Restaurant News

Bocconcino, the upmarket pizzeria restaurant that recently opened a second establishment out at the posh Vremena Goda shopping center on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, has just expanded its new restaurant. Now fans of Bocconcino's super-thin-crust pizzas have even more after-dinner options, as the chain has just opened a confectionery (pictured) right by the pizzeria. Besides the same wonderful views from its huge glass walls, the confectionery cafe offers Italian coffee and, naturally, a huge selection of sweets. The selection ranges from old Soviet classics, such as ptichye moloko to Italian favorites such as tiramisu. Of course, there are all manner of cookies, pies, chocolates and other such sweet-tooth-pleasing treats.

48 Kutuzovsky Prospekt,
inside the Vremena Goda shopping center,
662-1135, M. Kuntsevskaya.

The Jolly Dog Pub has opened an outdoor summer veranda, so now patrons can drink their pints not only in the pub's large bar, but also outdoors. With the arrival of the outdoor seating area comes a new range of menu items, including turkey, rabbit and beef patties with various side dishes, such as baby potatoes, as well as shashliks and other grilled meats. One particular novelty is the chef's new Caesar salad, which comes with salmon and mushrooms.

34 Sheremetyevskaya Ul.,
619-9454, M. Alexeyevskaya.

Another summer patio to open recently is the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski's outdoor terrace, part of the Kranzler cafe. Guests can order from the regular menu, as well as from a special summer selection -- all while enjoying views of the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral directly across the river.

1 Ul. Balchug, 230-5500/6500,
M. Novokuznetskaya.

Until Sunday, June 1, GQ Bar is holding a week-long promotion -- Days of Japan. As part of the program, the restaurant is hosting a photo exhibition, providing a concert by Japanese musicians and, naturally, offering a special Japanese menu. Besides enjoying the exhibit by photographer Alexander Pavlov, guests can choose from two set menus or order from either separately. The meat set (2,900 rubles) includes beef tataki (600 rubles), Peking duck roll (700 rubles), lamb ribs in black pepper sauce (1,250 rubles) and wild cherry granite with berries (650 rubles). The seafood set (2,800 rubles) includes blue-fin tuna tataki (650 rubles), spicy Kamchatka crab (800 rubles), teriyaki salmon fillet with soba noodles (950 rubles) and a selection of sorbets -- ginger, saffron and green tea (650 rubles). Various exotic fruits and teas are also available.

Eduard Rebgun
5 Ul. Balchug, 956-7775,
M. Novokuznetskaya.