The history of ‘Maison Dellos’ starts its count from 1996 when Andrey Dellos opened his first restaurant ‘Bochka’ with homemade Russian food, welcoming fire of the open grill, relaxing music and unusually cosy atmosphere. Here the entertainment policy was conceived which totally manifested itself later at a Ukrainian restaurant ‘Shinok’. The main point is to transform the centre of the room into a stage where all the action relevant to the spirit of the place takes place. ‘Bochka‘ has an open grill where whole lambs are being roasted, while ‘Shinok‘ boasts an imitation of country life with a real horse, goats, roosters and a shepherdess.
"Le Duc" and "Manon"
In 1998 a new project appeared, a French restaurant Le Duc with interiors of a Gothic castle in medieval France, classical music, chef-d’oeuvres of French cuisine and extensive wine list with more than 500 items. Le Duc was the first Moscow restaurant which kitchen was headed by world famous chefs, holders of several Michelin stars – Jérôme Coustillas, Eric le Provos, Michel Del Burgo. Now it is replaced by Manon, one of the most fashionable places in Moscow, a trendsetter of capital’s club life.
Café Pushkin restaurant, opened in 1999, is the most famous project of Maison Dellos. It is one of the few Moscow restaurants that got into Europe’s Top 25 and World’s Top 100. Café Pushkin is a piece of old noble Moscow in the centre of a modern megalopolis. Its amazing atmosphere and excellent cuisine conquered Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, Nicolas Sarkozy, Jack Nicholson, Quentin Tarantino, Angelina Jolie, Will Smith, Meryl Streep, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sophie Marceau, Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Catherine Deneuve – this is just a small part of all celebrity guests of the restaurant. The autographs of the world stars occupy 4 volumes of the guestbook of “Café Pushkin” and to name all celebrities one will need tens of pages.
In 1999 A.K. Dellos opened a chain of cafes under the name of Moo-Moo, which soon gained well-deserved popularity in Moscow.
The end of 2005 was marked by opening of the biggest project by A.K. Dellos . The luxurious restaurant looked like a palace and bore a name of Turandot . The refurbishing, decorating and preparation process took six years to accomplish, but the result was worth waiting for. Elegant tablewear, antique furniture, classical music, exquisite European and Oriental cuisine can be experienced in a luscious setting of Chinese-esque interior.
Turandot restaurant, one of the most anticipated projects of Maison Dellos, opened in 2005. Construction, decoration and production of plenty of handmade interior details took more than 6 years, and now Turandot conquers its guests with deep-laid chinoiserie style, antique pieces, exclusive dishware, classical music and exquisite dishes of European and pan-Asian cuisine.
Exquisite 18th century interior is a perfect setting for a romantic date or family gathering.
In 2008 Dellos opened two absolutely different restaurants that shared the same relaxed vibe. Cafe Manon displays eclectic interior, atmospheric electronic music and immaculate harmony of Mideterranian cuisine. Casta Diva is a garden with blue skies, antique columns in the midst of greenery and flowers, offering a wide array of Italian gourmet creations.
The legendary Parisian department store Printemps saw Cafe Pushkin appearing on its first floor in July of 2010. The cafe’s interior is rich in Russian references. Russian style reveals itself in full grandeur in the wonderful dessert menue. Honey cake, gingerbread and Praga gateau by Emannuel Rion conquer the hearts of French and feed on nostalgic feelings of Russians stranded away from home.
013 has become a year of further expansion for Maison Dellos. New restaurant was launched on the other side of the Atlantic, in New York.
Betony, is a new restaurant of modern American cuisine with an outstanding bar menu. It is located in Midtown Manhattan and has already been awarded three stars from The New York Times. The chef Bryce Shuman used to work as a sous-chef at Eleven Madison Park, one of the most famous and critically acclaimed restaurants of New York.
A new restaurant of Nordic cuisine "Orange 3" opened in Moscow, on Tverskoy Boulevard, at the end of May, 2014. New Nordic cuisine is an upcoming trend that embodies all the latest gastronomic trends: freshness, brightness, style, moderation and environmental friendliness. There, Scandinavian traditions harmonize with innovation technology and out-of-the-box approach.
Just a few months later, in November, 2014, another new restaurant "Fahrenheit” opened in Moscow. An exceptional one, audacious, creative and modern, rich in cultural and gastronomic events. The restaurant’s concept is based on casual gastronomique cuisine for every day, bright and extensive, but simple and clear at the same time.
Maison Dellos offers catering services. Dellos Catering allows you to feel the great atmosphere of Cafe Pushkin while enjoying the sights of legendary open spaces - Kolomenskoe, Kuskovo, Archangelskoe, Tsaritsino.
Recently Dellos Air Service starting operating. It provides catering on board of airplanes of Dellos Air Service. Here you can find a wide range of dishes from restaurants of A. Dellos. It is easy to find a cuisine you like, be it Russian and European cuisine of Pushkin, Bochka and TsDL; Italian of Casta Diva; European and Oriental of Turandot; European of Manon; or Ukranian of Shinok.