Guided tour

Pelmeni Cooking Class with Vodka and Food Tasting

Pelmeni Cooking Class with Vodka and Food Tasting

From US$ 69 per person

Try 6 different traditional local drinks based on vodka. The seventh shot is a bonus one, of any of the flavors you liked the most. The drinks are made and served by a local family. Russian traditional snacks are also included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Try 6 different Russian strong drinks
  • Make traditional Russian snacks during a master-class with a local family
  • Try hot pancakes with red caviar
  • Learn how to cook homemade pelmeni
  • Taste sandwiches with herring and onion
Full description
This is a foodie tour with a local Russian family where you can try drinks, snacks, and much more. The tour lasts for two and a half hours and includes not only tastings but the making of traditional dishes. A local family greets you at their studio, you put an apron on and sit at the cooking table. During this activity, you try 2 types of Russian vodka, tinctures, and hooch. For snacks, you will try hot pancakes with red caviar, melting butter, or sauce cream. There is also a dish with boiled potato and butter covered with local herbs: homemade pelmeni. What's more, you don't just eat "pelmeni", you make them by preparing the dough, boiling it, and serving with herbs or butter. For extra treats, you will taste sandwiches with herring and onion, toasts with garlic pickles, mushrooms, and pig fat. Pig fat is a traditional topping for toasts and it is surprisingly tasty and healthy in little portions. The hosts will tell you everything about Russian cuisine and you will remember this warm welcome for many years afterwards.
  • 6 shots of different strong drinks + 1 complimentary
  • Local snacks with herring, pig fat
  • Hot pancakes with caviar and butter
  • Russian ravioli
  • Local family host
  • English live guidance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

Select participants and date



Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

St Petersburg, Krasutskogo Str. 3, building 2 " Tasty Russia Studio"

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • This is a cooking class with vodka tasting
  • A local family will meet you in their studio
  • No hotel pickup is included
  • Please contact your local supplier to send you photo directions - you can also use GPS
  • The studio is in the St Petersburg city center
  • This tour is available for cruise passengers as a visa-free tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Yesterday we had an awesome evening with Leo and Julia! At first we were sceptical because of the high price but it's definitely worth it! They are both very friendly and made us feel very comfortable during the whole evening. Preparing the food is a lot of fun and we learned a lot about russian cuisine and culture. The tasting/dinner itself was the highlight including many different traditional dishes and wodkas. I highly recommend this event to everybody who wants to enjoy a russian dinner with excellent company. Best regards, Josip & Anna

Read more

December 25, 2019


Nice experience

We had a lot of fun! Nice atmosphere,interesting wodkas and food!

January 6, 2019

I recommend this activity Leo and Christina are extremely friendly and we had a great time with them

November 5, 2019

Organized by

Product ID: 201262