SPIEF Venue Will Feature World Cuisines
Participants and guests of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will be able to take advantage of several restaurants located within ExpoForum. FORUM restaurant is the main dining establishment offering participants lunch at the Congress Centre. As it did last year, the restaurant will offer set menus drawing from three cuisines: Russian, Pan-Asian, and Italian. Michelin star chef Ivano Ricchebono will head the Italian portion of the kitchen.
It is the third year in a row that Italian chefs have been heading the Italian kitchen at SPIEF. The Roscongress Foundation’s regional partner, the Conoscere Eurasia Association, proposed making this an annual tradition to introduce Forum participants to the rich diversity of Italian cuisine. “The Italian kitchen usually attracts the Forum guests most interested in familiarizing themselves with the culinary traditions of Italy's various regions. This year we will be presenting the region of Liguria, so we decided to invite one of the most famous Ligurian chefs – Ivano Ricchebono, who has been decorated with a Michelin star,” said President of the Conoscere Eurasia Association Antonio Fallico.
A special treat awaits Forum participants – the SPIEF venue will include three high-end restaurants managed by Alexander Rappoport, which will represent the ideas behind three successful restaurants in Moscow and St. Petersburg: China Gramota restaurant, Blok Meat Restaurant, and Grand Café Dr Zhivago.
Two restaurants at the Hilton St. Petersburg ExpoForum (GRIL’ restaurant and PARC restaurant) will once again be open daily to SPIEF 2019 participants.
In addition to the restaurants mentioned above, the restaurant ‘Kuban’ will once again open its doors as part of the Forum’s Krasnodar Region zone, where it will serve European and Kuban dishes.
Cafés and business networking areas will be open throughout the duration of SPIEF, with coffee available at all times.