Garage Café is one of the Museum’s important public spaces.
Chef Aleksei Bagreev’s menu is centered around simple food and updated every season, with an accent on local ingredients. Special menus accompany some Garage exhibitions.
The menu accompanying the 2nd Garage Triennial features borscht with pampushki (savory donuts) and spelt with chicken and kvass. Our pastry chef Elena Nabiullina (formerly of the confectioner Atelier de Tartelettes) offers “Mom's Cake” with prunes and custard cream, while chef bartender Ivan Semchenko (formerly of the bar Delicatessen Moscow) has created the cocktails Tolokno, which is based on salted caramel and rum; Pomegranate, based on pomegranate vodka and Abkhaz lemon cordial; and Apple, based on hay-infused bourbon, Antonovka apples and coriander.
Kids’ menu dishes are served on plates created by students of Russia’s only education and creativity center for adults with autism spectrum disorders, which is run by the Anton Is Right Here Foundation.
Garage Café supports the Museum’s policy of responsible consumption. Gluten-free bucatini pasta is used instead of plastic straw, takeaway boxes and cutlery are made of sugarcane and cornstarch, and all paper used in the Café (including napkins) is FSC and EU Ecolabel certified. Customers who use their own cups receive 30% discount on any takeaway soft drink. The Café also sorts its garbage.
With an eye to minimizing waste, Aleksei Bagreev uses vegetable and bread offcuts for decoration and flavoring.
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