The tradition is making crêpes and treating family, friends and beloved ones throughout the entire week.
Crêpe tradition dates several centuries back in history, thus quite a few recipes remained: lacelike crêpes, stuffed crêpes, plump browned crêpes and many others. Even nowadays each housewife keeps her own secret in making this all favorite treat special. So does our Museum of samovars and bouliottes. The main tea room offers the holiday treat with crêpes as the symbol of hospitality.
Crêpes are not the only heroes of the Maslenitsa tradition: no treat is right without a steaming samovar.
From olden times the samovar has held the pride place on the table. A special tea ceremony formed in the first half of the XIX century was either a host or her older daughter serving the tea. Keeping cups close enough, they served tea to guests as they came, and no other way but through the sieve. Should some of the guests want some more, their cup would be rinsed and filled up again. While guests were sitting at the table enjoying tea, top up never stopped and only the cup turned upside down meant they are done drinking.
Our Museum of samovars and bouliottes invites you to discover the history of samovar, tea etiquette and serving traditions back in the old days in Russia and have photo shoots at generously served table to leave the greatest memories for days.
Welcome to our Museum of samovars and bouliottes!