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The international gastronomic festival "Baikal Grill Fest" was held in the Republic of Buryatia

On August 17, the embankment of the village of Nizhneangarsk, North Baikal District, for the first time became the main gastronomic venue for famous chefs and restaurateurs, gourmets, guests and residents of the region.

The international gastronomic festival “Baikal Grill Fest” brought together leading world and Russian chefs who cooked, shared secrets, enjoyed the beautiful nature of Lake Baikal and got acquainted with local products and traditions.

The Kind, Bison, Baykalochka, Volna, Rome, and Paprika teams fought for the festival’s cup. They represented North Baikal cafes and restaurants. The administration of the Kalarsky district of the Trans-Baikal Territory (the Party team) and the Military unit 7628 (the Sailors team) also sent their culinary experts to the competitions. They had to cook two dishes from the same set of products in the nominations “Fish” and “Meat”.

The festival was attended by eight international judges of the World Association of Chefs: Indian Anil Grover, Russian Makhach Vagabov, restaurateur from Croatia and Switzerland Stevo Karapanja, Honorary President of the Association of Chefs of Serbia, George Kostic, President of the Barbecue Club David Israfilov, culinary journalist and writer Nikolai Baratov, president Association of Chefs of Macedonia Adriana Alacchi. And the panel of judges was headed by the president of the World Association of Chefs Thomas Gugler from Saudi Arabia.

Summing up the gastronomic festival, the jury evaluated the contestants by blind refereeing, and as a result, the Sailors team from military unit 7628 became the winner of the festival in both nominations. In the Fish nomination, the second place was given to the Baikalochka team (Baikalochka cafe), 3rd place - the team "Party" of the Trans-Baikal Territory. In the "Meat" nomination, the 2nd place was won by the Rome team, the Rialto cafe, in 3rd place - the Bison team, the Bison cafe. As you understood in the Absolute nomination, the judges unanimously voted for the Sailors team from Military Unit 7628, they are the winners. In addition, the Volna team and the Volna cafe received the Audience Award. In the nomination "Team Style" the jury gave its preference to the team "Baikalochka", (cafe "Baikalochka"). All remaining teams were awarded prizes and gifts.

During the festival, playgrounds for young children, recreation areas, open catering areas worked on the waterfront. Throughout the festival, the best creative groups of the region performed on stage.



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