Restaurant: Santa Fe
Average cost: $50-100
Cuisine: Latin American
Services: English-language menu, Business lunch, Reservations recommended
Thoughtfully-prepared Latin American fare. Sun-Wed noon-midnight, Thu-Sat noon-3am.
Santa Fe Focuses on Latin America
Santa Fe Restaurant, under the leadership of Alexis Kobernyk, is refocusing on Latin America and with a new French chef, Olivier Zeroual, is repositioning the restaurant as an elite dining establishment. One of the most public displays of this new focus will be the celebration of Columbus Day in Santa Fe on October 12th with the participation of most Latin American embassies in Russia. Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay have already pledged their support and participation and have taken part in a preparatory meeting at Santa Fe in September to discuss the celebrations. Latin Music and Mariachi, souvenir stalls, Tango and Salsa lessons and a closing fi reworks display all add up to promise one heck of a Latin party.
Have you been in Santa Fe lately?
Yes! A Rosinter Restaurant location with over 14 years in the market located at Mantulinskaya Street, between the World Trade Centre and Moscow’s Expo-Centre. One of the legendary places well known by expatriates of the first round of ventures in Moscow business where they used to net-work and relax by the extended bar and a memory for others when remembering their corporate parties, wedding or the famous holidays from Ladies Day, Valentine’s Day, Halloween or New Year’s Eve.
What is new?
Everything, the management, the chef, the service, the atmosphere, the menu and “The Experience”
The Russia and CIS Leader in hospitality service Rosinter Restaurant had welcome ones more the specialist in Restaurant, Banquets and Catering service Alexis Kobernik Beresovsky. As Alex says, introducing his names, Kobernik Beresovsky from VENEZUELA!
Alex a well oriented client specialist and manager, a polyglot with more that 10 years experience in the industry in different countries including his native land Venezuela, is bringing to Santa Fe his philosophy of the Dinning experience “Make your Dreams come true”
Certainly Alex describes the plan implemented in the Santa Fe restaurant as a joy to an artist where his team and he can please the “Dream of his client” by producing the Banquets atmosphere, food and decor that will leave a lasting memory for the host and his guests.
To offer his philosophy to the demanding clientele of Moscow Alex has incorporated a professional team in the different areas needed including, in Sales & Customer Service, Alla Zhulidova, Karina Borovioba and Anastasia Ismialova; a French chef Olivier Zeroual supported by four sub-chefs Kostia, Dima, Evgenii and Hugo, a Bolivian, to keep the Latin flavor when demanded; all of these improvements are supported by his Restaurant Director Tatiana Timakova a legendary employee of Rosinter Restaurant since the time of the El Rincon Espanol, the Spanish bar on Red Square in 1991/1992. Alex says that there Santa Fe has so much potential in location, space, and range of experiences that the new team are already receiving bookings from clients. Recently they have been the venue for the launch of his latest book by national political figure; receptions by ambassadors promoting their country, culture and products; an artist celebrating his birthday and a joyous wedding celebration.
Alex feels so comfortable and secure because the structure of the business allows him to offer his guest the opportunity to relax and enjoy their “DREAMS” coming true in a secure atmosphere, where the banquet managers and service staff provide quality service with genuine pleasure.
Revised Wine List emphasizes New World wines
The new Santa Fe wine list has dramatic improvement in assortment and quality, thanks to the experience of Alex in the international market, harnessing his wine knowledge first gathered as the Margarita Hilton’s Sommelier and Bar Specialist and the cooperation of Russia’s major wine importers.
The new wine list includes a wider and better selected assortment from the regions of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, France, Italy, Australia and California. Among them you will be able to satisfy any taste and match all your meals from the Business Lunch to a Gala Banquet. The Santa Fe managers and sommelier will be delighted to offer their professional advice.
You will find old and new wines on the wine menu including: from Italy, Bardolino, Valpolicella, Chianti, Dolcetto D’Alba, Lacrima Cristi and Pinot Grigio; from France, Medoc, Gevrey Chambertin, a New selection of Beaujolais and Bordeaux and Rose D’Anjou; from Portugal Porto; from Chile, Undurraga and Torres (both new additions) while the Casillero del Diablo is a better selection; from California the restaurant has chosen Zinfandel of Igor Larionov’s Sonoma production; from Argentina an Altavista is offered while Spanish favourites Rioja and Penedes are a must, Vega Sicilia is a new inclusion and also a nice Jerez promises to excite your tongue with flavor, aroma and strength.
Not forgetting that for December celebrations, Champagnes and sparkling wines from the best producers will be available, or on request to the Dream Team for any other event.
When asking Alexis if the location will be full dedicated to catering and banquettes and what then is the future of the Restaurant, he answers with good news! “Not only I am demanding from my team a quality service but we have worked the creativity of a “Awesome” menu and very particular and unique hospitality service as Chef Table for the clients who want exclusivity; different “Cuisine Theme” at the brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from Asia, Latin, American, European and of course Russian or CIS for the clients that like to try the richness of the culinary world and childrens entertainment.”
Alex admitted that he can not get away from the trendy market driven by meat lovers and so for them . . .
Meet glorious meat
While Santa Fe includes New Zealand lamb and Argentinean beef on its menu the restaurant makes a big feature of Uruguayan meat. Uruguay is a small country of three million people, south of the equator in the South American Pampas. The population is almost all of European descent and is vastly outnumbered by the cattle and sheep that roam its fertile lands. Uruguayan meat is universally acknowledged to be safe, healthy and delicious. Naturally lean, high in ‘good’ (cholesterol reducing) fats and anti-oxidants; grass-fed on the open range and free from growth hormones which are banned by law, the flavor of Uruguayan meat puts it in such demand that it commands a premium on world markets.
Santa Fe’s barbecue chefs are experts at handling the cuts of tender meat so that they are cooked to a diner’s specifications for rare, medium or well grilled but retaining all the juicy succulence of the natural meat. The restaurant is introducing a new, improved meat menu with a Cut of the Day.
There is always a grill operating to prepare you the best meats from around the world with different marinades, awesome sauces and superb garnishes. Alex recommended you to try “Tenderloin Paillard” with Dauphinoise potatoes and your preferred sauce.
Also Alex remarks that. “Even if clients are not celebrating a special day; Santa Fe Fridays and Saturday can be their special place with life music, DJ or a show and dancing. A call or review of our web is all you need to know what is on! And make your reservation!”
Looks like Alex has not forgotten a single detail to please his public and says that for the busy working days when lunching comes to be challenge of time and traffic the Chef offers a “HOME TASTE” at reasonable prices “Lunch Menu”
To know more about our talented Restaurateur we ask what he does when not sharing with his clients and suppliers at Santa Fe. Alex manage to have the time for Jazz Concerts, Tea ceremonies and Church Services when planning to visit his family - wife and children - in Belarussia.
Showing his courtesy Alex closes our visit by extending an invitation to old and new clients to live the new experience under his management at Santa Fe and reminding not to leave to the last minute the planning of your corporate New year Party or family gathering.