Twins Garden is a truly unique establishment located in Moscow, Russia, and is one of only two Michelin-starred restaurants in the country. Boasting two stars in the Michelin Guide, this restaurant is one of the most celebrated in Russia and has earned numerous awards and accolades.
Upon entering the restaurant, guests are immediately struck by the minimalistic and sterile atmosphere. The limited seating is often filled to capacity and reservations are highly recommended. Guests can expect to find a menu of predominately set meals, which can be slightly customized, but are best enjoyed in their entirety. The 11-course "Tour of Russia" set meal costs 19,000 rubles and features dishes such as snow crab, white mushrooms with black caviar, Astrakhan-style trout, grilled crayfish, duck with spicy pumpkin and lingonberry, saddle of lamb with eggplant, mandarin with pine, and a hazelnut and sorbet tart. The set meals are expertly prepared by the head chef and his team, and the quality of each dish is impressive. The portions are quite small, however, and guests may find themselves feeling a bit peckish once the meal is finished.
The restaurant also offers a selection of wines and cocktails, with six cocktail options on the menu. The drinks are unique and the flavor combinations are quite interesting. Prices are reasonable, with the set meals costing 8,500 rubles and cocktails 850 rubles. The service at Twins Garden is friendly and efficient and the waitstaff are knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. The view of Moscow at night is particularly stunning and makes for a truly memorable experience. However, the restaurant can be quite loud and cramped, making it a less than ideal spot for intimate meals.