Alternative coffee – philosophy or fashion?
Kemex, hario, cold brew, aeropress, craft roasting – let's try to understand what is more in the new coffee culture: snobbery of a closed club or the inspiration of evangelists…

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Where to try Thai dishes in Irkutsk?
Thai cuisine, like all Asian, at the peak of popularity, finally the trend reached Irkutsk. Tom Yam, Tom Kha, small kebabs in spicy sauce, noodles, pancakes "Rotti" — all this…

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Grosseto trattoria is…
Grosseto is an Italian trattoria with an outdoor summer terrace, located on the Bank of the Angara river, on the Upper Embankment. This place is: — Early Breakfast (from 08:00…

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Cocktail-mocktail

Imaginary creamy sauce and a cracked glass at the vineyard.»

We are working ahead of the curve: the month is not over yet, and I have already visited three institutions of the same subject and started a new portion of reviews. This time I decided to go to the wine bars – it has become very popular in recent years, this topic among Irkutsk restaurateurs. Although it is obvious that the Haute cuisine in the institution format “wine bar” should not wait. In fact, the main task of food in this case – only profitable shade actually what goes here guest.

My first victim was the “Vineyard”, located in 130-m quarter. The wine bar was a super-small room in one of the stylized wooden houses. Continue reading

Coffee trends 2019: what will delight coffee lovers next year

New year promises to pamper us with classic coffee of noble varieties and unusual flavors of cocktails based on your favorite drink.
Cold brew
Coffee cold brewing, firmly held at the peak of popularity the last couple of years, its position is not going to give up. The regulars of the entourage coffee shops like its unique soft taste too much to let go of this trend so quickly. Coffee brewed with chilled water and chilled coffee brewed initially with hot water are two completely different stories. If you cool the hot black coffee, it will most likely start to bitter. But cold brew gives sweet shades, without bitterness and sour taste, revealing many nuances that we usually miss in traditional brewing. Continue reading

Where to try Thai dishes in Irkutsk?
Thai cuisine, like all Asian, at the peak of popularity, finally the trend reached Irkutsk. Tom Yam, Tom Kha, small kebabs in spicy sauce, noodles, pancakes "Rotti" — all this…

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Everything you wanted to know about modern wine
Everywhere there is a tendency to return to nature, naturalness and manual labor. If we talk about winemaking, here the history of alternative production methods began much earlier than in…

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Sweet journey: 5 desserts you didn't know about
Modern sweet tooth is difficult to surprise: all kinds of shops and coffee shops offer hundreds of desserts from different countries. Here you and the Austrian strudel, and Japanese sweet…

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Restobar "Parade": from one to three
Lisa Siropulo fed chef Valery. Restobar "Parade": from one to three One day, seeing the epic mess that was going on in the "Front", I confess, I thought that this…

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