The new restaurant, designed in the spirit of the wooden architecture of the XVII century, is constructed as buildings were built in the old days - to stand for more than one century, and the generation of new visitors to Lesnaya Zaimka will be added to the generations of her old faithful friends like annual rings on a tree trunk.
Looking at the logs, which compose the walls of the building, one wants to exclaim with admiration the words of Pushkin: "... level, the best of the best!" The logs are Siberian larch (known as Russian redwood throughout the world). Each log is just 30 cm in diameter.
The arches of the towers
The arched openings of the large hall reach a height of about 3.5 meters and the ceiling vaults to about 5 meters, creating a feeling of space and openness in the hall.
The main restaurant buildings have parquet flooring. Parquet, as is well known, is a very high-quality material, which requires sensitivity and skill in placement and gentle care. But anything else would have been a miserable compromise: Distinguished guests of Lesnaya Zaimka should walk exclusively on parquet floors!
Chandeliers pour a bright but soft light, which is woven into Lesnaya Zaimka's interior symphony as a solemn note. In the Burgundy and Emerald halls the chandeliers are exact copies of the chandeliers in the Kremlin Palace.
Doors to a fairy tale
When a visitor comes to the doors of the main hall, the impression is created that behind them lies the living world of Russian fairy tales, and at any moment the Swan Princess will swim from behind a cover, and king Agey will appear with his retinue brandishing a scepter. The doors are fit for a mansion: They are the height of almost two humans, made of solid wood and decorated with decorative Russian carvings.
Moments of History
In 1974, Lesnaya Zaimka became a type of "calling card" of Vladivostok. Many important events took place between the walls of the restaurant, and it is considered one of the city's main attractions.
Meetings of Heads of State
In 1974, after the signing of the agreement on limiting nuclear weapons by US President George Ford and Chief of the USSR Leonid Brezhnev, a solemn reception was held at Lesnaya Zaimka in honor of this historic event.
Birchbark baskets hand-woven by folk craftsmen have been used in Russia for the storage of berries, honey and other forest gifts.
Menu from 1979
This cherished artifact from Soviet times testifies better than any history book to the realities of the past and is a nostalgic delight for those who remember Lesnaya Zaimka in the late 70's.
The Russian Bear
The brown bear "settled" in Lesnaya Zaimka almost from the restaurant's beginnings. He greeted guests at the entrance for many years, but over time tired of the festive noise and daily friendly hugs. He is now "resting" in the internal premises of the restaurant.
Panel display "Forest Hunt"
The wooden panels at the entrance, which depict a hunting scene, are one of the main attractions of the restaurant's interior.
The old dishes from Lesnaya Zaimka are stored in the Arsenev Primorsky State Museum.
Breakfast of Kim Jong II
In 2002, Kim Jong Il, the head of the Communist Party of North Korea, visited Vladivostok and ate breakfast at Lesnaya Zaimka.
The restaurant is proud of its famous guests who appreciate Lesnaya Zaimka's cuisine and service..
Igor Sergeevich Pushkarev
Mayor of Vladivostok
Well-trained staff, beautiful decor and unique cuisine - these are three reasons why I appreciate this restaurant. Here, they know how to care for their guests.
Artistic Director of the M. Gorkovo Theater, director, and People's Artist of Russia
Lesnaya Zaimka has always been, and continues to be, the pride of the city. After its reconstruction the building has taken on a new life, but the tradition of food and ghost stories have been preserved. It is a unique place.
Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of Singapore
Aleksey Borisovich Miller
Chairman of Gazprom
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