Chef Hezret-Arslan Berdiev's marble beef tataki, pickled beetroot, truffle pesto and ponzu, on the menu at his restaurant Birch in St Petersburg, Russia.

Chef turns Russian embargo on food imports to advantage at Birch, his St Petersburg restaurant

  • He learned to make good food out of very little as a teenage army cook in Central Asia, and put that skill to good use when Russia halted food imports from EU
  • Hezret-Arslan Berdiev’s curiosity and extraordinary taste memory allows him to create complex, unique dishes. No wonder Birch is booked out weeks in advance
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Chef Hezret-Arslan Berdiev's marble beef tataki, pickled beetroot, truffle pesto and ponzu, on the menu at his restaurant Birch in St Petersburg, Russia.
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