On a culinary trip to Russia in Bulgaria’s Best Gourmet Restaurant

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Russian classics in the taste genre in Come Prima

Bansko, 15 March 2019 – Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko will surprise gourmet lovers with a noble Russian night at the Come Prima Restaurant on Saturday 23 March. The event is part of the hotel's new culinary tradition – organising thematic evenings devoted to various national cuisines. The Russian evening will be the eighth in a row, after those that have attracted a tremendous interest so far: One night in Tuscany, French Wine Evening, Spanish Gourmet Evening, Swiss Racket Night, One Night in Sardinia, Seafood and La Skolka Night and Bulgarian Night.
The exclusive Russian menu is influenced by the current new trend in Russian cuisine, using old, original recipes prepared with a modern technique. The exquisite five-course menu is a mix of classic Russian ingredients and flavour combinations, but cooked and served in a very elegant gourmet style. The culinary journey will start with traditional Russian seafood specialities – oysters in vinaigrette, Sakhalin scallops gratin, pancakes and caviar tapas. The temptation continues with a delicacy of beetroot with buckwheat and Circassian cheese mousse, followed by an appetising veal in own sauce with porcini and apples. The main dish includes a delicious Hunters Duck, while for dessert, guests will have the opportunity to taste the cake that is as airy as a ballerina and as delicious as a kiss: the cake Anna Pavlova. The cake was created in honour of the legendary Russian prima ballerina that has remained in history as the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world. The dessert is believed to have been created in honour of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s and both countries are still arguing about the authorship of the recipe. Whoever the original creator of the delicious dessert is, there is no question that the reminiscent beauty of the dance dessert is extremely impressive not only in appearance but also in taste.
And as we will be serving Russian food then of course we have thought about a traditional Russian drink as well. Yes, we have the best vodka this night – the legendary Russian vodka Legend of Kremlin. But inhabitants of palaces in Russia often preferred a true aristocratic beverage – champagne… and therefore we have added to all meals a glass of the high-quality champagne Billecart-Salmon, provided with the kind support of the long-term partner and friend of the hotel – the company BNK, which is a leader in the local market and the importer of the most valuable alcohol brands in Europe.
The champagne is born out of the love of Nicholas François Billecart and his wife, Elizabeth Salmon, who in 1818, founded their own champagne house in the Champagne region in France. Over the years, the Billecart family has remained faithful to the tradition and passion for champagne. Today, the company is run by Mathieu Roland-Billecart, a seventh-generation successor, and continues to produce finesse and balanced champagnes with exclusive fermentation techniques at very low temperatures and long ageing on fine lees in a bottle. The champagne has a 200-year history and is deservedly one of the most famous and preferred all over the world.
If you want to become part of this culinary magic, you can book the special Russian Night Package, valid for the weekend of 22-24 March 2019, or book only for the dinner at the following link: https://www.kempinski.com/en/bansko/hotel-grand-arena/special-offers/russian-night-package/


About Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko: Being the only ski-in and ski-out hotel in the area, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is located in the very heart of the most popular and vibrant winter resort in the Balkans – Bansko, right across from the Gondola lift station that gives access to 75 km of ski runs groomed at high international level, suitable for all skiers from complete beginners to advanced ones. The luxury hotel is the only international branded winter resort in this part of the Balkans and is open year-round. It features 157 Alpine-style rooms, including 25 suites and an exclusive Presidential Suite, fully renovated Kempinski The Spa with brand-new and unique thermal facilities, four conference rooms and eight restaurants and bars with spectacular views of the majestic Pirin Mountains. Graced with European flair, the hotel grants the ultimate Kempinski ski, gourmet and SPA experience.  
About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

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Emiliya Belcheva ▪ PR and Marketing Manager ▪
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria
Tel. +359 749 88568 ▪ M +359 889 920030 ▪ emiliya.kordeva@kempinski.com



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