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Restaurant News

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The world may be a facing a global truffle shortage after a particularly bad season across Italy, but this isn't stopping the restaurant Syr from commencing its own in-house truffle season. Italian chef Mircko Zago has prepared a special menu of truffle-flavored dishes, including such options as cheese tortelli with beef tartare, salad leaves and white truffles (1,359 rubles, pictured), chicken liver salad with black truffle (860 rubles), risotto with castelmagno cheese and white truffle (1,200 rubles), and beef with mushroom and black truffle fricassee (1,600 rubles). Truffles can be ordered separately as an accompaniment for 300 rubles a gram for black or 450 rubles a gram for white. The season runs until the end of December.

16 Sadovaya Samotyochnaya Ul., Bldg. 2, 650-7770, M. Tsvetnoi Bulvar.

Upmarket Chinese restaurant China Club has a new chef in charge of its Chinese cuisine. Born in the Shandong province of China, Chensyan Zhuan moved to Russia in 2002 and since that time has worked in a variety of eateries, ranging from a Chinese cafe at Izmailovsky market to a China Town restaurant. At China Club, Zhuan is preparing Shandong cuisine, heavily adapted for local tastes. Chilli levels have been reduced, soups thickened, beef cubed rather than thinly sliced, tomatoes used as sauces rather than in pieces, serving temperatures altered, European spices added and wasabi mellowed with the addition of mayonnaise. New dishes added to the menu include rice noodles with seafood (1,200 rubles), steamed sea bass with vegetables (1,195 rubles), lamb on the bone with sweet-and-sour sauce (915 rubles) and Peking duck (1,460 rubles).

21 Ul. Krasina, 232-2778, 254-7331, M. Mayakovskaya.

Politica, serving the well-to-do out on elite Rublyovo-Uspenskoye Shosse, has opened its oyster season. Rather than just raw oysters, the restaurant is serving the mollusks in all manner of ways, such as oyster soup with lobster ice cream (710 rubles), warm oysters in coffee-flavored tempura with cauliflower puree and Parma ham chips (620 rubles) and "cappuccino" risotto with grilled oysters, forest mushrooms and prawns (970 rubles).

8th kilometer of Rublyovo-Uspenskoye Shosse, Usovo settlement, 741-9797, noon-last guest.

Hungry shoppers in Yevropeisky mall are in luck, as the Grabli buffet chain has opened a branch on the fourth floor. Diners can expect all the same dishes found at the other Grabli outlets and the same low prices -- so they won't have to blow their boutique budget on lunch.

Yevropeisky mall, 2 Ploshchad Kievskogo Vokzala, M. Kievskaya.