• Capital and largest city of Ukraine
  • Surface area: 839 km2
  • Population: 2 906 569
  • Title and signature date of the agreement: Friendship and cooperation agreement between the Capital of  Ukraine Kiev and the Brussels-Capital Region signed 8 December 1997

Kyiv has always been a historic destination where culture and soul of nation are encompassed in great cathedrals on green hills and busy lifestyle. But to really get to know Kyiv, one has to try its cuisine: borsch and home-style sausages, nalyvka and fresh bacon on rye bread, and of course the Carpathian honey. The bouquet of rich tastes will open your heart to a wealth of cultural heritage. Kyiv Welcomes You!

Ambassador Kyiv: Restaurant Kupidon

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    • The most famous Ukrainian dish: borscht with plums. Comes with Ukrainian black bread and bacon.
    • The most international dish of Kyiv: chicken Kyiv. Comes with mashed potatoes and celeriac.


    • The most festive Ukrainian dish: kholodetz (kind of meat aspic) with rooster meat. Comes with horseradish.
    • The most delicious Ukrainian rustic dessert: varenyky (kind of Ukrainian dumplings) stuffed with cherries.


    • The oldest dish of the Ukrainian army: Cossack kouliche (barley stew with bacon and vegetables).
    • The most popular dish with the Ukrainian fishermen: carp roasted with onions and  bacon, comes with mashed potatoes.


    • The most famous dish of Crimean Tartars: lagman (fresh pasta topped with a meat and vegetables stew).
    • The most Belgian Ukrainian dish: roasted gander in Kyiv beer sauce, comes with apples and cherries.

    Every dish comes with a complimentary small tasting of the most philosophic Ukrainian drink: coffee with cardamom "Lvivska". A special recipe of Georg Franz Kolschitzky, who introduced, in the 17th century, the consumption of coffee in Ukraine. Next to that: a Podpłomyk, which is like a typical Slavic pita filled with salami.

    Traditional delicacies stand

    The Ukrainian representatives from restaurant Kupidon present their typical and authentic take-away products: honey, salt, teas and infusions, spices and sauces, caramel, coffee, beer and of course vodka.