October 15, 2013 - January 15, 2014 Issue No. 07
Welcome to TOP Wroclaw About TOP • Poland’s leading lifestyle resource; • Defined by our selections of the best services and products. Our effort is to show case - service providers and business partner selected through the prisms of outstanding quality and --reputation.
TOP’s Mission • To offer exposure to the best the city offers; • To create a unique interface between the social aspects of life with employee enrich ment; • To showcase our Service Partners; • To create a TOP Community where our members, users, and service partners, all come together to make life richer and better: may it be dining, cafes, shopping, various activties, and services ranging from finance, to medical needs.
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05 TOP RESTAURANTS 06 Brasserie 27 International
08 Grape Restaurant International
09 Mennicza Fusion International
10 Hotel Monopol: Acquario Ristorante Mediterrean
11 Hotel Monopol: Monopol Restaurant Polish
13 TOP ESSENTIALS 14 Derma Puls Center of Aesthetic and Laser Dermatology
15 Boutique Jolli Popular Fashion
16 Autodirect Buy New Cars Online
19 TOP CULTURE 20 Browar MieszczaĹ„ski 21 Wroclaw Contemporary Museum
22 City Map with Above Locations
BRASSERIE 27 RESTAURANT
Brasserie 27, located at the stylish Europeum Hotel is a trend-setting brasserie-restaurant in Wroclaw’s topmost boutique hotel, which surely carries the torch for city’s reputation as a city with outstanding international food. This restaurant has a strong emphasis on a menu which is inspired by the best and freshest produce from around the region. Brasserie 27 has an infectious buzz about it and is a place where one can enjoy a delicious meal or linger over a drink in its stylishly designed surroundings-- indeed, as one sits here, the experience of being here delights on many levels. The Brasserie’s caring, professional and friendly staff thrives on providing great service, which makes one feel truly welcome. Brasserie 27 is really the place for all occasions, where they have mastered the seemingly effortless grace of hospitality!
Brasserie 27 Restaurant Kazimierza Wielkiego 27A, Wroclaw phone: +48 71 371 4471 www.brasserie27.com
Grape Restaurant Parkowa 8, Wroclaw phone: +48 71 73 60 400 www.grapehotel.pl
Grape Restaurant has made a niche for itself in Wroclaw for being a place where wines from the known wine regions of the world come together with the special wine consumer who knows how the product varies with nature, and the love that goes into how itâ€™s made. The restaurant specializes in products derived from wine and almost every dish and dessert on its uses wine in different ways. The placeâ€™s Wine Library is a marketing inspiration where meetings and presentations occur between consumers and winemakers; all wines selected for the Wine Library are indeed of the topmost quality largely sourced from small boutique wineries and respected producers where pay far more attention to the quality of production than the quantity. This is an outstanding place which has surely enriched the city with all the special qualities of the Grape
MENNICZA FUSION RESTAURANT
Mennicza Fusion at the Granary Hotel has garnered quickly a reputation for its culinary innovativeness. The credit goes to the chef whose efforts have yielded an international menu which is truly worth writing home about. In an elegant brick-arched interiors blended with modernity, items such as the scallops with green asparagus and ricotta; Thai soup with shrimp, chicken, coriander, and coconut milk; pheasant with corn mousse and pearl beans; and roast beef with brussels sprouts with cumin and pumpernickel sauce, are served to reflect the flair of fusion. Desserts include the alluring Prosecco pancakes with rhubarb mousse; and the strawberry semifreddo with honey sauce. With a well equipped bar, outstanding service, and a tasting menu which allows one to savor the kitchenâ€™s excellence, Mennicza is indeed the place to dine in whilst in Wroclaw.
Mennicza Fusion Restaurant Mennicza 24, Wroclaw phone : +48 71 395 26 02
HOTEL MONOPOL: ACQUARIO RISTORANTE
Hotel Monopol H. Modrzejewskiej 2, Wroclaw phone: +48 71 772 3777 www.monopolwroclaw.hotel.com.pl
Located on the rooftop of the landmark Hotel Monopol is Acquario Ristorante. This glass paneled restaurant purveys the city’s top seafood and Mediterranean fare. It operates with the intelligent idea of not having a fixed menu, with the Chef’s innovative spirit leading to signature creations which are always a true delight. The wide ranging tasting menu between 12 to 4pm changes daily, and enables one to discover new flavors with each visit; items such as the Ballotine of foie gras with seaweed and marinated boletus; garlic soup with chicken liver; and ravioli with baked ricotta, pine nuts and fried chicory. The spacious rooftop terrace is a oneof-a-kind experience. Sipping a glass of wine from the over 200 selections on the wine menu, admiring the Wroclaw skyline with the historic Opera seemingly an arm’s length away, is wonderfully romantic indeed!
HOTEL MONOPOL: MONOPOL RESTAURANT
Within the Likus Family owned landmark of Hotel Monopol is located the samenamed Monopol Restaurant. The utter grandeur of the venue offers a leading insight into why the restaurant has become a culinary haven that it has. This is where the exciting flavors of traditional Polish cuisine come alive in innovative creations with eye-pleasing presentations; this is a must-have culinary experience. The seasonally adjusted menu is imaginative with items such as the carp from Milicz, and the duck from the area of Syc贸w, prepared by the Chef in different recipes and by varied cooking methods ranging from classic to sous vide. In addition, every Sunday there is a novel take on the traditional Polish lunch. For dessert, the apple and gooseberry mousse with hazelnuts and vanilla ice cream; and the chocolate layer cake with almond pastry, are both outstanding!
