Craft Kitchen: A new gastropub from il FORNO Group
The restaurant holding company il FORNO Group is proud to present a new gastropub offering three hundred varieties of bottled and draft beer, international cuisine, a game area, live broadcasts of major sporting events, and a panoramic view of the Russian capital.
Craft Kitchen opened its doors in August 2017 at the Euro Mall, next to the holding's another project, the Burger & Pizzetta restaurant. The kitchen is managed by the chef Alexander Borzenko (Glenuill, Zupperia, Bread & Meat), and the beer selection, by il FORNO's head bartender Oleg Kashin. The philosophy beyond the gastronomy is foodpairing, so the majority of the dishes - the sauce for the molten chocolate cake included - are prepared with beer as one of the ingredients.
The culinary virtuosos of Craft Kitchen experiment with Oriental flavors, offering Magadan shrimps smoked on premises with pearwood chips (400 rubles for one-person serving), Volga crayfish fried in soy sauce with garlic and fresh chili (710 rubles for one-person serving), seven kinds of caviar (from 150 rubles for 30 g), and vegetables pickled in oak barrels (from 100 rubles per 100 g). The beer snacks section includes but is not limited to bear, elk, coho salmon, and broad whitefish (from 200 rubles for 50 g) as well as healthy food alternatives: vegetable straws with cauliflower and tzatziki (300 rubles) and buckwheat, rice, and shrimp fitness chips mix with tapenade sauce (290 rubles). In the soup section, the chef recommends the fragrant Thai tom yum with squid and shrimps (490 rubles) and the thick German lentil soup with sausages (300 rubles). Some of the items worth trying among the main courses are pulled beef sous vide with celery root gratin rapide and green peas (660 rubles), crispy chicken fillet with bresaola, camembert, and potato balls (790 rubles), and sea bass fish & chips in beer batter (590 rubles).
With the geography of bottled and draft beer extending from Japan to Ireland, the Craft Kitchen selection is represented by more than 300 varieties in constant rotation. Draft beer prices start from 290 rubles a glass. A professional beer sommelier is ready to assist guests with choosing the precise sort to match the dishes ordered. Also, every Craft Kitchen guest is welcome to taste one of four beer sets: pale, dark, fruit, or the full (16-variety) set.
The new gastropub's interior design is yet another creation of the architect Maria Zhukova and the MMZ PROJECT team (Burger & Pizzetta, Erwin, Duran Bar, Food Embassy, and others). The first thing guests see upon entering is a glass cold room with barrels of draft beer, followed by a large classic bar counter of polished concrete. The wall behind the bar is decorated with a pair of authentic stained glass paintings with mirror inserts, while the other wall sports a hand-painted world map of beer styles. The game area featuring wide-screens for sports broadcasts, foosball, table hockey, and pro darts, as well as an original lighting solution, contribute to the ambience of the place.
Average check: 1,500 rubles.
Opening hours: Sun - Thu 11:00 to 23:00, Fri - Sat 11:00 to 00:00.
Phone: +7 (495) 968 53 73
Address: Kievsky Station Square, 2, Euro Mall
2nd floor, the Berlin atrium