Address: 7 Kropotkinsky per.
Metro: Park Kultury
Phone: 246 1515, 246 7182, 245 7453
Average cost: $50-100
Services: English-language menu, Reservations recommended
Innovative Italian with Japanese touches. 11am-last diner.
Dining With The Mob
Accenti, one of the city’s best, hardest-to-find restaurants, just gave us another great reason to break out our maps and figure out exactly how to find it. During the entire month of April, diners at this progressive fusion eatery, located in a courtyard on a quiet pereulok near Park Kultury metro station, will be ushered into the world of the Italian Mafia in the era of American Prohibition. The special menu includes many of the dishes favored by Don Corleone, Lucky Luciano, and other infamous mobsters of the day (the authenticity of which have been verified by official FBI records on the Mob). In the true spirit of Prohibition, the restaurant will serve each male guest a free coffee mug full of whiskey on arrival; ladies each receive a glass of Champagne. They have even created their own soundtrack for the month, featuring music from Frank Sinatra, Guy Lombardo, and the Andrews Sisters, among others. In case you have trouble finding Accenti (see map on page 12), just keep an eye out for the vintage white Rolls Royce which will be parked all month next to the restaurant’s summer terrace.