The Royal Academy of Arts, A Curious Invitation, Victoria and Albert Museum, Dash Arts, Pushkin House, Michail Khodorkovsky's 'Open Russia' foundation, Mari Vanna restaurant, Watts Gallery are some of the contributors I have worked with as part of Russian Revels - a pop-up dining experience company I co-founded with Karina Baldry in 2012. We also co-hosted events with such award-winning food writers like Olia Hercules ('Mamushka'), Anya von Bremzen ('Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking')' and Alisa Timoshkina's magical pop-up KinoVino.
We created the first food festival of Eastern-European food in London at South Bank Centre together with the Real Food Festival and in 2014 we were asked to cook a dinner for 250 people at the iconic Oxford food symposium. It's been such a ride...Below are some examples.
samples of work/collaborations:
1920s underground soviet restaurant
a 4-week immersive dining show in a disused building in Clerkenwell
The Futurist dinner
a show and a pop-up banquet inspired by the Italian Futurist movement and Russian Avant Garde
@ Pushkin House, Bloomsbury
@ Goethe Institute
* Ostalgie = longing, nostalgia for the 'good, old days' of communism in East Berlin and beyond
80 meters long feast, drunken cherries and cabaret singing on tables
We represented Russia as part of the celebrations of the Olympic Games in London 2012
(curated by the Latitudinal Dinners & Ms Marmite)
Baba Yaga fairytale
A Curious Invitation
An arch curated, managed and hosted by us as part of the 3000+ Halloween party