A new pop-up project dedicated to Asia opens at the Beer&Brut gastropub. Drawing inspiration from Asian cooking traditions, Beer&Brut concept chef Vladimir Devyataykin unveiled a new menu that includes items from different countries, from Japan to Thailand.
The menu includes spicy kim tomatoes, marbled beef tataki with harissa oil, fresh roll with Thai salmon, avocado and mango, salad with scallops, mango, fresh strawberries and avocado garnished with yuzu dressing, baked snails with fragrant tom yum and freshly baked ciabatta bread.
In addition, the flavors of Asia are revealed in Chinese dim sum with tiger prawns and shiso-ponzu sauce, fried dumplings with oxtail in pepper sauce, fried Vietnamese pancakes with duck, shiitake mushrooms and vegetables, yellow curry with prawns and Thai fried rice, the ptitim with shrimp in a spicy sauce with lemongrass and kaffir lime from the southeast. Desserts include mochi with refreshing yuzu mango and fresh mango with coconut ice cream and Peruvian mint.
Beer&Brut bar manager Nikolay Drenyasov is responsible for the bar menu. An example of a cocktail: Mango Tini, which combines eight-year-old Colombian rum Ron Viejo de Caldas and ATXA Spanish vermouth with mango and herbs. Since tea is so central to Asian culture, the Anchan Collins cocktail was developed from it, a variation on the classic Tom Collins.
The gastropub also featured an artistic collaboration with artist and HSE School of Design student Polina Frolova: she created a work illustrating the Thai legend of the albino eel. She tells the story of how the locals caught an eel, unaware of its sacredness, and ate it as a delicacy. One night an angel appeared and turned the whole city into a lake. He only took pity on the old lady who did not support others. The canvas is made with the textile application technique, the artist took about 160 hours to make it. Many items are hand-sewn.
Souvenir from Berlin. is a Berlin-inspired coffee shop and wine bar on Tsvetnoy Boulevard. The creators of the project decided to open a renovated space, leaving the main concept unchanged. The creative agency NEW was responsible for the brand.