Moscow’s Crocus Expo exhibition center will host the first ever Russian Gusto (Russky Vkus) gastronomic festival on the weekend of October 11-12.
In addition to master classes by Russian and foreign chefs, for the first time the festival will feature a serious conversation about the origins of and trends in modern Russian cuisine. Russian Gusto will bring together farmers, chefs, restaurateurs, and lovers of culinary experiments from Russia, France, England, Morocco, Finland, Estonia, and other countries.
The festival’s Expert Council was headed by Alexei Zimin, a certified chef, editor-in-chief of the magazine Afisha-Eda, creator of Café Ragout, and establisher of the new version of the Central House of Writers.
The organizers of the festival had this to say of the event: “The modern state needs a new cuisine that would reflect the traditions of our ancestors and the innovation of the future, and would symbolize the uniqueness and identity of the Moscow area. It is worth adding to that the ideas and values of modern society and the desire for a healthy lifestyle.”
At the heart of the festival lies the concept of the international eco-gastronomic organization Slow Food International, which has supported farming and local products throughout the world for more than 25 years.
Address: 16 Mezhdunarodnaya Street, Krasnogorsk, Moscow region. Crocus Expo, Building 3, Room 18. Details at russiangusto.ru (in Russian).
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