Gorny Altai is one of the most unique and interesting corners of Russia. Almost all types of tourism are developing here: cultural, educational, sports, recreational, ecological, medical and, of course, gastronomic. The festival “Mother Earth. Altai “, which will be held in August 2021.
|You can learn more about the Republic of Altai at the region’s stand as part of the Know Ours: Summer 2021 online exhibition.|
Laboratory “Taste of Altai”
In support of gastro-tourism this year in Gorno-Altaysk, a design and training laboratory of regional cuisine “Taste of Altai” was organized. She works in the framework of the federal project “Gastronomic Map of Russia” with the support of Rostourism. The program presented both modern Altai cuisine and traditional dishes of the indigenous peoples of Gorny Altai based on local products: maral meat, bracken fern, pine nuts, river fish, Altai honey, wild mountain herbs and berries.
In addition to tasting, one could attend master classes from the best chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers and learn how to cook authentic dishes from their existing menus. In total, 94 positions were presented at the site of the “Taste of Altai” laboratory. Also in the tasting zone there was an exhibition of gastronomic souvenirs: cheeses, meat delicacies, Altai herbal tea, honey, traditional sweets.
The result of the Laboratory’s work was the receipt of a certificate of conformity for the innovative project “Gastronomic Map of Russia” in the Altai Republic by the “Typography” restaurant. It is now distinguished by a project sticker and a QR code with the kitchen menu at the entrance.
Among the participants of the “Taste of Altai” there are the Altay Resort natural and health complex (the Pilgrim restaurant), the Altay Village Teletskoe resort (the Lake restaurant), the Klever Resort & SPA, the Manzherok park-hotel (the Gorny restaurant), restaurant “Typography”, restaurant “Game”, gastropub El Gran, ethno-hotel “Derevnya Berendeyevka” (cafe “Trapeznaya”, cheese factory), cafe of Altai cuisine “Merkit”, cafe City 04.
When will the next festival take place?
The next event within the framework of the project “Gastronomic Map of Russia” is scheduled for August 2021 – “Mother Earth. Altai “. The festival will give Gorny Altai tourists the opportunity to expand their culinary and cultural horizons.
The idea of the festival is to express the aesthetic perception of the world by man. But it is the traditional cuisine that broadcasts valuable information about the lifestyle of the ethnic group. The festival will tell guests about the culture and tourism of the region, about the history and customs that go back centuries. The central theme of the festival is love for the Earth and the value of those who take care of the planet every day: farmers, shepherds, artisans, fishermen.
In addition to the gastronomic and cultural program, guests will find all kinds of entertainment events: gastronomic performances, tasting seminars, thematic forums and discussions, taste laboratories and tasting workshops.
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