Author’s Tour with Tasting
Borshch. Dumplings. Pancakes. Embrace Russian cuisine and hospitality. Visit 3 eateries, which are listed in Gault&Millau and other ratings, try traditional Russian food and drinks and learn about their origin. On the way learn about the most famous grocery stores, food markets, trendy restaurants of old times. Enjoy a pleasant and relaxing walk in the historical centre of Moscow.
Anastasia (our guide) will come to your hotel (lobby area) or any other indicated address to begin the tour from there. If you stay outside of the city area, we will offer you alternative meeting options.
Have breakfast like a Russian – eat flat pancakes with salmon, caviar, sour cream or jam. Tradition of making pancakes is as old as the country itself. One week before Easter Russian people eat pancakes every day.
Then order cheese pancakes called syrniki and eat them with honey. They are made of tvorog – Russian cottage cheese. Still hungry? Have some Guriev porridge and become as strong as one of our emperors.
Then have lunch, which can include aspic (holodets), one of traditional Russian soups or beef stroganoff.
Don’t forget to try vareniki or pelmeni (sweet or savory dumplings), which came to Russia from China and became a perfect dish for Russian climate.
With such a substantial meal you can drink a shot of Russian vodka and eat after-bites (pickled vegetables and mushrooms, herring or salo – salted pork fat).
If you are still hungry, try golubtsi (cabbage rolls) and then have a cup of tea with a dessert, which was designed for an empress.
In Russia people drink a lot of tea, including herbal tea. One of the most popular types of herbal tea is Ivan-chai (rosebay willowherb).
At the end of the tour we will take you back to your hotel.