Erarta Restaurant located on the ground floor of Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art. The restaurant's concept harmoniously fits that of the overall Erarta project — a creative approach is used in everything, from the recipes to the interior.
The menu offers a wide selection dishes from various world cuisines that are prepared with original recipes based on the latest technologies. The spacious restaurant rooms are perfect for having a wonderful meal as well as being a great setting to take a break during or after visiting the museum. The dominant sculpture in the restaurant interior, entitled “The Tree of Life“, was designed and created by a St. Petersburg artist Sergey Karev especially for our restaurant. There is a bar counter, offering a diverse wine list and a good atmosphere for friendly chats and intimate conversation. During the warmer months you can also enjoy our spacious summer terrace, and treat yourself to one of our seasonal cold soups, served in special bottles or perhaps one of our summer salads with pear, avocado and pine nuts. Our cozy tables in the shade of old trees prove a fantastic setting for meetings and romantic days.
Head Chef of Erarta Café restaurant, Artem Grebenshikov, is a member of the The Craft Guild of Chefs, a consultant of The Academy of Hospitality Sciences and a prizewinner of various international culinary competitions. For Erarta Café Artem developed an interesting and original menu:
"At Erarta Café we try to combine new flavours with usual home-made recipes. We use only fresh and high quality products and cook using the very latest technologies — for example, our smoked salmon is prepared by the sous-vide technology. Particular attention is paid to the appearance of each dish, since we believe that food isn't just about particular tastes and flavours but just like art, should also provoke unique emotions and experiences".
The restaurant menu harmoniously complies with the principles of the project: original dishes to new recipes and latest technologies (e.g, sous-vide technology) with great respect to the classics. Homemade herring is served in wooden jars with alder smoke flavor; light-salted salmon traditionally neighbors horseradish but in a form of creamy mousse with rye chips; classical Russian cold soup “okroshka” comes with a tongue, and Caprese is served with balsamic and caviar. The menu features a lot of simple home-like nourishing dishes: cold borsch, mushroom cream soup and beef stroganoff. But along with the rustic positions Erarta Café offers such unusual flavor combinations as scallops with vanilla sauce, duck pate with hazelnut, and roast beef with garlic cream and onion marmalade.
There is a separate bagel section in our menu: rich and light at the same time, they are stuffed with shrimps and fresh berries, smoked duck breast and cranberry jam, baked beetroot and avocado. For dessert we would offer Creme Brulee with bourbon vanilla or a blueberry pie with fresh berries from our Pastry chef.