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April - May 2018, Issue No. 69


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CONTENTS TOP FINE DINING 8

Albertina

Fresh Seafood, Polish

46 4747

10

Bonerowska Gourmet

48

11

Enoteka Pergamin

49

Chłopskie Jadło

50

Chopin

51

Farina

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Jarema

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4240 41 43

Steak and Fish International

Traditional Polish

Traditional Fine Polish Italian Inspired Polish Traditional Polish

Polish Modern

6056

Likus: Amarone

Grande Grill

Steaks and Barbecue

La Grande Mamma Italian

Loża

Cafe & Restaurant

Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club Steaks & Burgers

Moo Moo Steak & Wine Fine Steaks, Wine

Scandale Garden Fusion, Cocktails

Rzeźnia

BBQ / Ribs

Nago Sushi & Sake Fine Japanese

TOP EVENINGS

Polish Traditional

Likus: Copernicus

Polish, International

TOP WORLD & ASIAN

Kogel Mogel

Likus: Trzy Rybki

Gehanowska Pod Słońcem

Polish Traditional

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Bull Pub

Italina, Polish

63

La Casa del Habano

Miód Malina Miodova

Modern Polish

Cigars and Top Liquors

TOP FASHION & SHOPS

Nota Resto by Tomasz Leśniak Polish, International

Old-English Style Pub

Scandale Royal

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Dom & Kwiaty

Pod Aniołami

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Pasaż 13

Pod Nosem

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Pimiento

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International Restaurant & Bar Polish Traditional Fine Polish

Flowers for every occasion World’s 30 Top Brands

Kobalt

Polish Ceramics

L’oko

Argentinian

Opticians

Modern Polish

TOP STAYS: Poland

Szara Gęś

The Spaghetti

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The Bonerowski: Krakow

Trattoria La Campana

78

H15 Boutique Hotel: Warsaw

Tradycyja

79

Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town

Wesele

81

Kanonicza 22 Hotel: Krakow

Authentic Italian and Pizza Italian

Polish, Italian

TOP Schools & Culture

Nouvelle Polish

TOP CASUAL

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Bianca

85

Italian

ABC Kindergarten International School of Krakow

86

Culture Interest

Italian

87

Historical Places

Boccanera Bistro Bene by Tomasz Leśniak Polish, international, Breakfast

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Filipa 18

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Fiorentina

International

Italian, Tuscan


MOCAK is the first museum of contemporary art in the post-war Poland to have been built from scratch. During the seven years of its existence, MOCAK has become one of the most important and familiar places on Krakow’s cultural map. Each year it attracts over 120 000 visitors.

A Place Full of Art Collection Exhibitions Meetings Film screenings Workshops Research Projects Publications

www.mocak.pl

ul. Lipowa 4, Kraków office@mocak.pl tel. +48 12 263 40 03

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 7 pm Tuesdays FREE ENTRY


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ALBERTINA RESTAURANT & WINE

Albertina Restaurant and Wine located in the center of town offers a class-act amalgamation of wine and food pairing, with each item in its exhilarating menu matched with two wines - all available by the glass. The self-service Enomatic with a selection of 32 international premium and Polish wines is unique here as well, located in its elegant wine cellar. Fresh seasonal products from local producers, prime seafood and wild game are the source of Chef Grzegorz Fic’s modern culinary inspirations alongside Polish classics. Notable items include the tartare of smoked trout (from nearby Ojcow National Park); fresh lobster and oysters from the in-house lobster tank; the lobster bisque soup; the chopped red dear saddle tartare with oyster mousse; and the wild boar ravioli-all examples that delight with their intense flavors. Albertina indeed belongs to the top rung on Krakow’s culinary ladder!

