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Ukrainian Cuisine Cooking Class: Borsch and Varenyky

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    What to Expect
    One of the best ways to know better the local traditions of the country is to try the national cuisine. We are happy to offer you an even better option! On a cheerful cooking class in a local kitchen, you will not only eat but also learn to cook traditional Ukrainian dishes – borsch and varenyky (dumplings).

    The tour starts with a private pick-up from your hotel in Kiev and then you’ll be welcome at the local apartment, were your culinary adventure takes place. A friendly host will tell you many interesting facts about eating traditions of Ukrainians, and you will get a bunch of positive emotions and new skills.

    You don’t have to be a professional chef to cook the most famous Ukrainian dishes – borsch and varenyky. Your guide will give you step-by-step instructions on cooking these mouthwatering dishes. Firstly, you’ll prepare the dough for varenyky. Then you’ll chop all the ingredients for the borsch – cabbage, potato, carrot, beetroot, onion etc. While the borsch boils, you’ll master the technique of making perfectly shaped varenyky under the guidance of the host.

    The best part of the tour is when you enjoy a traditional Ukrainian dinner, prepared by yourself in a friendly company. Overall, this workshop is a great possibility to improve your cooking skills and learn new recipes that will make your relatives and friends understand your new obsession with Ukrainian cuisine.

    When the tour is over, the driver will drop you off at your hotel.
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    Departure Point
    Centrally located Kiev hotels or apartments
    Return Details
    Tour ends with the hotel drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • Borsch and varenyky tasting
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 1 people per booking
    • A maximum of 4 people per booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    After a prompt and easy pick up from our address, we (3 friends in Kiev for the first time) were taken to this authentic home, where we were welcomed warmly and taught how to make traditional and authentic borscht soup and verenyky dumplings with 3...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank elladove
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our morning with Olga and her mother was a fantastic experience. Through Olga as a translator, her mother taught us the how and why of cooking Borsch and Varenyky. Very hands on, as me and my wife were both able to complete most of the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank jtskr76
    Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

    Very nice afternoon cooking traditional Ukrainian food in a typical Kiev apartment with a very nice mother and daughter. We were picked up promptly at our hotel and driven to the residential area of Kiev to a Soviet era apartment building. The apartment was very...More

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    Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

    An in-home cooking class from a very experienced family cook. We learned both the “how” (preparation and technique) and the “why” (available ingredients, tradition, nutrition and economics) of these two staples of Ukrainian cuisine. The mother/daughter team is delightful (mother as chef and teacher, daughter...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Brennankiev
    Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

    I would recommend this cooking class to everyone who wants to experience a real ukrainian evening. My hosts were amazing and made the experience complete. Can‘t wait to try the recipe at home and show everyone what I learned. Definitly a must for every food...More

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    • Green Tour Ukraine
    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Russian
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