Former bankers instigate agricultural revival in Tula Region.
This is the trend that happened: the civilized world has suddenly turned to despised agriculture and decided to clean up their hi-tech garden beds from the weeds of globalization. In this sense, rural Tula Region has sensed the up-and-coming fashion better than downtown Moscow. The ‘world’ here is no exaggeration. The Michelin guide’s latest favorite, Nordic cuisine is all about the local food and home supplies for the winter.
Soon enough René Redzepi, two star Noma Copenhagen’s chef, will close his establishment. Starting from January first he will reopen at a new place and in a new capacity — as an urban farm, surrounded by orchards, gardens and greenhouses, where he will grow whatever possible. Major league cunning! And Alexander Goncharov has plunged in it irrevocably. With partner Marc Resnick he has set up the country’s first locavor restaurant Marc and Leon. Could be there are other restaurants in Russia, cooking with local products. But it is unlikely that they can show the origin of each product setting foot into their kitchen from rutabagas and goutweed to goose and white bream like this — with tiny flags on a wall map.
Woman in her Prime
Professional equestrian Karina Rotenberg gives Tatler a tour of her Mougins house and stables.
Rotenberg’s two main residences are situated near Moscow and in Monaco. The Mougins villa, some thirty miles from the dwarf principality, serves a single purpose — horses. They deserve the best. Light beige XIX century manor with blue doors is a modest, practical and not at all photogenic in the sense that one would expect from a Forbes number seventy six (Boris Rotenberg fortune