Albertina Restaurant & Wine Dominikańska 3, Krakow phone: +48 12 333 41 10 www.albertinarestaurant.pl albertina@albertinarestaurant.pl www.facebook.com/AlbertinaRestaurant

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BONEROWSKA GOURMET STEAK & FISH

Bonerowska Gourmet Steak & Fish Rynek GĹ‚Ăłwny 42, Krakow phone: +48 12 374 13 07 www.palacbonerowski.pl

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Bonerowska Gourmet Steak & Fish brings to mind many things; foremost among them is redefining the idea of an enjoyable eating experience. This is a restaurant pulsating with a rare vitality. Located on a corner in the Main Square, its warm earth interiors and crisp whitelinen draped tables all come together in highlighting a menu which is illustrative of the tremendous thought and effort that has been put in by the Chef whose underlying mantra, first and foremost, is a focus on fresh ingredients. There is grilled or steamed fish, variety of seafood, and steaks with meat imported from the US, Argentina, Netherlands, and New Zealand. Alongside this, select traditional Polish and Italian dishes are all incredibly outstanding. Completing the equation is an elaborate wine list, and desserts such as the home-made chocolate scuffle, or the Bonerowska tiramisu. Truly outstanding!


ENOTEKA PERGAMIN

Enoteka Pergamin, is indeed an apt setting for its historical location on the Royal Route, steps from the Main Square. Centuries ago, Veit Stoss the legendary German sculptor once lived and worked here, best known for the heritage altar in St. Mary’s Basilica. Creative passions still dominate the premises now with Enoteka, in the form of excellence in wine and food from around the world, but especially from Poland’s regions. The creative menu extensively uses local products, meats and cheese, produced faithfully through generations and available alongside Italian, Greek, and French products at the deli. These paired with appropriate wines transform the simple act of dining into veritable culinary journeys. As a comprehensive combination of a restaurant, a bistro, deli and wine shop, a cigar room as well as a cocktail bar, Enoteka Pergamin offers a special experience indeed.

Enoteka Pergamin Grodzka 39, Krakow phone: + 48 797 705 515 www.enotekapergamin.pl

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CHŁOPSKIE JADŁO

If quintessential Polish fare is what one seeks, Chłopskie Jadło provides the answer. With three locations in the city center, its interiors replicate those of a country cottage, complete with stout wooden tables, attired service staff, and an overall warm rustic decor enhanced by folk music playing in the background. Among the many expected standards such as pierogi and soups, there are wholesome delight such as the żurek, which is the sour rye soup served in a bread bowl with egg and white sausage; the authentic beef tartar, served with pickled cucumber, onion, and egg yolk; the grilled zander with lemon and herb butter; and the zrazy which are Polish beef rolls. These delight on all levels, washed down perhaps with Polish vodka which goes well with these hearty dishes. Welcome desserts such as the apple pancakes served with honey or jam complete this wonderful experience!

Grodzka 9, Krakow mail: 807.krakow@chlopskiejadlo.pl mobile: +48 725 100 559 Świętej Agnieszki 1, Krakow mail: 803.krakow@chlopskiejadlo.pl mobile: +48 725 100 532 Świętego Jana 3, Krakow mail: 804.krakow@chlopskiejadlo.pl mobile: +48 725 100 535 Głogoczów 196, Głogoczów mail: 802.glogoczow@chlopskiejadlo.pl mobile +48 725 100 528 www.chlopskiejadlo.pl

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CHOPIN

Rynek Główny 39 Restaurant Chopin, is about the scale the place offers in terms of a menu that reflects the heights achieved by one of the most famous of Poland’s sons, Frederic Chopin. Tradition is reflected by its location in the Main Square; its interiors embracing a soft modernity that emphasizes the forward looking nature of Chopin’s music and its own interpretation of Polish cuisine. The gentle sounds of classical music are an apt accompaniment to items on the menu: the sour rye soup, pork ribs, potato pancakes, and desserts such as the apple tart. The stained glass window above the bar is indeed beautiful; a wonderful visual as one enjoys from among a wide selection of drinks. A friendly staff makes the place equally inviting for business meetings or for celebrations with family and friends. A class act on all levels, a memorable experience here is truly guaranteed. This place indeed is par excellence!

Chopin Restaurant Rynek Główny 39, Krakow phone: +48 12 433 70 10 www.chopinkrakow.pl restauracja@chopinkrakow.pl

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FARINA

Farina Ĺšw. Marka 16, Krakow phone: + 48 12 422 16 80 www.farina.com.pl

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The creative brilliance of Monika Turasiewicz, the brainchild behind Farina, has placed this restaurant within the top echelon of Krakow’s culinary scene. To be found in a quiet corner within a splendid location in the Old Town, even its impressive interiors are steeped in history with beamed ceilings dating back to 1618! The culinary output here may go down in the history books as well with its emphasis on fresh fish and sea food, impeccably executed dishes, home-made pasta and dumplings, and varied other innovative and traditional dishes. Those with Polish inclinations should try the duck with apples glazed in honey; the grilled trout with garlic and almonds; or the cheese and potato filled pierogi. With spacious candle-lit rooms, and service par excellence Farina stands firm as one of the Krakow greats. Please note: Complimentary aperitif welcomes guests carrying TOP!


