Guide to International Women’s Day in Moscow

In Russia, the International Women’s Day celebration is a public holiday and it has the magnitude of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day combined. March 8 (The International Women’s Day) is bringing flowers and presents for women, and three days off for everyone. As Russia prepares to commemorate the occasion, it’s worth checking out the best offers from capital’s restaurants, clubs and bars to celebrate it in style.

State Kremlin Palace, Vosdvizhenka street, 1, +7 495 9172336

Fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin traditionally will present his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

R.I.TS. Carlson Restaurant, +7 495 280 0428

On March 8, the restaurant R.I.TS. Carlson, with the support of Moet & Chandon House will held an evening of music and Argentinean tango.

Courchevel Restaurant, Kuznetsky Most, 7, +7 495 7248883

In restaurant Courchevel, all the guests will be offered a special menu, which will include women’s favourite dishes such as salmon tartar with toast, shrimp in a crispy crust with Philadelphia sauce, oysters with grilled cheese or salmon filet with fresh vegetables. Complimentary glass of Moet & Shandon Brut Imperial for ladies.

Sirena Restaurant, Bolshaya spasskays street, 15, +7 495 608 14 12

Restaurant Sirena congratulates all women with the occasion! The evening will be filled with live music. And of course flowers and champagne will be presented.

City Space Bar, +7 495 7879800

City Space Bar will host a festive cocktail-party. New cocktail card will feature Vodka All Night Long with cinnamon syrup, lime, strawberry, lemon grass and crushed ice, Rossini, based on champagne and strawberry; molecular cocktail cheesecake and others.

Crystal Room Baccarat Restaurant, Nikolskaya street, 19-21

Restaurant Crystal Room Baccarat will surprise not only with new dishes, but also will introduce new chief. On March 8, the premiere menu set by French chef Emmanuel Roux will consists of 5 courses.

Balcon Restaurant, Novinsky Blvd., 8, Lotte Plaza, 7 fl., +7 495 788 82 98

In restaurant Balcon the ladies will be greeted with compliments–a boutonniere and a surprise dessert. Musical program will be organized with the Art Brass Jazz Band – organizers promise 15 unforgettable male musicians. Plus, with every glass of Moet & Chandon champagne, women will be given raffle tickets. The main lot is dinner in the restaurant.

Doce Uvas Reastaurant, Prechistenskaya Embankment, 17, +7 495 7880600

Think presenting your fiancé traditional flowers is too banal? Restaurant Doce Uvas comes with the unusual solution – Sweet Roses. They are made of dark chocolate with the addition of coconut sorbet and pomegranate seeds.

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