“Salt and Time: the Art of Fermentation in Russian Cuisine” 
a vegetarian food popup at Calvert 22
25 and 26 March 2017
Calvert 22 Foundation, 22 Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch, E2 7JP
It is great to be back to one of my favourite spots in London to serve you a new menu that I have been developing. Drawing on some of the favourite dishes from my childhood, I have created an Eastern European menu with a few twists and touches here and there. Come along on the weekend of 25&26 March to Calvert22 Foundation, I will be there serving the food at their cafe from 12pm to 6pm. No booking in advance is required. I really can’t wait to share these dishes with you!
The Menu 
Pickled carrot and aubergine caviar with caraway rye bread 
Spicy red borsch with fermented cabbage 
Mushroom bigos with smashed garlic and dill potatoes and fennel seeds 
Blinis with prunes and smetana 
“Salt and Time: the Art of Fermentation in Russian Cuisine” 
a vegan food popup at Pride Neal’s Yard
27&28 April
Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden
After a sold-out edition in Jan, the supper club returns to Neal’s Yard with a new spring menu of Russian-inspired vegan dishes treating you to some classics with a contemporary twist, featuring fermentation as a key technique.  Neal’s Yard is the most delightful hidden gem in the heart of Covent Garden and you will be treated to a cosy (hopefully al fresco) dinner on a beautiful warm April evening. 
A Russian Feast in Neal’s Yard 
19 Jan 2017
Neal’s Yard Pride, 2 Neals Yard, Covent Garden


Taking inspiration from my Soviet Eastern-European roots, I will cook up a delicious feast at Neal’s Yard Pride, using fermentation and pickling as key techniques for each course. Join an intimate group of diners for a cosy and fun night of Russian classics with a contemporary twist. 



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

Romy Gill & Kim Somauroo present in aid of ACTION AGAINST HUNGER:
27 Nov 2016
Yurt Lush, Bristol
A gastronomic collaboration between a team of female chefs serving a feast of unique dishes created for this one-off charity dinner. I will be teaming up with Romy Gill to cook a main course of Indo-Siberian Goat curry with a pickled mushroom&smetana relish. An incredible 7-course menu and a welcome drink for £62.40. All profits go to the charitable cause. 
KINOVINO Jewish-Russian food pop up at Calvert 22
Date: 19-20 November 2016
Place: Calvert 22 Gallery, Shoreditch
Time: 12-6pm
 free entry
It is very exciting to host my first food popup at Calvert’s cafe. Tapping into my Jewish-Russian culinary heritage, I will serve an array of gastronomic classics like latkes, farshmak and blintzes which you can enjoy with a signature drink ‘Medok’. No booking required, just come along to the cafe and get some treats! 
Russian ‘Zastolie’ Dinner at Cafe Noor, Brighton
Date: 1 July 2016
Place: Cafe Noor, Brighton

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!