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Tea, dinners and cooking in traditional apartment in St.Petersburg, Russia provided by Tea, dinners and cooking in traditional apartment in St.Petersburg, Russia

Tea, dinners and cooking in traditional apartment in St.Petersburg, Russia

Tea, dinners and cooking in traditional apartment in St.Petersburg, Russia
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from $66.67 per adult
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About
Foodies that want to immerse themselves in Russian cuisine can certainly dine at St. Petersburg's restaurants, but for a real cultural experience, nothing beats a home cooked meal. With this culinary outing, join your host in a home kitchen to savor an authentic meal in a traditional dining room. You can cook and learn some new recipes, and add an optional walking tour for a refreshing, post-dinner stroll.
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Foodies discover traditional Russian cuisine in this home cooking experience
Enjoy a full meal, complete with appetizers, soup, and traditional sweets
Choose your preferred experience—a tea party, or cooking lunch or dinner
Adjust the menu to meet your needs, with vegetarian and gluten-free options
What to expect
One of the most elegant streets in the central part of St.PEtersburg
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 121726P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
It is entirely your choice - what would you like to have - a tea party or lunch/dinner or cooking together my apartment. Optional - visit to Tavrichsky Garden or Smolny • It is entirely your choice - what would you like to have - a tea party or lunch/dinner or cooking together my apartment. Optional - visit to Tavrichsky Garden or Smolny • It is entirely your choice - what would you like to have - a tea party or lunch/dinner or cooking together my apartment. Optional - visit to Tavrichsky Garden or Smolny
Departure details
Tavricheskaya Ulitsa, 5, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191015
Inclusions
It is entirely your choice - what would you like to have - a tea party or lunch/dinner or cooking together my apartment. Optional - visit to Tavrichsky Garden or Smolny • It is entirely your choice - what would you like to have - a tea party or lunch/dinner or cooking together my apartment. Optional - visit to Tavrichsky Garden or Smolny • It is entirely your choice - what would you like to have - a tea party or lunch/dinner or cooking together my apartment. Optional - visit to Tavrichsky Garden or Smolny
Departure details
Tavricheskaya Ulitsa, 5, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191015
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Floor 3, no elevator. Two hairy cats.
Allergy for cats.
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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Mofei K
1 contribution
Very lovely dinner and enjoyable company
Dec 2019
Elana and Sasha were great hosts and and made accommodations for our large group. The food was well prepared and plentiful. The conversation was enjoyable and entertaining. We didn't have any communication issues (Elana's English was perfect). Everything else that we did on our trip was touristy; the evening with Elena and Sasha was a nice change of pace and allowed us to have a more authentic Russian experience. Everyone in our group would highly recommend spending an evening with Elana and Sasha!
Written February 6, 2020
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Thanks a lot, Mofei and the Kasunec family! We love the memories of the dinner with you!
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M Kelley
12 contributions
Dinner at this St. Petersburg's home was a marvelous once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Jan 2020
We are a group of four from the United States and we very much wanted the experience of visiting someone’s home in Russia. Too often we travel to other countries and never meet “real” people, see their homes or how they live. We just end up in hotel rooms and on tours. Visiting Elena and Sasha’s apartment was a wonderful experience and priceless opportunity. Elena reached out as soon as we booked our dinner and all the arrangements went smoothly. Their apartment is near the city center in an interesting and historic part of town -- close to many of the main hotels. Elena and Sasha are gracious and welcoming hosts who invited us to ask any questions. They gave us a tour of their home (even the bedroom and kitchen!) explaining how Russian people live, pointing out certain pieces of furniture and keepsakes. They shared a beautifully prepared meal with us and the conversation was lively and interesting. They freely share about their family and experiences living in Russia and asked about our interests and experiences. The food was all specially prepared by Sasha and Elena and they provided descriptions about the menu and the Russia recipes used in the meals. We had a lively conversation about books and history and current events. We delighted in their pet cats, one of whom is especially entertaining! Elena and Sasha are a special couple, lovely in every way; visiting their home and sharing dinner with them was a highlight of our trip and we are so grateful that they opened up their home and lives to us.
Written January 20, 2020
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EleniaGold
Thank you very much for the great and detailed review, our new friends!
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Louise M
Warrnambool, Australia3 contributions
Gang of 4
Sep 2019 • Friends
Elana, Sasha, Natasha, (Darcy and Fiona - the cats). Thank you for your warm hospitality and vodkas! We appreciated the sight-seeing tips and especially Darcy's tricks! Friends from Australia are already asking how to contact you. Ten out of ten!
Written September 13, 2019
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Thank you very much, dear Louise! It was such a delightful evening, we thoroughly enjoyed the company of you and your “gang”!
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Rosalia A
1 contribution
Unforgettable. We absolutely recommend
Jul 2019 • Family
We would like to thank Elena and Sasha for the extraordinary moment we shared with them in their flat last july in company also of our guide , Aida.
Thank you very much for opening your home to us and allowing us to discover St Petersburg from the inside (and not only from the outside ). Thank you for the delicious (and copious…) meal prepared by Elena (a really good cook ) . We discovered not only some traditional Russian dishes but also Elena’s own recipes. Certainly this meal would not have been that good without Sasha’s advice on excellent vodka and how to drink it “Russian’s style” ! Last , but not least, a big thank you both for sharing with us your souvenirs and your personal view on a period of Russian history that was unknown for us.

