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Restaurant News

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The recently opened Mexican restaurant La Hacienda has introduced a special breakfast menu, available 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Included are such dishes as sincronizadas -- a flour tortilla with black bean puree, Swiss cheese, ham and bacon with guacamole and pico de gallo -- as well as huevos rancheros, or two fried eggs on a corn tortilla covered with red salsa, pureed beans and totopos. Also available are breakfast burritos, among other dishes. All breakfasts include free coffee, tea or juice.

13 Komsomolsky Prospekt, 246-7913, M. Frunzenskaya.

The Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel is to hold a week of modern Australian cuisine from Nov. 13 to 19, with a menu prepared by Australian chef Scott Webster. Aboriginal art and musical accompaniment are promised for an extra taste of Down Under.

The Park Restaurant, Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel, 4 Neglinnaya Ul., 783-1234, ext. 5005, M. Teatralnaya.

Arkady Novikov strikes again with the unveiling of his latest endeavor. His new, 1,200-square-meter restaurant, called Next Door, is positioning itself primarily as a banquet hall. Besides three separate rooms, there is a large hall with a stage and professional sound and lighting that seats more than 200 people. French chef Franck Paulmier has been brought in to run the kitchen, while confectioner Damien Piscioneri will be looking after those with a sweet tooth. The average bill comes to 120 conditional units.

9 Ul. Vozdvizhenka, 980-0750, M. Biblioteka Imeni Lenina.

Lovers of Lebanese cuisine have one more downtown option for getting their hummus fix. Al Andaluz has opened by Lubyanskaya Ploshchad and serves all the favorites including labneh cheese, makanek sausages and sambousik pies. Belly dancers perform every night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The average bill is 40 conditional units.

13/16 Ul. Bolshaya Lubyanka, 623-9314, M. Lubyanka.

The upmarket Indian restaurant Indus has unveiled a new menu of sushi, sashimi and rolls (pictured). Created by Vadim Siluyanov, who previously worked at Vanil restaurant, they are tailor-made with a twist -- each piece has a slight Indian flavor. The effect is created by preparing the rice with Indian spices. Some examples from the menu: crunchy roll with crabmeat, cheese, black caviar, bamboo and paprika (960 rubles), sashimi with salmon caviar (500 rubles) and sushi with flying fish roe (90 rubles).

15 Plotnikov Per., 244-7979, M. Smolenskaya.