Despite the turbulent relations between Estonia and Russia, a chef from Estonia has opened a restaurant with an Estonian touch in Moscow.
Head chef Andrei Korobjak, who hails from Estonia, said it is important for the food on offer to have an Estonian touch to it.
The restaurant is named Mos, which means a grandmother's kiss in Danish, and is geared towards modern Nordic cooking. “Nordic food is very trendy throughout the world,” co-owner Aleksandr Zaturinsky said, adding that the trend is only now beginning in Moscow.
Sergey Ivanov, head of communication at Mos, said Estonia is a surprising land, foodwise, and the small country has given two very interesting directions to the world in recent years. He mentioned the cooking of Peeter Pihel, and secondly, Estonian gastro-farms.
Korobjak began in Egoist, one of Estonia's most renowned restaurants, before working in Copenhagen and New York. “We are trying to show what is the authentic Nordic cuisine, what is the authentic Estonian cooking. For example, we have a kama dessert in the menu, which a very interesting dessert for me,” he said, adding that sauerkraut will also soon be on the menu.
Editor: J.M. Laats