Restaurant News

The recently opened second Bocconcino (pictured), located in the Vremena Goda shopping center on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, has brought in a new pizzaiolo to man the pizza oven. Abramo Fornari hails from Forte Dei Marmi and has worked in numerous restaurants across Tuscany.
48 Kutuzovsky Prospekt, inside the Vremena Goda shopping center, 662-1135, M. Kuntsevskaya.

The yacht club and restaurant Shore House is not resting on its laurels over the winter months. The yachts may be idle, but the upmarket restaurant has found a new calling with the opening of its skating rink. From noon to 10 p.m. weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends, Shore House provides not only the use of its ice, but both adult and children's skates for rent as well as hockey sticks and pucks. For those needing to recharge their batteries, there is an outdoor cafe serving coffee, tea, spicy gluhwein and blini with sweetened condensed milk, sour cream and Novikov's own jams and marmalades. For those with a more serious appetite, the indoor section has a wide selection of Caucasus and Central Asian dishes.
By the Crocus City Mall, intersection of Moscow Ring Road and Volokolamskoye Shosse, 727-2678.

Gastro pub Prostiye Veshchi in conjunction with Relax FM is offering a new special -- Relax Breakfasts. Set to run every third weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the first just past, the breakfasts are accompanied by music from Relax FM, demonstrations, classes and, for those who register on the site, a 20 percent discount as well as tea on the house. Advance booking is a must.
32 Konyushkovskaya Ul., 255-6362, M. Krasnopresnenskaya.

Restaurateur-extraordinaire Anatoly Komm has opened his latest chef-d'oeuvre -- Varvary. In the location of the now defunct Sky Bar, the new restaurant offers high cuisine in the form of a "gastronomic show." Several times per week guests can be witness to the maestro at work right before their tables as he creates his trademark molecular cuisine, Russian-style.
8a Strastnoi Bulvar, 229-2800, M. Pushkinskaya.