Lipsky Osobnyak, the best Ukrainian gastronomic restaurant
Without waxing too poetic, Lipsky Osobnyak is a gastronomic attraction of Kiev. It is the only restaurant in the CIS, the wine list of which was marked four times by the experts of authoritative guide Wine Spectator (2003, 2004, 2007 and 2014.). It was opened in 2002 on a quiet tree-lined street in the heart of the ancient city in a two-story mansion of the XIX century. Vladimir Simonenko, an architect, carefully reconstructed the tumble-down building. The restored façade and interiors truly convey the atmosphere and character of Kiev then, when Honore de Balzac, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Franz Liszt lived there and created their masterpieces.
The first in Ukraine restaurant of haut Ukrainian cuisine filled with the energy of noble and intelligent city made a true gastronomic revolution. Now, in the mind of gourmets the classic Ukrainian cuisine is associated with the advanced technology and harmoniously goes with great wines. When composing a menu, Georgy Sharuev, a young talented chef, adheres to the principles of seasonality selecting only products of exceptional quality: beef from West Ukrainian farms, mushrooms and cranberries from the Transcarpathian forests, oysters from Normandy, salmon from the coast of Norway. The restaurant’s cousin, in 2014 awarded with Salt, the national restaurant award, its Pozharsky risolle, pasties and pelmeni (ravioli) with foie gras are famous in the city legends. Having a dinner there you can meet at the next table King Philippe of Belgium, Giorgio Armani or Ornella Muti. Since 2013, on the tip from Michael Don, a co-founder, the Gastronomic Dinners have been held, the guest chefs of which were Enrico Cerea (Da Vittorio, 3 Michelin stars), Christian Tetedoie (1 Michelin star) and other prominent people of haut cuisine. In addition, the Gastronomic Dinners project gives prominence to local producers and promotes a variety of world cuisine. Beni Golani, a co-founder and wine expert, personally keeps track of replenishment of a unique collection of wines. Today, it consists of more than 450 units and includes such collector’s pieces as Château Pétrus 1990 (there are only a few bottles of this wine in the world). Not many restaurants in Ukraine can boast about such storage conditions: the wine cellar was built in accordance with the latest technology with due regard for the required temperature behavior and humidity.
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