In Russia the food concept is the most important thing in the restaurant. The chefs here have to be able to impress the harshest food critiques. But under the guidance of a celebrity chef a great restaurant can become a superb one. Dining out at celebrity chef restaurants in Moscow is an occasion worth dressing up for. If you want original menus, decadent dining and fashionable surroundings, treat yourself to a meal at one of Moscow’s celebrated name restaurants. Take your pick.
1 Laura Bridge at Soho Rooms
Soho is one of Moscow's hottest and exclusive night spots. The executive chef here is Laura Bridge. She was invited to work for Soho Rooms two years ago. Bridge’s achievement list looks impressive: she graduated from Hammersmith & West London College and Prue Leith School of Food. She was honored to become a personal chef of His Royal Highness Charles Prince of Wales and Duke of Abercorn. Her culinary masterpieces were exclusively cooked for Virgin Records and Rolls Royce top management teams; McLauren Formula 1 racing team; CEO of Louis Vuitton group — Yves Carcelle and musicians Sir Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen. For Soho Rooms’ restaurant Bridge deliberately created an exquisite menu that mirrors her culinary philosophy and English ancestry.
2 Pierre Gagnaire for Les Menus Restaurant at Lotte Hotel
Michelin three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire is regarded as one of today's most innovative and artistic chefs. Restaurant Les Menus at five-star Lotte Hotel Moscow is the only place in the Russian capital serving signature experimental French cuisine by the chef marked with the most prestigious gastronomic award.
Classic French cuisine with a modern twist and culinary artistry at its finest create an unforgettable feast for all the senses. Pierre Gagnaire currently recommends guests his must-taste creations: crayfish marinere of Champagne, Iberian pork de raza from Spain and pigeon from Bress.
3 Anatoly Komm, Tverbul Restaurant
Anatoly Komm is not only the founder and owner of all his restaurants, but also the head chef. He has been making headlines around the world as the lucrative owner of restaurants serving molecular cuisine. Komm is the only Russian chef mentioned in the Red Michelin Guide. He was recognized as the best chef by the Government of Piedmont, Italy. Anatoly Komm latest achievement is restaurant Tverbul, which he has opened in collaboration with Russian famous socialite Ksenia Sobchak.
4 Nedalniy Vostok, executive chef - Glen Ballis
Formerly of Harrods of London, Glen Ballis was then invited to become the executive chef of Moscow’s restaurant Nedalniy Vostok. Having catered for some of the most demanding clientele anywhere in the world, Mr Ballis aims to fuse European cuisine with an Asian-Russian food here to create an innovative dining experience not to be missed. The stylish interior, immaculate service and delectable menu more than live up to the well-known chef's reputation.
5 Andrei Makhov at Pushkin Restaurant
Andrei Makhov has started his career many years ago as a Red Army chef. Already as Pushkin Restaurant chef, Makhov brought the traditional Russian cuisine worthy of a Tsar to the forefront of the culinary world. His culinary creations become as almost as significant a trademark of Russia as the Kremlin or the Bolshoi theater. He has served famous people like Bill Clinton and Kofi Annan as well as Hollywood celebrities.