Russian Cuisine Master-Class: Borsch, Blinis and Vodka

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Russian Cuisine Master-Class: Borsch, Blinis and Vodka

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Are you going to visit Moscow, capital of Russia? That means you really need to try Russian food. Russian cuisine is diverse and has its own unique history. There are a lot of restaurants with Russian local food but what could be more interesting then to try to prepare some of the dishes by yourself? We have a really hot and unique offer for everyone who wants not only to try Russian food but also wants to prepare it by themselves. Sergey is the professional in Russian cuisine and cooking so you have a very nice opportunity to get a master-class of Russian cuisine. And as an additional bonus you will have not only the dinner in Russian style but also you can get the experience of the life of the ordinary Russian family in Moscow.

Description: Russian Cuisine Master-Class

This master class lasts around 4 to 6 hours. You will need to buy the food for this with our assistance or we can buy it by ourselves beforehand. Be ready to feel the Russian atmosphere during this master-class and feel yourself free to ask any questions or just to chat with us. The place where we live is in the center of Moscow and near the metrostation so it is easy to get there from any hotel by car or metro.

What You can Try: Russian Cuisine Master-Class

Here are some dishes of Russian cuisine that we can try to prepare together and you can have for your dinner.

Soups

Russian Borsch

Russian Borsch

It is made with beetroot as the main ingredient, giving it a deep reddish-purple color. In some countries, tomato is used as the main ingredient, while beetroot acts as a secondary ingredient.


Russian Ukha

Russian Ukha

It is a clear Russian soup, made from various types of fish such as sturgeon, salmon, or cod. It usually contains root vegetables, parsley root, leek, potato, bay leaf, dill, tarragon, and green parsley, and is spiced with black pepper, saffron, nutmeg, and fennel seed. Fish such as perch, tenches, sheatfish, and burbot are sometimes used to add flavour to the soup. As a variation we can also cook Tsar’s Ukha made of 5 different type of fish.


Russian Okroshka

Russian Okroshka

It is a cold soup of Russian origin. The classic soup is a mix of mostly raw vegetables (like cucumbers and spring onions), boiled potatoes, eggs, and a cooked meat such as beef, veal, sausages, or ham with kvass, the so-called bread drink, which is a mildly alcoholic beverage made from fermented black or rye bread. Okroshka is usually garnished with sour cream. Later versions that appeared in Soviet times use light or diluted kefir, vinegar, mineral water, or even beer instead of kvass. This soup is very popular during summer time. It’s one of our favourite soup.


Salads

Olivier salad

Olivier salad (Russian Salad)

The one of the most popular salad in Russia. It is made with diced potatoes, vegetables, eggs, and ham and is dressed with mayonnaise. In many Russophone communities, the salad has become one of the main courses served during New Year celebrations (along with cold-cut chiken, champagne and manadarines).


Beetroot salad

Beetroot salad

It is made with boiled and grated beetroot with cheese, garlic, prunes and walnuts and is dressed with mayonnaise.


Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette

It is the name of a classic Russian salad. The salad consists of beet, pickled cucumber, potatoes, carrot, and onion. Other ingredients, such as green peas or sauerkraut, are sometimes also added. Sunflower or canola oil is used as a dressing; there is no vinegar in Russian vinaigrette salad in spite of its name. Sometimes it is dressed with mayonnaise.


Snacks

Homemade Mushrooms

Homemade Mushrooms

Homemade Mushrooms are very popular in Russian cuisine. We can try different kinds of mushrooms such as chanterelles, pidpenkies, penny buns and other. Russians prefer to eat them along with vodka and prefer most of all pickled mushrooms. But also it is possible to eat them fried along with potato.


Beef tongue with horseradish

Beef tongue with horseradish

Very tasty dish with greenery, cream and horseradish.


Salo

Salo

Salo is a traditional Russian food originated from Ukraine: cured slabs of fatback (rarely pork belly), with or without skin. The Slavic word “salo” as applied to this type of food is often translated to English as “bacon” or “lard”. Unlike lard, salo is not rendered. Unlike bacon, salo is not necessarily bacon-cured. Salo has little or no meat (skeletal muscle), and low-meat high-fat bacon commonly is referred to as salo. It is also identical to Italian lardo, the only possible difference being the spice mix: Russian salo uses only salt, garlic, black pepper and, possibly, a bit of coriander in curing process.


Freshly-salted cucumbers and Salted cucumbers

Freshly-salted cucumbers and Salted cucumbers

They are cucumbers that have been pickled in a brine, vinegar, or other solution and left to ferment for a period of time. Very tasty and popular snack with Russian vodka!


Homemade Sour cabbage

Homemade Sour cabbage


Main Courses

Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev

It is a popular dish of boneless chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold garlic butter with herbs, then breaded and either fried or baked.


Cutlet

Cutlet

Cutlet made of mix of beef and pork.


Pelmeni

Pelmeni

Very popoular Russian dish (one of our favourite). They are dumplings consisting of a filling wrapped in thin, unleavened dough that originated in Siberia and is a dish of Russian cuisine. You can use you own dressing for them such as vinegar, sour cream, soy sauce and many others. We can make pelmeni with potato, fish (salmon) or beef.


Stuffed quail

Stuffed quail

Pilaf

Pilaf

It is a rice dishe, most commonly referring to rice cooked in a seasoned broth with meat or vegetables. Even this dish has originated from Uzbekistan it is very popular now in Russia.



Stewed Cabbage

Stewed Cabbage

This dish is from our Soviet past but we still really like it!


Side Dishes

Side Dishes

Side Dishes

There are variety of side dishes that you can try with the main course, such as buckwheat, smashed potato, vegetables, pasta and others.


Deserts

Deserts

Deserts

As for deserts you can try famous Russian blinis with honey, condensed milk, homemade jam (strawberry, raspberry) or caviar.


Drinks

Drinks

Drinks

As for drinks we can buy anything you would like but of course the main and popular drink could be Russian vodka. If you prefer to drink not very strong alcohol we can make Russian teatable with Russian samovar or bring some Russian traditional drink – kvas.



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