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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Restaurant News

Courtesy Of Novikov Restaurant Group
Running until this Thursday, GQ Bar (pictured), in conjunction with the Malaysian Tourism Board, is holding a Days of Malaysia promotion. As part of the special program Eddie Chua, GQ's Asian cuisine chef who was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has prepared a range of authentic Malaysian dishes. Guests have the opportunity to try such options as an assortment of veal, lamb and chicken satay sticks served with peanut sauce (1,100 rubles), spicy sambal prawns with steamed rice and quail eggs (1,050 rubles) and chicken baked with bamboo stalks in banana leaves (1,000 rubles).

5 Ul. Balchug, 956-7775, M. Novokuznetskaya.

Downtown restaurant Lubyansky is kicking off a special offer titled "Okroshka!" In addition to its already available cold soups -- yogurt with walnuts (200 rubles), gazpacho (250 rubles) and strawberry (350 rubles) -- there are now two varieties of the classic cooling summer soup okroshka. Okroshka with tongue costs 250 rubles, while vegetarian with tomato and celery goes for 200 rubles.

7 Ul. Malaya Lubyanka, 621-1378, M. Lubyanka.

Porto Chervo, the Italian restaurant located inside the Oktyabr cinema complex, has introduced a ravioli menu. On the bill are five varieties: ravioli with Bolognese sauce (260 rubles), ravioli with porcini and cream sauce (240 rubles), ravioli with prawns and sea scallops (360 rubles), vegetarian with mushroom sauce (160 rubles) and for something sweet after catching the latest tear jerker, ravioli with cherry in a vanilla sauce (170 rubles).

24 Ul. Novy Arbat, inside the Oktyabr cinema complex, 203-2162,

M. Arbatskaya.

With the opening of Loft's summer balcony, the restaurant will not only be offering a bird's eye view over Lubyanskaya Ploshchad, but a new seasonal promotion -- "Formula Zdorovya." The special's main drawing card is a mix-and-match menu with fresh hand-pressed oils in the starring role. The oils offered include: sesame, pistachio, hazelnut, almond, walnut and grape seed. Diners choose their oil and complementary vinegar (nut, raspberry, Jerez or balsamic) to create a dressing and then choose the ingredients to toss their salad. Base ingredients include sea scallop, tuna, prawns and fried cuttlefish. Any of the following can be added to a base ingredient: ruccola, oak leaf, romano, latuk, spinach, sunflower shoots or beet leaves. If guests have a hard time choosing between the array of options, the chef has a list of various recipes to pick from. Any of the mix-and-match salads cost 590 rubles.

25 Nikolskaya Ul., Nautilus shopping center, 6th floor, 933-7713, M. Lubyanka.

-- Nathan Toohey