At the end of May, Moscow residents and guests will enjoy regular city-wide Fish Week festival. Its program was discussed at a Moscow Government Presidium meeting chaired by Sergei Sobyanin.
Fish Week, a gourmet festival, will be held 24 May till 2 June, as Head of the Department of Trade and Services Alexei Nemeryuk reported. It will have seven venues: Revolyutsii Square, Manezhnaya Square, passage between them, Klimentovsky Pereulok and Tverskoi Boulevard (three venues). The venues will be open 11:00 am till 09:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am till 10:00 pm on weekends.
The festival will offer 100 species of fish and seafood brought by 50 enterprises from all over Russia, from the Black Sea coast to the Far East. Thirty-seven best Moscow restaurants will cook delicious and original seafoods.
Restaurant menu will be more varied than last year. French Bouillabaisse soup, oysters and mussels, crab burgers, Far Eastern smelt, Galician-style octopus, carrot and ginger soup with shrimp and much more.
As last year, the passage from Revolyutsii to Manezhnaya squares will house a fish market with the auction held for small and medium-sized businesses. So the festival will also become a business communication venue with some fish or seafood sold at producer prices as auction items.
Every day, Fish Week guests will delight in an entertainment program. Adults and children may participate in cooking classes and watch cooking shows, learn the secrets of famous chefs for free. In addition, the festival will host 145 performances by street theatres, evening concerts, creative lessons, outdoor games and sports activities.
Moreover, Fish Week will go beyond the festival grounds, as the gourmet festival will be supported by 15 retailers, 1,386 chain stores and about 500 shops. During the festival, they will offer discounts for fish and seafood, conduct samplings, provide information about the festival program.
Last spring, more than two million people visited Fish Week in Moscow festival. They purchased more than 144 tons of fish, 71,000 fish tins and 5,500 oysters.