founder and owner of hatering catering, food parties & flowers
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
GARAGE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Krymsky Val 9, building 32
Check out the café and bookshop on the ground floor.
THE JEWISH MUSEUM AND TOLERANCE CENTRE
Obraztsova street, 11, building 1
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.
Tsvetnoy boulevard 15, building 1
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
here I dine when there’s something to celebrate
my favourite pizza spot
Pokrovka street, 16
my bar of choice
DENIS SIMACHEV SHOP & BAR
Stoleshnikov lane 12/2
Petrovka street 20/1, building 7
CHAINAYA TEA & COCKTAILS
1-ya (Pervaya) Tverskaya-Yamskaya street, 29
Secret bar in the backyard of building block.
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.
Petrovka street, 1, building 7
Always call before visiting. The bar is tiny and fits 20 guests max.
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.
added october 2018
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