Celebrate Russian New Year 2018 at NYC’s Legendary Russian Samovar Restaurant

January 12, 2018
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Renowned restaurant, Russian Samovar, will be serving a special 3-course dinner including drinks for $175 per person as a part of its celebration of the Russian New Year on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9:00pm. The restaurant will remain open until 4:00am and the evening will feature special live performers including Gypsy Fun Trio, classic Russian music and a DJ.

The special menu for the evening will feature Cold Appetizers such as Russian Salad Trio, Assorted Smoked Fish Platter, Charcuterie Platter, Assorted pickled Vegetables, Avocado, Mango and Shrimp Salad and Duck Arugula Salad. Hot Appetizers include Blini with Salmon Caviar, Foie Gras and Seafood in Pasta. The delectable Entrees that diners can select from include Braised Short Ribs with Mashed Potato, Roasted Duck with Baked Apple and Salmon Trio. End the dinner on a sweet note with either the Kartoshka (potato pastry) or the Medovik (layered honey cake). Featured drinks include the Russian Samovar’s own house-infused Flavored Vodkas, a selection of House Drinks, Wine, Beer and a Champagne Toast.

Russian Samovar is unique in its long-standing ties with the art community, with poetry readings held throughout the year and a classically trained pianist performing nightly. Owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas, this elegant establishment offers some of the finest Russian cuisine in New York. Aside from its authentic Russian dishes, the restaurant is also known for its 26 flavored vodkas prepared in-house, including ginger, horseradish, lemon and cranberry. Located in the Theater District, Russian Samovar boasts a 19th-century feel, complete with picturesque green and red shades and Russian folk prints.

The popular eatery was previously co-owned by ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and Nobel Prize winner for poetry Joseph Brodsky. Jilly Rizzo, friend and bodyguard of Frank Sinatra, owned the establishment in the past, and Sinatra held many personal concerts there and often spent time with The Rat Pack, as well as games of baccarat. Cyndi Lauper and Liza Minnelli are also known to stop by and offer the odd performance. The restaurant keeps attracting several generations of Russians. In a cozy atmosphere they can eat their favorite Russian food, meet musicians, actors and writers from Russia and all over the world.

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