This was certainly a very agreeable , animated , open , and interesting discussion that we won’t easily forget.
Our visit to St. Petersburg would not have been the same without meeting you !
Written August 22, 2019
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Thanks a lot, Rosalia! It was unforgettable for us as well! Hope to see you again - some day, some place...
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Elisa P
14 contributions
One-hundred years of history in one dinner
Jul 2019 • Couples
Having dinner at Elena's place was an amazing opportunity to get a taste of Russian life in the past and today.
We felt like having dinner with mom, including delicious food - unforgettable locally grown mushrooms!
We could not stop chatting, just like old friends!!
Truly unique, highly recommended
Written July 30, 2019
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Thank you very much, dear Elisa! It was the most enjoyable evening, indeed! Delighted to have met you and hope to see you again!
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ALYA A
1 contribution
Best first experience in Russia!
Jul 2019 • Family
This is my family and I’s first trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. And this by far our favorite experience! To sit down with a typical Russian family, have a typical Russian delicious lunch with a cozy Russian atmosphere. I highly recommend it! Its a memorable experience that you’ll never forget.
Written July 5, 2019
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EleniaGold
Thank you, dearest Alya, it was such a delight to host your beautiful family! We will never forget your visit. I hope you will come again one day!
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wanderingfoodiejules
London, UK3 contributions
Wonderful evening dinner with Eleanor and Sacha!
Jun 2019 • Solo
Eleanor and Sacha were so kind and welcoming, this was one of my favourite experiences in St Petersburg. They really worked hard to make me feel at home and made a beautiful feast (red caviar, Russian salad, home baked cabbage pie, mushroom and potatoes, diet madeleines!) washed down with fiery local spirit and wine. We had really interesting discussions - they shared lots of fascinating insights into Russian life and literature (Sacha is a novelist) and their overseas travels (they are intrepid explorers). They also put together a takeaway lunch box for me to munch the following day - when I forgot to take this away with me (I blame the extra shots of local liquor!) Eleanor dropped the lunchbox round to my hotel the following day, which was so kind. The event was really well organised - Eleanor was waiting outside her home to welcome me from the taxi (around 10 mins from the town centre). Thank you so much Eleanor and Sacha for a fun lovely evening.
Written June 5, 2019
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EleniaGold
Thanks a lot, dear Julia, for your delightful review! We, indeed, had a great evening with meaningful talks about life. I am hopeful that you will return to St.Petersburg and we will spend more time together!
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jimcash
Beaufort, NC102 contributions
Great evening is St Petersburg
May 2019 • Couples
My wife and I spent a wonderful evening with Elena and Sasha on our recent trip to St Petersburg. We enjoyed a traditional Russian meal with wine and vodka in their comfortable apartment. They shared their experiences of life in the Soviet Union and now in the Russian Republic. We felt like we learned a lot about life in Russia from this experience and would recommend this to everyone visiting Russia.

I can't wait to try the recipes that Elena shared with me.
Written May 19, 2019
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EleniaGold
Thanks a lot, Jim and Cindy! We enjoyed being together with you! Come again to St. Petersburg, now that you know it is worth visiting!
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Rosi C
London, UK4 contributions
Best experience in St Petersburg
Apr 2019 • Solo
Before my trip to St Petersburg I was looking for something authentic, original and a learning experience.
Well, I found everything with this lovely experience.

Elena & Sacha are two amazing people, I could have spent all night chatting and laughing with them.
They are very educated, friendly and they do love them culture.
They can cook amazing and traditional food; I love Russian food. I enjoyed every single bite. Also, vodka and wine were so good. Btw I do vodka only in Russia :-)

Everything was perfect: atmosphere, conversation, food, connection, the flat and the energy.

If you are looking for something different, surprising and memorable please go for it. It’s worthy.

I will always remember this great dinner experience.
Written May 8, 2019
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EleniaGold
Many thanks, Rosi! We had a delightful evening with you and thoroughly enjoyed it! Please come again, now you know - St.Petersburg is splendid!
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Yoshiko
1 contribution
Golden opportunity to visit a Russian family on your trip
May 2019 • Solo
I was seeking a chance to visit a general Russian house and communicate deeper with Russian people, after all the touristic things.
So not only the main cooking attraction, but chatting with Elena, Sasha, "Japan freak" Natasha and their cats by asking many questions was just a great opportunity for me.
I could learn a lot about the real Russia in fluent English and had more and more interests about Russia.
Well, probably I should say "St. Petersburg" :-)
Dishes are all extremely yummy and Elena gave me a Bento box with full of Russian pies (T_T)/
Since it was my final day in St. Petersburg, I actually ate them after I got Tokyo.
Then, I felt I really want to be back again.
I really appreciate their heart warming hosting so much from the bottom of my heart and hope we keep in touch.
Written May 8, 2019
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EleniaGold
Many thanks, Yoshiko! I wish you lived closer so that we could see each often and continue sharing opninons,vews and news!
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