In February, the Literature Menu presents new dishes inspired by French novels. Being French, Executive Chef Christophe Laplaza decided to start the Literature Menu with dishes associated with several of his own favorite books from his homeland. In his new creations, Chef Laplaza wants to reflect something that made a strong impression on him personally – either an exciting plot and beautiful wording, or a kind message and great characters – to leave unforgettable memories for everyone.
"For some books, I have tried to describe their interesting stories by a combination of different ingredients and dishes. It worked out well for Mysterious Island by Jules Verne. Our lobster salad goes through the same fascinating journey of discovery with a variety of textures and flavors,” said Chef Laplaza. "Sometimes the individuality of the main character is so strong that I want to show that uniqueness and charm of the hero’s personality. The Little Prince in the Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s story is so delicate, kind and sincere! I like this book very much and I believe that our profiterole with pistachio ice cream and hot raspberry sauce will remind our guests about this beautiful story and its amazing main character.”
The gastronomic journey into the world of literature, starting with the books of France, will continue at the Bellevue Brasserie with new original dishes in association with the works of genius Russian writers. Later, it will describe the details the culinary backstage of one of the world’s famous books, and after new dishes of the Literature Menu will be inspired by amazing poetic lines.
Guests of the Bellevue Brasserie are welcome for year-round surprises and exciting discoveries that will bring them unforgettable gourmet experiences and exquisite aesthetic pleasure in remembering the treasures of world literature.
The unique location of the panoramic Bellevue Brasserie restaurant on Floor 9 of Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 makes it one of the most significant places to dine in St Petersburg. Its 360° breathtaking view looks out over the main historical landmarks of the city center, such as Palace Square, the Hermitage Museum, St Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church on Spilled Blood.
Surrounded by such magnificent architecture, guests of the restaurant can easily be taken to the imaginary world of literature and feel its taste.
In February, new dishes of the Literature Menu at Bellevue Brasserie are inspired by masterpieces of French literature…
- Lobster salad with fricassee of fennel, mushrooms, pear and chestnut with Beurre Blanc sauce with yuzu - Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
- Tartine of two kinds of goose: rilette and fillet - Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
- Lobster bisque with pelmini of hazelnuts and crayfish - Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- Red mullet confit with mandarin, piperade of paprika and San Daniel ham, served with bouillabaisse sauce - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- Beef fillet of Angus with baby vegetables and creamy polenta with Barolo sauce - Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
- Profiterole of pistachio with hot raspberry coulis - The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
- Mille-feuille of mandarin and Cointreau - Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault
Bellevue Brasserie is open daily from 12:00 noon to 1:00am