Restaurant News

Swissotel Krasnye Holmy
Swissotel Krasnye Holmy Moscow has employed the services of a cigar sommelier -- Yelena Terekhina (pictured). Terekhina has worked as a cigar sommelier at numerous establishments, including two years at News Pub, where she worked directly with the guests and was responsible for the cigar menu. She also served in a similar position at the Salon de Gusto cigar club, as well as at the Del Rio cigar company, where she was in charge of market research and created menus of elite cigars. Every year she takes part in the renowned Festival del Habano cigar festival in Cuba. Guests can now avail themselves of her services for their every cigar need.
52 Kosmodamianskaya Naberezhnaya, Bldg. 6, 221-5350, M. Paveletskaya.

Scandinavia restaurant, in conjunction with the Karlsson vodka brand, has introduced a new range of vodka-based cocktails. Among the new concoctions on offer are Basil Gold with fresh fig and basil, red pepper, sugar syrup and vodka on ice (450 rubles); Blueberry Caiprinoska with fresh lime, blueberry, sugar syrup, blueberry syrup and vodka on ice (750 rubles); and Black Raspberry Cosmo with Chambord liqueur, cranberry juice, lemon juice and vodka on ice (450 rubles).
7 Maly Palashevsky Per., 937-5630, M. Pushkinskaya.

The alfresco dining options keep expanding with the appearance of more and more summer terraces and verandas. The recently opened Argentine steak restaurant La Parrilla has just unveiled its wonderful summer terrace balcony, which is surrounded by the grounds of the free-standing mansion on a quiet lane. Upmarket pan-Asian restaurant Nabi has opened its secluded patio area and has marked the occasion with an exhibition by Arseny Vlasov titled "Black and White Cinema." The artworks feature famous cinema celebrities all, naturally, depicted in black and white.
La Parrilla: 15A Gagarinsky Per., 781-9614, M. Kropotkinskaya.
Nabi: 4 Maly Afanasyevsky Per., 291-4060, M. Arbatskaya.