Restaurant News

Tsvet Nochi
Tsvet Nochi has acquired not only a new chef, but a new menu as well. The new chef, Andrei Petrusevich, worked in such well-respected restaurants as Capri and Nedalny Vostok before coming to Tsvet Nochi, where he has introduced such dishes as sea scallops in a yogurt sauce (600 rubles, pictured), fettuccine with chicken and spinach under a cream sauce (450 rubles) and beef medallions with cilantro (600 rubles).
12 Bolshoi Kozikhinsky Per., 291-1881, M. Pushkinskaya.

Also announcing new additions to its menu is the Middle Eastern restaurant Damas. The European section of the menu has been beefed up with such offerings as quail stuffed with foie gras and grapes (750 rubles), pork with porcini puree (550 rubles) and rabbit leg with fennel and chanterelle mushrooms (600 rubles).
8 Ul. Maroseika, 628-8080/8181, M. Kitai-Gorod.

The Jolly Dog Pub is gearing up to celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day on Feb. 23. On the program are various competitions and surprises and a live band performing cover versions of war-era and other Soviet songs. There may also be a fire show.
34 Sheremetyevskaya Ul., 619-9454, M. Alexeyevskaya.

The Starlite Diner is also celebrating, but here the special occasion is Chinese New Year. As part of the celebrations, the diner chain is introducing a special Chinese menu. The new menu is available until March 6.
16 Bolshaya Sadovaya Ul., 290-9638, M. Mayakovskaya;
9a Korovy Val Ul., 959-8919, M. Oktyabrskaya;
6 Prospekt Vernadskogo, 783-4037, M. Universitet.

Prostiye Veshchi is once more holding its special promotion titled "Supermarket Cuisine." And once again restaurant critic Alexei Zimin is to prepare "new Russian cuisine," using produce found in gourmet supermarkets -- the kind of ingredients discovered on foreign journeys. On the menu are such dishes as salmon marinated in dill with sour cream sauce and green onion (350 rubles), chicken noodles with pesto made from basil and cilantro (270 rubles), and a croissant with egg, farmer's cheese, beef tongue, ruccola and mushrooms (370 rubles). Supermarket Cuisine-2 runs until Feb. 29.
32 Konyushkovskaya Ul., 255-6362, M. Krasnopresnenskaya.