JAREMA

Plac Matejki, where Jarema is located, is named after 19th century painter Jan Matejko who enshrined many of the glorious traditions of Polish kings and their victorious armies. Jarema enshrines yet another Polish tradition—kresowa, the cuisine in focus here. Originating from the eastern borders of historical Poland, an area known as Kresy, Polish dishes combined under eastern influences to constitute what is served here; such as exceptional lamb cutlets; quail stuffed with figs; pierogi with liver and grits; and a standard favorite, bigos served under the inspiring title of Great Master of the Royal Hunt Bigos! A three-roomed interior provides a cozily matched setting to the menu which varies with the seasons and marks the traditions that are tied to them. With Michelin’s two forks and spoons rating, summer garden seating, Jarema is an excellent experience!

Jarema Plac Matejki 5, Krakow phone: +48 12 429 36 69 www.jarema.pl

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KOGEL MOGEL

Kogel Mogel Sienna 12, Krakow phone: +48 12 426 49 68 www.kogel-mogel.pl

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Kogel Mogel, a fine Polish restaurant located a few steps from the Main Square, has already made a substantial contribution to Krakow by vigorously uplifting its culinary standards. The superb interiors spell elegance, spaciously spread almost along the length of an entire block. The place of course in where a fine Polish menu is at its very best, prepared with a much higher level and care than one can ordinarily find in terms of ingredients and recipes. Items such as the velvety goose pate; the roasted leg of goose confit marinated in red wine, honey and marjoram, served with roasted plum; and the Kogel Mogel with seasonal fresh fruits for dessert, all thrill considerably. With excellent wine selection, coffee, and drinks combined with a wonderful open air terrace for the summer, Kogel Mogel has come to be an outstanding part of Krakow’s restaurant scene!


LIKUS HOTELS & RESTAURANTS: TRZY RYBKI

Traces of the historical past merge subtly with the absolute contemporary at the super-elegant five-star Stary Hotel, located in the very heart of Krakow. The hotel’s stunning restaurant, Michelin Guide recommended, Trzy Rybki is located on the ground floor beneath an expansive glass roof. Its superb offerings bring forth the finest traditions of Polish cuisine inscribed within its interpretations of a nouvelle Polish menu. The menu, as should be, is matched with the season’s bounties with compositions that include venison, forest mushrooms, truffles, fish, sea-food, and home-made pasta. An abundantly populated wine list is well complemented by an equally lavish selection of Italian cheese. For a unique night-time experience one can go up to the rooftop grill and bar for lunch, dinner, or a glass of wine to enjoy an exhilarating panorama of the town, and to capture the atmosphere of the Main Market Square.

Trzy Rybki Szczepańska 5 (Stary Hotel), Krakow phone: +48 12 384 08 06 www.likusrestauracje.pl Open daily from 12 am to 11 pm

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AMARONE: LIKUS HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

Amarone Floriańska 14, Krakow (entrance from the św. Tomasza) phone: +48 12 424 33 81 www.likusrestauracje.pl Open daily from 12 am to 11 pm Lunch is served from 12 am to 4 pm

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Located in the landmark Pod Roza Hotel in the heart of town is Restaurant Amarone. This place is a notch up from the ordinary Italian that is found almost in every part of this city. With a foundation rooted in classic Italian cuisine, the emphasis here is to always go the extra mile; if it is pasta, rest assured it is not out of a packet, but is handmade right here on premises. What emerges on one’s plate therefore is the epitome of freshness, flavor, and creativity. The arched interiors is an apt setting, transporting one’s mind to Italy, especially as one savors items such as the carpaccio, excellent lamb, and the pasta accompanied by fine wines. The restaurant boasts its own vinoteka; its wine collection having won awards from the prestigious Wine Spectator World. Elegance and culinary refinement indeed exist at their very highest at Amarone! Please note: 5-course lunch menu each day for just 50 PLN.


