Following the success of last year’s inaugural St. Petersburg Gourmet Days, the international culinary extravaganza is returning to Russia this June with a Michelin-starred line-up
St. Petersburg Gourmet Days 2018 will take place from 5th- 9th of June, attracting local, national and international visitors to enjoy a true flavour of what this unique city has to offer.
This year the festival will focus on showcasing the citys vibrant gastronomic scene, celebrating St Petersburgs unique cultural and culinary heritage.
With the rise of a new band of Russian chefs, – who draw on local resources and produce like never before, St Petersburg has become the epicenter of a highly creative, Russian ingredient led, food movement.
Chef Dmitry Blinov of Tartar Bar and Duo Gastrobar, who will be this years festivals ambassador, commented: ”I’m very excited to welcome chefs of such a high caliber to my city from all across the world.
There is a huge amount we can learn from each other and I think the festival will catapult chefs out of their comfort zone and encourage them to embrace their new surroundings and some produce they may never have seen before.”
This year, nine international chefs from across Asia, Europe, South America and the USA will visit St Petersburg to explore the city and bring flavours from their own kitchens to top local restaurants, making it a truly global affair.
The 2018 line up will include: • James Lowe (Lyles, London, UK)
• Anthony Genovese (Il Pagliaccio, Rome, Italy)
• Alejandro Peyrou (Alex Atalas Açougue Central, Sao Paolo, Brazil)
• Pablo Salas (Amaranta, Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico)
• Ayo Adeyemi (Tippling Club, Singapore)
• Garima Arora (Gaa, Bangkok, Thailand)
• Maksut Askar (Neolokal, Istanbul, Turkey)
• Will Horowitz (Ducks Eateries, New York, USA)
• Nino Redruello (Fismuler, Madrid, Spain)
The visiting chefs will combine their expertise with local ingredients to create a series of one-off dinners, showcasing Russias world-class produce in new and creative ways.
As well as nine exclusive dinners taking place during the festival, there will be a series of talks and discussion panels (plus three unmissable afterparties, of course).