Enjoy Russian Delicacies in St Petersburg: Cooking Demo and Meal with a Local

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 3 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Your host Alexander and his wife offer a private, cooking demo in their open-style, modern kitchen. Alexander is very proud of his roots and feels happy and honored to share his culture and traditions with people. 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 likes to serve dishes native to the people of the Northeast of European Russia and a variety of traditional Russian specialties.

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.

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.

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

  • Private cooking demo + meal with your host Alexander
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Russian home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Russian culture and cuisine together.
  • Please note, this it not a hands-on cooking class, but a cooking demonstration.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Meet your host Alexander at his home.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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