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Russian Gourmet


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Russian salmon caviar is the product highly valued all over the world. it is the first-class salmon roe, the most loved & desired delicacy. its appearance on the holiday dinner table is considered to be the sign of prosperity & wealth of those who can afford it. besides having a magnificent flavor & exceptionally fine taste red caviar is beneficial for health.
Smoked Fish
smoking is one of the oldest preservation methods, it combines the effects of salting, drying, & heating. in Russia, sturgeon has always been appreciated for its distinctive taste, tenderness & high nutritional value. sturgeon is called "royal fish" as it was served during feasts of the Russian czars & rich merchants. smoking is the best way to cook sturgeon because its meat contains about 15% fat that keeps the meat moist during the smoking process.
in Europe herring has been called the "silver of the sea", & its trade has been so significant to many countries that it has been regarded as the most commercially important fishery in history. herring has been a staple food source since at least 3000 b.c. there are numerous ways the fish is served & many regional recipes: eaten raw, fermented, pickled, or cured by other techniques, such as being smoked as kippers.
Salami & Ham
We carry a wide variety of fresh gourmet deli meats, sausages, ham, smoked pork loin (lachsschinken, karaj), smoked beef tongue, head cheese (zeltz), smoked bacon, liver pate, salo solted, veal bologna.
Cheese & Dairy
we offer a wide variety of imported cheeses: rossiyskyi, litovskyi, kostromskoy, suluguni, Hungarian feta, Bulgarian feta, cheescake bars from Russia & Latvia.
Wine Selection
Wide selection of the very best wines georgia has to offer. Saperavi -ordinary red wine w/ intense, viscous pomegranate color. It has distinctive taste & pleasant astringency. This wine is popular in its native country, & outside its borders.
History of Georgian Wine
Georgia’s spirit is in the grape & her heart beats w/ a pride born from the awareness that she is the oldest wine making nation in the world. This belief is backed by archeological findings, which include material evidence of 8,000-year-old grape stones inside many antique clay vessels.
Books & Gifts
at Russian gourmet you can find unique gifts ideas; fine amber jewelry from lithuania & latvia, Russian laquer boxes, traditional Russian matreshka souvenirs, classic books, music cd's, children books, calenders & more.
Great‎ selection of famous european style cakes: kiev cake, napoleon classic tort, black forest chocolate cake, micaelangelo cake, red velvet cake, almond cake, vianneta cake.
Russian gourmet offers great assortiment of chocolates from many countries: chocolate-coated candies mishka kosolapy, praline candy covered w/ chocolate glaze belochka, roasted hazelnut coated in milk chocolate grilyazh, candies "alyonka" creme brulee, classic chocolate "vdokhnoveniye", variety of liqueur filled chocolates, chocolate w/ marshmallow filling zefir, nut praline w/ cocoa & crusty bits of wafers kara-kum, a praline w/ grated peanut, cocoa-
Honey Cookies
Russian spice cookies or honey bread have been made since the 9th century, originally w/ rye flour, honey & berry juice.a pryanik (honey cookie) is a Russian spice cookie that is indispensable anytime tea is served.typically they were laden w/ cloves, ginger, citrus fruits, pepper, nutmeg, badian, mint, anise, ginger & many others, giving them the name pryanosti or well spiced.
a‎ non-alcoholic fermented drink, kvas contains stale rye bread, raisins & yeast, although it's sometimes flavored w/ fruits & berries. served in Russia since the 16th century, kvass reportedly serves as a tonic for digestive disorders.
baltika brewery is the largest brewery in eastern Europe & the second-largest brewery in Europe (after heineken brewery). it is based in saint petersburg, Russia. baltika breweries was founded in 1990 & rapidly became an industry leader, becoming the most popular beer in Russia.
find a wide variety of imported bread: traditional bread from Russia, lithuania, latvia, ukraine & belarus. slovyansky bread, borodinsky bread, orlovsky bread, moskowsky bread, ukranian rye bread, riga bread, litovsky bread, belarusky bread, palanga bread, monasturskiy bread.
Pickled Vegetables
the process of pickling is well-known in Russia, & any traveler visiting Russia, ukraine, or belarus will undoubtedly come across several traditional pickled dishes that seem strange & exotic. w/ a relatively short growing season, preserving food has always been of special importance in Russia, where you can easily find pickled cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, & even eggplant.
Jam & Honey
Honey- buckwheat honey, acacia honey, bashkirian honey, leather wood nectar honey, forest honey, & blossom honey. We carry jams from poland, moldova, ukraine, & belarus. Our selection include black currant jam, apricot jam, sour cherry jam, raspberry jam, blackberry jam, quince jam, & diabetic strawberry jam.
Russian gourmet is a source for health supplements & personal care products made from the himalayan sea buckthorn berry. also known as the dr. oz ‘miracle berry’, this robust superfruit is packed full of powerful antioxidants, & vitamins to enhance your daily health & beauty routine. we carry sea buckthorn berry oil, sea buckthorn facial cream & sea buck horn juice.
pani walewska classic perfume 30ml the unique eau de parfum for all women valuing elegance & tradition. the original French fragrance composition w/ an intriguing floral & powdery note revokes memories of exceptional moments.
elmeni is a type of dumpling consisting of a particular filling that is wrapped in thin uneven dough. the fillings differ but essentially they are minced meat (pork, beef or sometimes lamb), fish or mushrooms. another distinguishing feature of the hardy pelmeni is that it can be kept frozen for long periods of time w/ little loss of quality or flavor; in fact the water they're boiled in can be great for making soup. indeed freezing pelmeni is a popular choice. in Siberia.
Pirozhki are baked stuffed buns made from yeast dough & often glazed w/ egg to produce the common golden colour. They commonly contain meat (typically beef) or a vegetable filling (mashed potatoes, mushrooms, onions & egg, or cabbage)
the origins of this traditional Russian dish, which recently celebrated its thousandth birthday, can be traced back to ancient times.the blin itself, round & golden, symbolized the sun.
borscht is a soup of Ukrainian origin that is popular in many eastern & central European countries. in most of these countries, it is made w/ beetroot as the main ingredient, giving it a deep reddish-purple color. Served either hot or cold, traditional borscht soup in Russia uses meat stock, beets & cabbage. it may be eaten as a meal in itself, but is usually eaten as an appetizer w/ dark rye bread
Buckwheat is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds, & also used as a cover crop. Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not a grass; instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel & rhubarb.
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

The shop may be tiny, but the selection of interesting foods from Russia is out of this world. You may not understand the label, but the shop keeper is quite helpful, but not pushy.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a small chain with three locations in Northern Virginia. Meat, cheese, beer, bread -- you name it and they have it. The stores are clean and the staff is very helpful. In addition to food they also have some books, music, and other...More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

What a great find! I like to cook nice, hardy foods, and I stumbled upon this place with a friend. They have very specialized items, though not just Russian. I will be back frequently!

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed December 25, 2014

If you are looking for some main Russian grocery I'd recommend to stop by at this store. Stuff is very friendly and helpful. Very clean and neat. Has almost everything what average Russian person will look for. The only thing - prices are very high.

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank anastasiat318
Reviewed February 23, 2014

They have a good selection including ikra Krasny red caviar, salmon eggs, not cheap but where else will you find these goodies. They deserve to succeed.

Date of visit: February 2014
Thank quietbrujo
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Not a restaurant but a small authentic Russian grocery store. There is a deli with meats and cheeses as well as all the favorites. There are several locations in the greater DC area.

Date of visit: April 2012
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