Restaurant News

It's not uncommon for warm weather to roll into Moscow and catch the local cafe scene unprepared. The sun is shining, the temperature rising and there's not a working outdoor veranda or balcony to be found. For those looking for some alfresco relaxation, the 10,000-square-meter Super Beach (pictured) is gearing up to open extra early this year. Starting from May 1, the Krylatskoye beach's restaurant and bungalow bar, volleyball court, petanque area, sports center and all other outdoor facilities will be available to guests 24 hours a day.
8 Krylatskaya Ul., 507-0809, M. Krylatskaya.

The Marriott Tverskaya hotel has a new executive chef. French-born Frederic Noyer is looking after the hotel's Gratzi restaurant, the lobby bar, plus banquets and room service as well. Having started his cooking career in France working at Hotel Le Cro-Magnon and Hotel restaurant Le Pont De L'Ouysse, he has worked for the last 10 years at Hyatt hotels including the Regency Hyatt Paris, the Regency Baku, Grand Hyatt Amman, and for the last two years at the Park Hyatt Madrid. One of the first changes he has overseen at the Marriott Tverskaya is the introduction of a new wedding menu.
34 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ul., 258-3000, M. Belorusskaya.

China Club is offering a special dim sum menu. Hand-prepared by the head chef, all dim sum come with a choice of four sauces: soy, sweet and sour, garlic fruit or chili. A total of 10 varieties of steamed dim sum are on offer, including prawn (550 rubles), crab (740 rubles), duck (580 rubles), lamb (420 rubles), pork (350 rubles) and vegetable (300 rubles). A mixed assortment costs 800 rubles. The special menu is available through April 28.
21 Ul. Krasina, 232-2778, 254-7331, M. Mayakovskaya.

Just in time for spring, the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow has decided to go on a health kick and has introduced a "Healthy Living" menu. Nutritionist Patricia Teixeira, who hails from Brazil, has created the new menu, featuring a collection of juices and smoothies. The new healthy beverages, which include Digestion Smoother, a Good Energy cocktail and De-tox juice, are served in the Conservatory Bar and in the Park restaurant. All the fruity cocktails sell for 570 rubles.
4 Neglinnaya Ul., 783-1234, M. Teatralnaya.