Tea parties, dinners and cooking in a traditional St. Petersburg apartment
We host dinners and tea parties in our traditional St. Petersburg apartment in the historic center. Delicious home made food, mouth watering cabbage pies, borscht, pastry and cookies that melt in your mouth.
I am a translator (Rus- Eng) and I like to cook and bake. I was born and raised in St Petersburg and love the city and my neighborhood. My family and I are passionate about hosting people from all of the world. I used to be a tour guide and still like to show the city and to tell about it.
People who come to our place appreciate the cozy atmosphere of the traditional apartment which we try to create and maintain.
My husband is a novelist and a playwrite. We like to do things together. We have a son and a daughter and two very friendly cats.
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Reviews from travellers (6)
Elena greeted us outside the apartment to give us some history about her family and the building. Inside we met Sasha and the cats, and were given a tour of their beautiful home before sitting down to canapés and vodka, local dishes with wine, dessert with Russian coffee or tea and we stayed much later than we ought as the conversation was lively and covered every topic possible. It was a warm and cosy evening.
We left feeling we’d made new friends and seen just a glimpse behind the doors of St.Petersburg. A must do experience!
I booked the dinner for our group of four Australian friends and it was more than what I hoped for. As well as our experience of being in a St Petersburg family apartment, Elena generously shared some of her family history and answered all our questions.
Thank you very much Elena and Sasha. It was an evening I will always remember.
She cooked a delicious traditional Russian dinner with all the fixings (i.e. vodka).
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