Cherry gazpacho, Chakhokhbili and other treats at the Russia Day: Moscow Times festival

Cherry gazpacho, Chakhokhbili and other treats at the Russia Day: Moscow Times festival
Visitors will be able to try dishes popular in the 20th century and learn modern cooking trends on 11-12 June on Tverskaya Street, which will be off-limit to cars during the festival.

The treats of Russia Day: Moscow Time festival will include a “revolutionary hot dog,” cherry gazpacho, pancakes with red caviar and much more. Visitors will try dishes popular in the 20th century and learn modern cooking trends on 11-12 June on Tverskaya Street. In all, there will be seven venues dedicated to different cultural eras and eight restaurants with special menus.

The Times of the Classics venue is devoted to early 20th century. The treats will include pancakes with veal, buckwheat and duck and red pancakes with jam and sour cream.

The Rise of a New State venue will recreate the era of the Russian avant-garde of the 1920s. Guests will be offered a “revolutionary hot dog” with tinned stewed meat and cabbage salad, a curd tart with bourgeois cheeses (signature version of the Four Cheese pizza) and open pies stuffed with lamb and beef and cooked in a wood stove.

The Land of Victorious Socialism and the Postwar Years (1930-1940s) venue will sell belyash dough pies, sausages, Eskimo ice-cream and lemonade from GUM (State Department Store) cafeteria No. 57.

The Thaw venue will include tasting the minced meat patty Moskovskaya in freshly baked bread roll or minced meat patty Pyatiletka in preserves of sliced beet and onions, arugula, citrus yoghurt and wasabi sauce. At the venue grilled sandwich Ottepel (Thaw), French bread Glavmyas and signature dish – meat patty with cheese curds will also be cooked.

The gastronomic theme at the Time of Change (1970-1980s) venue will be oriental cuisine that was popular during the Soviet Union. It will feature Georgian dishes ajapsandal, Chakhokhbili, dolma and khinkali.

The Time of a New Russia (1990s – early 21st century) venue will feature street food – pancakes with different fillings, including red caviar, mushrooms and cheese, simmered chicken breasts and sweet toppings.

The Modernity venue will offer burgers Black Mamba, fried potatoes, toast with melon and crab, brioche with mascarpone and berries and cherry gazpacho.