Own restaurant in a small town: advantages and disadvantages
To open a restaurant is a dream of many. But what to do for those who live away from megacities? Is it worth it to start a business in a…

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How do restaurants save on guests, and why is it not always bad?
We open a family restaurant - how much will it cost? Remember the moment in the movie "What Men Talk About" when one of the characters talks about visiting a…

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Chef Pavel Petrov. Master classes and what they eat
Over the years of my professional activity, I have conducted many workshops of various formats and contents and formulated important, in my understanding, the rules for their success. I would…

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the Institute of Taste

How to develop your gastronomic taste?

Restaurant professionals often complain that the recent past of our country adversely affected the taste preferences of Russians. Soviet cuisine can be safely called a black gastronomic stain, even despite the fact that it brought to everyday life recipes for now such popular dishes as a Kiev patty, beef stroganoff, Leningrad pickle and many others. The creation of such a cuisine was triggered by the policy of slogans from the series “Public catering to the masses”, the post-war economic crisis and for a number of other reasons. But it was not always like that. Russia, at the crossroads of the continents, for centuries absorbed the food culture of its neighbors and enemies: the French, Nords, Asians. But because of the Soviet sausage and canning tinsel, it is sometimes very difficult for restaurant guests to switch to something “less understandable”, because the canceled “taste of childhood” has not been canceled.

The same French have their own gastronomic features. Firstly, the lexical vocabulary of gastronomy in their language tends to infinity, trying to convey all the shades of taste as accurately as possible with words. Secondly, food is not just eating, it is a whole philosophy called savoirvivre (translated from French, “know how to live”), which regularly appears on the pages of the media in a rather voluminous column of the same name. Continue reading

Craft drinks and dishes
There are less universal sushi - pizza - hookah - karaoke restaurants. More and more often, guests prefer to such establishments more focused cafes, pizzerias or hookahs - places where…

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How KFC founder Colonel Sanders fulfilled Ostap Bender's dream of white pants
It is believed that the most fruitful period of human destiny is youth. It is at this time that people find their calling, open companies and write their first books.…

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We open a family restaurant - how much will it cost?
Imagine that you open your own restaurant with 80 seats - this is the standard size for family establishments. We take it as a rule that you make repairs from…

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Hey man! Or why do waiters work poorly?
Satisfied and displeased waiter The waiter should be a hospitable person by nature. Which is important for everyone around you to feel good. And he will do everything possible for…

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