Russian Cooking Class with Bliny, Pelmeni & Borsch in St Petersburg

Explore the Russian cooking traditions during this cooking class in Saint Petersburg. Savor the best Russian national dishes and you be awed by the rich diversity of local cuisine. A qualified chef will teach you how to cook the signature Russian meals and will tell you exciting stories about the customs and culture of Russia. Choose between the world-famous Russian Borscht and Syrniki or scrumptious Pelmeni and Blini.

• Taste the incomparable delights of Russian cuisine
• Uncover the secrets behind the signature Russian dishes
• Embrace fascinating Russian traditions and culture
• Customize your experience by choosing favorite meals

per adult from

$216

NZD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Customizable itinerary
    • Friendly local guide
    • Private walking tour
    • Multiple start times available
    • Must see and off the beaten path
    • Iconic places for photoshoot
    • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
    • Meeting in the hotel lobby
    • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Chernyshevskaya
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees (if any, depends on your preferences)
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

    Your private guide will meet you at the hotel lobby one hour prior to the start of cooking class. Attend cooking class at the facility located in the city center, 7 minutes away from Chernyshevskaya Metro station. Choose between two fascinating options.

    Broad your culinary horizons with the delicious Borscht soup and scrumptious Syrniki. Learn the secrets of Russian signature dishes from your expert guide and the best chefs of Saint Petersburg. Your other option is the Pelmeni and Blini, another world-famous attributes of Russian cuisine.

    Feel the incomparable atmosphere of Russian hospitality while having fun making Pelmeni and frying Blini.
    After the cooking you will have an authentic Russian feast with traditional music, delicious dishes you’ve just made and the finest drinks this country can offer.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Metro Station Chernyshevskaya, Chernyshevskogo Ave., St. Petersburg 191123 Russia

    Attend cooking class at the facility located in the city center, 7 minutes away from Chernyshevskaya Metro station. Broad your culinary horizons with Borscht and Syrniki.

    Borscht is a traditional Russian soup based on beetroot. The vegetables, beetroot, onion, garlic, carrot and so on have to be roast before being added to soup stock. The stock is typically made by boiling meat, but if you are vegetarian, there are other options, just inform your chef about your preferences. Borscht is traditionally served with sour cream and garnished with dill.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Metro Station Chernyshevskaya, Chernyshevskogo Ave., St. Petersburg 191123 Russia

    Secondary you will cook delicious Syrniki the best Russian breakfast and a beloved dessert. Farm-cheese pancakes known as Syrniki are loved by kids and grown-ups alike. “Syr” means cheese, as quark cheese is the basis of this dish. Quark cheese is a cream cheese, which is especially popular in Russia, where it is called “Tvorog”.
    Syrniki are usually served with sour cream, jam or condensed milk. Sounds complicated, but do not worry, experienced chef will guide you and explain everything in detail. After the cooking have a little feast sampling your dishes, drinking and enjoying authentic Russian atmosphere.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Metro Station Chernyshevskaya, Chernyshevskogo Ave., St. Petersburg 191123 Russia

    Get your taste of Russia with Pelmeni and Blini! Pelmeni are Russian dumplings: small portions of grounded meat and onion wrapped in thin dough and boiled. Most historians agree that Russian pelmeni originated in Siberia. Making Pelmeni is an interesting and fun process, and traditionally the whole family takes part in it. You will laugh a lot, and your chef you will help you make a perfect Pelmeni.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Metro Station Chernyshevskaya, Chernyshevskogo Ave., St. Petersburg 191123 Russia

    Then you will cook Blini, a Russian pancake traditionally made from wheat flour. In pagan times blini were made for Maslenitsa, a sun festival. Blini are eaten with many fillings, probably the most traditional option is caviar, but if you prefer sweet pancakes, then try condensed milk or jam.

    There is plenty of other options: mushrooms, meat, wild berries, sour cream, onions and potatoes, fish, honey, cheese and what not. Frying is not an easy process, there is even Russian proverb “The first pancake is a clod”, but with the chef nearby you can handle it. In the end you will have a wonderful feast and try all you have cooked. This is really yummy and authentic experience in a relaxing atmosphere, as you will be welcomed with a traditional Russian hospitality.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

    After your class finishes, you can explore streets nearby, or head to Neva River embankment and have a walk in Summer Garden. You will be in the city center so the major attractions of Saint Petersburg will await you nearby.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel.Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental.You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Friendly Local Guides

Activity ID: V-11498P176

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