Local Market Tour and Cooking Demo with a Homemade Russian Meal in St Petersburg

Local Market Tour and Cooking Demo with a Homemade Russian Meal in St Petersburg
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$101
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

You will meet Alexander at Gor'kovskaya metro station and walk to Sytnyy rynok market (Сы́тный ры́нок), the oldest market of St. Petersburg, where you will get a private tour and discover traditional ingredients used in Russian cooking.

After your market tour, your host Alexander and his wife will offer a cooking demo in their open-style, modern and tidy kitchen. If the season is right, he will show you how to make a dish that he prepares by wrapping a whole fish in dough and baking it with onions and dill. You will learn about the Komi people and their history in Russia as you watch him cook this specialty dish. 

After the cooking demonstration, you will sit together and enjoy the meal your host has prepared for you. Alexander is full of interesting information about the history of the neighborhood and their country. He and his wife are wonderful conversationalists.

Alexander is a web developer and former artist turned foodie! He moved out of his parents' house at an early age and initially learned to cook out of necessity and by experimentation. However, over the years he fell in love with food and different kinds of cooking techniques. Nowadays his cooking is influenced by traveling to different countries, as he is always curious about what people of other cultures cook and eat.

Alexander and his wife love to feed their friends and family - they arrange home dinners for up to 20 people at least three times a year. Meeting new people and sharing experiences has always been a joy for Alexander and his family and he is very excited to meet travelers and teach them about his culture and cuisine. They like to serve dishes native to the people of European Russia, as well as a variety of traditional Russian specialties.

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience authentic Russian cuisine and learn about the country's history and traditions from a local!

You will meet Alexander at Gor'kovskaya metro station and walk to Sytnyy rynok market (Сы́тный ры́нок), the oldest market of St. Petersburg, where you will get a private tour and discover traditional ingredients used in Russian cooking.

After your market tour, your host Alexander and his wife will offer a cooking demo in their open-style, modern and tidy kitchen. If the season is right, he will show you how to make a dish that he prepares by wrapping a whole fish in dough and baking it with onions and dill. You will learn about the Komi people and their history in Russia as you watch him cook this specialty dish. 

After the cooking demonstration, you will sit together and enjoy the meal your host has prepared for you. Alexander is full of interesting information about the history of the neighborhood and their country. He and his wife are wonderful conversationalists.