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Opening of Erarta Café Summer Terrace

05 May 2016

On May  Erarta Café summer terrace will open for guests and on May 6 the grand opening celebration will feature public installing of a bronze sculpture “King of Beasts” by the sculptor Sergey Kondrashkin.

The official opening of Erarta Café summer terrace will take place on May 6.

The original cuisine by the Chef Artem Grebenshchikov, where each dish is a masterpiece, and the “best desserts in Petersburg” according to the most authoritative international travelers’ portal Tripadvisor have already earned the admiration of the city residents. In May, the restaurant traditionally opens its cozy terrace with bright interiors and guaranteed summer mood no matter the weather conditions.

The official opening ceremony will feature public installing of the sculpture “King of Beasts” at the entrance of the restaurant. The number of lions in St. Petersburg, is not precisely defined — this is the question of numerous debates and endless calculations. But, whatever the figure is, starting from May 6 it can be surely added one. The 6-ton (and this is symbolic) bronze sculpture by a Russian sculptor Sergey Kondrashkin will be installed at the restaurant entrance of Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art on Vasilyevsky Island. The monumental sculpture with a serious title “King of Beasts” was made of bronze with patina in 2015.


About the artist:

Sergey Kondrashkin was born in Leningrad. He graduated from the St. Petersburg College of Art named after N.Roerich and St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I. Repin  (studio of A. Charkin and P. Shevchenko), where he still performs his postgraduate studies. Since 2006 the artist has been a member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists. In 2008–2009 taught art at the Art Institute of Chengdu, China. Since 2000 has been exhibiting in Russia and in Europe. Sergey Kondrashkin held over 25 solo exhibitions. His works are presented in private collections in Russia, Holland, China, Latvia, Belgium, and Italy, as well as at the Constantine Palace in St. Petersburg and The Hermitage-Vyborg Center. Two of his urban monumental compositions are installed in Novosibirsk and Chengdu (China).

On 6 May from 18:00 all the guests of the summer terrace will be welcome to enjoy a compliment from the chef and nice live music.
The restaurant will work until 23:00.

The terrace will open for visitors on May 1.


For table reservations please call the restaurant +7 (812) 334 68 96.

Erarta Café Menu is available at

  • Dessert “Cosmos”

  • “King of Beasts”. Sergey Kondrashkin

Erarta. Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art