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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Restaurant News

Courtesy Of Riviere
French restaurant Riviere has announced what has to be one of summer's more innovative culinary promotions. As would be expected, the "Vegetable Paradise" festival features a large range of vegetable dishes -- the surprise is that they're all desserts. Until the end of the month, diners can sample such dishes as pumpkin mousse with black caviar and coffee sauce (30 conditional units), mini-zucchini mousse with asparagus and potato chips (17 c.u.), marinated tomatoes stuffed with fresh raspberries (25 c.u.), and spinach pudding with tomato jelly and truffles (27 c.u., pictured).

4 Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya Ul., (499) 243-0977, M. Kievskaya.

Mexican restaurant Pancho Villa is holding its annual outdoor La Fiesta Playera party on June 23. Taking place at Serebryany Bor's Beach No. 1, the event kicks off at high noon and continues until sunset. Besides plenty of water sports and beachside fun, partygoers can expect a huge selection of Mexican food plus unlimited beer, tequila, rum and other refreshing beverages. DJ Juan and several bands are to provide entertainment. A bus is to transport guests from the restaurant and back again to continue the party at the restaurant after dark. Tickets cost 2,500 rubles, children under 10 free.

52 Bolshaya Yakimanka, 238-7913/5413, M. Oktyabrskaya.

Restaurant chain Sbarro recently celebrated the opening of its 100th restaurant in Russia, on Khoroshevskoye Shosse. Since the first Sbarro opened Dec. 31, 1997, on Krasnoprudnaya Ulitsa, the chain has grown to serve more than 1 million customers a month.

39 Khoroshevskoye Shosse, 916-8540/41, M. Polezhayevskaya.

Until June 10, Italianets is celebrating the opening of its summer terrace with a virtual culinary tour of Italy's Lombardy region, in conjunction with the Italian External Trade Institute and the Lombardy regional administration. Special dishes include a grana cheese "pie" with sweet cream of garlic (460 rubles), risotto with tench (460 rubles) and osso buco alla milanese, or Milan-style braised veal shanks (670 rubles).

13 Samotyochnaya Ul., Bldg. 1, 688-5651, M. Tsvetnoi Bulvar.

Pasta Della Mamma has launched its summer lineup, available until Aug. 31. It includes vegetable tartare with mozzarella (320 rubles), yogurt soup with fresh cucumber and ruccola (310 rubles) and a fruit mix with berry sauce and ricotta whip. There's also a range of summer beverages.

12/9 Spiridonyevsky Per., 730-5600, M. Pushkinskaya.