Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in Putinki
When this church was completed in 1652, the Patriarch Nikon responded by banning tent roofs like the ones featured here. Apparently, he...
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
A pet project of the ubiquitous Zurab Tsereteli, this museum is housed in a classical 18th-century merchant’s home, originally designed...
It’s a club! It’s a restaurant! It’s a gallery! Set on four levels, ArteFAQ makes use of every inch of space, with music in the...
Corporate Russia meets vintage America, and the result is a shiny version of an all-night diner. Sit at the polished chrome counter or...
Touted as ‘the first Russian haute cuisine restaurant’, this is run by molecular chef Anatoly Komm, Russia’s only chef with a Michelin star. Komm is an artist who employs scientific processes to break ingredients down to their most basic component and present the flavours in new forms. As you might expect, Vavary is an elegant affair, offering a sophisticated new take on familiar flavours, eg black bread and beet salad in the form of foams and gels. The ‘gastronomic spectacle’ – aka the set menu – includes no less than 10 courses. Advance booking is essential.