One of Kazan’s favourite Uzbek restaurants, Pashmir elegantly fuses oriental chic with European service. The highlights of ethnic décor are the ceiling-high vases, mosaics, straw furniture and a huge fireplace. Government officials and other local people of consequence dine in peace and quiet at Pashmir. You can judge the clientele by the cars parked out front. They cook with flair at Pashmir, but no matter what your server recommends or your own instincts suggest, go for the plov (pilaf). The chef will personally bring a wokful of pilaf to your table. The thing to bear in mind that it takes long to make pilaf. They make it fresh a few times a day at Pashmir, so you may have to wait. Alternatively, call them to make sure pilaf is ready. Public baking of a whole lamb takes place every Friday at Pashmir. Everything on the menu is 30% off on Sundays at Pashmir. Sometimes they run promotions here - a wine festival, for instance, and they cater for family events.