Bella Borodkina in the 1970s and early 1980s headed the Gelendzhik food service, was considered a respected person. And then she was suddenly arrested and sentenced to death. This was done to women in the period after the Stalinist repressions only twice, and even then only with serial killers. What is the culprit of a catering employee – further in the review.
Bella Naumovna Borodkina began her journey to success with the position of a simple barmaid in Gelendzhik. When her husband passed away a few years after the wedding, the woman plunged headlong into work. Her career developed rapidly: for 10 years, Bella rose to the position of director of a restaurant, and then she was entrusted with managing a local network of canteens, cafes and restaurants.
When high-ranking guests visited Gelendzhik, only Bella Naumovna trusted them to treat them. After all, only she knew how to dispose of in the kitchen so that the tables were simply bursting with dishes and delicacies. Continue reading
Restaurants, coffee houses, kitchen shops and more: How restaurant business has developed in the Russian Empire
Today, restaurants and cafes in the Russian open spaces are a common occurrence. You can find gourmet establishments for those who want a quick bite to eat, for romantic dates and banquets on a grand scale, for every taste and budget. But a few centuries ago, everything was different. In this review, about how in the Russian Empire appeared taverns, kitchen shops, coffee houses, restaurants and other catering establishments.
Restaurants – come on and drink
Initially, taverns were not created at all so that common people would relax in them after hard work. These institutions were pleased to be visited by wealthy people, as well as respectable foreign guests. For example, one of the first taverns in St. Petersburg was opened in 1720 and was located on Trinity Square. It was a public house. He became famous thanks to Peter I, a lover of aniseed vodka. The anisovka in the Tavern house was excellent, and the tsar with pleasure went to the tavern to rest from the affairs of the vain. Continue reading
A student gave all her savings for dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant, and that’s what the waiter brought her
Everyone has their own ideas about how much dinner can cost in a good restaurant. If you clarify that we are talking about one of the best institutions in the world, surely many will mentally raise the bar. Food photos from the Saison restaurant in San Francisco recently appeared online, with dinner costing $ 600 per person. An ordinary student opened up for such pleasure. When the waiters brought the order, her surprise knew no bounds …
A college student named Aussie spoke about her impressions of visiting the Michelin-starred Saison restaurant on the Imgur website. She shared photos of all the dishes that were brought to her, supplemented the visual information with names and explanations. Aussie says she went to San Francisco for work, and was unable to get past the restaurant, which is considered second in the ranking of the most expensive. Aussie says she enjoys paying a fortune for dinner alone, for which she constantly saves money. Continue reading
The French tavern Yar, and later the legendary Russian restaurant, was a cult place of Moscow bohemia of the 19th and early 20th centuries. In terms of luxury, high quality gastronomy and extravagance, the pre-revolutionary Yar was considered the number one institution and not a single Moscow restaurant has been able to surpass it until now. History has preserved many amazing facts about this unique institution.
The Yar restaurant, founded by Frenchman Tranquil Yard (Yar), was opened in 1826 in the center of Moscow, on the corner of Neglinnaya and Kuznetskiy, and then moved to Petrovka. When the tavern could no longer accommodate all the visitors, it had a branch outside the city. The beginning of Leningradsky Prospekt, which now you cannot even call the outskirts (rather, the center), was then considered a backwater. However, it was this building beyond the Tverskaya Zastava that became incredibly popular, making Yar one of the best restaurants of those years. Over time, the old building was completely closed, and the branch began to expand, modernize and grow rich. Continue reading
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. However, there are other examples. The well-known Colonel Sanders, whose face we still see on the signs of the famous fast food chain, has lived in obscurity for most of his life. He achieved success only in 40 years, and he became a millionaire after 60, having lost everything before that.
Harland David Sanders was born on September 9, 1890 in Indiana into a fairly wealthy family. However, he encountered life difficulties at a very young age. When the boy was five years old, his father died, and his mother had to work hard to feed his family. The kid undertook to help as best he could, and soon he became responsible for preparing food in the house. In this lesson, he showed obvious talent, but it will be many more decades before Sanders realizes that this is the thing of his life. Continue reading