Aleksandr Chuprakov/

This colourful restaurant with embroidered tablecloths, ceramic pots and other hallmarks of Ukrainian rural life offers a delicious and filling mix of slightly adapted traditional and modern recipes. The menu is not a reliable guide to what’s what at Khutorok. Some dishes have playful names that tell you nothing of the actual food. For instance, Gavroche’s Dream is the name of a salad with buzhenina pork. Most of the menu is in Ukrainian, and the servers will speak Ukrainian with some of the patrons. To give more gravitas to the place’s statement of Ukrainian authenticity, Khutorok hosts Ukrainian folk concerts on weekends. At some point the tipsy patrons are apt to join the singers or animators and then the party revs up.