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Russian Revels Food and Fun: The Spies Who Came In From the Cold

Another evening of food, fantasy, fun and games with Russian Revels. Dust down your trench coat and umbrella: it's 1959 and you are a spy in the Cold War.

1959. London. The Cold War is at its peak.

You are a spy in training. You receive an envelope summoning you to come for a briefing at HQ.

There you will be trained how to pass as a citizen - Soviet or American, you won't know till then - how to handle your drink and give a proper toast are just as important as good morals…

The mission will take place in Moscow in the grounds of VDNX (Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy). Americans and Soviets will be showing off their gastronomic and propaganda prowess: from slow-cooked ‘Russian Revels’ burgers and the pavilion of Betty Crocker cake mixes stand, to the Soviet pavilions with their ‘worlds best’ kolbasnye izdeliya (special farm-made sausages) and ‘proper’ Eskimo ice-cream .

The exhibition will end with the customary ‘Reception for VIPs’: the shady bar with a singer with her husky voice full of innuendos. That’s where all the real secrets get uncovered.

Russian Revels

Russian Revels are the designers of unique gastronomic experiences that combine chic Slavic dishes, storytelling and immersive theatre. Over the last two years they have partnered with, among others, Mari Vanna restaurant (Best Time Out 2012 design), Academia Rossica, Bourne and Hollingsworth Group (agents provocateurs of the London party scene), and, of course, Pushkin House to transform the image of Eastern Europe in London.

See here to get a better idea about Russian Revels previous events.

About this event/experience

This is a gastronomic experience where guests are encouraged to dress up and be prepared (at least a little!) to engage with the atmosphere. You won't be expected to do anything specific - just enjoy the food designed for this event, drink up and walk around the venue transformed just for this night into the spy HQ - but the more open you are, the more fun and pleasure you'll get out of the evening!


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