holds master classes in making wreaths, spiral bouquets, compositions, wedding flowers, color use, styles of floristry. Participation in a master class costs 1500 rubles (€19.88). You can also take a full course in floristic for 16 500 rubles (€218.67).
+7 926 211 27 76
Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Street, 23, build. 4
Denis Simachev has made a place in uncharacteristic style – focused mainly on food. Simachyard has opened on the ground floor of the Nordstar Tower Business Center. At daytime, clerks from nearby offices have lunch here, and in the evening it is to become a pre-party place. The design of the new Simachev’s restaurant continues to operate domestic values, but this time instead of khokhloma paintings, the design was based on Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris. The result is a strange retrofuturistic interior with 40 thousand mobile glittering metal plates at the ceiling. The menu, has not been finally defined yet, but it already gives an idea of what it will look like. Most indicative dishes are buckwheat in a creamy sauce with mushrooms, green apple, onion and ginger (350 rubles (€4.64)), nautical pasta with baked sweet pepper and tomato (580 rubles (€7.69)) and stewed pumpkin puree with coconut milk and cream cloudberry (260 rubles (€3.45)).
+7 915 243 30 30
Begovaya Street, 3, build. 1, Nordstar Tower Business Center, ground floor
RECREATION AREA WITH SWIMMING POOLS AT LUZHNIKI
Luzhniki Facebook page
The Luzhniki sports complex has opened a summer recreation area with two swimming pools. One of the pools is made for competitive swimming, and the other, smaller, – for a lazy holiday. Both pools have a modern system of cleaning and heating the water to have comfortable swimming even in cold weather.
Besides the pools, the recreation complex has a sports club – with an area for training outdoors, beach volleyball, children’s entertainment town, Local Food kiosk and a bar with fresh juices at one of the pools. You can also relax in the sauna – enjoy unlimited amount of time at no extra charge there.
The price per one hour starts at 750 rubles (€9.94).