who: chef of Orange 3 Restaurant.
what’s on your mind: I have been living and working now 4 months here in Moscow. I found that very interesting to be here, learning this new culture, new city, new country, brand new kitchen and beautiful restaurant Orange 3. And of course, learning to know Moscow people. At the moment biggest professional challenge in my life is that how can I find all the best and high-quality products to my kitchen. It takes some time to find them. I have to be very patient with this, it’s not possible to have everything in couple of months. They said that Moscow was not built in a day ….. So, that’s what I am thinking now, I have to believe them. And again, have to say that it is super-beautiful to see how my kitchen-crew is better every day. They are very excited and very hungry to learn new things. Here as well, I have to be very patient and persistent – but no worries, this is one of the strongest parts of me.)
what’s your favorite dish to cook at home: I don’t like to spend many hours just to cook at home, so I keep everything as simple as possible. Fresh, very healthy salad, all these products what are now fresh, lots of vegetables, maybe some roasted fish or chicken. And very important always very tasty dressing for all that. But I have to say that more interesting than cooking at home at the moment is to go out and to see as many restaurants as possible. I like to know what is hot in Moscow, what kind of restaurants here are, how is the food quality etc. Now in 4 months I have been eating out in 30 different restaurants and tried their dishes. Your turn to try mine.
location: Moscow, Orange 3.
who: stylist and fashion editor at Cosmopolitan Shopping Russia.
what’s on your mind: to be in harmony with myself, to enjoy life while i’m on my way to achieving my goals.
where would you spend your perfect vacation: most importantly, i want people i love to be close to me. And the place could be anywhere in the World.
location: Moscow, Zupperia.
who: founder of the Brow Up! and make up project.
what’s on your mind: the only thing on my mind is the Brow Up! and our masters’ attestation, it takes all my thoughts but gives so much energy back.)
tell us a little bit about your project: my project is a brow bar, such a small thing, but it can totally change your face. Eyebrows were always really important for me personally and now I want all girls to have an apportunity to get the best brows ever.
location: Moscow, Tribeca.
who: chef at Osteria della Piazza Bianca in Moscow.
what’s on your mind: for me the most important aspect of my work is first of all the respect of all ingredients used in kitchen and its freshness, to cook them in a simple way in order to mantain their taste and not alterate it, to use quality food, and also to built a team on which you can always rely where harmony is on the base. Working in kitchen should not be considered as a difficult work but it should be seen as a creative moment… for me being a chef can be compared to an orchestra conductor, where everybody perform indipendent and dependent in an easy flow. It’s the team that arranges simphony and the music is listened by guest, everything has to be on the right place, from the preparation, to the presentation of the dish to the taste… and a part of this a smile and positive attitude make the difference!
what’s your favorite dish to cook at home and what’s your favorite when it comes to work: my favorite dishes at home are simple: «risotto ai funghi» or «spaghetti al pomodoro fresco with fresh basil» or some light salads. Some days I do love upon request of my wife, to prepare for her «pancakes»! When at work I am very happy when a guest request me to prepare for him something special… I do like cooking fresh fish for our guests, like seabass, prawns, lobster, in sicilian way with typical traditional flavours using in particular Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily.
location: Moscow, Osteria della Piazza Bianca.
who: owner of Tribeca restaurant, true sneaker fan.
what’s on your mind: I’m 100% concentrated on the restaurant now and I sincerely hope that it will make it successful.
who you dreamed to become when you was a child: when I was a kid i used to dream about walking out on the crowded stadium in my favorite teams jersey and shoot a decisive goal in 7th Stanley cup.
location: Moscow, Tribeca.
who: student at Sorbonne University.
what’s on your mind: my family and friends, exams, Louis Garrel’s new movie and future trip to Barcelona.
what’s the best thing about living in Paris and is there something you miss about Moscow: the best thing about living here is that there is no limit in admiring this amazing city with all it’s beauty and history. Paris is my biggest love and I enjoy every day of my life here. Architecture, food, people, atmosphere.. J’adore tout!
Moscow is my hometown, but we don’t have any special relationships. I don’t miss anything there but my family and friends. As soon as I moved to Paris, moments that we spend together have become very special to me, truly priceless.
location: Paris, Paris — London cafe.