LIKUS HOTELS & RESTAURANTS: COPERNICUS

The restaurant at the exclusive Hotel Copernicus located at the foot of Wawel Castle on ancient, picturesque Kanonicza Street, melds subtle modernity with elements of the Renaissance period. A direct reflection of how the menu has been fashioned where traditions of nobilityinspired cuisine have been infused with a nouvelle touch. Proof for the most discriminating palates lies in its superb dishes with a menu that changes with the rhythms of the season, purveying its delights in the form of succulent meats, pates, mushroom dishes, lobster, freshwater fish, and foie gras. A wine list of over 200 ensures that one’s menu selections will be well matched with what one chooses to sip. Desserts range from ethereal sorbets to chocolate soufflÊ served with peppermint ice cream, or simply the choicest chocolate truffles. Recommended by the Michelin Guide, this is a culinary masterpiece indeed!

Copernicus Kanonicza 16, Krakow phone: +48 12 424 34 21 www.likusrestauracje.pl Open daily from 12 am to 11 pm

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MIÓD MALINA

Miód Malina Grodzka 40, Krakow phone: +48 12 430 04 11 www.miodmalina.pl open: Mon–Sun from midday to 11 pm

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Miód Malina—“Honey Raspberry” is a term used in colloquial Polish to express delight! This Michelin Guide recommended Polish restaurant excites at all levels. Spread over two hall-like rooms, its warm rustic interior is made cozier by a large wood-burning oven, and fresh flowers illumined in an abundance of candlelight. Menu highlights include the special oscypek cheese with cranberry jelly; roasted duck with marjoram with roasted slices of apples and cranberry jelly; lamb chops; and desserts such as the racuchy, which is a homemade apple pancake served warm with a tempting vanilla and caramel sauce—all wonderfully outstanding. With a carefully chosen wine list, a wide selection of liquors, and a friendly staff, Miód Malina offers true delight indeed!


MIODOVA

Located in the heart of Kazimierz, on Szeroka Square is Miodova, a stunning venue that combines tradition with modernity. In a spot that was once a Jewish market, with the Old Synagogue steps away, the place true to its location serves an authentic Krakow cuisine, made with local products, yet enriched with modern flavors, styles, and presentations. The inspiration to create Miodova lies in an old cookbook from 1897; its recipes and formulations form the basis of classic dishes here clearly reflecting the Austro-Hungarian, Jewish, Russian and Balkan influences that are part of Krakow’s history. The refined interiors spell class, and the outstanding service makes the restaurant a perfect spot for fine dining as well as casual get-togethers with family and friends. Spread over three floors, private dining is available as well for an overall extraordinary experience!

Miodova Szeroka 3, Krakow phone: +48 12 432 50 83 www.miodova.pl

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NOTA_RESTO BY TOMASZ LESNIAK

Nota_Resto by Tomasz Leśniak Św. Krzyża 17, Krakow mobile: +48 517 818 851 FB:Notaresto www.notaresto.pl

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The genius and versatility of Nota_ Resto’s Chef-Owner Tomasz Leśniak is immediately evident upon entering a magnificent, ethereal, modern space, a venue that reflects his rare philosophy. Dishes, according to him, are like short stories, conveying journeys, memories, and flavors of childhood. Aware that a sophisticated dining experience in Kraków would not be complete without a well developed range of Polish dishes on the menu, this gifted chef offers his defining Polish interpretations on the menu alongside a diverse international menu. These encompassing ideas and immense creativity, indeed carried him to be the chef for the national football teams where the integral part of his creativity was an equal emphasis on the healthful attributes of food. Nota_Resto imbibes all of these views with an overall experience that satisfies deeply. This is truly is one of Krakow’s top culinary spots!


SCANDALE ROYAL

Scandale Royal Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, a highly reputed dining venue located a few steps from the Main Square on Plac Szczepanski, offers a sophisticated, international menu with sumptuous breakfast, terrific lunch, and of course fine dinner service alongside an outstanding tapas, drinks and refreshing cocktails menu. The kitchen is open until 2 a.m. making the place truly unique especially for those with late night hunger pangs! The steaks and seafood here are outstanding, and when paired with the right wines, the experience is indeed one to be completely relished! Every dish, meticulously made from scratch, is complemented with a full bar selection. Scandale Royal offers private dining rooms as well for all group sizes and budgets-- from smaller birthdays to larger corporate events--all molded here into memorable occasions. Indeed a place that always offers quality and a wonderful time!

