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The restaurant Chemodan offers you an opportunity to soak in the atmosphere of the 19th century and find yourself immersed in imperial Russia. Chemodan, which means 'suitcase', is located just a few hundred meters off the iconic Stary Arbat street.
The décor of the restaurant is faithful to the Biedermeier style. However there is also a nod to the contemporary Russian arts scene as the restaurant holds private tables for film and theatre actors Mikhail Yefremov and Konstantin Khabensky and renowned violist Yuri Bashmet. Some politicians also frequent Chemodan, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. So this is the place to spot famous Russians.
Chemodan is focused in Siberia cuisine and proud of supplying fresh products of premium quality, such as fowl and North Yenisei fish, from ecologically clean parts of Krasnoyarsk region. Chemodan might just be the only place in the city where you can try grilled taimen with asparagus, boar's filet with white mushrooms and spinach, roe brochettes with glazed onion and blackberry sauce, reindeer with red cabbage and apples, whitefish with mushrooms and cream and dishes made of North Yenisei fish - stroganina and sagudai. As you might expect, the menu also features several types of pelmeni, a Russian dumpling.
Chef Daria Glazun prepared new delicacies for the guests: Siberian sturgeon with Laurent Perier champagne and lemongrass, grilled Musk deer filet with spicy vegetables or lynx barbeque with lemongrass and parsley, served with stewed cabbage and red-wine and shamrock sauce. The highlight of the desserts' section is 'Ptichye moloko' (bird's milk) with fresh berries in bird cherry layer, served with jam of green milk pine-cones.
Chemodan is the only place in Moscow where you can try traditional Russian distillates, Yerofeich and Ratafiya, made under from classic 19th century recipes.
Every day: 12pm till the last guest leaves.