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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Restaurant News

Fashionable restaurant Aist has introduced a business lunch menu, available on weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. for 600 rubles. The fixed selection changes daily and includes such combinations as Monday's marinated zucchini with ruccola and Gorgonzola, minestrone soup and lyula kebab with cucumber and curry sauce, or Friday's vegetable grill with Provolone cheese, cannellini bean soup with potato and marinated tuna followed by fish cakes with potato chips and fresh tomato sauce.

8/1 Malaya Bronnaya Ul., 736-9131/32, M. Pushkinskaya.

Tan (pictured) is readying itself early for upcoming St. Valentine's Day. The Chinese restaurant is getting a head start by declaring February "Love Month." On the big day itself, the restaurant is to greet lovers with a gold certificate for its in-house Chinese massage spa salon. Three special set menus are to be offered, ranging from 6,000 to 9,000 rubles for two people. The romantic atmosphere is to get a boost from a special striptease performance planned for 8 p.m. And just in time for the romantic festivities, Tan has also opened a flower boutique on its lower floor. Guests can order a prearranged bouquet or have one made to order in their presence. The restaurant has a special offer for its male customers: with every man's order of wine or champagne, his special lady friend receives a bouquet for free.

13/1 Oruzheiny Per., 251-0877/1572, M. Mayakovskaya.

Restaurateur Anatoly Komm's latest endeavor has opened in the elite settlement of Zhukovka. Kharchevnya Komma plans to eschew the current fashions of haute cuisine and serve straightforward, high-quality food prepared on the grill.

Village of Zhukovka, in the Moscow region, 736-9300.

The Pasta Project chain of restaurants has introduced a new winter set of five hot alcoholic beverages: Caribbean coffee with dark rum, ginger syrup and cream (160 rubles), Russian coffee with vodka, Kahlua, nut syrup and cream (155 rubles), coffee royale VS with Americano coffee and cognac (205 rubles), Mexican coffee with Baileys, tequila and whipped cream (195 rubles) and classical grog (160 rubles). As part of the hot winter cocktails promotion, Pasta Project is offering every guest a complimentary nonalcoholic gluhwein made with cherry juice.

1 Ul. Pokrovka, 628-6767, M. Kitai-Gorod; 4-6 Ladozhskaya Ul., Bldg. 2, 937-2581, M. Baumanskaya; 5a Balaklavsky Prospekt, 310-0077, M. Chertanovskaya.