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Palm Branch Award Launched in Moscow

Chefs and owners of 11 restaurant nominees for the Palm Branch Award spoke to reporters at a press conference on the launch of the Palm Branch Festival of Restaurant Concepts
Restaurant Ribambel: Golden Palm 2013!
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Chefs and owners of 11 restaurant nominees for the Palm Branch Award spoke to reporters at a press conference on the launch of the Palm Branch Festival of Restaurant Concepts and the launch of the Festival Menu.

The event took place on February 17 at the Ribambel restaurant – the owner of the Russian gold “Palm Branch 2012” and the international silver “Palm Branch”. Its founders, Julia Fedorishina and Oygul Musakhanova, spoke about the advantages that the victory in the international award gave them.

Then, the representatives of the nominee restaurants talked about what inspired them to create this or that concept. In order not to be unfounded, the representatives of the nominee restaurants brought dishes from a special festival menu, which runs from February 17 to March 17, 2014. The assembled journalists were the first to appreciate the creations of the chefs: 4 types of shrimp with signature sauces from Kirill Martynenko, creme brulee from foie gras from Marco Cervetti, mitballs from Denis Krupeni, smoked sausages in pastry with potato cream from Dmitry Zotov, salads with octopus and crab, as well as lime jelly from Roman Kwon.

And within a month, everyone will be able to try dishes from a special menu marked “Palm” and evaluate the nominated concept. According to the results of alternative popular voting, the nomination “Restaurant Restaurant Choice” will be launched on the website www.palmafest.ru.

List of restaurants nominated by the Palm Branch:

1. United Kitchen, Moscow
2. Boston Sea & Bar, Moscow
3. Wing or leg, Moscow
4. What? Kharcho !, Sochi
5. Crabs are coming, Moscow
6. Meatball Heaven, Moscow
7. Primitivo, Moscow
8. Double B, Moscow
9. Fiddler’s Green, St. Petersburg
10. Friendship, Sochi
11. Belochka, Chelyabinsk

Since 1993, the Palm Branch Award for the best restaurant concept has been presented by the authoritative international club of restaurant business professionals, Leaders Club International, led by founding president Daniel Madjonshi. Every year, the restaurants of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, the UK and Russia fight for the status of the best restaurant concept, and in the near future – Ireland, Turkey and Ukraine.

In Russia, the prize has been awarded since 2006. Among the owners of the Russian gold “Palm Branch” are such legendary projects as Turandot, Filimonova and Yankel, Russian wine-glass No. 1 (St. Petersburg), Beerman & Pelmeni (Novosibirsk), Khachapuri cafe, the Gifts of Nature car, etc. The award’s expert council includes restaurant owners – owners of the Golden “Palm Branch – Russia”, the largest Russian restaurateurs, chefs, editors-in-chief of gastronomic publications, as well as leading restaurant critics. Based on the selection of members of the expert council, a list of the finalists of the Prize is formed.

The main criteria for participating in the Prize are: opening date from January 1 to December 31, 2013; Creativity and originality of the concept; quick payback of the project; the possibility of replication of the concept.

The owner of the Golden “Palm Branch” will represent Russia in the final of the international award Palm Awards Leaders Club International, which will be held in 2015 in one of the European countries.

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