Hotel Monopol H. Modrzejewskiej 2, Wroclaw phone: +48 71 772 3777 www.monopolwroclaw.hotel.com.pl
NAZWA RESTAURACJI DERMA PULS
Derma Puls Barycka 1/3 , Wroclaw phone: +48 71 322 69 09 +48 71 322 76 42 www.derma-puls.com.pl firstname.lastname@example.org
Beauty is a concept that has many definitions and references. Here beauty is synonymous with good health, as both are inseparable. The slogan “Healthy face of beauty” accurately reflects the spirit here at the Center of Aesthetic and Laser Dermatology Derma Puls. When starting this 30 years ago Ewa Kaniowska wanted to simply become an outstanding dermatologist committed to constantly developing cutting-edge expertise and elevating the levels of patient care. The result of this effort are clear with the thriving success of this place. It is one of the best equipped clinics in the entire country with the latest generation of lasers--Vectus, Cutera, eCO2, Mosaic-- and various devices such as Thermage, I-lipo, LED Triwings and Endermolab. The clinic’s highly qualified team performs procedures at the highest level of professionalism, and yet a relaxed and friendly atmosphere pervades making patients both truly comfortable and contented!
photo: Maciej Gajdur/Wro Street Fashion
Jolli Boutique located within the Sky Tower, the tallest building in Wroclaw, is the city’s first modern concept where fashion creations of over 30 Polish designers are aimed at customers who appreciate quality and originality. The range includes office wear as well as evening wear collections, and a wide range of accessories such as shoes, jewelry, and handbags. The spacious interior design is conducive to the search for one’s dream creation for that-special-occasion, and the presence of in-house consultants and designers can help one to make the right choice. For the more demanding clients there is a specially arranged VIP area where one can even sip champagne to make the shopping experience even more pleasurable. Regular events with designers and fashion shows, make Jolli indeed a unique place on the fashion map not only in Wroclaw, but also across Poland.
photo: Maciej Gajdur/Wro Street Fashion
Jolli Boutique Galeria Sky Tower Powstańców Śląskich 95, Wroclaw phone: +48 71 7876 655
AUTODIRECT CAR PURCHASE Buy Cars The New, Efficient Way Finally, the cutting edge way to purchase cars, both brand new and pre-owned, has finally arrived in Poland with the recent launch of Autodirect’s new web portal, www.autosalon24.pl. Prospective car buyers in the country now virtually have the best of the entire Polish car market on their desktop. Says CEO, Mr. Grzegorz Kwiatkowski “This business model has been successfully implemented in Western Europe. In countries such as Spain or France almost 15% of cars are purchased in this way.”
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Autodirect SA Al. Jerozolimskie 133, 16th floor Warsaw 02-304 www.autosalon24.pl
Autosalon24.pl offers tremendous advantages over conventional ways of buying cars, which include: • Significantly better price with dealerships competing to provide the highest discount in order to make the sale; • Clean, transparent, and secure business practices—cars are provided by official authorized car dealerships only with bank payments made directly to the dealer’s bank account; • The widest possible choice between virtually all brands of cars and motorbikes; • One stop shopping for financing, (credit, leasing) and insurance, and professional advice by autosalon24.pl consultants in identifying what’s most suitable; • Customized requirements delivered to the doorstep such as winter tires, baby seats, individual leather interior, and auto spa treatments such as scratch-proofing; • And finally lots of time saved which is perhaps the most important factor today. On occasion an identified vehicle with the best deal may in fact be available at a dealership in a distant town. In these cases autosalon24.pl would be delighted in making travel arrangements to get one there to take delivery of one’s new car, always a thrilling experience made better perhaps with a sightseeing holiday in a different city! With almost every car and model, along with a good choice of motorbikes autosalon24.pl is indeed the place to purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle. The best possible price and service is indeed just a few computer clicks with no running around and wasting time. Thank you autosalon24.pl!
Browar Mieszczański Hubska 44-48, Wroclaw phone: +48 71 367 70 48 www.browar.wroc.pl
Browar Mieszczański has its origins as a beer brewry in 1894, and over the next century it specialized in the production of solid lagers and light. In 1996, beer making was abandoned, and its buildings began to slowly deteriorate. This nineteenth-century complex of industrial buildings was then bought by Christopher Wojtasowi, who with his vision adapted the historic brewery to emerge as a center of cultural, entertainment and study. Since 2004 this is the enclave, where artists have created a wide range of art, photography, music, and architectural studios. The brewery hosts numerous art events: concerts, festivals, and several exhibitions throughout the year organized at the Browarowa Gallery. A favorite place for the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, this is indeed a gem on Wroclaw’s cultural map!
WROCŁAW CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM
Jiří Kovanda one the most revered Czech artists of today has his first full retrospective in Poland with the exhibition entitled: ‘I have not been here, yet’. Born in 1953, in Prague, he has been presenting his work at important international exhibitions for the last many decades, such as at the Documenta in Kassel (2007), and the Biennale in Sao Paulo (2012). His art is always received with enthusiastic acceptance by the audience largely in part due to its innovative and comprehensive nature consisting of per formances, conceptual installations, interventions and paintings. Over 100 objects are being brought together from various museums, galleries and private collections from France, Czech, Austria and Poland for this exhibition. The title ‘I have not been here, yet’, has been proposed by the artist himself, and provides a subtle hint to his sense of humor!
November 8 - December 20, 2013 Wroclaw Contemporary Museum Plac Strzegomski 2a, Wroclaw www.muzeumwpolczesne.pl
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