20 May 2017
SAVVA restaurant opened in 2015. It is housed in the Metropol Hotel. The restaurant is named after the hotel’s founder – the legendary benefactor Savva Mamontov, whose ideas changed the face of Moscow in the early 20th century.
The restaurant premises were originally a coffee house operating in the Metropol Hotel since 1905. It was decorated by the famous designer Ignatiy Nevinsky. Historical interior of the coffee house with its classic marble columns, wall and ceiling paintings, has been left intact. However today this place is an environment created by young free spirit experimentalists.
The restaurant’s main entrance is now at Teatralnaya Square. SAVVA has turned from a hotel facility into a trendy city restaurant. The historical record has finally been put straight.
The Metropol has always been one of the favourite spots for locals, and not only visitors of Moscow. It hosted various events, such as birthdays and anniversaries. It was a perfect place for business meetings, romantic dates and family brunches. Nowadays hoteliers know that any hotel guests prefer to dine with local people who call the city their home. Their thinking is logical and simple: if Muscovites chose SAVVA among a large variety of restaurants in the capital, then it is indeed The Best restaurant. And every day we do our best to justify their confidence.
The second floor-mezzanine designed for digestives.
Starting from autumn 2015 the second floor of the restaurant will host wine tasting and gastronomic master-classes. Andrey Shmakov, brand chef of the restaurant, will create menu for these events, and sommelier Vitaliy Muzychenko and other friends of the restaurant will work on the wine list.
SAVVA has already become a popular spot for hosting various events: we celebrated the Swedish Midsummer holiday, welcomed famous chefs from all over the world, and this is just the beginning.
If you don’t want to miss an event taking place in the heart of Moscow, stay tuned and check the restaurant’s page in Facebook and its website (section News).
Terrace of SAVVA restaurant is open the entire warm season. The view from here is magnificent, so no wonder it has become an iconic spot.
Sitting in the peace and quiet behind white curtains, you feel breathing of Moscow and the rhythm of city life all around you. The terrace offers a less formal and a more personal view of the Bolshoi Theatre, the Historical Museum and the spacious Teatralnaya Square. It is a perfect spot for observing people passing by – famous characters of Moscow life, visitors, and most certainly your friends and acquaintances. This place is beyond doubt one of the most charismatic spots in the centre of Moscow that you wouldn’t want to leave. And while it is still warm in the capital, terrace of the SAVVA restaurant will be open offering various gastronomic specialities to its guests and inviting them to fashionable parties.
Andrey ShmakovBrand chef
Born in St. Petersburg, has an Estonian ethnic background. He is a follower of the new Nordic cuisine. He became a brand chef of Metropol in 2013. Before that he worked on European cruise liners, in Tallinn restaurants Mona Lisa and Le Bonaparte, and in restaurants in the Grand Hotel and Radisson SAS. Andrey was a chef in a prestigious restaurant Kadriorg in the Tallinn historical palace bearing the same name and in Lapland restaurant in St. Petersburg, which was one of the first restaurants of the new Nordic cuisine in Russia. Andrey got on-the-job training in the legendary restaurants of Scandinavian cuisine:
Noma in Copenhagen and Chez Dominique in Helsinki. In 2014, when the current premises of SAVVA were occupied by Simple Place restaurant, Andrey Shmakov cherished the concept of a new restaurant offering festive, and yet clear and laconic cuisine with friendly and intelligent service. SAVVA emerged as a result of this idea – a new elegant place with respect for centuries-long traditions of Moscow and the Metropol and for modern trends.
SAVVA’s sommelier Vitaliy Muzychenko has been working in this field for over 10 years. He is a member of the Russian Association of Sommeliers, winner of the contest The Baltic Cup 2011, and member of the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne. Before he joined SAVVA team he worked in such restaurants as Villa, Mario Zhukovka, and Da Milio, and in Swisshotel Krasnye Holmy Moscow and Metropol, so he is well familiar with wine preferences of the most demanding public in Moscow.
Meet SAVVA’s sous-chef
Please welcome a new sous-chef of the SAVVA restaurant – Dmitry Fedorov! Andrei and Dmitry have known each other for many years since working together in the Tallinn restaurant Ribe.
