Nicholas Belton will be chef for the evening at SamovarChik's Great Comet event.
Nicholas Belton will be chef for the evening at Samovarchik's Great Comet event.
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New York City's Samovarchik, a new fast-casual establishment specializing in traditional Soviet food, will host a Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 special event open to the public today, October 19, 5pm-8pm, at 11 Stanton Street in Manhattan.

The event will feature The Great Comet star Nicholas Belton as the evening's guest chef, cooking two types of special pierogi throughout the night, including vegetarian pierogi filled with squash, brown butter, and sage, and a pescatarian pierogi filled with salt cod brandade.

The night will also feature live performances throughout the evening by The Great Comet alums Mary Spencer Knapp, Lulu Fall, and Courtney Bassett.

The first 25 attendees will receive free pierogi, and there will be giveaways and raffles throughout the night, including The Great Comet memorabilia.

A portion of the night's sales will be donated to the Find Your Light Foundation, an organization started by Josh Groban, to provide support, education, outreach, and advocacy for arts education.