Scandale Royal Plac Szczepański 2, Krakow phone: +48 12 422 13 33 www.facebook.com/ScandaleRoyalKrk www.scandale.pl

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POD ANIOŁAMI

Pod Aniołami, which translates into Under the Angels, is located on what is known as the Royal Route, impeccably delivering its history. In the restored chamber upstairs, grand receptions are organized amidst the splendor of 18th-century paintings! Starters such as the carpaccio of smoked goose breast with skin, served with cranberries; mushroom soup with noodles. The grilled sirloin with capers and rosemary; the huntsman’s wild boar steak, marinated in juniper sauce, grilled over beech hardwood fire, served with grilled bacon, green pepper and red cabbage with raisins in wine, are all exceptional. A beech-wood grill serves a wide array of meats to be had perhaps in the medieval-style courtyard garden that’s open all year round. Desserts include sernik, the Polish cheesecake; or szarlotka, which is the local apple pie. Pod Aniołami is indeed a culinary experience from when real nobility paraded along the Royal Route!

Pod Aniołami Grodzka 35, Krakow phone: +48 12 421 39 99 open from 12.45 pm to midnight www.podaniolami.pl

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POD NOSEM

‘Pod Nosem’ is an elegant and beautifully designed restaurant located on the ground floor and the cellar of the historical tenement house at Kanoniczna 22. While enjoying the atmosphere of the Old Town, here one can relish Polish cuisine with a modern twist that breaks the traditional mould, offering a lighter and original version. Award-winning chef, Przemysław Bilski gained his experience in London restaurants Zafferano and Locanda Locatelli, both of which are awarded with Michelin stars. In 2015 he was the winner of the Traditional Cuisine Chef category by Gault&Millau Poland, recognised for his talents and signature dishes which include wild game. His carefully selected menu, changes each month to provide the best quality and freshness of seasonal products. The tastes and decor of Pod Nosem are sure to satisfy even the most demanding guests!

Pod Nosem Kanonicza 22, Krakow phone: +48 12 376 00 14 www.podnosem.com restauracja@podnosem.com

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PIMIENTO

Marcin Seweryn’s Pimiento was the first Argentinean concept grill restaurant in Krakow specializing in juicy grilled meats cooked with traditional methods; its success has now enabled 3 top locations in the city center. Meat is flown in especially from Argentina, as well as from the US and Australia, each cut individually seasoned to impart authentic favors so as to deliver truly high-quality dining. Popular items include appetizers such as the empanadas with meat or vegetable filling; and main dishes such as the taste of three cuts of Argentinean prime beef with tenderloin, sirloin, and rib eye; the T-bone porterhouse; and the succulent entrecote. A wide selection of wines, and a uniquely special menu comprising single malts--from Scotland, Japan, and Taiwan—makes Pimento all the more enticing. Outstanding desserts, and smart friendly service, make Pimiento an always wonderful experience!

Pimiento Józefa 26, Krakow phone: +48 12 421 25 02 pimiento@pimiento.pl Stolarska 13, Krakow phone: +48 12 422 66 72 stolarska@pimiento.pl Rynek Główny 30, Krakow phone: +48 430 62 85 rynek@pimiento.pl

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SZARA GES

Szara Gęś, which translates to The Grey Goose, is housed in an iconic 14th century building in the Main Square, and is the latest addition to Krakow’s culinary top rung. Beneath Gothic cross vaults the restaurant emanates a type of splendor which sets it apart. The modern-regal design is not just cosmetic; it rather serves as an apt indicator of the gastronomic seriousness of the place. This is Polish cuisine with a fine contemporary interpretation, intertwined deeply with the feastfor-the-senses ambiance here. A strict adherence to top quality ingredients and seasonal products contributes to deliver complete satisfaction. Items on the menu include the goose breast confit with orange caramel; baked goat cheese with pear in red wine sauce and gingerbread; and the ravioli with goose filling in mushroom broth; and for dessert, the delectable baked chocolate mousse. Impressive indeed!

