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Turandot

Author: Anothertravelguide.com0 COMMENTS

The most expensive restaurant in Moscow is said to have set the owners back the tidy sum of almost USD 50 million. And you will feel it on every step: as you set foot into the restaurant, you will be greeted by a liveried footman; gold is the only colour you will notice for quite a while. Similarly to Pushkin (the same owners), the 18th century interior of Turandot is also a fiction. And yet age is so convincingly faked that you will find it hard to imagine the whole history thing was painstakingly stencilled by someone shortly before the opening in December 2005 - particularly considering that the interior is a surprisingly risky cocktail of styles: think Château de Versailles meets China (the menu is likewise dominated by oriental cuisine). It is said to have taken six years to conjure up this illusion. The gold kilos and in-your-face opulence is so pompously overwhelming that you won't recover for quite a while after your meal - you may just muster up enough energy to mutter under your nose: well, that's Moscow for you... Excellent service. Waitresses wear long dresses and corsets; their shoes were custom-made by the same people who are responsible for the footwear of the Bolshoi ballerinas. Do be prepared for the check which is sure to be just as pompous as everything else...
Turandot is worth paying a visit on Saturdays and Sundays late in the morning/early in the afternoon (1 pm - 5:30 pm) when they serve up the best brunch in the city. RUR 2600 (price hike is rumoured) will buy you such a huge amount of oysters, sushi, sashimi, cold cuts and hot appetisers, French champagne, wine, cognac and cakes, that you would be well advised to give your good sense and moderation a day off. As you leave Turandot, you may be surprised to see the day has already given way to night: it is getting dark. When did that happen, you will wonder.

26/5 Tverskoy Bulvar
Phone: + 7 (495) 739 0011

Open 12 pm - 12 am

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