Russian Food and Cooking Tours in St. Petersburg

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Learn about Russian cuisine—heavy on meat, potatoes, and bread—and you’ll soak up Russian culture and history too. Here are a few ideas for food tours in St. Petersburg, whether a private cooking class or a taste of traditional Russian dishes.

Must-Try Dishes
Thin pancakes known as blini are found across Russia and are often topped with butter, sour cream, or fruit preserves. A favorite during New Year’s celebrations, Olivier salad is a mix of mayonnaise and chopped potatoes, carrots, pickles, peas, and ham. Beef stroganoff may be a bit different than what you picture; in Russia, it’s made of lightly floured beef cubes with a sauce of mustard and bouillon topped off with sour cream. Another must-try of Ukrainian origin is borscht, a beet soup with vegetables and meat with  sour cream on top. Wash it all down with some Russian vodka.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Get off the typical tourist path and share a traditional meal with a local St. Petersburg family.
  • Take a private tour and cooking class to learn how to prepare traditional Russian food.
  • Enjoy a traditional Russian dance and musical performance while sampling authentic Russian cuisine.
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St.Petersburg: Meal with a Russian Family

Delve off the traditional tourist path to enjoy a truly authentic experience: dining with a local Russian family. Depart the city-center along the historic 'Road of Life' for a visit to the family home and witness first-hand how multiple generations live under one roof. Mingle with family members and tour the residence before sitting down to a meal of traditional Russian dishes. Around the table enjoy an opportunity to discuss Russian culture and daily life with your English speaking host.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$87.52 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Siberian Pelmeni Cooking Class in St.Petersburg

Learn how to recreate some of Russia's most mouthwatering traditional dishes during a 3-hour St Petersburg cooking class. Master traditional techniques taught by experienced chefs while preparing such dishes as Russian borsch, Stolichny salad and Siberian Pelmeni—delectable meat-filled dumplings that are the perfect accompaniment for a cold winter's night. Then sit down to enjoy your creations and leave with a complimentary recipe book.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Cooking Class: Russian traditional Blini with red caviar and Shchi in pipkin

Prepare a trio of traditional Russian dishes during a private cooking class in St Petersburg. This 3-hour hands-on class focuses on local culinary heritage, providing you the techniques and ingredients needed to make Shchi cabbage soup cooked in a pipkin pot, delectable Siberian Pelmeni or dumplings and Russian Blini served with red salmon caviar—a popular dish among tsars. Learn facts about each dish and its origins as you go, then sit down to enjoy your well-earned gastronomic feast with friends.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$188.00 USD
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Private Cooking Class: Borsch and Beef Stroganoff in St Petersburg

Immerse yourself in the culinary techniques and traditions of Russian cuisine with a 3-hour private cooking class in St Petersburg. Join a skilled chef in preparing two well-known Russian dishes: beet borscht and beef stroganoff, and learn about the confluence of local cuisine and culture while preparing each dish. Afterward, sit down to enjoy the delicious fruits of your creation.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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