Wesele Restaurant Szara Gęś Krakow, Rynek Rynek GłównyGłówny 17, Krakow 10 phone: phone:+48 +481212422 43074636011 www.weselerestauracja.pl www.szarages.com

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THE SPAGHETTI

The Spaghetti Rynek Główny 17, Krakow phone: +48 12 430 63 11 www.thespaghetti.pl

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The Spaghetti located in the basement of one of the most beautiful buildings in the Market Square is a welcome addition to Krakow’s mundane plethora of pizza and “Italian” eateries. It is refreshingly different indeed-- emphasizing authenticity and top quality of ingredients, a menu which is simple and to the point, and an open and easy-dining attitude. Created out of a deep desire to deliver true Italian flavours, the place is an ideal spot for dining with family and friends, and merriment with work colleagues. In pleasant interiors which reflect elegant simplicity and modernity, authenticity is delivered by ensuring that the pasta is made with Italian durum semolina, the sun ripened tomatoes are genuinely San Marzano, and the Neapolitan pizza, for example, is made with buffalo mozzarella. With salads, meats, and desserts, The Spaghetti offers much more than its simple name!


TRATTORIA LA CAMPANA

La Campana, recommended by Michelin Guide, is located on Kanonicza Street, the oldest street in Krakow which emanates from adjacent Wawel Castle. Refreshing to the senses, its dÊcor is warm and elegant, in complete union with an impressive back garden viewed through its windows. A comprehensive Italian menu ensures that there is something suitable for everyone’s palate. The selection of the finest San Daniele prosciutto deserves special mention, served here with fresh figs, melon, or with fine Italian olives, capers, and sundried tomatoes. An impressive array of pasta, such as rigatoni with tenderloin, garlic and tomatoes, is a great precursor to main courses such as the grilled duck fillet with mango and white wine sauce; or perch served with black rice and fennel in an aromatic Martini-based sauce. As expected, the wine list, desserts, and coffee are all outstanding. Fine indeed!

Trattoria La Campana Kanonicza 7, Krakow phone: +48 12 430 22 32 www.lacampana.pl

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TRADYCYJA

Tradycyja Rynek GĹ‚Ăłwny 15, Krakow phone: +48 12 424 96 16 rezerwacja@tradycyja.pl www.tradycyja.pl

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Located in a prime setting in the Main Square, Tradycyja Restaurant is spread over two levels including a period basement welcoming all those who have in their hearts a yearning for uniqueness and a hearty appetite to complement this. This restaurant satisfies at all levels in its spacious yet cozy interiors serving a menu that transcribes both traditional Polish, as well as Italian with offerings specifically inspired by the cuisine of sunny Tuscany. The menu, which is dominated by dumplings, mushrooms, flavorful meat, and niche products from Polish farms, is interspersed with a choice of traditional Italian dishes, pasta, vineripened tomatoes and cheese. While the combination of Polish and Italian is common in Krakow, Tradycyja has taken this combination with a sense of seriousness towards both, guaranteeing a culinary experience which promises to be excellent!


WESELE

Wesele Restaurant offers a wonderful view into Polish traditionality; with its 16th century ceiling it is in complete step with its location in the Main Square, itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Wesele” means “wedding party”—thus its décor motif with plentiful flowers, candle light, and embroidered tablecloths, evokes the impressive lavishness and sumptuousness of traditional of Polish weddings. This Michelin recommended restaurant specializes in old Polish and Krakow delicacies such as the homemade pierogi with an array of savory or sweet fillings; the succulent goose breasts in pear sauce; or the fresh grilled trout sourced from the streams nearby; these are all delightful. Desserts touch a high note, and with an elaborate wine selection from around the globe, including Polish wines from Krakow, Wesele indeed offers the marriage of exquisite tradition and a wholesome good time!

