Where to goes Uilliam’s head chef Uilliam Lamberti with his family, where he goes out with friends, walks and dresses up and why already 15 years he lives in Moscow.
Photo courtesy of the press service of Uilliam’s
Chef and restaurateur
Muscovite experience: 15 years
What are your favorite restaurants and cafes?
It all depends on the mood. For quiet and peaceful dinner with my family, I go to a restaurant of my good friend Bruno Marino (“Semifreddo”. – BG). Friends I always meet at my restaurant – Uilliam’s.
What are your favorite bars?
Haven’t been to one for a long time.
What is your favorite small store?
The one near the church on the Bolchaya Gruzinskaya (The Church of the Martyr Saint George the Victorious in Grusiny. – BG). They have excellent church bread there.
What is your favorite clothing store?
My very good friend has a show room with designer clothing. When he comes to Moscow with his new stuff, he calls me immediately. It’s secret place, so the address.
Where do you like to walk?
With my family we love walking in the small park in front of the Tsereteli museum on the Bolchaya Gruzinskaya. Children are very fond of Gorky Park and “Apothecary Garden”, especially in the summer. And I myself like to walk on the Patriarch’s Ponds the most.
What is your favorite secret place?
As if I’d tell you.
What is your most favorite building?
Stalinskaya Vysotka on Smolenskaya street(one of the seven skyscrapers in the Stalinist style). There is remained an old emblem of the Soviet Union on the facade.
“IF ONLY THERE WAS SEA IN MOSCOW, IT WOULD BECOME THE PERFECT CITY FOR ME. BUT THERE IS NO SEA”
What would you like to get rid of in Moscow?
I’m sorry, if I’m not original, but the answer is traffic jams.
What is Moscow lacking in, to your mind?
Moscow rocks. As a person who travels a lot, I can definitely say that Moscow gives its residents a lot. It is very diverse. If only there was sea in Moscow, it would become the perfect city for me. But there is no sea.
What would make you leave Moscow forever?
Pace of life In Moscow is extremely fast. It’s quite difficult, but, of course, barely a good reason to leave.
What do people in the city talk about today?
I have a very wide circle of contacts. We talk about anything and everything, but, obviously, more often about restaurant business.
What do you love Moscow for?
For insanely different people, who live there and manage to coexist.