I wanted to try a unique restaurant experience that I would only get in Moscow and no where else and I got it at the Turandot Palace – It was a surreal dinner. I wanted a fancy dinner and I saw that the interior was as fancy as it was going to get. So I got a dinner table for one. I was one of the last seatings on a weekday so most other tables were empty.
After the lobby, you enter what seems to have been a courtyard for a very large town home of a Prince.
Then you enter the lower section of the main dinning room, it now act as a lounge and bar with live music. They take me past it and up some fancy stairs to the Piano Noble of the main dinning room.
And the domed dinning room is impressive.
The space is beautiful.
A wide angle view.
There are private room behind the walls of the domed area. This is what it must feel like to be inside a Faberge Egg.
There are a lot of Chinese themed designs… foreshadowing the menu. I should of known as the name of the restaurant was…
They show me a Russian wine, but I opt for another wine.
I opt for a glass vs a bottle… I am a party of one so… I will stick to a glass.
I see the menu for the first time and find out that this is a Chinese restaurant the restaurant has a healthy mix of locals and tourists.
After my order they give me chopsticks. I ordered the Turandot Course for my self. They give you wooden disposable chopsticks, I thought that was a bit strange.
The first course.
Then as I was pressed for time, I asked for all my dishes at once.
Dim Sum in Moscow, inside a former palace, that looks like this. It was surreal.
Its actually really good.
My main course.
A beef dish. It was also good.
As I wait for my sweets to end the meal. I look around again and the space is breathtaking.
Refill on the wine…
The dessert… again it was good. I don’t know how to describe the experience, but I am sure that this is a only in Moscow thing for sure.