Since Catherine II, a culinary friendship was born between France and Russia. The chefs of the court of the czars, mostly French, were inspired by the traditional Russian cuisine to create the most delicate dishes.
The mix between products belonging to Russian gastronomic heritage and the famous “French touch” gave birth to many recipes to discover during the Franco Russian Gastronomy Seasons from August 27 to 31 on the French Riviera.
Famous chefs and couturiers
To preserve this iconic history between our two countries, the first season of the Franco Russian gastronomy was created in Paris in 2009. They were then held in Moscow, to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Natalia Marzoeva, founder of the Franco Russian Gastronomy Seasons, proposes this year an unprecedented meeting of haute couture and gastronomic cuisine in collaboration with Trend & Tendance, a unique project combining famous chefs and couturiers to put together their culinary and artistic creations.
Opening Gala in Cannes
The opening gala will be held in Cannes, in the salons of the Palm Beach and will be marked by a fashion show by the famous fashion house Max Cahoul – which counts among its clients, Kilie Minogue and Beyoncé- and Légend Couture Monaco By Bilal Barrage. Following the parade, the chefs inspired by the undulating lines, will be invited to create unique dishes, reflecting the collection. Elena Podkaminskaya, Nikita Tarasof and Dmitry Naguiev, participants of the Russian TV “Cuisine” will help to achieve this challenge. During the gala, a collection of photos “Wearable Food” by South Korean artist Sung Yeonju (studio Akka, Italy, Milan) will be presented, in which the artist will combine fashion and gastronomy in creating completely unexpected works. Previously, the Seasons hosted Vadim Tikhonov from Bolshoi Theater, Denis Durand – designer in Cannes, the “Classic” Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg, the classic show “Infinity” and French and Russian businessmen.
The gourmet agenda
During 5 days, the virtuoso of high cuisine will have people discover their talent:
Ivan Berezutski (PMI Bar, St. Petersburg), Sergey Berezutsky (Cuisine telle qu’elle est, Moscow), Slava Kazakov (Oblaka, Moscow), Sébastien Mahuet (La Reserve de Nice), Erwal Louaisil (Moulin de Mougins), Serge Gouloumes (Le Mas Candille, Mougins), Guram Baghdiashvili (No Solo Agua, Georgia-Portugal), Sebastian Klinholff (JW Marriott, Cannes), Mickael Durieux and Bertrand Schmitt (Hôtel Majestic Barrière, Cannes), Andrey Jdanov (The Sad), Christopher Calderon (Saint Raphael) Abdessattar Zitouni (La Marée, Monaco)
Besides the desire to present another side of the Russian cuisine and to get to know the French cuisine, the project aims to promote contemporary Russian culture abroad. Especially in France, where French gastronomy, part of the national culture, is listed at UNESCO’s heritage.
From 28 to 31 August 2013, Gastronomic dinners signed by French and Russian chefs in all establishments: Le Majestic Barrière, Cannes, JW Marriott, Cannes, Le Moulin de Mougins, Le Mas Candille, Mougins, La Réserve de Nice, La Marée, Monaco.
On August 27, 2013: Gala “Dame de Pique” – Cocktail Reception at the Majestic Barriere hotel beach, Cannes – 12 French and Russian chefs and pastry chefs, fashion show by Max Chaoul, Classic Show “Infinity” from Moscow, photo exhibition “Wearable Food”, € 500 per person.
On August 28, 2013: Moscow Soirées, La Marée, Monaco with Classic Show “Infinity”, Moscow.
On August 29, 2013: Soirée “Pushkin’s Tales”, La Réserve de Nice – Vodka and dinner € 72 (excluding drinks).
Evening Wonders of Russia and Georgia, JW Marriott, Cannes
On 30 August 2013: Soirée La Russie s’invite au Majestic Barriere, Cannes, 79 € (drinks included).
Soirée “Franco-Russian flavors”, Le Moulin de Mougins, 130 € (excluding drinks).
On August 31, 2013: Soirée “Four Seasons”, Le Mas Candille, Mougins. Evening inspired by the music of Tchaikovsky – € 130 (excluding drinks)