“Please be a traveler, not a tourist.” said Andrew Zimmern, an American television personality and chef. The best way to know the country is to meet and talk to local people. The most sincere conversations take place over shared dinner or a cup of tea. Come over to enjoy home meals with Muscovites to learn about local ways and traditions.
Did you know that
※ Russians drink tea all the time
※ Russians like to pay visits to each other
Home visit and Russian dinner
We love to give visitors a local experience. Immerse yourself in the home atmosphere and ask the locals about anything you would like to know about our country, city and people.
We serve a full table of traditional meals and beverages.
We’ll provide full traditional dinner: beetroot soup, main course (meat or poultry), blini and assorted local appetizers; a complimentary traditional variety of soft beverages and liquor (vodka, liqueurs, beer) and tea/ coffee with local deserts.
All dietary requirements are catered for.$95 per person book
We’ll provide a 1 course meal (meat or poultry) and assorted local appetizers; a complimentary traditional variety of soft beverages and liquor (vodka, beer) and tea/ coffee with local deserts.
All dietary requirements are catered for.$75 per person book
What you can try at the dinner
Borsch – a soup made with beetroot and other vegetables, like carrot, potato, cabbage. Base is meat broth. Can be cooked vegetarian at request. Best served with sour cream.
Pelmeni - dumplings of Russian cuisine which consist of a filling wrapped in thin, unleavened dough. Filling is usually meat (pork, beef, mutton); can be cooked with vegetarian filling at request (potato, spinach, etc). Best served with sour cream.
Blini - Russian pancake traditionally made from wheat or (more rarely) buckwheat flour. Best served with sour cream, salmon, butter, honey and jam and many other garnishes.
Beef Stroganoff - Russian dish of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with sour cream. From its origins in mid-19th-century Russia, it became popular, with considerable variation from the original recipe. Each household has their own way of cooking it.
Pozharski cutlets - a breaded ground chicken or veal patty. A distinct feature of this cutlet is adding butter to minced meat which results in an especially juicy and tender consistency. The dish was created in the beginning of the 19th century in Russia.
Assorted pickles and herring – sauerkraut, pickled cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, onions, apples. Assorted Sweets and deserts – ginger bread made of rye-bread and honey, called pryanik; marshmallow made of whipped apple puree and sugar, called zefir; pirozhki - individual-sized baked or fried buns stuffed with a variety of fillings, and many others.
Soft beverages - water, kvass, 'mors' a berry juice based drink. Liquor - vodka, nalivka (honey or berry based alcoholic drinks), local beer or wine. All on the house.
Book your meal with Russian locals or a guided tour by natives today. Enjoy traditional Russian food and friendly company of Moscovites.
Browse our meal options and a list of guided tours we offer. We are always honest and transparent with our clients, so all the prices are listed on the page. Whether you’re deciding whether to have a dinner with Russian locals or just a tea ceremony, or maybe you’re not sure which excursion to go on, contact us and our experienced staff will help you choose and give you all the details.