Darya N.

Some Flavours of Transcaucasia, Russia and the West

Darya N. from Hong Kong

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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!

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  1. NameDarya N.
  2. LocationHong KongQuarry Bay
  3. LanguagesEnglish, Russian, questionable French
  1. GuestsMinimum: 2, Maximum: 10
  2. MealsDinner, Lunch, Brunch
  3. House rules- Please feel free to bring your own alcohol or any other drinks, water is provided - Dinner finishes by 10 pm - Smokers are welcome to smoke downstairs or inside, provided other guests do not mind Other than that feel like at home!
  1. Bio

    I was born in the UK, have lived in St.Petersburg, Russia for a significant part of my life, before moving to Berlin and later Amsterdam. A little over a year ago I found myself in HK, teaching English and getting to know the ways of the city. I can be found: running up Mount Parker, experimenting with food, barbequing with my best friend and flatmate, Deveney; enjoying a book, concert, thinking about Russian politics; occasionally playing the violin or painting; and, of course, making friends over good food and wine.

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Deveney M.

Loved, loved, loved the food! Darya put so much effort into her dishes and we enjoyed it so much! Thank you so much Darya. This was a a lovely feast.