Christmas menu in the State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel - State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St Petersburg


Christmas menu in the State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel

Catherine the Great restaurant and the chef – cook Nicolai Khvalynskiy represent new Christmas menu of the hotel of the world-known museum. The guests of the Hermitage hotel as well as citizens of Saint-Petersburg and the guests of the city will have the opportunity to taste a special Christmas set during the New Years’ and Christmas holidays.

What kind of holiday winter food could be served? Which gastronomic combinations and pleasingnesses can surprise and gladden the gourmets these holidays? All the tasty answers you will find in the restaurant Catherine the Great.

– The Christmas menu from the chef-cook Nicolai Khvalynskiy

– Crispy cornets with poultry paste

– Pastirma a la homemade with pear in raspberry jelly

– Pancakes with porcini mushrooms and truffles

– Salmon coulibiac with spinach served with caviar sauce

– Raspberry soup with nutty chips and curd cream

The Christmas menu is available from the 25th of December till the 11th of January 2015. Price- 2500 rub.

All the guests are offered Christmas Glühwein.


The chef-cook of the State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel’s restaurants Nicolai Khvalynskiy started his professional career in 1996. He has finished a culinary school in Amsterdam: worked on the cruise liner as pastry-cook and pastry chef, in 2006 became the head of the kitchen at the new Russian cruise company Crand  Circle, in 2008 took the position of brand-chef. Nicolai underwent training in many culinary schools of Europe. Since 2009 worked as a chef-cook of Courtyard Marriot Saint-Petersburg Vasilievskiy. In 2012 Nicolai took part in the official opening of JW in Baku as a consultant.  In 2012 and 2013 he was a participant of the Festival of northern cuisine; ideologist and expert of the gastronomic culture.

Since 2013 – the chef cook of the Catherine the Great and Michelangelo restaurants of the State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel.