Moscow, Trubnaya sq. 2
+7 (495) 755-50-15
1500 - 2500
12:00 - 00:00
Pythagoras, Alexander Rappoport’s new project, is a new restaurant featuring the new Greek cuisine. Pythagoras brings one of the global gastronomic trends to Moscow. Trendy Greek restaurants have been opening for the last couple of years, one after another, in London, Monaco, Hong Kong, Miami and Dubai. All of them are very different from the classic Greek taverns. The new-style restaurants took a step forward towards ironic cosmopolitanism, yet respect the long history of the traditional Greek cuisine. The united company “Rappoport’s Restaurants” leadership, could not help but notice the unique demand for the unusual genre and decided to open “a fantastically beautiful restaurant with very high-quality products” in Moscow.
Today, “Pythagoras” offers a new Greek cuisine to the Moscow public. The distinctiveness of this cuisine is primarily in the unique combination of traditional products and culinary techniques in together with the use of high technology and a state-of-the-art approach to a healthy diet. The Mediterranean diet has been loved by mankind for more than a thousand years. Greek cuisine, just like the Italian one, uses simple and high-quality products in its recipes and is rightfully included in the list of each family favorites`.
The main secret of “Pythagoras” lies in its courage, flexibility, and the accompanying irony. The unspoken motto of the menu: “Everything is available in Greece!” explains the abundance of meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits and herbs. The octopus is stewed in white wine with spicy Mediterranean herbs or baked in a wood-fired oven. Cuttlefish is lightly stewed with emerald spinach and then served on fried polenta. Shrimp is immersed in a fiery cheese and tomato sauce. Glittering mother-of-pearl red mullet can be fried in three ways: deep-fried, in a pan or in the oven. Lamb and goat meat are baked and simmered in a wood-fired oven or in a coal-fired josper. Pay special attention to “Kleftiko”, the lamb with spices fragrantly melting in your mouth. It is a dish for an unscrupulous gourmet feast.
In the kitchen of “Pythagoras” they decided to cook completely unconventional moussaka, using stewed brisket, whereas, the supposedly classic moussaka is served here with chopped duck and red cream of sweet potato. (The trick is that the traditional recipe involves only lamb). Chilled tuna tar tartar is served in a hooligan way with a dressing of squeezed walnuts and a crispy phyllo pastry. Avocado salad with shrimp is seasoned with tarama sauce, and scallop crudo is appropriately decorated with ripe pomegranate salsa. At “Pythagoras” the roasted halloumi cheese is outfitted with black truffle. Mussels are baked with truffle and spinach, and fried artichokes are generously covered with bottarga.
Modern, elegant food with the right amount of brutality and, at the same time, with a mandatory healthy approach is a landmark of the “Pythagoras” cuisine. Hot, just baked gluten-free bread or pitta, dozens of salads drowning in green leaves, oysters, fresh fish or dry-ripening meat are a good reason to spend the coming winter without eternal longing for vacation, the sea and the sun. All this will be in Moscow and on your plates.
“I didn’t want a serious, cumbersome name for the restaurant,” admitted Alexander Rappoport, “We have got a rather voluminous triangle-shaped interior – a fragment from the previous project, and I decided that I would give a new restaurant the name of the creator of the most famous theorem in every person’s life. It was a perfect solution.”
The restaurant was redesigned and decorated by Valery Lizunov. The restaurant's interior was built on the contrast of thick black and sparkling gold colors. One of the walls represents a mathematical solution of the Pythagorean theorem. The central place of the restaurant is given to a serious art object, which could become an adornment of any gallery - a snow-white mesh composition "Gods on Olympus build a temple using drones." The authors of the project were nominated for Kandinsky Prize in the nomination “Young Artist”. Project of the Year” in 2010, the famous witty hooligans from the Recycle art group (artists Georgy Kuznetsov and Andrei Blokhin). Their works are exhibited in museums and galleries in France, Italy, Great Britain, the USA and Belgium as part of personal exhibitions or within Venice Biennale programs.
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