Skip to content

Our Menu Visit Us Often

Our menu options change regularly and this page is but a mere sampling of what we offer.

Contact us for today’s selections.

Tea from the Samovar

An important part of the Russian tea experience is the Samovar, the symbol of hospitality in a Russian home. Water is heated in the bottom half of the samovar, while the teapot on top of the samovar is filled with a very strong tea concentrate. The magic happens when the tea is poured into a teacup and then the hot water from the bottom part of the Samovar is added to just the right strength for your drinking enjoyment.

Tea Sampler

Sample up to 3 Russian teas from the samovar.

Tea with Dessert Sampler

Sample up to 3 Russian teas from the samovar and 4 sampler desserts.

Tea with Zakuski/Savories and Dessert Sampler

Sample up to 3 Russian teas from the samovar, 4 sampler zakuski/savories and 4 sampler desserts.

4 Course Evening Dinner

A special 4 course evening dinner can be arranged by reservation for parties up to 12. These special dinners can include a guest musician playing Russian music! …and can include a visit from either Catherine the Great or Alexandra Romanov (the last Czarina!). Wine from the country of Georgia (of the former Soviet Union!…not the U.S. state!!!) is served with the various courses. Dinners end with a special white Russian toast!
Call for pricing.

Special Events

We can host the following events: - Bridal showers - Baby showers - Birthday parties - Church group events - Mother / Daughter teas - Brunch
Call for pricing.

Zakuski / Savories

All zakuski are served with black or rye bread.

Ukrainian Borscht

Eaten cold or hot, this is a favorite Russian soup. It is said that there are as many recipes for Borscht as there are Russian grandmothers! This one is vegetable, but Russians often add meat and use whatever vegetables are in their refrigerator. When eaten hot, it is often served with a dollop of sour cream.

Shchi Suppe

A cabbage soup, based on sauerkraut, made with chicken broth, potato, tomato and roasted carrot and onion along with spices (pepper, salt and parsley). Served with sour cream.

Dacha Salat

Traditional Russian salad. Ours is a combination of fermented veggies made here in Cape Charles.

Dragomir Forshmak

Made with potatoes, ham, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce and topped with cheddar cheese, this dish has a surprise ingredient (dill pickle).

Open-Face Sandwiches

A selection of open-face sandwiches. Salmon, salami, cream cheese w/cucumber topped with dill.

Russian Kartoffel Suppe

Made with potatoes, onion and chicken broth, this soup is a basic in Russian homes.

Salat Olivier

Made with potatoes, mayo, green peas, chicken, pickle and mayo, this dish was developed by a man named Lucien Olivier, the chef at one of the most famous restaurants in Moscow in the 1860's. Olivier left Russia during the 1917 revolution for Paris, where he opened a restaurant and served the popular dish. Salat Olivier became a favorite throughout Europe and is enjoyed in Russian homes today.

Mushrooms a la Russe

Mushrooms “in the Russian style”…with sour cream au gratin. VG/GF

Eggplant Caviar

Broiled eggplant accented with chopped onion, olive oil and dill. Delicious served on rye or black bread.


Cranberry Kissel

This can best be described as a cranberry mousse/pudding and is best with whip cream on top.

Russian Spice Cake

Filled with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, this cake includes cranberries and is glazed with a ginger sauce.

Honey Walnut Cake

A delicious moist cake made with honey and walnuts, served with a dollop of whip cream.

Russian Cream with Berries

Creamy delicious-ness! Served with red raspberries.

Matryoshka and Samovar Cookies

Decorated sugar cookies.

Russian Tea Cakes

Often called Mexican Wedding Cakes or a Butterball, this cookie is made with butter, flour, sugar and nuts. Covered in powdered sugar.

Fig Cake

A simple cake made with fig preserves / jam.

Pavlova with Berries

Fluffy meringue dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. It has a crisp crust and soft, light inside, and is topped with fruit and, optionally, whipped cream. The dessert is believed to have been created in honor of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. The nationality of its creator has been a source of argument between the two nations for many years.

Lemon Pirog

Known in English as a lemon bar, this sweet treat is delicious with tea.


Czar Nicholas II Tea

A black tea with hints of strawberry and black currants

Royal Tea

A black tea with a floral taste

Russian Caravan Tea

A black tea with a smoky taste!..Legend is that the tea was traveling to the royalty in Russia from China. As the tea travelled in bags on camels across the countryside, the tea absorbed the flavor of the smoky campfires of those bringing it.

Dacha Tea

A black tea with tart apple and peppermint

Russian teas are usually sweetened with fruit jams, commonly strawberry, raspberry or black currant.

Please visit us often.

We are open to serve you on Friday and Saturday 11AM to 4PM and Sunday from 1PM to 4PM.
Other days are available for special events/parties.
Reservations are encouraged.

Call our team at (757)-695-8411 or simply hit the button below for more information.