Private Cooking Class: Borsch and Beef Stroganoff in St Petersburg (3 hours) - uVisitRussia
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Private Cooking Class: Borsch and Beef Stroganoff in St Petersburg (3 hours)

Calling all food lovers! Learn how to cook Russian food fit for the tsars on a private 3-hour step-by-step cooking class in St Petersburg. Brush up your cooking skills under the guidance of your experienced instructor, an expert in Russian cuisine. You’ll cook 2 traditional dishes that you can easily reproduce at home - Borsch (beetroot soup) and Beef Stroganoff (braised meat with mushrooms). Get a taste of traditional cuisine at the end of masterclass together with your friends or with your family. Enjoy the masterpiece you’ve just learned to prepare!


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

After being picked up by a driver in an air-conditioned car or minivan from your St. Petersburg hotel, you will be taken to one of the best traditional Russian restaurants right in the centre of St. Petersburg. 

Try out your cooking skills with a 3-hour cooking class hosted by a professional chef. This authentic and fun experience will take you inside Russian food habits. You’ll learn about the ceremonial and cultural significance of food in Russian society as you prepare your dishes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

This cooking class will teach you to make two main dishes that are typically Russian - "Borsch" (beetroot soup) and "Beef-Stroganoff" (braised meat with mushrooms), named after the Earl Stroganov - a very prosperous magnate who owned several restaurants in Odessa, which were accessible only for well-to-do gentlemen. This dish was then recreated by french chef Andre Dupont especially for Stroganov's restaurant at the end of 19th century. Now it's considered to belong to "Real russian cuisine".

When the preparation is over, you will have time to relax with your friends on the tranquil dining pavilion while professional staff put the finishing touches to your meal. Once everything is cooked, you’ll sit around the kitchen table and enjoy the meal you prepared. 

After the cooking class your driver will drop you back at your hotel to have a rest after your nourishing dinner. Or you can be dropped-off elsewhere in the city centre if you prefer.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Departure time: 11:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Private cooking class with lunch
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transport by private vehicle
Not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional info
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure and Return
Departure point
Your centrally located St. Petersburg hotel or hostel
Departure time

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

3 hours (approx.)
Return details
Returns to original departure point

Sights included in program

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US$ 276Now 13% off

US$ 240.12
per person, based on 2-people group
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