Message me if a different night works better. You'll experience a true Russian get-together, when friends gather together for no other reason than to have a good time! You will learn a specific set of vodka toasts for such occasions, all while indulging in some of the most typical Russian party fares. I will share a little bit of history about each dish, the proper way to eat them, and a few Russian phrases and words related to the dishes. We will finish the night off by learning and singing a famous Russian folk song, as it is one of the most essential parts of a good party. By the end of the night, your soul and heart will be filled with a new enriching experience! До скорого! To sum up, you will: - enjoy an appetizer and dumplings with a little bit of a history insight - learn about the Russian drinking culture including how to take a shot properly - learn a couple of most common toasts - play a fun Russian culture game - learn how to sing one of the most iconic Russian traditional songs - have a wonderful time!
I was born and raised in a city on the White Sea coast of Russia. I grew up cooking all sorts of food such as borscht, herring under a fur coat, and olivier salads with my mom. I would spend summers in the Ural Mountains region with my grandmother making dumplings and baking shangi. Cooking is a huge part of my identity. I moved to Portland about 4 years ago to pursue a great opportunity. Little did I know that my first language would be the third most spoken one in the area, much less that Portland would be home to one of the best Russian fare restaurants in the whole nation.
Dinner - 1 appetizer - 1 order of dumplings Let me know if you are on a special diet, like Vegan or Gluten Free.
3.5oz of a vodka infusion You will pick and choose from a variety of signature house made vodka infusions. Non-alcoholic…
When I just moved to Portland, a lot of my friends were recommending to check out this restaurant. I kept putting it off because, I must admit, I was skeptical about the quality of the food there. I mean seriously - what would Portlanders know about Russian food? Well, to my surprise, I was amazed by the flavors of dishes I had. Everything tasted authentic as if I was back home in Russia. You can't find a better place in the US for Russian fare.
We will meet at the entrance to Kachka which is a Russian restaurant at 960 SE 11th Ave , Portland, OR 97214. You can always reach me via Airbnb.