When I’m tired of Russian/Italian/French or any other ordinary cuisine, I go to Tehnikum, a cozy restaurant with a summer terrace, hidden just around the corner of the tourist-crowded walking routes which is anything but “ordinary”.
All their meals are exciting tongue-crazy. Can you imagine the taste of bruschette with eel, sheep cheese and radish? No, you can’t until you try it there. The famous chef Vladimir Mukhin has put all his imagination and experience to make a menu that impresses (and blows your mind totally away) with every single item ordered.
Don’t even try to guess what taste would any particular meal have: every time I’ve had lunch there, I’ve been surprised. Even if I know all the ingredients, the taste is totally unexpected, and I don’t know how they do it. But they do it perfectly. So, in order to not get lost in the menu, just ask the waiter for advice. The wine list is good also, with marvels from all around the world.
Tehnikum is located at the “cultural” crossroad, near five famous Moscow theaters (and just a minute walk from the Moscow Art Theatre), so it’s an ideal place to go after a spectacle.
They’re usually crowded in the evening, so it’s a good idea to book a table in advance.