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26 April
Blancpain awarded a prize within the Battle Food Edition of Friends Foundation
In honor of its 3rd anniversary, Friends Foundation gathered its friends for the charity Battle Food Edition at Novikov Culinary School.

On April 18th, Friends Foundation gathered its friends for the charity Battle Food Edition at Novikov Culinary School. Veronika Belotserkovskaya, Miranda Mirianashvili, Alexander Rappoport and Arkady Novikov with their teams treated the guests to the dishes cooked according to special recipes, and the guests voted for them during the evening.

Alla Mikheeva and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Friends Foundation Ivan Urgant became the hosts of the event. Dasha Malygina, Miriam Sekhon and Elka were responsible for music. Their performance was rounded off by the chamber singing of Happy Birthday song.

The team of Alexander Rappoport, who conquered the guests with their gastronomic creations, became the winner of the culinary competition. Natalia Sindeeva, Alexandra Tyagacheva, Mark Garber and Stas Lisichenko, headed by the captain, collected the maximum number of charity chips for cooked meals and became the owners of the main prize provided by the world's oldest watch brand Blancpain.

Today, when the partnership of watchmaking art and the art of living is popular, Blancapin is just continuing this journey, which started over 30 years ago. 1986 marked one of the milestones of this partnership. Fredi Girarde was awarded the watch featuring special engraving "The Best Chef in the World" then. Three years later, Blancpain confirmed its devotion to culinary issues when the Swiss chef and his colleagues Paul Bocuse and Joel Robuchon were named the Chefs of the Century by the authoritative restaurant guide "Gault & Millau" and received the Blancpain watch. Since then, Blancpain has maintained a special relationship with the greatest names of the gourmet cuisine, uniting the friends of the brand – the owners of more than 100 Michelin stars, headed by Joel Robuchon, Andalusian Dani Garcia and many other famous names of the gastronomy world.

The iconic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watches can be seen in many famous restaurants of the world, including the recently opened Le Atelier Joel Robushon in New York. Now, one of the restaurants of Alexander Rappoport can boast of the deserved high culinary art award.

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