02 March 2009, 13:41
Kremlin canteens extended Lenten menu to hundred dishes
Moscow, March 2, Interfax – Six public caterings of the Russian Presidential Administration, working for the canteens of the Kremlin, the State Duma, the Federation Council, the Constitutional Court will offer about hundred Lenten dishes during the Lent from March 2 to April 19.
“Our menu is extended to about a hundred Lenten dishes cooked on the recipes of traditional Russian cuisine and approved by Orthodox priests. Our cookery specialists made the dishes to vary during the week at the Lenten menu,” the Kremlin spokesman Viktor Khrekov said.
He noted that public caterings of the Russian Presidential Administration cater about 4 million people a year, about 16 thousand people eat at its canteens every day.
The Lenten menu includes various salads, including sour cabbage with sweet pepper, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and garlic, vegetable and mushroom soups, Russian sour cabbage soup, borsch (beetroot soup), vegetable puddings, parboiled carrots with green peas, kissel, compotes, and fruit drinks.
Prices on Lenten dishes won’t increase if compared with last year as majority of products are produced in farm enterprises subordinate to the Administration.
Prices for Lenten dishes vary from 10 to 70 rubles.
About 15-20 per cent of the Kremlin canteens visitors take Lenten dishes during the Lent.