Blancpain unveils the first Michelin Guide Young Chef Award in Moscow
On October 14th 2021, the first Moscow Michelin Star Ceremony took place at the Zaryadye Concert Hall, one of the most emblematic cultural venues in town. In front of an audience of 500 guests, this event revealed nine Michelin-starred restaurants along with three Michelin Green Stars awarded to local chefs paving the way for sustainable gastronomy. Among these awards, the Björn restaurant was rewarded for its pioneering zero-waste and conscious consumption approach, while at the same time its Chef Nikita Poderyagin received Moscow's first Michelin Young Chef Award. Aimed at recognizing talent, limitless passion and high professionalism, this Award pays tribute to Chef Poderyagin's original Nordic cuisine mixing contemporary Scandinavian flavors in harmony with nature without any pretentiousness.
On this occasion, Blancpain presented the award to Chef Nikita Poderyagin, along with a Fifty Fathoms wall clock, which from now on will count seconds in the kitchen of Björn restaurant setting the tempo during the creation of his culinary masterpieces.
Glenn Viel, famous three-starred Michelin Chef of the French restaurant L'Oustau de Baumanière and friend of the Brand, was an honorable guest at the ceremony and offered a high-level performance by cooking live.