“Profiteroles with sturgeon caviar and cloudberries with white chocolate.“ Kremlin celebrated Police Day at $151 thousand
The media found out the menu content of the festive buffet, to which over a thousand people were invited.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs allocated upwards of 10 million rubles ($151.2 thousand) for the celebration of Police Day in the Kremlin, Daily Storm reports citing information from the public procurement website.
According to the calculations of the publication, an average of 8.8 thousand rubles ($133) was spent on each guest.
The gala reception for 1050 people was held on November 10. It is noteworthy that a special menu was prepared for 50 VIP-guests. Starters featured 30-gram profiteroles with sturgeon caviar and Vologda butter worth 1,070 rubles ($16.1) each, a 115-gram salad of Sakhalin scallops and fried shrimps with cherry tomatoes, which cost 740 rubles ($11.1).
In addition, high-ranking guests were treated to porcini mushroom julienne (340 rubles ($5.1)), salmon and halibut roll with green asparagus and mayonnaise (1360 rubles per serving ($20.5)).
For dessert, tiramisu and at 350 rubles ($5.2) for a 25-gram serving were served. Alcohol options featured Tsarskaya Original vodka for 2,300 rubles ($34.7), Cabernet Abrau wine for 1,200 rubles each ($18) and Lezginka cognac for 3,200 rubles each ($48.3).
Another exotic dish, but from the general menu was Kamchatka crab jelly with red salmon caviar and chili sauce, worth 550 rubles ($8.3) for 40 grams.
Some police officers were offered “oyster mushrooms with romano leaves and savory croutons” (840 rubles ($12.7)) and salmon with mini mozzarella, avocado and cherry tomatoes (520 rubles ($7.8)).
More than 70 cooks and pastry chefs with Kremlyovsky food production facility of the Presidential Affairs Department were engaged in preparing dishes and desserts for the banquet. The guests of the buffet table were served by 105 waiters and bartenders.