A review of the restaurant AQ Kitchen in Moscow: menu, prices, reviews
About owners and staff
AQ Kitchen is owned by Adrian Ketglas, who is also his chef. By the way, the name of the institution is created on the basis of the first letters of the name and the name of its owner. Dmitry Sergeev also took part in the creation of the restaurant - he is a co-owner.
The institution has a good wine list, so there is a sommelier in the staff - Natalya Belonogova, who invented the interior of the restaurant.
All personnel who work in the bar, in the hall and in the kitchen are selected very carefully - each employee undergoes special training and regularly attends courses.
The main feature of the interior is a huge kitchen, which is located in the large hall of the restaurant. It is the process of preparing delicious dishes, which can watch all visitors to the institution.
In the hall, everything is decorated simply and very relevant. In its interior there is a huge amount of wooden parts, which, according to the idea of designer Natalia Belonogova, was visually aged.
Seating areas are arranged in different formats. Visitors can sit in comfortable chairs with soft cushions, or on chairs or sofas. The tables are also different: there are large and square, as well as small and round.
The ceiling in the institution is very original - rounded. It is decorated with interesting chandeliers that are made from wine corks - this is also one of the designers' ideas. The floors and walls in the hall are decorated with colored stripes of wood, which looks very original.
The menu of the AQ Kitchen restaurant presents dishes traditional for European cuisine. It is small in size, but contains a list of original dishes, invented by the restaurant chef Adrian Ketglas.
In the AQ Kitchen restaurant you can taste delicious snacks (AQ - duck pate with apples, salmon tartare, beef tartare with mustard cream, sea bass carpaccio with soy mousse, mirin and citrus tears, "Imonico jamon" and salads (with marinated salmon and beetroot, with squid from the Far East, eel and yogurt dressing with saffron, duck jamon and young peas).
At first, a small selection of soups is offered here (Andalusian gazpacho with shrimp,creamy potato with brand-name bacon Iberico, "Thai" with chicken and lemon, Mediterranean jelly ear), and hot meat - meat (stewed cheeks with potato stew and air herbs, homemade chicken with mushroom polenta, lamb tongue with beetroot bulgur, bovine tenderloin with herbs and potatoes, Ribeye Black Angus steak) and fish dishes (back of cod with spaghetti venus, grilled squid with Venezko sauce, dorado with quinoa).
For sweet teeth, there is a considerable assortment of desserts (passion fruit panna cotta with ice chocolate and hazelnut ice cream, Ice Dome with pineapple sorbet and coconut, warm brownies with cactus sorbet, Cuba Libre, brand AQ Honey cake , fig tartare with almond ice cream and goat cheese mousse). There is also homemade brand ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, honey comb and mountain lavender petals, from Tula gingerbread with cherry juice) and sorbets (from kvass, from orange, from lychee with Red Bull drink).
Bar Kara institutions represented a wide variety of drinks, among which there are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.There is a good wine list, which contains drinks brought from different parts of the world. In addition, it offers champagne, vodka, beer, brandy, whiskey, rum, cachaca, tequila.
There is a considerable list of cocktails, in which there are several types of shots (Cosmopolitan, Lemon Pie, Caipirinha), long drinks (La Fizz, May-Tai, Push Planter, Fluffy Duck, "Long Island Ice Tea") and hot drinks (mulled wine, Irish coffee).
Guests can also enjoy refreshing soft drinks (smoothies, fresh juices, lemonade, fruit drinks) and cocktails ("Mojito", "Raspberry Twist", "Berry Blast", "Colors of Paradise", "Strawberry-Vanilla").
Pricing policy of a restaurant in Moscow AQ Kitchen is on average. There are quite reasonable prices here, but they cannot be classified as cheap. Here are some items presented in the restaurant menu, with an indication of their cost per serving:
- veal tartare with mustard cream - 690 rubles;
- salad with jamon of duck with young peas and cream and cheese cream - 750 rubles;
- cream soup made from potatoes with iberico bacon, poached egg and truffle - 490 rubles;
- the back of cod with Nera Venus and Seafood Cream - 770 rubles;
- passion fruit panna cotta with ice chocolate and walnut ice cream - 390 rub .;
- ice cream with honeycombs and mountain lavender petals - 70 rubles.
The average bill per person in this institution is about 1 500-2 000 rubles.
Guests often leave comments on the AQ Kitchen restaurant on the Net and on their social media pages. They very often talk about how good the service is in the institution and the unusual interior. Almost all visitors are satisfied with the level of cooking. Also, quite often guests on the positive side note that there is a large kitchen in the main hall. According to them, this fact makes the cooking process more transparent by cooks. According to the guests, AQ Kitchen (restaurant in Moscow) is worth a visit, at least to try a fantastic dessert - fig tartare with ice cream made from almonds, as well as Lebanese salad. By the way, ordered dishes are served in large portions.