Nine restaurants win stars as Michelin launches Moscow guide

French gastronomic bible the Michelin Guide awarded nine Moscow restaurants with its coveted stars on Thursday, unveiling its first lineup of recommended eateries in Russia’s up-and-coming food scene.



Twins Garden run by twin brothers Ivan and Sergei Berezutskiy was given two stars as Michelin released its first Moscow restaurants guide


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Twins Garden run by twin brothers Ivan and Sergei Berezutskiy was given two stars as Michelin released its first Moscow restaurants guide

Long derided as a gastronomic wasteland, Russia’s restaurant scene has emerged in recent years from a post-Soviet reputation for blandness, with establishments in Moscow regularly making lists of some of the world’s best.



Sixty-nine restaurants were recommended by the Michelin Guide in Moscow


© Dimitar DILKOFF
Sixty-nine restaurants were recommended by the Michelin Guide in Moscow

Representatives of the Michelin guide — considered the international standard of restaurant rankings — released the first Moscow edition of their iconic red book at a ceremony at Moscow.

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Sixty-nine restaurants were recommended in all.

Two restaurants — Twins Garden run by twin brothers Ivan and Sergei Berezutskiy, and

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