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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
It is made with boiled and grated beetroot with cheese, garlic, prunes and walnuts and is dressed with mayonnaise.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
There are variety of side dishes that you can try with the main course, such as buckwheat, smashed potato, vegetables, pasta and others.
As for deserts you can try famous Russian blinis with honey, condensed milk, homemade jam (strawberry, raspberry) or caviar.
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.
How much will the tour cost?
Prices for our tours starts usually from 25 - 35 USD. This price is per hour, per group (not more than 4 people). We offer almost the lowest prices in Moscow for our tours and you'll get more than expected.
We are not a tour company - we are two private guides so that makes it easy for you to contact us and get your own private tour with the best price.
What's included and excluded?
Price's included personal help and planning of your private tour. Guided services during your trip in Moscow. Tips about food, restaurants, bars, transportation, accommodation etc. Any additional requests that you could have during your private tour. And of course full supports of the group.
Price's excluded entrance fees to the museums, churches or other attractions of Moscow. Souvenirs, food, bevarages.
What Determines the Price?
The price can vary according to special requests that you've got (e.g. when you'd like to visit the Golden Ring's Cities that means that you'll need to pay extra for train or car), dates that you've chosen and the number of days (the more you choose the less you pay).