The chef of Brisket BBQ, who is famous for his meat dishes, Aleksey Kanevsky chose recipes in the "Texas spirit" for the post: vegetables for salads, snacks and main dishes are cooked in a smoker or grilled, complemented by original sauces and are suitable for those who yearn for meat and loves grilled food. First, order smoked beetroot salad with arugula and crispy eggplants (420 rubles), then warm yourself up with smoked pumpkin soup with coconut milk (400 rubles), and if you decide for a dessert, try a baked apple with honey, raisins and nuts with black currant jam (350 rubles).
Address: Smolensky Boulevard, 15 (M. Smolenskaya / Park Kultury)
Pizza with artichokes, olives, zucchini, tomatoes and arugula (320 rubles) became the basis of the Lenten menu in the network of famous Brooklyn pizzerias Zotman PizzPie. Also noteworthy is the homemade penne pasta with eggplant, tomatoes, artichokes and basil (490 rubles) - one of the most hearty dishes on the menu. But the fruit dessert with Asian notes is especially good: spring rolls made of rice paper, in which persimmons, kiwi and banana are wrapped with passion fruit sauce (300 rubles). The menu is available in all four restaurants of the chain.
Addresses: Rublevskoe highway 42, building 1 (metro Krylatskoe), st. Bolshaya Nikitskaya, 23/14/9 (metro Arbastkaya), st. Marshal Tukhachevsky, 41, bldg. 1 (metro Oktyabskoe Pole), Moscow region, Khimki, IKEA microdistrict, building 2, 2nd floor
For lean dishes in the style of Russian cuisine, you should go to Andrei Dellos' Bochka restaurant. Lean sorrel cabbage soup is not inferior in taste to its analogue in meat broth - rich, with a slight sourness, rich soup will help you recover from the February winds and step into the off-season in a good mood. Hearty Russian-style hot dishes: there are potato zrazy with mushrooms (460 rubles), and monastery porridge with porcini mushrooms and onions (390 rubles), and vegetable cutlets (350 rubles). In the sweet menu, there are equally appetizing apple strudel on lean dough (440 rubles) and cherry jelly with brushwood (250 rubles).
Address: st. 1905 Goda, 2 (metro Street 1905 Goda)
ZOO Beer & Grill
In Lent, 13 restaurants of Arkady Novikov, including ZOO Beer & Grill, are hosting the Healthy Lean Food Festival in partnership with the How To Green project. The meatless menu consists of several appetizers, mouth-watering hot dishes, and simple lean desserts. The protagonist of the project is a Middle Eastern set of meze (babaganush, hummus, Matbuha tomato sauce and tahina) with gluten-free rice pita (480 rubles). The restaurant's offer also includes tomato carpaccio with capers (560 rubles), bulgur salad with cranberries and green tahini (460 rubles), lentil soup with herbs and garlic (400 rubles), green risotto with vegetables (690 rubles), parfait with halva (360 rubles) and pumpkin cake (300 rubles).
Address: st. Konyushkovskaya, 34, building 1 (metro Krasnopresnenskaya)
45 ° / 60 °
The chef of the 45 ° / 60 ° restaurant Vladimir Klimov has created a lean menu that combines simple, fresh and light dishes with warming and hearty ones: you can start with a vitamin salad with soaked apples (280 rubles) or a vinaigrette with homemade pickles (280 rubles.), and continue with red bean lobio with smoked paprika (280 rubles) or boiled bulgur with porcini mushrooms (400 rubles). This spring fruit dessert promises an explosion of flavor: don't miss the strawberry soup with lychee and lemon sorbet (300 rubles). By the way, some lean dishes, such as baked peppers in Spanish (370 rubles) and a warm saute of vegetables (350 rubles), can also be found on the restaurant's permanent menu, so vegetarians won't go hungry.
Address: st. Schepkina, 31 (M. Prospekt Mira)
il FORNO and Limoncino
The Lenten menu, which operates in all three il FORNO restaurants, the only one in Moscow, Limonchino, is a combination of classic Italian flavors with Asian accents - this is how the chefs decided to enhance the natural taste of lean products and introduce something new into the classic recipes. For example, appetizers include beetroot milfey with arugula and guacamole sauce (459 rubles), salad with pickled vegetables, pine nuts and tofu (599 rubles), grilled blanched cauliflower with soy cream sauce and spicy wasabi (799 rubles). Even cabbage rolls stuffed with bulgur, zucchini and eggplant (489 rubles) and dumplings with potatoes and champignons, served with truffle oil and soy sour cream (489 rubles), appeared on the menu.
Addresses: Il Forno ─ st. Neglinnaya, 8/10 (m. Kuznetsky Most), st. Ostozhenka 3/14 (metro Kropotkinskaya), Kutuzovsky prospect, 2/1, building 6 (metro Kievskaya); "Limonchino" ─ st. Profsoyuznaya, 33 (metro Novye Cheryomushki)
White cafe chef Dmitry Yakovlev believes that the menu he has developed will be an ideal option for those who are fasting and for true vegetarians. Even steak can be found here, although all dishes exclude meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. It is made with cauliflower and served with homemade tomato sauce (RUB 560). For lovers of the classics, the lenten menu includes fried potatoes with oyster mushrooms (650 rubles), light vegetable minestrone soup (320 rubles), avocado tartare (680 rubles). The chef also recommends trying dishes with exotic accents: for example, the Indian spiced Bombay potatoes (270 rubles) or tempura eggplant with tomatoes (450 rubles). For dessert, try the aromatic apple strudel with soy sour cream (350 rubles) - it deserves special praise.
Address: st. New Arbat, 36 (metro Smolenskaya)
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