Before joining SAVVA, Dmitry worked as a sous-chef at Cru and Ribe, a number of restaurants in England, received training under the supervision by the legendary Pierre Koffmann, a Michelin star holder, received the prestigious Cook of the Year award in Estonia, participated in the Bocuse d’Or biennial world chef championship, frequently referred to as the culinary equivalent of the Olympic Games. In short, Dmitry is our kind of guy!
Come along to get acquainted and try a new summer menu by Andrey and Dmitry!
Enjoy a delicious and healthy breakfast in the restaurant Savva
Author reading of the traditions of Russian cuisine menu from chef Andrei Shmakov. Breakfast menu of farm products, noble mix of culinary history and professional innovation.
If you are in a hurry, come up to SAVVA anyway.
We will make a take-away breakfast for you in only 7 minutes!
TAKE AWAY BREAKFAST, 3 CHOICES:
Nourishing – 750 ₽
Sweet – 520 ₽
Vegetarian – 780 ₽
Breakfasts served from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m.
SAVVA is up for the taste and your fit!
Swedish Berlin in Moscow. Dinner by Daniel Berlin Krog’s chef
Shortly after the legend of Finnish gastronomy Sasu Laukkonen paid us a visit, Daniel Berlin is coming along all the way from Sweden. His restaurant called Daniel Berlin Krog has been awarded a Michelin star. On June 9, together with Andrei Shmakov, Daniel will be cooking a one-off dinner in Moscow, at SAVVA.
Daniel is a real star of the Scandinavian gastronomy. He represents the “rural wing”, those restaurateurs and chefs for whom “fresh food” is all that was picked half an hour ago in your vegetable garden, found in the forest, caught in the sea and lakes or hunted. When the Michelin guide in Scandinavia went to rank restaurants beyond the cities, the country Daniel Berlin Krog restaurant won his star among the first.
The gathering of guests is at 19.30.
The cost of one set is 4, 900 rubles.
You can reserve a table and get more information by calling 8 499 270 10 62.
A new tradition will be set in SAVVA restaurant on February, 17th.
We are welcoming all the wine lovers on the second floor-mezzanine. Bring your own wine or drink ours. “Friday cork jam” with a sommelier Vitaly Muzichenko and Andrey Shmakov will have two different scenario:
1. You come and bring your favorite wine bottle, which we will open for you. No cork fee – you just order anything from our menu.
2. There’s a special bar with champagne (900 RUR per glass) and sparkling wine (300 RUR per glass). Canapés and light snacks from chef Shmakov are included for free.
Wine lovers, welcome to SAVVA’s “Friday cork jam”!
(The offer is valid on the restaurant’s second floor on Fridays. Advance reservation is required. The schedule is subject to change so please check with the hostess.)
Russian Wine evening in SAVVA
Grand opening of our Wine Season in SAVVA is about to start! Come to our first evening dedicated to the premium Russian wines on October 28th . We start at 7 pm with wine tasting (snacks included) arranged by our Chief-sommelier Vitaly Muzichenko.
In case you missed the opportunity to attend the degustation, you are still welcome to dinner at SAVVA. As well on October, 28th you can bring any bottle of Russian wine with you and no cork fee will be charged.
Cost per person – 3 000 rub
We start at 7 pm, October, 28th
To book a table call us: +7 499 270 10 62.
The Belgian duke and the Russian philanthropist: dinner from Hertog Jan at SAVVA
Приглашаем на ужин с известным шеф-поваром из Брюгге, обладателем трёх звёзд Michelin, шеф-поваром ресторана Hertog Jan, – Гертом де Мангелеером. Ужин, на котором Герт будет готовить в четыре руки с Андреем Шмаковым, состоится 15 сентября в 19.30.
Gert De Mangeleer is the master of fine dining and exquisite taste. Each dish is a masterpiece -you dare not touch it but at the same time are unable to resist the temptation of having it.
