Russian cuisine restaurants

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Restaurant of Russian cuisine, located on the first floor of the Hotel Tchaikovsky. Three bright halls decorated with beautifully framed mirrors, porcelain statuettes of ballerinas, floor lamps with cozy lighting, antique suitcases, ancient alarm clocks, all of it contrasting with elegant tableware. In the morning the restaurant offers delicious breakfasts, at lunch it is replaced by serious food like beef medallions with pearl barley and mushrooms, vinaigrette, stewed rabbit with currant, pike-perch and trout soups, and home-made ravioli, which are created right there from scratch. There is a separate children's menu, as well as expansive wine and cocktail menus.

The restaurant serves game. Here they try to use products from the surrounding forests, pastures and farm lands of Mushkino estate. There’s venison, boar, rabbit, duck. All products are incorporated in the national Russian and Baltic dishes. Brand-chief Nikolay Zinyakov, who once worked in the Moscow cafe Pushkin is responsible for the menu, which is updated every three months. Periodically, one can find here mushrooms soup in a bread bowl, Olivier salad with deer meat, deer ossobuco with pressed potatoes, home-made dumplings. Every day there’s a deal on business lunch, there are two varieties of it - simpler and more complicated. Also on the menu there is a separate section with seasonal dishes. On weekends there’s live music.