Restaurant News

Bio Gourmet (pictured), the organic cafe located in Moscow's posh "Golden Mile" neighborhood, has commenced its German Christmas Bazaar. Open daily from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the cafe's terrace, the bazaar is selling not only trinkets and decorations, but organic food, drinks and cosmetics. Also available are various gift baskets. Hot gluhwein, potato fritters with apple puree and German sausages are being served to keep shoppers warm while choosing their gifts. The bazaar runs until the end of December.

40/1 Ul. Ostozhenka, 246-1128, M. Park Kultury.

Upmarket Spanish restaurant Los Bandidos has revamped its menu. Mediterranean influences now dominate the menu, with such dishes as salad of prawns, calamari, mussels, and salmon with fresh pineapple under an "Avrora" sauce (460 rubles), warm salad of tuna with capers, cherry tomatoes, piccolo peppers, ruccola, seasoned with olive oil and basilica porto sauce (620 rubles). New hot mains include wagyu marbled steak with caramelized carrot and baked ginger (3,960 rubles) and salmon filet baked with spinach under a berblanc sauce (1,260 rubles). As before, the restaurant is still serving the highly regarded Pata Negra jamon ham.

7 Bolshaya Ordynka Ul. 953-0466, M. Polyanka.

RP-Com continues its citywide expansion with the opening of two more of its flagship restaurants -- its seventh Goodman steakhouse and a third Filimonova i Yankel fish house. Sharing the same address on Profsoyuznaya Ulitsa, the steakhouse is located on the ground floor, while the fish house is on the second, where there is also a shared banquet hall. Both the menu and interior design follow in the footsteps of their predecessors.

45 Profsoyuznaya Ul., 775-9888, M. Noviye Cheryomushki.

Cafe Maner has introduced a new takeout service for its customers titled Maner-Gastronom. Customers can now order more than 150 different varieties of salads, hot and cold starters, items prepared in the cafe's smoker, baked goods and breads. Holders of discount cards for Maner, Melanzana or Papillion can preorder on 775-1969/1959, otherwise clients can order in person at the cafe.

5 Ul. Petrovka, inside Berlin House, 775-1969/1959, M. Teatralnaya.