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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Restaurant News

Courtesy of Riviera
Hot on the heels of his African-inspired eatery Ju-Ju, Moscow's most prolific restaurateur, Arkady Novikov, has opened yet another restaurant. Nedalny Vostok opened in late January on the Boulevard Ring. Serving pan-Asian cuisine, Novikov's latest endeavor has brought in Australian chef Glen Andrew Ballis, who has worked not only in Australia but also for Asia's Banyan Tree Hotels and various Shangri-La hotel branches, as well as for Harrod's in London. Working with Ballis is Sergei Markin from Galereya, as well as Japanese confectioner Kobayashi Katsuhiko. Japanese design team Superpotato was brought in to create the interior. The large, central open kitchen is on a specially lowered section, making it easily visible for diners. The average bill tops $100.

15 Tverskoi Bulvar, Bldg. 2, 200-0154, M. Pushkinskaya.

French restaurant Riviera is getting in the mood for St. Valentine's Day. Besides abundant roses, guests can expect free champagne and serenades by a harp, violoncello and flute trio. Commencing with the Valentine's festivities and running through to the beginning of March, Riviera is offering a special dessert menu. The new menu includes such sweet-tooth specials as a raspberry cupola with fresh raspberry mousse and passion fruit sauce (26 conditional units, pictured), blini with chocolate mousse and sabayon sauce (22 units) and almond mousse on crisp meringue with berries (18 units).

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

Scandinavia is also preparing a special St. Valentine's Day menu. On the bill is fresh asparagus with salmon roe, chive beurre blanc and grilled scallops, followed by fillet "black and white" -- veal with hollandaise sauce and lobster, plus beef with foie gras, truffle jus, pommes duchesse and sweet peas. For dessert, the chefs are to make white chocolate bavaroise with strawberries and orange segments in Cointreau. The set menu costs 2,400 rubles.

7 Maly Palashevsky Per., 937-5630, M. Pushkinskaya.

In Vino has introduced a new giant seafood menu -- and they don't mean giant in the "extensive" sense of the word, but rather that enormous creatures of the sea are now on the menu. Diners can order such sea beasts as a 5-kilogram Kamchatka crab (398 rubles per 100 grams), 3-kilogram Canadian lobsters (350 rubles per 100 grams) or 1.5-kilogram langoustines (990 rubles per 100 grams). Throughout February, while the special menu is offered, every Thursday at 8 p.m. a special draw is to be held. The prize? A giant lobster.

39 Ul. Bolshaya Yakimanka, 230-3430, M. Oktyabrskaya.