Fundraising Dinner with Yurii Kovryzhenko
Thursday 30th June 6.30pm
Yurii Kovryzhenko has been a devoted champion of Ukraine’s proud culinary traditions for near enough a decade, but his role as culinary ambassador has taken on even greater significance in recent months.
Stranded in London since the outbreak of war, superstar chef Yurii has been working around the clock to spearhead an astonishing fundraising campaign on behalf of the Ukrainian people, cooking alongside the great and the good of the capital’s food scene – Jamie Oliver included – to bring the cultural heritage of his homeland to life, one ruby red bowl of borsch at a time. Donations to José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen already run into the hundreds of thousands, but Yurii and his partner Olga are just getting started.
Join us on Thursday, 30th of June at 6.30pm to try Chef Yurii’s authentic dishes, this will be a 4 course fundraising dinner with drinks sponsored by Dima’s Vodka and Bella Principessa. The majority of proceeds for every ticket sold will be donated to the Masha Fund. it’s one you don’t want to miss…
The Masha Foundation focuses on providing humanitarian aid to women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities of all ages in Ukraine.
Vodka infusion with honey and chili pepper
- Herring mouse with pickled onion and Ukrainian bread Palyanytsya
- Pickled roots with salted salmon and horseradish mouse
- Borsch with porcini mushrooms and duck (non vegetarian option)
- Chicken Kyiv with mashed new potato and green peas
- Cauliflower steak, carrot pure and pickled beetroot with raisins
- Poppyseeds cake with caramelized condensed milk
Some words about the menu
Palyanytsya – is one of the traditional national breads. It is a mild white wheat bread which includes milk and butter or ghee. It’s is round and has an iconic smile cut. In war times Palyanytsya got a special symbolic meaning. To identify spies and saboteurs, Ukrainians used an effective age-old method – they asked individuals to pronounce the Ukrainian word Palyanytsya. Russians cannot properly pronounce this word. So, it became an ideal mean to identify a person’s origins.
Today, the word palyanytsia is no longer just about bread or a test for Russian military personnel. It is now both a national meme and a symbol of Ukrainian unity in its resistance.
Borsch. Absolute legend and gastronomic symbol of Ukraine. The first written reference of Borsch was made in 1584 by German traveler Martin Gruneweg. There are more than 300 recipes of Borsch in modern Ukraine. It’s a real treasure of our gastronomic culture.
Herring mouse is very special dish from the South of Ukraine. Bessarabia cuisine, sharing roots with Jewish cuisine.
Chicken Kyiv. The first written reference of this dish says that it was served at Continental Hotel in 1918, Kyiv. This fact ruins the Soviet Myth that Chicken Kyiv was created in 1950-es.
Dessert is Yurii’s grandmother’s recipe, which he remembers from his childhood.
Tickets are £85 per person, once tickets are booked we will be in touch to confirm your reservation.
Dinner is served at 7pm
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Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable once purchased
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