“Abrau-Dyurso” and “Crimean seafood” to launch an oyster pub chain
«Abrau-Dyurso» and «Crimean seafood» will open a chain of restaurants with Black Sea oysters in Russia. The pioneer venue «Dozen: oysters & wine» will become operational in late December in Moscow.
The total area of the pioneer restaurant in Moscow will be around 200 sq.m. Total investment is estimated at 30 million rubles.
The partners plan to launch a chain of 15 restaurants in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and largest cities of Russia where the logistics would enable to deliver fresh seafood.
The basic idea of the project is to offer oysters and wine to consumers practically for the cost of production and to promote locally available wines and seafood to the Russian market.
Import substitution in the seafood sector in Russia has started since the year 2014 when a number of goods, including oysters, was targeted by food-specific sanctions. As early as the end of 2017, the farms of Krasnodar region produced 19 tons of oysters, that is five times greater than in the previous year. The total production volume in Russia over the last year made 531 tons of oysters – the farms of Crimea account for the lion’s share of production, i.e. 358 tons of such seafood.
«Crimean seafood» is the largest aquafarm in Russia, cultivating oysters and mussels in the salt lake Donuzlav in Yevpatoria. The production output of oysters over nine months in 2018 made more than half a million items, mussels- more than 20 tons, according to proprietary data.
In 2017 the wine house «Abrau-Dyurso» merchandized 33 million bottles of sparkling and still wines.