Vitaliy Istomin

Vitaliy Istomin

Vitaliy Istomin

Chef of Tekhnikum restaurant

Russia

«Vegetables which do not need to be «spoiled with protein»

Chef, hooligan, provocateur. His way to the kitchen was not planned - a mathematics teacher, he got a temporary job in the restaurant. And stayed there. A couple of years later he left for London in the two-star Michelin restaurant The Square, to Chef Phil Howard. Here the main rules of his cuisine were formed - to search for the best quality, appreciate the natural taste and take good care of the products. And here he became a fan of vegetables forever. So much so that in one of his next projects - the St. Petersburg restaurant "Our Dacha" - even planted his own garden. In 2016, as a part of the team White Rabbit Family, Vitaliy opened the gastro bistro "Technicum", which picked up the European trend for a creative, not boring and at the same time democratic cuisine. And still 30% of the dishes in his menu are made exclusively from vegetables, the chef consider it is not necessary to "spoil them with protein." Istomin regularly recounts his most interesting ideas and recipes in the opinion piece in Men's Health magazine and in his personal blog. Talented provocateurs are the most interesting bloggers, he proves with his example.

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