"Gastronomic map of Russia" in St. Petersburg

12 July 2018

The final of the mobile festival "Gastronomic Map of Russia" will be held in Saint Petersburg. The eighth and final festival of regional cuisine "Gastronomic Map of Russia" WELCOME FOODBALL CUP will open on 14 July in St. Petersburg – the day of the match for the third place of 2018 World Cup.

In the Northern Capital, 11 mobile restaurants will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Ploschad' Ostrovskogo (Ostrovskogo Square), on the west side of the Alexandrinsky Theater building.

For a month, a caravan of food trucks with the names of host cities "Moscow", "St. Petersburg", "Saransk", "Samara", "Nizhny Novgorod", "Yekaterinburg", "Kaliningrad", "Kazan", "Volgograd", "Sochi" and "Rostov-on-don" overcame more than 12,000 kilometers and visited seven football capitals of the 2018 World Cup. The event venues were visited by over 20 thousand foreign and Russian fans and city residents. Chefs, restaurateurs and Russian producers of food products presented a special "football menu", which in different cities was complemented by local delicacies and authentic dishes. For fans at World Cup the food festival was, perhaps, the only chance to get acquainted with the dishes of regional Russian cuisine, which fit in the palm of your hand, in such a variety.
 
In St. Petersburg, a key moment of the festival will be the presentation and tasting of a street food version of the world-famous "Anna Pavlova" dessert. "Anna Pavlova" dessert that fits in one hand (one-hand-food), will be presented by the North-Metropol (St. Petersburg) – the confectionery production with 115-year history.

Saint Petersburg was named the winner in two nominations World Travel Awards in 2017: World's Leading Cultural City Destination 2017 and World's Leading City Destination 2017. It is in the cultural capital of Russia that  the final street-festival by Rosturism project "Gastronomic Map of Russia" will take place, which will be accompanied by the mobile photo exhibition of the same name. It will be presented by the author of the federal project Ekaterina Shapovalova and automotive partner GAZ Avtozavod. 16 pictures taken by photographers Oleg Zhirov and Maxim Sudorgin depicted the best moments of all past regional cuisine mobile festivals "Gastronomic Map of Russia" at the first World Cup in the history of our country.

"We can talk for a long time about the dishes, products, recipes from the regions, about the people who embodied the idea of the festival in life: mobile chefs, participants of the main mobile festivals at the first World Cup in Russia. Regional cuisine is worth to travel around the regions of our great homeland, " commented Ekaterina Shapovalova, the project coordinator.

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WELCOME FOODBALL CUP Festival under the federal brand "Gastronomic Map of Russia" was launched on 14 June in Sochi. The project  team traveled on food trucks, created specifically for the "Gastronomic Map of Russia" project and equipped for various formats of street trade.

Mobile street food restaurants presented the cuisine of Russian regions and 2018 World Cup host cities to foreign fans in eight cities. These cities residents and guests of Mundial were treated by a team of modern chefs, restaurateurs and Russian food producers.

Young chefs and well-known restaurateurs presented the real Russian cuisine, the distinctive traditions of the football capitals and their small homeland. They tried to break the stereotype that Russian cuisine is only pancakes, borsch, caviar and pies.