Ivan and Sergey Berezutskiy, identical Russian twins, and chefs from Twins Garden (no.19 on the World's 50 Best list) will host the second edition of the International Festival of Science at their Moscow restaurant on 7 and 8 November 2019.
Swopping their chef whites for labcoats and entertaining their inquisitive minds the twins will work with scientists, experts, journalists and writers from Russia and across the world with the aim of transferring knowledge and international experience to young chefs and an interested audience over the two days.
The first half of the festival is theoretical and will include daytime lectures and masterclasses about integration of the science into the modern gastronomy. The second part will be held in the format of dinners and will give a practical basis.
Who'll be there:
Harold McGee — the science writer who has consulted Heston Blumenthal
Pia Sorensen — a Senior Professor at John A. Paulson School Of Engineering And Applied Sciences, the course «Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science»
Bob Holmes — the science journalist, author of the book Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense.
Oriol Castro — the chef of the restaurant Disfrutar in Barcelona (2* Michelin and No9 in The World's 50 Best
Massimiliano Alajmo – the chef of the restaurant La Calandre (3* Michelin and No31 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants)
Gert de Mangleer – ex-owner of the restaurant Hertog Jan (3* Michelin)
Joris Bijdendijk – the chef of the restaurant Rijks (1* Michelin)
Mitsuharu Tsumura – the chef of the restaurant Maido (No1 in Latin Americas 50 Best Restaurants, No10 in The World's 50
The first edition of the event was a Garden festival held at the brothers' own farm in the Kaluzhskiy region which intended to show how important it is for chefs to take control of the quality of ingredients.