The Pleasant Dream of Ilya Ilyich
A cozy home, a table full of food, loyal servants, good friends, interesting conversations, some innocent fun – this was the life of the Russian nobleman Ilya Ilyich Oblomov, the main character of the 1859 novel of the same name by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov.
This dream has become reality and the guests of Restaurant “Oblomov” have been experiencing it for the past 19 years. Life in the house of Ilya Ilyich Oblomov flows peacefully and gracefully. In keeping with tradition, regular guests are welcomed by their name, and a glass of fragrant homemade liqueur is waiting for everyone before they head out.
The pleasant dream of Oblomov is repeated each day and it is something that guests want to return to. The virtues of Oblomov’s lifestyle in the novel are the secrets to a person’s longevity and the success of our restaurant. For our guests, classic Russian food, like a classic Russian novel, is always something new and exciting.
Head Chef Pavel Kirillov
Head Chef Pavel Kirillov began leading the kitchen at Restaurant “Oblomov” in 2017. He began his professional career at this restaurant 15 years prior to taking a leadership position, first as a cook and then as a sous-chef. He remembers his first time learning and reviving the traditional Russian cuisine, making the same recipes that are still popular to this day for our guests. Head Chef Pavel Kirillov believes that the most important thing for him is to carefully preserve and develop the traditions established by his talented predecessors.