On Wednesday, January 30th, residents of the Grinnell College Russian House hosted the first Чаепитие (Tea Time) of the Spring 2013 semester. The event, which traditionally has been held later in the evening, has undergone a transition this semester–instead of evening tea and Russian treats, Russian Tea Time at Grinnell has become a dinner event, now occurring weekly on Wednesdays at 18:00.
The first Tea Time was a success, despite the frigidity of Iowa’s January weather. The main course: Russian-style Borscht (Борщ), prepared by Russian major Anthony Wenndt ’15. Complete with Russian music and pleasant conversation, the first dinnertime Чаепитие at Grinnell certainly set the stage for a semester of fun and food at the Russkii Dom.