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Moscow, Russia

Tradition meets modernity at Moscow landmark

Chief reason to visit: Set over two floors of an imposing Stalinist skyscraper, Muesli is an intriguing blend of different ingredients. Retro dining rooms and smooth service bely the thoroughly modern cooking style of young chef Vladislav Korpusov, who mixes New Nordic influences with Russian ingredients.

What's on the menu? Modern and traditional cooking techniques are the hallmark of dishes such as dried beef shoulder accompanied by sweet and tart tomato hearts or turbot cooked sous vide at 48oC and drizzled with a sauce made from chicken hearts. Finish with 'edge of the forest,' a visually stunning creation comprising moss, sugar syrup, chocolate and raspberry.

A few words on the chef: Born in Estonia in 1990, Korpusov cut his teeth at Michelin-starred restaurants Luomo in Helsinki and Bagatelle in Oslo before heading up the kitchen at St Petersburg fine dining establishment PMI. He took the helm at Muesli in 2016.

Don't miss: The chef's table, which is housed in an intimate tiled room looking into the kitchen with space for just six people.  

Did you know? The neo-gothic Kotelnicheskaya building where Muesli is based is one of seven famous Stalinist skyscrapers in Moscow, known as the 'seven sisters'. 

On the pass

  • Vladislav Korpusov

Style of food

  • Modern European

Standout dish

  • Dried beef shoulder with tomato’s heart