If want a dining experience in Moscow with a difference, then the restaurant Expeditsya is the place to go.
There’s roaring open fire, a stream running beneath the floor, a pine tree, a canoe AND a real rescue helicopter adorning this restaurant. And it is, more often than not, packed with locals.
A photograph album of the latest adventure contains the menu of Arctic/Siberian cuisine, offering traditional food of northern people – a feast of exotic delicacies such as polar partridge, elk, wild duck, Kamchatka scallop, reindeer, muksun, caribou and even pony with a side order of fried fern.
The atmosphere puts you in the mood to try something different – order from the spit or cook it yourself on the heated stone that is brought to your table. Delicious flavoured vodkas of all varieties can only but prepare you for the Salon de Gusto, featuring live jazz music downstairs, or the banya made of pressed cedar cones, for those needing purification.
Expeditsya organizes expeditions and picnic feasts to order – if you are after a totally different dining experience, in the countryside, picnics with tents, bonfires and spit-roasted meat can be arranged.