Every Sunday from 12:30 until 16:30 Percorso restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg invites guests for Italian family meal. Since his move to Russia four years ago, Chef Valerio Andrisani dreamt to recreate in Percorso the bright atmosphere of slow Sunday meals that is so natural for Italy. And now Valerio has realized his vision – weekly Sunday lunch “Il Pranzo della Domenica” launches on September 20 and is guaranteed to become a favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon for hotel guests and local residents alike.

Chef Valerio Andrisani remembers from their early childhood: Sunday lunch when the whole family comes together while visiting their mom or grandma is the sacred time for every Italian. For these meals, the menu is planned in advance, the recipes are selected with extra care, and the table must be abundant with delicious treats – because Sunday sets the mood for the week to come!

The menu for Il Pranzo della Domenica in Percorso promises a hearty meal and stimulates gastronomic curiosity. For starters, rich selection of antipasti is being served on the table, then it’s time for pasta or risotto (for example, Risotto with pumpkin and mushrooms or famous Canneloni with ragout Napolitano – a long time favorite of Percorso guests). Following that, guests select the main course – meat, fish or vegetarian (main course selection changes every week). And the sweet finale of Il Pranzo – a selection of half dozen mini-desserts from Executive Pastry Chef Paolo Sannini to be enjoyed with tea or coffee.

Italian mood of Il Pranzo is being created not just by Valerio who love to speak with guests and is always present. Sunday lunch in Percorso is accompanied by specially created soundtrack by a DJ whose task was to compile a beautiful musical program consisting of merry and touching Italian tunes. Meanwhile, one of the rooms of Percorso will be turned into the Kids Club, where energetic and funny animation team will be in charge of the children, so they do not get bored during the slow Sunday lunch. And the little guests below six years of age eat for free!

The price of Sunday lunches in Percorso depends on the beverage selection. Sumptuous meal with one non-alcoholic cocktail, unlimited soft drinks and tea and coffee costs RUB 4500 per person. The 5500 RUB set offers additionally unlimited wine, vodka and beer from special selection. For RUB 6500 guests can also have unlimited Bellini cocktails and prosecco.

And of course the atmosphere of Il Pranzo della Domenica is further enhanced by the unique interiors by world famous designer Yasukhiro Koichi. Five distinct dining rooms of Percorso is five stylish halls created in rare materials, including expensive Italian stone and tiles with unique patterns. Unusual interior features and bright Italian atmosphere – great reasons for spending a leisurely Sunday afternoon in Percorso!

See our Sunday Lunch Menu.

“Sunday lunches are a traditional fixture in Italian culture. I thought it would be a great idea to bring this delightful, family experience to St. Petersburg.”

Valerio Andrisani
Restaurant Chef