Konstantin Ivlev is one of the people behind the development of the new Russian cuisine. With over twenty years of experience in the restaurant business, he has been part of a dozen high-profile projects, written several recipe books, and even co-hosted a television show called “Ask the Chef,” which is also the name of the culinary school he and his co-host Yuri Rozhkov started together.
He currently hosts a cooking show on the Russian television network Friday. The name of the latest restaurant opened by Ivlev is Yesenin, which is located in Moscow.
We asked him about some unordinary salads that could be quickly prepared at home. Konstantin Ivlev demonstrated his skills in our editorial kitchen, rapidly combining tomatoes, goat cheese, asparagus, seafood and other wonderful ingredients together, creating an even more wonderful salad dish as a result.
The slightly tired-looking carrots that we handed Konstantin for the sake of the portrait composition were not included in the dishes.