Telecafé is a channel about food as an element of prestige and a source of aesthetic pleasure; it is a channel for those who see cooking as an art. The greatest names in haute cuisine, ethnic, molecular, and author cuisine and in restaurant business, the best chefs, confectioners, and sommeliers share their gastronomic recollections, impressions, and professional secrets.
Telecafé offers a new, intellectual approach to gastronomy and cookery and a new look at food and the process of cooking it. Telecafe looks at the multitude of national cultures through the eye of gourmets, trying to comprehend emotions through taste.
In the new season, Telecafé has prepared an exquisite menu of programs for its viewers. Documentary series Velikiy Put: ot Lapshi do Pasti (The Great Road: From Noodles to Pastas) is a great creative attempt to see through the history of noodles the exchange between oriental and western cultures. In the show Vse Vkusi Moyey Zhizni (All Tastes of My Life), famous British chef and TV host Nigel Slater cooks for his celebrity guests while they recall their favorite tastes and family recipes. The program Otkuda Beretsa Eda (Where Food Comes From) shows viewers the history of farming from the very beginning to these days. Serious guys Sam and Dave, enthusiasts of motorbikes, adrenaline, and good food, embark on a global culinary tour in the show I Edem, I Edim! (Driving and Eating!). The program Luchshiye Kokteyli (Best Cocktails) is devoted to cocktails — passionate, melodious, elegant, and as various as our entire life. The world’s best restaurants open their doors to viewers of Restoraciya Mira (Restaurants of the World). Besides, exciting culinary contests, reality shows, and amazing culinary travels await viewers in the new season.
An in-house made premiere on Telecafe is A la carte, a culinary game show. In A la carte, celebrity gourmets — athletes, actors, and musicians — play a game of «gastronomic» cards to make a recipe that is later cooked in the second part of the program. The passion of gambling and the art of cooking blend together in the new show A la carte!