Wesele Rynek Główny 10, Krakow phone: +48 12 422 74 60 www.weselerestauracja.pl

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BIANCA

Bianca Plac Mariacki 2, Krakow phone: +48 12 422 18 71 www.biancaristorante.pl restauracja@biancaristorante.pl

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Bianca Pasta & Wine located on the Main Square has gifted this town with the true essence of fine Italian cuisine. The dishes here impart an innate joy; this comes P425 with the use of P433 the +freshest ingredients, many actually sourced directly from Italy. Adhering strongly to the ethic of authenticity, no artificial preservatives are ever used, and the menu changes often in keeping with the seasons and its “fresh” philosophy. Besides a daily tasting menu, the fried zucchini flower stuffed with ricotta cheese and truffle oil; the ravioli with wild boar stewed in port wine with pine nuts; and the stewed octopus in white wine with smoked olive oil, and served with mashed green peas, are all excellent. A unique selection of wines and desserts such as pistachio tiramisu, or the chocolate soufflé with mascarpone serve as an exclamation point to this outstanding dining experience!


BOCCANERA

Authentic Italian has been given a glamorous twist at the new and enticing Boccanera, located in one of the more interesting corners of town, on Tomasza Street just steps from the Main Square. It owes its allegiance to its older sister, Mamma Mia (page 52) regarded over the years by locals as the best Italian in town. Chef Robert Koczwara’s menu emphasizes the lighter aspects of Italian cuisine—seafood, pasta, home-made ravioli, delicious salads, risotto, thin-crust pizza, and elevating desserts such as the panna cotta served with wild-fruits puree. Boccanera consistently garners rave reviews from guests who find here substantially more than just excellent food; a great atmosphere with stunning interiors, informed service, excitingly original cocktails, and an impressive wine cellar, are few examples. A top dining experience always, that’s the promise at Boccanera!

Boccanera Św. Tomasza 15, Krakow phone: +48 12 422 17 08 www. boccanera.pl

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www.phig.pl


BY TOMASZ LESNIAK BISTRO BENE

Bistro Bene by Tomasz Leśniak, in his words is “where all is good, where we share the best we have!” A bistro, cafe and bar, it is a comprehensive dining venue offering a wide selection for breakfast, casual-styled meals, and an enticing array of desserts. This is the place to eat, drink and mingle in a “happening” environment with likeminded friends, work colleagues, or family. Open from 8 a.m. Bistro Bene serves a wide selection for breakfast; a category often ignored as a serious dining experience but not here at Bistro Bene which views this rather importantly! Beautifully crafted sandwiches, flavorful burgers, salads, and soups form the cornerstones of the menu served all the way thru dinner. A wide selection of topnotch alcohols, non-alcoholic beverages, and a well formulated wine list, all contribute towards Bistro Bene being so thoroughly inviting!

Bistro Bene by Tomasz Leśniak Św. Krzyża 17, Krakow mobile: +48 789 093 622 FB:Bistrobenebytomaszlesniak www.bistrobene.pl

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FILIPA 18 FOOD WINE ART

Filipa 18 Food Wine Art Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town Ĺšw. Filipa 18, Krakow phone: +48 12 345 18 74 www.ihg.com

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Filipa 18, the newly opened restaurant in the center of town within the new boutique Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town features modern interpretations on traditional Polish dishes. The emphasis here is on the use of natural and locally sourced ingredients with a menu that will be changing with the seasons, ensuring a fresh dining experience throughout the year. Items on the menu include refreshing salads, sandwiches, soups, and an array of meats, pasta, main dishes, and desserts. In addition to the food, one can partake from a range of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages including local and imported beers, spirits, and wine. Serving breakfast thru dinner, Filipa 18 is indeed a convenient venue to just stop by whilst exploring the city for a quick meal, or with friends, family, and business colleagues for a comfortable and yet top-quality dining experience!


FIORENTINA

The exhirating new restaurant in town is Fiorentina, the inspiration for which of course is Florence, a city suffused with the spirit of the renaissance. The interiors here reflect the idyllic clime of sunny Tuscany combining magically with the unique architecture of Krakow. The restaurant takes its name from the unique cut of meat, a part of the sirloin, which is the reason why the perfectness of the Florentine steak is legendary. The team in the kitchen strives with utmost care and attention to detail, transforming the act of a meal into veritable culinary journey. The menu features traditional Italian recipes, always created with fresh and non-processed ingredients, crafted and served with modern interpretations, with unconventional arrangements and combinations of flavours. With terrific service and an expansive wine list, Fiorentina is yet another feather in Krakow’s culinary cap!

