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Borscht & Traditional Food House Party

Kiev, UkrainePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Natasha

2 hours
Ukrainian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This very cultural experience includes delicious traditional food, drinks and fun at my very soviet home with a little bar crawl afterward.
All the food and drinks are included!

- Meeting at my spacious Soviet home (you will be plunged into USSR housing design) in the heart of the most bohemian area - Podil;
- You will be seated comfortably around the table with some Ukrainian appetisers (Salo, Pickles, Ukrainian "Choucroute", Pampushky');
- I will be cooking Ukrainian dinner (Borscht and Deruny) and showing you step-by-step all of my actions and explaining along the way.
- We willl be eating, drinking and enjoying our dinner together;
-I will tell you some stories and interesting details about the soviet history and modern life;
-After food and drinks we will make our tipsy way to an iconic bar in Podil to continue the evening;


FOR GROUPS: contact me if you would like to attend the experience in a specific date which isn't available in the calendar.
Other things to note
Traditionally borscht contains meat, however, for vegetarians we can make a separate pot of borscht, which I bet won't be less delicious.

For drinking I'm offering wine or flavoured vodka, tea, coffee, water.
This very cultural experience includes delicious traditional food, drinks and fun at my very soviet home with a little bar crawl afterward.
All the food and drinks are included!

- Meeting at my spacious Soviet home (you will be plunged into USSR housing design) in the heart of the most bohemian area - Podil;
- You will be seated comfortably around the table with some Ukrainian appetisers (Salo, Pickles, Ukrainian "Choucroute"…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will have a dinner that we will make on the spot (Borscht, salo, pickles...
  • Drinks
From $59
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Natasha

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 23 Reviews
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Hi there, foodies! I'm a Ukrainian girl living and loving my country, enjoying its' cultural weirdness, architectural contrasts and tasty borscht with salo. My mum tried to rise me as a very reliable housewife, it never happened, however, I learned how to cook absolutely delicious borscht and have fun hosting guests.

I'm offering you to enjoy a very Ukrainian traditional activity. Hosting Guests in the house - is a big thing in Ukrainian culture: the tables are full of food, the hosts are wearing their best outfit, the musicians are playing their best songs, every toast should be loudly pronounced.

We will learn how to cook borscht and deruny, drink some Ukrainian traditional drinks and talk about life.
Hi there, foodies! I'm a Ukrainian girl living and loving my country, enjoying its' cultural weirdness, architectural contrasts and tasty borscht with salo. My mum tried to rise me as a very reliable housewife, it never happened, however, I learned how to cook absolutely delicious borscht and have fun hosting guests.

I'm offering you to enjoy a very Ukrainian traditional activity. Hosting Guests in the house - is a big thing in Ukrainian culture: the tables are full of food, the hos…
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Where you'll be

We'll mostly spend our cooking and eating activity at my place - soviet spacious apartment in the heart of the most bohemian area - Podil. Also we will visit one of the most iconic vodka bars in the city.
Michael
October 2020
A memorable experience . I appreciated Natashas hospitality and sharing of knowledge of the area an many foods. Anyone visiting Kiev I recommend this experience .
Stefanie
January 2020
We had such a lovely evening with Natasha and Jaime! I would recommend this experience to anyone new to Kyiv wanting to get an authentic experience with locals, tasting delicious and traditional Ukrainian cuisine. Can’t recommend it enough.
Emily
January 2020
Dinner with Natasha and Jim was amazing, I had an incredible experience and absolutely loved the conversation, food and culture. Would love to see them again next time!
Adam
December 2019
Natasha and James were the best hosts I could have asked for on my last night in Kyiv. Their home was cozy and welcoming, and I immediately felt like I was coming to dinner with good friends. The quality and flavor of the food was superb, only surpassed by our fantastic conversations. We spoke of Ukrainian culture, our lives, and of course, food. The after-dinner mini bar crawl allowed us to continue the fun and I definitely felt like I had an authentic experience of Podil. These two were delightful company and cooks, and you're missing out if you don't stop by while you're in Kyiv.
Natasha and James were the best hosts I could have asked for on my last night in Kyiv. Their home was cozy and welcoming, and I immediately felt like I was coming to dinner with go…
Michael
December 2019
It's an awesome experience. I was one hour late for the session and Natasha greeted me at the Cafe downstairs. I felt immediately welcomed. Natasya not only made delicious Borscht but also answered all the questions. The session was warm, interactive and interesting. We even ended up drinking beer together in a local bar. I will recommend to all my friends coming to Kyiv.
It's an awesome experience. I was one hour late for the session and Natasha greeted me at the Cafe downstairs. I felt immediately welcomed. Natasya not only made delicious Bo…
Nicola
November 2019
It was a really great expierience to get to know some knew people while cooking. Natasha and Jamie were great hosters and told us really interesting things about Kiev and Ukraine, while we had a great traditional meal! (Also we get to know some information about every shot we took :)!) Further Natasha helped us planning the next days in Kiev by sending recommendations! To put it in a nutshell: It was a really nice expierience!
It was a really great expierience to get to know some knew people while cooking. Natasha and Jamie were great hosters and told us really interesting things about Kiev and Ukraine,…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Peanut allergy
Vegetarian
Dairy-free
Egg-free
Shellfish allergy
Pescatarian
Fish allergy
Soy-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.