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Newly redesigned Planeta Sushi has a special offer on Friday and Saturday nights from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.: a Yukki selection plus either miso soup or a pot of tea for 430 rubles. The offer is available only at the following Planeta Sushi restaurants.

1 Taganskaya Ploshchad (Zvyozdochka complex); 1 Manezhnaya Ploshchad, Bldg. 2; 2 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ul.; 14 Ul. Novy Arbat; and 1/2 Leninsky Prospekt.

The steak-house chain Goodman has added a new steak to the menu -- the Chateaubriand. Legend has it that this thick cut from the tenderloin was first created by Montmiriel, personal chef to the 19th-century French author and statesman Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand. Goodman is offering this historic 450-gram steak for 1,650 rubles.

23 Tverskaya Ul., 937-5679, M. Pushkinskaya; 31 Novinsky Bulvar, 981-4941, M. Barrikadnaya; 57 Leninsky Prospekt, 135-5191, M. Leninsky Prospekt.

Italianets introduced a new gastronomic program -- "Per le vie del Gusto," or along the path of taste. The new culinary tour sees the restaurant offering a series of different menus, each menu representing a different region of Italy. First region in the lineup is Piedmont. Some highlights of the menu include Albese: beef tartare with black Piedmontese truffles and Castelmagno cheese (520 rubles); panissa: rice with salame della duja, borlotti beans and savoy cabbage with Barbera red wine (460 rubles); and rabbit stuffed with black truffles in a chestnut soup (980 rubles).

13 Samotyochnaya Ul., Bldg. 1, 688-5651, M. Tsvetnoi Bulvar.

If a day at the zoo has whet your appetite, then the newly opened Nobilis restaurant should prove to be a convenient spot to drop in for a bite to eat. Located directly opposite the Moscow Zoo's main gates, the two-level Nobilis has a light and airy interior that fits well with its Mediterranean menu. Nobilis not only prepares Italian and French cuisine popular in Mediterranean restaurants around town, but Spanish and Greek dishes as well.

34/1 Konyushkovskaya Ul., 254-5210/5410/5510, M. Krasnopresnenskaya.

Make haste if you want to catch the last week of Riviere's oyster festival, which runs through Oct. 20. The restaurant has eight varieties delivered twice a week by plane from France, with each oyster going for 3 conditional units apiece.

4 Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya Ul., 243-0977, M. Kievskaya.

Starbucks is not the only coffee-shop chain to recently reveal plans to come to Russia. Turkish baklava behemoth Gulluoglu has announced that it intends to open a local network of its international Gulluoglu Baklava and Cafe chain. Designed, as one would expect, with an Eastern theme, the coffeehouses are to distinguish themselves not only with their vast range of Eastern sweets, but also by an unusual-for-Moscow no-alcohol and no-smoking policy.

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