I am half English and half Russian, and come from a big international family. We are all food appreciators and home chefs, scattered around the world....but when we sit down together at a big dining table, we enjoy sharing stories and food.
On my table you can find food my family and I would have at our dinner table - traditional Russian, Georgian or Caucasian, a bit of Mediterraninan, British, Italian - with slight twists. Simple family dinner.
Russian food is largely influenced by that of it's neighbouring countries, which is why a lot of Russians absolutely love Georgian food. Both cuisines include a lot of vegetables, dairy, bread and meat. Pies and other bread are usually made from sourdough, and have a wonderful tangy flavour that complements sweet and savoury fillings well. Many Georgian dishes incorporate walnuts, while Russian dishes are accompanied by a serving of Smetana - sour cream.
With the exception of dessert, most of the dishes are served at the same time. Some - the breads, spreads, salads and starters- to share, and are eaten with everything else throughout the course of the meal. Followed by dumplings, a soup or a stew, and the other components.
Let me know if you have any dietary restrictions or special requests - I can tailor the menu for you!