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St.Petersburg Gourmet Days, sponsored by S.Pellegrino, got off to a spectacular start this week with a team of local chefs preparing an unforgettable gastronomic experience at the Four Seasons Lion Palace Hotel.
Accumulated guests and gourmands were treated to an evening inspired by a magical summer garden, with the sunset revealing the culinary flair and expertise of nearly a dozen chefs from the city's finest restaurants. Each inventing their signature dishes around the concept of of plant-based food and produce of the North-West region and reflecting the culinary prowess of St.Peterburg as a gastronomic destination.
A special dessert designed for the evening by the Four Seasons Lion Palace pastry chef, Nicholas Lambert.
The evening was the perfect chance to set the tone for this third annual festival, with a series of workshops, guest chefs and restaurant dinners highlighting the local culinary scene, both at home and abroad. A series of restaurant special set dinners are ongoing to 16 June. For more information visit the website.
Enjoy the amazing dishes from the opening night below:
(Mr Bo, Gastronomika, Mansarda)
Tuna Ceviche with Fermented Cucumber Sauce
Temprua Brisket with Kale and Enoki
(Hamlet + Jacks)
Cauliflower, Chickpea miso, Black Currant
Beef Zavod Salami, Tomatoes, homemade bread
(The Repa, Terassa)
Sour Cream of Parsnip and salmon caviar
Torchon of foie gras with leek chips, onion caramel, pickled fir tree sprouts and oxalis
(Tea Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St.Petersburg)
Scallop, cloudberry, sorrel
(Percorso, Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg)
Beetroot Ravioli with Burrata and Saffron
(Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St Petersburg)
Cucumber, Citrus Granite, trout caviar and raspberry
Harvest by Duoband
Cabbage with Black Truffle
All images ©Evgeny Belikov