VALERIE GRIM
founder and owner of hatering catering, food parties & flowers



moscow
russia

I am a Moscow based caterer and event planner with a degree in Journalism from Moscow State University. Before starting my own company, I worked as a lifestyle journalist, wrote a recipe book for a well-known Russian food chain and launched a street-food project that we introduced in Moscow, Helsinki and Kaliningrad.

I continue to work as a freelance journalist in my spare time and use my holidays for inspiration and work experience in the kitchens of Michelin star rated restaurants.

my preferred spot for a morning coffee

There are quite a few pleasant places with really good coffee in Moscow, but I usually meet someone at Nude. Coffee & Wine Bar on Spiridonovka street 24/1.

If you prefer places less hipster, I would suggest going to Coffeemania - one of the best upscale café chains in Moscow. Known for their good food, great coffee and drinks and around the clock working hours. My favourite ones are by the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Bolshaya Nikitskaya street, 13/6) and the Grand Coffeemania near Lubyanka square (Malyy Cherkasskiy lane, 2).

Or grab a coffee and something to eat at Danilovsky Market on Mytnaya street, 74.

my favourite cultural institution

THE STATE TRETYAKOV GALLERY
Lavrushinsky lane, 10
119017 Moscow

www.tretyakovgallery.ru

GARAGE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Krymsky Val 9, building 32
119049 Moscow

www.garagemca.org

Check out the café and bookshop on the ground floor.

THE JEWISH MUSEUM AND TOLERANCE CENTRE
Obraztsova street, 11, building 1
127055 Moscow

www.jewish-museum.ru

Check their website before visiting; along with rare exhibitions of Mark Chagall, El Lisitsky and many other great painters, they also host book reading events, themed lectures and cinema nights.

here’s where I buy my books

If you’re searching for the classics or you need that very specific science book, go to Dom Knigi at Novyy Arbat street, 8 (closes at 11pm)or Moskva book store on Tverskaya street, 8, building 1. I always buy books there.

RESPUBLICA
Tsvetnoy Market
Tsvetnoy boulevard 15, building 1

www.respublica.ru

This is the right place if you’re looking for a Taschen album, a gift set or some fun stationery.

this is where I go for a simple dinner with friends

UGOLEK
Bolshaya Nikitskaya street, 12

TILDA
Sytinsky lane, 5

MARGARITA BISTRO
Malaya Bronnaya street, 28

here I dine when there’s something to celebrate

PUSHKIN CAFE
Tverskoy boulevard 26A

www.cafe-pushkin.ru

WHITE RABBIT
Smolensky Passage, Smolenskaya square, 3

www.whiterabbitmoscow.ru


BRASSERIE MOST
Kuznetsky Most street, 6/3

www.brasseriemost.ru

my favourite pizza spot

PINSA MAESTRELLO
Pokrovka street, 16

my bar of choice

DENIS SIMACHEV SHOP & BAR
Stoleshnikov lane 12/2

MENDELEEV
Petrovka street 20/1, building 7

CHAINAYA TEA & COCKTAILS
1-ya (Pervaya) Tverskaya-Yamskaya street, 29

Secret bar in the backyard of building block.

DELICATESSEN
Sadovaya-Karetnaya street, 20, building 2

One of the best bars in the city, and just like Chainaya, hidden in the backyards. Also known for its great food.

VODA
Petrovka street, 1, building 7

Always call before visiting. The bar is tiny and fits 20 guests max.

BAMBULE
Solyanka street, 1/2

A Berlin-like bar with Apérol Spritz on the tap.

additional things not to be missed

There is so much to see in Moscow, I wouldn’t recommend staying here less than a week.

Taking a walk round the Gorky park and VDNKH is a must in good weather, as is seeing the Christmas ballet performances in the Bol’shoy Theatre at the end of December.

the next person I’d like to read about on creative traveller

Kate Rodionova, owner of Bowls Bar in Lisbon

HATERING. CATERING, FOOD PARTIES & FLOWERS, Moscow

Our catering service was founded in 2015. We cater corporate events up to 500 people, but always look forward to catering small parties of 15 to 20 people as well as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, too. We also offer lunch/dinner deliveries for offices and private family events for those who don’t have time to cook. We believe catering can be an affordable service and like to customise it to ur clients’ needs.

To name a few of our clients: Adidas, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger, Pernod Ricard, Bacardi, Heineken, Dior, Caudalie, Stefanel, The Tretyakov State Gallery, The Moscow State Historical Museum and others.

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added october 2018
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