The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine was delighted to welcome Member of US House of Representatives, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus, and longest-serving woman in the history of the Ohio Congressional District currently serving her 17th term – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur to Kyiv in 29 March. Passionate about the initiatives going on in Ukraine, Kaptur presented her project Seeds of Hope, aimed at spotlighting women farmers. During a joint reception at the Hyatt Regency Kyiv with the US-Ukraine Business Council, and on behalf of the Ukrainian business community, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine Andy Hunder presented Kaptur with an award “For Continuous Commitment to Supporting Ukraine”.
Those hard-working folks at the Kyiv Lions Club have been at it again, hosting another fund raising event to bring in money to fund their important work. This latest event was held on 21 April in the ballroom of the Hilton Hotel. The event was a celebration of Ukraine, and so “Kozak Charity Ball” was the name of the evening, with tables each designated names of oblasts around Ukraine, and a Ukrainian fashion show as one of the features of the evening. Most importantly though, $18,000 was raised to help fund the work of the KLC.
A first look, Kyiv’s coolest new Vietnamese restaurant – NĂM is a feast for the senses. The Big Meet did just that – meet big, last month on 13 April, where they were treated to all good things by celebrated chef Hector Jimenez-Bravo. You want in on the next big event? Check out their FB page BigMeetUkraine.
On 25 April, Turkish Airlines celebrated their 25th anniversary linking Ukraine to the world via Turkey. To mark the occasion, the airline hosted 300 guests at the Parkovy Complex overlooking the Dnipro River. Guests were treated to delicious Turkish treats and a sumptuous dinner, while being entertained by singer Zlata Ognevich. The event was attended by many of the airline’s top customers, as well as representatives of the business and diplomatic communities in Ukraine, with the airline announcing a special 25% discount on tickets to 25 of their top destinations!
Britain isn’t known internationally as a place of culinary legend, but Terry Pickard likes to challenge perceptions. This meeting of his TUCC at Va Bene restaurant on 18 April aimed to provide connoisseurs with proof positive that gourmet food can be based in British staples. A stilton soup was served, accompanied by an explanation of the history of this English cheese. The star dish at the centre of the meal was planned to be fish and chips with mushy peas. However, chef decided to think of our beach bodies and served the (excellent!) fish with a salad instead. British cuisine reinvented!