Ina Sushin grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and she’s excited to share some of her traditional foods with us! We are quite delighted to have her! Picture yourself in St. Petersburg at a cozy café in a centuries-old building, warming up with some classic Russian comfort foods. Ina can’t wait for you to enjoy some of the rich culinary traditions of her culture with us!
Beef Stroganoff –a classic Russian dish, with tender strips of beef, bathed in a creamy, mushroom-laden sauce, Russians love it served over fried potatoes so we'll give you a taste served the traditional way. We'll also let you try it served over the delicious egg noodles below. Whether you're in Russia or Rochester Hills, this dish is a keeper no matter what it's served over.
Grandma’s Rustic Egg Noodles! - These handmade treasures are almost a cross between a noodle and a dumpling. This recipe is from Kathy’s Ukrainian grandma. Easier than you’d imagine and so good. Make these! Your kids will love you for it whether they’re 4 or 40!
Borscht – No snap judgements here. Every borscht is a little different, depending on where you lived, what was available, etc. This one is delicious, with potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage, parsley, tomato paste, and of course-----roasted beets! A veggie-lover’s delight! Served with dark Russian bread. Perfect for a chilly evening.
Blintzes – a lovely, egg-y crepe enveloping a savory farmer cheese filling, topped with sour cream
Salad – A classic Russian medley of tomatoes and cucumber, dressed with sour cream and dill in the traditional way.
Lingonberry Sugar Cookies & tea – Lingonberries have a flavor almost identical to the cranberry, a little sweet, a lot of tart, which makes them perfect in a sweet cookie dough for balance. We’ll serve them with plenty of hot tea, a national obsession in Russia!