The Michelin Guide unveiled its first edition for Moscow, with seven restaurants winning one star and two restaurants awarded two stars.
Thirty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Michelin Guide has published its first edition for the city of Moscow with a reveal of its selection at a ceremony at a concert hall close to the Kremlin.
After a slow start in the nineties, Russian gastronomy has picked up steam, and now has plenty of momentum with a fine dining scene to rival any of the major capitals in the world.
While high gastronomy and local cuisine were actively discouraged during the decades of the Soviet Union, Russian chefs have since worked to reclaim an almost lost culinary heritage and revitalise it with new innovations and international influences, reflected in a very strong and vibrant restaurant culture in Moscow.
As expected, the city’s flagship fine-dining restaurants, Artest – Chef’s Table and Twins Garden, were both awarded two stars, recognising a higher level of gastronomy, with the latter also claiming a Green Star for sustainability.
Artest - Chef's Table