Definition of "zakuski" []

  • Hors d'oeuvres, consisting of tiny open sandwiches spread with caviar, smoked sausage, etc, or a cold dish such as radishes in sour cream, all usually served with vodka
  • Plural form of zakuska. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "zakuski" in a sentence
  • "Over at NPR, I have a guided tour of Russian hors d’oeuvres, called zakuski, each as unsubtle, garlicky and brined as you should expect from my husband’s pickled-crazed people."
  • "The restaurant has also a "rumochnaya" (standing-room-only cafe) decorated in the 20th century style where you can sample a variety of vodkas with traditional Russian 'zakuski' snacks."
  • "I do, however, take a leaf out of Georgian housewives' books and look to zakuski for inspiration when creating a cocktail-hour menu."