Russian and CIS Cooking Class

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What To Expect

Learn to cook Russian dishes fit for a tsar at this homely cookery school situated in the heart of old Moscow, just minutes from the central Boulevard Ring. Learn the art of Russia's unique cuisine alongside locals and surprise friends and family back home with new delicious and unique meals, taught by the school's friendly world-class professional chefs.


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Wednesday at 12:00 PM
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Under the guidance of your fun and friendly Russian hosts, a team of professional chefs who are all passionate about Russian cookery, you will immerse yourself in Russian life to discover the gastronomic delights of Moscow. Many locals also take part on this popular course giving you a truly authentic Russian experience. All ingredients used are locally produced but the chefs always ensure they are ones that you can easily buy back home so dishes can be easily recreated.

The school is ideally located just a few minutes' walk from Kurskaya, Trugenevskaya and Christye Prudy metro stops, perfect for combining the cooking course with other tourist attractions during your stay in Moscow.

Courses concentrate on the cuisine of Russia, but also we have Slavic, Caucasian and Central Asian Menus. As locals, your hosts are very knowledgeable about Moscow and the surrounding area, and will be able to teach you all about the origin of ingredients used, the names of the dishes and Russian traditions in general.


  • You will be met by your chef at the start of the lesson and will go through the menu for the course; the menu is very varied and carefully chosen by the chef to use the best seasonal ingredients.

  • Cooking classes run for around 3 hours and during that time you'll learn to cook 3 dishes.

  • After cooking you'll sit down together to enjoy the meal you've learned to cook accompanied by wine or another local Russian drink, vodka or samogon, for example, and experience true Russian hospitality.

Sample Russian Menus

Dishes vary according to the season and what food is available but may include:

  • Crunchy potato pancakes "draniki" with sour cream

  • "Rasstegay" cake with mushroom filling

  • Borsch, Tschi, Okroshka and variety of Russian soups

  • Homemade cutlets, pelmeni, vareniki

  • Herring under "Fur Coat", original Russian Salad

  • Baked Apples a-la "Kupetc" (with raisin and honey)

  • Russian Bakery "Pirozhki", "Varenilki", "Vatrushki", "Olad'i"

  • Pancakes and sour cream pirog (cake) with berries

  • Local wines are carefully chosen to accompany the food you've learned to cook


  • 1 cooking lesson lasting about 3 hours

  • Dinner/lunch - the food you've learned to cook that evening with wine or vodka

  • A booklet containing details of the recipes you've cooked during the course

  • Aprons and all the equipment and ingredients you need during the class


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • The group class has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • This class is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to experienced foodies.

  • Your hosts are Russian but speak perfect English and all classes will be in English (German, French, Spanish also available).

  • Your hosts are very hospitable Natalia and her friendly professional chefs who are enthusiastic and passionate about their native cuisine.

  • Please let us know beforehand about allergies and special meal requirements

  • Our classes are in a fully equipped (Hansa) homelike kitchen on Russian and English languages (French, Dutch, Spanish are available upon request) under the European technology. All our chefs are friendly world-class professionals with extensive teaching experience.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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