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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Run a restaurant? Easy!
Run a restaurant? Easy! Today, the development of chain restaurants in Russia reflects the global trend. Everyone knows that network projects and holdings are the most stable in various kinds…

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Restaurants, coffee houses, kitchen shops and more: How restaurant business has developed in the Russian Empire
Today, restaurants and cafes in the Russian open spaces are a common occurrence. You can find gourmet establishments for those who want a quick bite to eat, for romantic dates…

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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

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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A student gave all her savings for dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant, and that's what the waiter brought her
Everyone has their own ideas about how much dinner can cost in a good restaurant. If you clarify that we are talking about one of the best institutions in the…

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Hachiko mode: why are you waiting for your order for a long time?
In fact, there is no single standard in time from accepting an order to taking it out to the hall. Each institution independently determines the cooking time of a dish,…

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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…

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