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Ukrainian Borsch and Varenyky Cooking Class

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35 EUR

Enjoy a cheerful culinary workshop under the guidance of a friendly local host in Kiev. Cook traditional Ukrainian dishes – borsch and varenyky and savor your tasty creations!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
My husband and I had such a great time in this cooking class. Snezhana picked us up and took us to her mother where we made borsch and varenyky. Wherever we travel we always try to find cooking classes, but this was the first time we had one in someone’s home. Thank you for a great time!
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Reviewed by Anne

Highlights

  • Learn the recipes of borsch and varenyky and get some secret tips from a local hostess
  • Enjoy a unique cultural experience while cooking national Ukrainian dishes
  • Treat your taste buds to the traditional Ukrainian food
  • Practice your skills in creating perfectly shaped varenyky
  • Relax and enjoy your homemade dinner in a pleasant company

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Description

Become an expert in Ukrainian cuisine once you attend a private borsch and varenyky cooking class. A friendly local hostess will share the best recipes with you as well as some secret tips.

First, you will cut the vegetables for the borsch – potato, cabbage, carrot and beetroot. Then, while the soup is boiling, you will prepare the dough for varenyky. The next step is to give the right shape to varenyky that you will surely learn to do.

The highlight of the program is tasting your culinary creations. You will enjoy the rich taste of traditional Ukrainian dishes and the overall cooking experience. Moreover, you will take home the recipes to surprise your friends and family with your new culinary skills.

Note: vegetarian option is available, please specify it in the time of booking

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What’s included & not included

  • 3-hour private cooking class with tasting
  • hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • gratuities (optional)

Meeting point

Centrally located Kyiv hotel or apartment

Reviews from travellers (19)

5.0/5

Fantastic!
My husband and I had such a great time in this cooking class. Snezhana picked us up and took us to her mother where we made borsch and varenyky. Wherever we travel we always try to find cooking classes, but this was the first time we had one in someone’s home. Thank you for a great time!
Highly recommended
We had fun cooking borsch and varenyky in a typical Ukrainian apartment, guided by the Mom and the Daughter and supervised by Tobi.

Do not eat a couple of days before attending the class:-)
Amazing local experience in Kiev
I decided to spend 4-5 days in Kiev from Sweden with my daughter and we did quite a few things including the usual sight-seeing and restaurants. Kiev is a nice city but what was very unexpected are how amazing the people are there. Snzezhana and her family were absolutely top notch in their hospitality and making us feel welcome for this quite unique experience which was a good takeaway. Simple home cooked Ukrainian food which my 9 year old daughter really enjoyed hopefully more than I did. ;-)

A great thing to do with kids or a couple or just alone ;-) Snzezhana speaks good English (and Ukrainian and Russian and some Spanish ;-) so never fear.

Her parents (her mum is the one teaching) are wonderful and looking forward to meeting them for egg painting class when I come back next!

Thank you very much!

This operator has 29 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Visit Kiev Maidan
Fantastic experience
We thoroughly enjoyed the guidance and tutelage of the woman leading this experience and would definitely recommend it.
Unique Experience
A driver picked us up at our apartment and took us to Тетяна's apartment. There she told us the history of the pysanka egg painting, based on covering the egg with wax and then immersing it on different colorants. She showed us how to do it and then we could choose a pattern that the we would like to reproduce by ourselves. We had so much fun getting to paint the eggs in that old Ukrainian technique and we were proud of the result. This workshop was one of the highlights of our trip to Kiev and we recommend it to everyone trying to experience a real Ukrainian tradition.
A
Amazing Tour!
Just to say a great thanks to all at Green Tour, my Dad and I did both the 3 hour city tour and the day trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat...... both were amazing experiences and very professionally done with great guides who were able to tell in great detail the history behind everything..... really great and would highly recommend.
H
Excellent day out
There were 11 people in our group in total with a driver and tour guide. Our guide spoke excellent English and was able to give us plenty of information about Chernobyl and Pripyat. The transport was very comfortable and the documentaries about the disaster before arrival was a great way if breaking the journey and learning more before arrival. The whole day felt well managed and at no point did we feel hurried along. Looking at some of the larger groups we were really pleased we booked with Green Ukraine. Whilst there are other companies with more Trip Advisor reviews our group really felt that this trip was value for money. Thank you again for the opportunity to visit a place which we need to learn from
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Tour operated by: Green Tour Ukraine