A Russian Easter table is both a gracious and a relaxed way to entertain. In Russian Orthodox homes, the meal is served following midnight services, as a brunch, or as midday dinner. And it's an easy menu for Easter or any other party--composed of make-ahead dishes and presented like a smorgasbord, with little plates to refill at each diner's own pace.
Smoked Salmon

Fresh Salmon or Sturgeon Caviar

Pumpernickel Triangles


Sour Cream

Chopped Chives

Pickled and Marinated Herring

Baked Ham

Sour Cream Cucumber Salad
Pickled Mushrooms
Pickled Beets

Cabbage Slaw

Rye Bread

Vodka or Beer

Colored Eggs

Coffee or Tea