Zotman&Co opened a new brasserie called Pâté on the Balchug street. According to tradition, Dmitry Zotov is responsible for the gastronomic concept of the place.

 

Homemade pâtés and terrines keep main positions in the menu. You can choose classic options like chicken liver and wild duck or try a pate made from salmon, smoked sockeye or assorted salames and sausages (including spicy Italian nduja and ham) — all served in colorful Staub pots.

The philosophy of the restaurant can be described as food pairing: french cuisine is modified by Dmitry Zotov who based his experiments on interesting flavour combinations. Duck breast is served with mashed topinambur and dates, chicken is baked with artichoke and fennel. Among the soups you should try a Marseilles fish one and an onion one. Pâté also has oysters and mussels with white wine and cream or with tomato sauce. Don’t miss Fruits de mer served right in hot pans!

Both menu and wine list are concise but — thanks to Dmitry Zotov and Sergey Krylov — they match each other perfectly. You can have a glass of refreshing Cremant with baked camembert and ginger jam for lunch. Terrines are in harmony with Burgundy and Bordeaux wines. All wines will be reasonably priced.

 

Breakfast is served from 08.00 am and deserves special attention: fluffy ricotta pancakes, scrambled eggs with truffle oil and baked tomato, eggs Benedict with crabmeat or salmon etc. Every day bakers put fresh bread and pastries in bakery cases and you can try delicious croissants with different fillings (from avocado to crabmeat) throughout the day. Pâté brand name special breakfast includes fried eggs, potato gratin, tomatos, crispy croutons and sausages, salmon and roast beef or avocado salad.

Eclectic interior of Pâté brasserie is Albina Nazimova’s work. As a base she used classic french bistro of XXth century — a time when combination of European pragmatism and oriental exoticism was a fashion. Black and white design is complemented with huge palm trees on the walls. Color accents are made with intense green doors and red-white tables. Some furniture was transported from France, comfortable chairs were manufactured on demand. Vintage dressers are from England and Holland.

 

Pâté brasserie occupies two floors. The first one is perfect for those who want a quick lunch or a coffee with a croissant for breakfast. Open kitchen is placed in the center representing that spirit of french bistro. The second floor is more suitable for long dinners under the oriental wicker lanterns. Wide windows and low sills give space for more seats. During the summer all windows will be opened to create an illusion of a terrace.

Contacts

Average check – 1000-1200 RUB.
Number of seats: 70.
Address: Balchug st., 3/2.
Tel.: +7 (495) 252 07 06.

 

Opening hours:
Mon.–Fr.: 08.00 — 00.00.
Sat.–Sun.: 10.00 — 00.00.