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Tickets are now on sale for the second ever edition of the leading gastronomic event of the year, IKRA in Sochi, Russia, from 31 January to 4 February, 2018 and in partnership with Acqua Panna, S.Pellegrino and Fine Dining Lovers.
The winter festival designed to promote Russian gastronomy offers a unique experience for both the professional and foodie community as well as a platform for cultural exchange. The four days focus on Russia's heritage and traditions, from the importance of local farmers to contemporary Russian cuisine and the growing role of professional chefs.
Workshops, dinners and talks shape the culinary landscape for what looks like a truly spectacular and original selection of events.
From Brian McGinn: director and executive producer of the documentary TV series “Chef's Table” on Netflix to Matthew Kenney: vegan chef, author of books on veganism, restaurateur and founder of PlantLab – the first culinary school specializing in raw foods, there should be a topic to appeal to most tastes.
Here's the full programme of events
World Class Chef Line-Up:
Leading Russian chefs will be joined by a world-class selection of international chefs for a number of four hand dinners and masterclasses to a live audience.
The most renowned Russian chefs will be on show, like Vladimir Mukhin (”White Rabbit”, Moscow), Anatoly Kazakov (“Selfie”, Moscow), Igor Grishechkin (“Kokoko”, St. Petersburg), Evgeny Vickentyev (“Hamlet&Jacks”, “A wine case”, St. Petersburg), Georgy Troyan (“Severyane”, Moscow), S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor Andrey Shmakov (“Savva”, Moscow) who will be presenting a masterclass on by-products with S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Russia winner, Ruslan Evstigneev.
International Chefs include:
Virgilio Martinez: his restaurant “Central” in Lima, Peru, occupies the 5th line in The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, and the 2nd in the South America's Best Restaurants 2017 list
Gaggan Anand: chef of “Gaggan” restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, which tops the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 list and holds 2 Michelin stars
Mauro Colagreco: chef of “Mirazur” restaurant in Menton, France, which occupies the 4th place in The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017
Alex Atala: chef of “D.O.M” restaurant in Sañ Paolo, Brazil, the 16th place in The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 and 3rd place in The Best Restaurants in Brazil 2017
Esben Holmboe Bang: chef of three Michelin starred “Maaemo” restaurant in Oslo, Norway.
Check the website for tickets.