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Ukrainian Cuisine Cooking Class: Borsch and Varenyky

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    What to Expect
    One of the best ways to know better the local traditions of the country is to try the national cuisine. On a cheerful cooking class in a local kitchen, you will not only eat but also learn to cook traditional Ukrainian dishes – borsch and varenyky.

    You’ll be welcome at a local apartment, where private class takes place. A friendly host will tell you interesting facts about eating traditions of Ukrainians, and you will get a bunch of positive emotions and new skills.

    You don’t have to be a professional chef to cook the most famous Ukrainian dishes – borsch and varenyky. Your guide will give you step-by-step instructions on cooking these tasty dishes. Firstly, you’ll chop all the ingredients for the borsch – cabbage, potato, carrot, beetroot, onion etc. While the borsch boils, you’ll master the technique of making perfectly shaped varenyky under the guidance of the host.

    The best part of the tour is when you enjoy a traditional Ukrainian dinner, prepared by yourself in a friendly company. Overall, this workshop is a great possibility to improve your cooking skills and learn new recipes that will make your relatives and friends understand your new obsession with Ukrainian cuisine.

    Sample Menu

    • Borsch - Traditional Ukrainian soup
    • Varenyky - Three different types of varenyky
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel or apartment in Kyiv
    • Private cooking class
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide
    • Local host
    • Borsch and varenyky tasting
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 1 people per booking
    • A maximum of 4 people per booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had an amazing time during this cooking class, the whole experience was really lovely. We learnt how to cook Ukrainian dumplings and Borscht. The environment was really friendly with everything being well explained and demonstrated. It was really lovely to sit down with
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    We booked this experience for our Dad to experience how to make Borsch and Varenyky to relive when our Grandma used to make it for us when she was still alive. What a way to do it, in a traditional apartment in the centre of Kiev with such a welcoming family. The course was
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    After a prompt and easy pick up from our address, we (3 friends in Kiev for the first time) were taken to this authentic home, where we were welcomed warmly and taught how to make traditional and authentic borscht soup and verenyky dumplings with 3 different fillings, which we
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    Our morning with Olga and her mother was a fantastic experience. Through Olga as a translator, her mother taught us the how and why of cooking Borsch and Varenyky. Very hands on, as me and my wife were both able to complete most of the steps to make both. In between steps was
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    Very nice afternoon cooking traditional Ukrainian food in a typical Kiev apartment with a very nice mother and daughter. We were picked up promptly at our hotel and driven to the residential area of Kiev to a Soviet era apartment building. The apartment was very clean and
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    About the operator
    By: Green Tour Ukraine
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    Our family loved this experience and was the highlight of my trip. Everyone was so accomidating including the
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    Winchester, United Kingdom
    Amazing and authentic cooking experience in Kiev!
    We had an amazing time during this cooking class, the whole experience was really lovely. We learnt how to cook
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    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Absolutely fabtastic
    What a brilliant tour we had. I booked this tour as we’d never visited Lviv despite my husband been from Ukraine.
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    I’m having a wonderful vacay in beautiful Lviv, Ukraine (The country of Lions) My airport pick up was on time &
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    Manchester, United Kingdom
    The most welcoming family, giving us the best Ukrainian experience!
    We booked this experience for our Dad to experience how to make Borsch and Varenyky to relive when our Grandma
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    Huntsville, Alabama
    Dmytro Is Great
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    Key Details
    • Green Tour Ukraine
    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Russian
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