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Four Moscow Restaurants Offering the Chef's Table Experience

Face to Face with the Chef

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The chef's table is a restaurant concept offering an open kitchen experience, where customers can sit at a bar-like table and interact with the chef. This allows them to watch the cooking process, learn more about the local cuisine and even take part in the cooking process themselves. Within this concept, chefs tend to create menus offering a wide range of specialities which they then serve to the visitors directly, similar to how actors perform in immersive theaters. In celebration of International Chef's Day, we've created a list of Moscow restaurants offering the Chef's Table experience.

Chef's Table by White Rabbit is considered something of a chamber hall among restaurants. Every evening, the chefs present special tasting menus to their customers, each of which not only offers a wide range of dishes but also tells its own story. With 18 guests sat at the U-shaped table, the chef and their team stand in the middle, cooking in front of the audience and explaining to them the general concept behind every dish as well as the set on whole. With an average bill of 18,000 rubles, dinner can be booked on the official website.

Twins Garden is a restaurant offering two tasting flights, Vegetable and Discovering Russia, estimated at 15,000 rubles with and without wine respectively. The first flight provides an insight into each products' life cycle 'from seed to table', while the second one offers a wide range of high-quality products from all over the country. Presenting the specialities are the restaurant's chefs, Ivan and Sergey Berezutsky, whose main mission is to introduce customers to the local products, helping them learn more about their origin and the cooking techniques used. To see the chefs experimenting with the ingredients firsthand, guests can also visit a special laboratory.

Named after the famed philanthropist Savva Mamontov, SAVVA is a restaurant offering a wide range of signature dishes by the famous chef Andrey Shmakov. The restaurant's main priorities are seasonal products, fresh vegetables and collaboration with local farmers – from whom the majority of ingredients used are purchased, while the rest are custom-made. Twelve-seat Chef's Table reservations should be made in advance. Depending on the event's concept, the restaurant's chef will create a unique menu to go along with it, and then bring it to life right in front of the visitors' eyes.

Founded by Arkady Novikov and Artem Estafyev, Artest is a fine-dining restaurant offering a wide range of specialities in adherence to the highest standards of haute cuisine. Consisting of two floors, the place offers a variety of visual solutions from dimmed lighting and intimate spaces on the first floor to an abundance of natural light and skylight windows on the second. In the very near future, the restaurant is also planning to introduce its own Chef's Table which will occupy the first floor and include as many as 10 seats. Recently, Artest was awarded two stars by the world-famous Michelin guide. To stay updated on the restaurant's other news, make sure to check out the official website.

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