How to develop your gastronomic taste?
Restaurant professionals often complain that the recent past of our country adversely affected the taste preferences of Russians. Soviet cuisine can be safely called a black gastronomic stain, even despite…

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The legendary restaurant "Yar"
The French tavern Yar, and later the legendary Russian restaurant, was a cult place of Moscow bohemia of the 19th and early 20th centuries. In terms of luxury, high quality…

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Italian cuisine as a separate art form
Italian cuisine is famous all over the world. Everyone in any country is familiar with dishes such as pasta, pizza or risotto. Italian wines always take pride of place on…

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More than just a museum: the favorite hotel of Picasso in France

It is difficult to say what it really is – a hotel, restaurant or museum. This unique place in the legendary Provence successfully combines gastronomic and aesthetic pleasures. In the village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, at one time there were Modigliani, Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, Sartre, Yves Montand, Sophia Loren and Alain Delon. In order to stay here for free, the artists painted and presented them to the hotel. Therefore, the hotel-restaurant “Golden Dove” (La Colombe d’Or), which is called the “gastronomic temple of art”, has long turned into a real museum, open to all comers.

La Colombe d’Or belongs to the same family, from its inception in 1920 to the present. At first it was an ordinary cafe with a terrace, where locals could drink wine in the fresh air and dance. Then a small hotel was opened here. Soon, people of creativity began to visit the picturesque Provence – the owner of the hotel, Paul Roux himself, was a novice artist and tried to help his fellow craftsmen. Continue reading

Menu from Boulanger, or what was served to visitors of the first French restaurants

The menu of the first restaurant in Paris did not differ in a wide selection of dishes. It was possible to order only broth or soup. And these dishes had a therapeutic purpose – to “restore the life” of visitors.

People from ancient times believed that soup is an excellent remedy. Recent studies have shown that chicken soup has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. But already at the beginning of the XII century, doctors recommended chicken soup to fight colds. And even the world’s first restaurant served only liquid dishes, in particular broths.
In the 1700s, the French catering system was quite developed. At that time, most city dwellers did not have full kitchens in their homes. And so most Parisians ate from common boilers of street vendors or in local hotels. Continue reading

The Nest bar on Sretensky, the Pechorin bakery on Shabolovka and other new restaurants
Pechorin Bakery Cafe on Shabolovka, huge khachapuri at Eat Khinkali & Drink Wine, French dishes at Le carré, Japanese cotton pancakes at Usachevsky Market and a beautiful cocktail bar on…

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They refused to choose a table: rudeness or proper management?
In fact, there are several reasons why you might not be seated at an attractive table. The most common - the table is already booked by a specific time. Of…

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Water and stone, ice and fire: 7 of the most unusual restaurants in the world
The juiciest steak is the one prepared in the vent of the volcano, and the most comfortable breakfast, of course, is the one that is held in the company of…

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Restaurant "Oblomov"
Right at the entrance, a curious guest is already greeted by a couple of authentic surprises: an impressive-sized chest filled to the top with dryers, and a large cage with…

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