The chef will offer his guests a seven course culinary experience with wine pairing. While Gert is one of the best chefs in the world at cooking vegetables, he also excels in root crop dishes toying with textures, colour and flavours. For the SAVVA dinner, Gert and Andrey will create a very special menu, one to amaze guests with a truly original combination of flavours. Gert De Mangeleer was awarded his first Michelin star at the age of 28, ten years ago. At the age of 33 he already held three Michelin stars and 19 Gault Millau points. His restaurant Hertog Jan has kept a stable position in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Call 8 499 270 10 62 to book your table for the dinner with Gert and Andrey.
Enjoy new chef’s specialities on our summer patio!
Walking in the historical center of Moscow is a great idea to start your weekend. Why not enjoy the morning having wonderful breakfast on our summer patio! Amazing city center view with its historical architecture – this is what SAVVA restaurant is proud of. You should definitely feast on our summer delicacies and chef’s specialities, designed by the brand-chief Andrey Shmakov and senior chef Nikita Chunikhin.
Start you breakfast with goat cheese and bread with hemp seeds, sturgeon caviar with buckwheat blinis, sour cream, onion and egg. Don’t miss a chance to savour steamed see bass fillet with mussels sauté, seasonal vegetables and asparagus velouté. Spend the best romantic dinner here with Fruit De Mer seafood platter and the glass of Ruinart Brut Rose sparkling wine.
See you on our sunny patio!
New Year’s Night
LUXURIOUS NEW YEAR’S NIGHT AT SAVVA RESTAURANT – “ANDREI SHMAKOV WELCOMES”
A New Year’s party at an exclusive haute cuisine restaurant in Moscow’s historic downtown — it’s more than just celebration. Each guest will gladly keep in memory this magic winter night full of smiles, music and taste of culinary masterpieces of our chef!
An entertaining program and prize drawing are waiting for you! A popular stand-up show host. Against the background of chiming bells – direct broadcast of congratulations by the President. Fascinating live music in the open air. A cover group. DJ-set. A special selection of karaoke songs. Surprises, gifts and fine moods for the whole of 2016!
An exciting program for the youngest and older kids.
We look forward to seeing you at our celebration – Luxurious New Year’s Night at Savva Restaurant – “Hosted by Andrei Shmakov”!
Fee: adults – 25,000 rubles, kids — 8,000 rubles.
Table booking: (499) 270-10-62
Restaurant SAVVA invites you to spend the evening tasting the North cuisine with Andrey Shmakov and Filip Fasten (Sweden).
On the 11th of December, restaurant SAVVA will host gastronomic evening, where brand-chef of the restaurant SAVVA Andrey Shmakov will create a signature set together with Filip Fasten, chef from Sweden who has won the award “Chef of the year – 2014” by the Royal Cuisine Academy of Sweden.
This dinner promises to be one of the brightest restaurant events of the departing year! Chefs don’t reveal all their secrets but this dinner contains 7 originally Nordic courses cooked strictly by the rules of Nordic cuisine. Specially for this evening, the sommelier of restaurant SAVVA Vitaliy Muzichenko will select for quests exceptional wines from his collection, that will ideally complete the exceptional dishes.
Seats are limited! Catch your time to make a booking via phone: +7 (499) 270-10-62
Date: December 11th, 2015
Price: 4 900 rub per person
The SAVVA restaurant opens a season of oysters.
For seafood lovers SAVVA prepared a set of super fresh oysters. It is simply impossible to resist. Do not delay and spend a pleasant evening at SAVVA restaurant! Ordering Champagne Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, you will get 6 oysters as a complement.
To book a table, please, call : +7 (499) 270-10-62
Midsummer at SAVVA
Midsummer themed party was held to mark the Scandinavian holiday dedicated to the day of the summer solstice. Scandinavian Midsummer holiday took place in a historic dining hall of Metropol’s SAVVA restaurant, combining delicate cuisine with pleasant chats and a cheerful gathering.
Faroe Islands Night
Faroe Islands Night
Metropol’s band-chef Andrei Shmakov together with a Faroese chef Leif Sorensen prepared traditional Faroe Islands dishes. The idea to bring Faroe products to Moscow and hosting such evening belongs to the journalist, the correspondent of the magazine Conde Nast Traveller, Gennady Iozefavichusu and to the owner of Solea agency – Elsa Maria Holm Olsen. For them, the choice of venue for the evening was more than obvious.