Russian Cooking Lesson with a Top Chef

One Evening: 5 hours

Embark on a cultural journey into the world of Russian cuisine. Part culinary classroom and part dinner party, this Exclusive Cooking Lesson evening tour is surely a unique and memorable experience. Bring a unique part of St. Petersburg home with you. 



DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION St. Petersburg Seaport (dockside) or Hotel (if not arriving by ship)
DEPARTURE TIME 7:00 PM, Please arrive promptly
Private Transportation and Tour Guide Escort Drinks and Recipe Booklet
Professional Chef/Instructor Three Course Dinner



What will your evening be like?

During this lesson, you will discover the secrets of authentic Russian cuisine and some of the history of Royal dining.

Under the guidance of a professional local chef and your tour guide, you will learn about unique centuries-old recipes and world-famous Russian dishes. With dishes such as bleeni, borsch, roasted sturgeon, Stroganoff, pirogi and mors, you will depart on a culinary journey to the core of Russian traditional dining.

Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted with appetizers and then move to the kitchen once everyone has settled in. Everyone will have access to their own or cooking station or share one with a partner. As the chef explains the steps to making a given dish, helpers will be moving around the kitchen to assist and give pointers.

After cooking each course, the lesson will break into the dining room in order to appreciate (and eat) what you’ve made.

When everyone has had a chance to complete the course, you will move back to the kitchen. There you’ll find your station cleaned and all ingredients prepped for your next course. You will get the joy and satisfaction of being a chef, without all of the work!

By taking this lesson, you’ll also be able to bring home a lasting part of your trip to St. Petersburg back with you.

After the lesson concludes, relax and enjoy the delicious food and good times with a glass of wine and spirited conversation.

All participants will receive a complimentary drink of vodka and recipe booklets that includes the recipes covered during the lesson.

After the evening winds down, we’ll bring you back to your ship so you can get some rest before continuing your experience the next day.


This Exclusive Cooking Lesson welcomes guests of all culinary ability and the best part is you won’t have to wash any dishes!

Tentative Itinerary

  • 5:30PM Depart the port in one of our private air-conditioned mini-buses
  • 6:00PM-10:45PM Learn how to cook delicious traditional Russian dishes (and eat them, of course)
  • 11:00PM Back on board your ship or in your hotel