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BWN International Dinner
April 24, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:0025Euros
After trying Ethiopian, Korean and Persian cuisines it is time to go back to Europe and try something different, again! Let’s try Russian food!
Contemporary Russian cuisine is truly delicious. It is also healthy because it mostly relies on naturally grown ingredients. It is also very filling because Russian dishes have tons of vegetable oil, sour cream and mayo.
Russian national cuisine uses lots of grains and roots, vegetables and everything else that vast lands, rich woods and a plentiful of lakes and rivers have to offer. Staple Russian food features lots of fish, mushrooms and berries. Because of the harsh climate, Russians had a limited variety of ingredients, but this hardship has been compensated with creative recipes and combinations, as they have invented a mind-boggling variety of soups and, because they had to preserve food for cold winters, Russians made a science out of pickling vegetables.
Among the most important ingredients in Russian cuisine are potatoes. In the early 18th century Peter the Great brought potatoes to Russia (they had been discovered in South America). At first, they were available to only elites and were considered poisonous by the peasants. Over time, potatoes have become the central element in almost every Russian dish, fried, boiled, baked, mashed, cooked as cakes and so forth.
Later, with the development of Russia and expansion of its territories to Western Europe during the 16th-18th, Russian kitchens of aristocrats incorporated the most sophisticated recipes from Austria, Germany and France to their meals.
Russian breakfasts are very similar to those in some western countries. For breakfast, Russians almost always drink tea with a sandwich with meat (kolbasa), or fried eggs or omelettes (but without bacon). Sometimes they make blini (similar to pancakes or crepes). Lunch always features soups (mind-boggling variety) and Russian dinners are similar to any Western cuisine, featuring a variety of fried meats and fish.
Meals are served with rich salads (the recipe of the most popular salad is very simple: cucumbers + tomatoes +onions + sour cream/mayo), picketed vegetables, and boiled of fried potatoes. Some dishes are more creative than others and take a while to make like golubcy – ground beef with rice wrapped in cabbage leaves and stewed in an oven for 3 hours.
For our visit we will be served a sample of various salads, cold cuts, and pickled vegetables, and then for main dishes shashlik, Beef Strogonov, Golubcy and other main dishes to share. We will be offered various desserts, wine, bread (black bread) and tea or coffee.
Our special team of tasters visited the restaurant and we gave it all thumbs up!!
Food is really fresh, healthy and delicious!!!
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