Andrey Shmakov became the brand-chef of the Metropol Hotel in 2013. Prior to that, he had worked on passenger liners in Europe and in Tallinn restaurants - Le Bonaparte, Ribe, as well as in the Grand Hotel and Radisson SAS hotels, was the chef of the prestigious Kadriorg restaurant in the historic palace of the same name in Tallinn and Lapland in St. Petersburg - one of the first restaurants of new Nordic cuisine in Russia. Andrey completed an internship at the legendary Noma in Copenhagen and Chez Dominique in Helsinki. In 2015, Andrey Shmakov opened the SAVVA restaurant in the Metropol hotel building. It was named in honor of the hotel's founder - a legendary man Savva Mamontov, a patron of the arts and author of many ideas that changed the face of Moscow at the beginning of the 20th century. The concept of the restaurant is modern Russian cuisine in the author's execution; seasonal produce, vegetables, herbs and work with farmers.
The SAVVA restaurant is innovative and elegant, respecting the age-old traditions of Moscow and Metropol.