Neal’s Yard Pride, 2 Neals Yard, Covent Garden
Borodinsky-style blinis with aubergine “caviar” and pickled carrot
Spicy fermented red borsch
Fermented cabbage and toasted fennel seed bigos with smokey croutons served with garlic and dill smashed potatoes
Apple and almond crumble with pickled plums
Kombucha welcome cocktail
“Kompot” (dried fruit mulled drink)
shots of OUR VODKA
You are also welcome to bring your own drinks
KinoVino cinema at Konstam Popup
14&21 January 2017
Calvert 22 gallery, 22 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP
It is an absolute pleasure to take part in Oliver Rowe’s Konstam Popup in Calvert 22. Oliver will be serving some incredible food inspired by Eastern European and Jewish cuisines, while I have curated a programme of films exploring Eastern European Jewish history and food culture.
14 Jan 2017
Oma and Bella (Alexa Karolinski, 2012) is a deeply touching and endearing documentary about a life-long friendship between two elderly Jewish women. While rooted in the tragic history of the Holocaust, the film is an ode to their resilience, survival and joie de vivre. It is a celebration of friendship, tradition and above all of Jewish food. It is through the food which Oma and Bella prepare together that they remember their childhood, maintain a bond to each other and explore questions of memory, heritage and cultural identity. They drink vodka, sing Yiddish songs and dress up to go out with their friends. Oma and Bella will evoke your unconditional affection and admiration from the very first scene!
21 Jan 2017
A screening of a legendary Soviet film Commissar (1967, Aleksander Askoldov). Based on a renowned short story by Soviet-Jewish writer Vassily Grossman, the film tells a story of a Red Army commissar who temporary lodges with a poor Jewish family to give birth in the midst of the Russian Civil War. Filmed with a unique poetic vision, the film was banned upon its completion and not shown until 1988. This work is a truly unique gem of world cinema. Don’t miss this rare chance to see it.
*with an extended introduction
Place: Calvert 22 Gallery, Shoreditch
On Friday 1st July Cafe Noor will be transformed for an evening of Russian Feasting and Singing. The Russian Menu will be created specifically for this event by Alissa Timoshkina – Alissa began the KinoVino supper club that has taken London by storm over the last year and we are delighted to welcome her back for the second time at Cafe Noor. To accompany Alissa’s feast for the senses will be The Brighton Russian Choir, led by Polina Shepherd. The award winning Brighton & Hove Russian Choir promotes Russian harmony singing and traditional Russian repertoire. This promises to be a very special evening, so don’t miss out!