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Fish no Chips

15 May 2018

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!




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Danish brand ECCO presented a limited line of shoes made from the brand’s innovative material – ECCO SHINEBRIGHT leather. The new ECCO collection is made of leather with microparticles of glass – it reflects bright light, like an animal’s eyes flashing in the dark! Katerina Osadchaya, Leonila Guz, Olga Harlan, Alexander Pedan, Alexandra Kucherenko, and others had the chance to enjoy this new collection in a special “dark room”.

A grand opening of New German Films took place at Kiev Kino on 18 October. This fest is organised by Goethe-Institut Ukraine together with Arthouse Traffic thanks to ProCredit Bank Ukraine. “Transit” by Christian Petzold was presented at the opening. Even if you didn’t make it you too can enjoy German films until 24 October!

Twenty-four beauties competed, but on 24 September, it was Leonila Guz of the Kherson region who took the title “most beautiful” along with the crown in Kyiv at the Miss Ukraine International 2018 beauty pageant showcased on 1+1. In fact, the crown initially went to Veronica Didusenko, who was stripped of it once judges learned she was married. Guz will represent Ukraine this year at the Miss World in China in
December – good luck!

Kyiv’s international business community celebrated the start of the weekend on 6 October at Fandom. There were delicious desserts, a bountiful bar menu and an inspired interior with The Big Meet. Will you hit up the next Big event?

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