Kurnik is a Russian chicken pot pie, made with at least three fillings layered inside the dough. It was the dish of honor at most traditional Russian weddings. The symbolism of ingredients can be appreciated even today.
The name of this kind of pie is often found in work of Russian writers. This superlative dish was developed by French Chefs in Russia, shortly after the War of 1812, and henceforth served to the gentry and nobility.