Saturday, November 25, 2017

Yekaterinburg restaurants offer up seafood amid produce shortage

Yekaterinburg area restaurants Port Stanley and Le Mans have added more adventurous seafood dishes to their menus to combat their shortages of fresh produce due to turbulent farming conditions.

Port Stanley--a Serbian restaurant which opened in 2004--is one of the only dining establishments in Yekaterinburg that offers oysters. For as long as it has been open, Port Stanley has sold oysters at prices ranging from $2-$9, Ura.ru reports.

New on Port Stanley's menu is a seafood risotto with portions of mussels, cuttlefish, octopus and shrimp as well as a fresh sea bass dish. Port Stanley also focuses on the quality of produce, despite the shortage.

Meanwhile, six-month-old Le Mans boasts a menu which is primarily seafood, with a few bar food type side dishes. They are now offering a crab salad dish, a salmon with toasted rye bread and a pasta with seafood, according to Ura.ru.

Le Mans' pasta with seafood dish features mussels, soft cheese, a cream sauce, squid, octopus, cuttlefish and krupnovato. The seafood pasta dish is cooked in white wine. Similar to Port Stanley, Le Mans is offering a Chilean sea bass dish. Le Mans' bass is served with creamy spinach sauce.