Week in Russian Kitchen: The Taste of Moscow and meat straight to your door

In St. Petersburg you can now choose your meat, watch it prepared and get it delivered without leaving your home!

In St. Petersburg you can now choose your meat, watch it prepared and get it delivered without leaving your home!

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RBTH presents a digest of Russia's most delicious culinary events from May 25-31, 2016.

Steak to your door

Carnivores in St. Petersburg will soon be able to order steak online for delivery. The online meat shop “Myasnoye podvorye” will offer customers the opportunity to pick out their favorite cut of meat via high-resolution cameras and watch it prepared in real time over the internet — the perfect opportunity to find the right cut for beef stroganoff!

Kirill Melekin and Valery Maltsev, the stakeholders of “Myasnoye podvorye”’s parent company, “Myasnoye rancho,” believe that their convenient high-tech shopping process will boost sales.

At the moment, the shop is operating offline in St. Petersburg and Crimea and the average bill for meat is around $9. Maltsev said that investment in the manufacturing system was more than 10 million rubles ($151,000), and the project is expected to recoup the expense in two years.

Moscow to welcome the first biergarten

Moscow’s first traditional Bavarian biergarten may open this summer at the Khamovniki military barracks, a cultural heritage site. The first biergartens — open-air beer cafes — appeared in Munich in the 19th century and sold beer directly from the cellar in which it was stored. This bottom fermentation beer had to be kept cool, which is why beer producers started to plant chestnut trees near the cellars, later adding benches and tables.

As at the classic biergartens, guests will be allowed to bring their own food. The biergarten will offer locals one more way to escape the feel of the busy city! Currently the proposal is in the planning stages.

Go berry-picking in the city

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June 1 marks the official opening of berry fairs in Moscow. The fairs will operate in 135 locations around the capital until the end of July.

Berry producers from 35 regions of Russia will participate in the fairs, including growers from Astrakhan Region, Altai Territory, the Republics of Chuvashia and Adygea, Crimea and others.

Produce from each region will be available as it is harvested, giving Muscovites the chance to try the best fruit from across the country — and use it in traditional recipes.

Get into the Taste of Moscow

The Taste of Moscow food festival, which will take place June 2-5 at Luzhniki stadium, offers visitors the chance to try unique treats created by chefs from the most prominent Moscow restaurants. The event, which is backed by the global organization Taste Festivals, is expected to attract 40,000 visitors this year.

If you go, prepare to spend the day — or several — at the event. There will be more than 250 tastings, a food market, master classes held by renowned chefs, a culinary gadgets roadshow, a pop-up restaurant and a wine and spirits academy. There will also be 15 stages where musicians will entertain the crowds.

Moscow is one of 22 cities around the world that will hold a “Taste of” festival this year. Some others include London, Paris, Capetown and Sydney.

Tickets to the Moscow event are available here.

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