Venison, guinea fowl and bear meat: Golden Autumn Festival opens with Meat Week

Venison, guinea fowl and bear meat: Golden Autumn Festival opens with Meat Week
Visitors will be able to buy beef, lamb, veal, pork, rabbit and Yamal venison, bear meat, boar and roe deer meat at market chalets. Poultry, canned meat, pates, ham and sausage will also be available.

The gastronomically oriented Golden Autumn Festival will continue the series of Moscow Seasons street events. Seasonal vegetables, meat, fish and cheese from across Russia will be sold at 49 venues. Twenty-four locations will be in the centre, with ten more and 15 regional markets to open in other districts.

The “Fish, Flesh and Fowl” special programme will open at the central venues. The first Meat Week will run between 23 September and 2 October. During those days, the chalets will be selling beef, including marble beef, lamb, veal, pork and rabbit. Some meat delicacies will be available too, including Yamal venison, bear meat, boar and roe deer meat. Customers will also be able to stock up on poultry, including chicken, turkey, goose meat, guinea fowl and quail. Other meat products will include canned meat, pates, ham and sausage.

Russian producers will present both the well-known cuts for goulash, roast, soup, meat jelly, Ribeye, filet mignon, and other unusual products. For example, Angus beef fat can be used for frying to give old dishes a new flavour.

“We want everybody to be able to try real delicacies. Of course, our salespeople and representatives will be explaining how to make the best of the products,” festival expert Mikhail Smirnov said.

Aside from the regular market chalets, an open-air meat market will open on Revolution Square. One of the butcher shops at the market will demonstrate how to cut beef for steaks.