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Dine at Moscow's Best Restaurants This Month on the Cheap

Feast on beautiful dishes like this autumn-inspired desert at Pipe gastronomic.ru

Foodies of Moscow rejoice! The month-long Moscow Food Festival is here. The annual event sees the capital's finest eateries put on a special tasting menu for guests priced at just 1500 rubles ($24), meaning you feast yourself silly and feel smug about it too.

One hundred of the city's best restaurants have signed up as partners, with each head chef creating a bespoke menu specifically for the festival

“This is the twelfth time we have organized the festival. In those 12 years the restaurant business has changed beyond all recognition. First and foremost, in terms of the quantity and quality of restaurants. Muscovites have begun to understand that visiting a restaurant is not just of holidays and anniversaries, but simply a wonderful way of spending time,” said Igor Gubernsky, the organizer of the festival, in a written statement to The Moscow Times.

“Moreover, due to the current exchange rate of the ruble, our restaurants have become the world's best in terms of price and quality.”

Many of Moscow''s best-known chefs are involved this year, including Vladimir Mukhin, Anatoly Komm and Ivan Shishkin. Participating restaurants include White Rabbit, Glenuill, Black Thai and Fumisawa Sushi.

As with previous years, diners are encouraged to vote for their favorite tasting menu on the gastronomic.ru website. The most popular tasting menus to be declared overall winners at the end of the month.

The festival runs through October 30. For more information see gastronomic.ru

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