Fiorentina Ristorante Pizzeria Grodzka 63, Krakow phone: +48 12 426 46 08 fiorentina.com.pl

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GEHANOWSKA - POD SLONCEM

Gehanowska-Pod Słońcem Rynek Główny 43, Krakow phone: +48 12 422 93 78 e-mail: kontakt@gehanowska.pl www.gehanowska.pl

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Café and Restaurant Gehanowska Pod Słońcem is located in the heart of the Main Square and derives its name from the Gehan family; they were wealthy goldsmiths who owned this house as far back as the 15th century! On the ground floor is the elegant Café Gehanowska, which opens daily at 8 a.m. offering excellent breakfast, and outstanding coffee and desserts such as its famous hot apple pie through the day. Restaurant Pod Słońcem, which means ‘Under the Sun’, is located within the building’s ornamental medieval basement. A warm and relaxed atmosphere allows guests to leisurely order from the menu which consists of a selection of traditional Polish and international dishes. The terrace seating outside is one of the more popular sit-outs as it is open year round, enabling guests to be part of the lively action of the Main Square. There is something for everyone here at Gehanowska Pod Słońcem!


GRANDE GRILL

Grande Grill has quickly achieved the reputation of the best steakhouse in Krakow, located in a courtyard setting in the Main Square. Over the many years since its opening in 1999, the management has worked on gaining the trust and recognition of its patrons, and to acutely sense their expectations Thus this is a place which has come to pride itself on the notion of delivering well an Americanstylized menu with succulent grilled meats beef, pork, chicken and seafood served alongside light, flavorful salads. An outstanding selection of drinks and cocktails, top-notch service, and a remarkable positive energy, provides excellent relaxation. The emphasis on quality here provides a truly outstanding experience for the many satisfied locals and Krakow visitors who choose to dine at Grande Grill.

Grande Grill Rynek GĹ‚Ăłwny 16, Krakow phone: +48 12 424 96 21 restauracja@grandegrill.pl www.grandegrill.pl

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LA GRANDE MAMMA

La Grande Mamma Rynek GĹ‚Ăłwny 26, Krakow phone: +48 12 430 64 58

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Ristorante La Grande Mamma, is redefining what one should expect from an Italian restaurant, especially if it wants to be truly defined as that! Located in a historic building on a picturesque corner of the Main Square, the interiors here are spectacular and equate to the outstanding emanations from the kitchen. The place guarantees, in a neat setting, excellent dining fare comprised of ingredients that have freshness and authenticity as their main mantras. The menu is encompassing with items such as the marinated shrimp stewed in white wine sauce with fresh thyme and garlic; platter with fine selection of varied Italian hams; various salads with goat cheese; risottos such as with duck and pear; and of course a wide selection of pasta, pizza and meats. With a wonderful wine list, homemade desserts, and an always cheerful staff, this place is nothing short of lovely!


LOZA

Rynek Główny 41 Loża, has a legendary reputation, located in the Main Square with a view of the Cloth Hall and Saint Mary’s Church. With a unique interior that emphasizes art deco, it has become the place of choice for the cultural elite—famous personalities from the world of theatre, film, politics, and media all inevitably end up at Loża as their preferred spot for inspired chats and relaxation. Excellent coffee, an exquisite Italian restaurant, a drink bar with a topshelf collection from around the globe, a sophisticated wine list, are all part of its credentials. The place recognizes the varied needs of many a patron, and is perhaps one of the few places on the Square that offers a special smoking room; ideal for those wishing to sip a cognac or coffee whilst enjoying a smoke. With its focused attention on its guests, there is always something for everyone at Loża!

Loża Rynek Główny 41, Krakow phone: +48 12 429 29 62 www.loza.pl loza@loza.pl

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MOO MOO STEAK & BURGER CLUB

Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club Św. Krzyża 15, Krakow mobile: + 48 531 007 097 www.moomoo.com.pl

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The evolution of the burger into the sophisticated, nutritious, culinary “dish” has been going on in the big cities of the world since a few years. Krakow’s response to this international trend has been Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club, a place which is regarded as being at the vanguard of this evolution here. Created with a passion for cooking and for the discovery of flavors to enhance the simple burger into culinary artistry, the highest quality, seasoned and aged Angus beef is used here producing the juicy, delicate and aromatic flavors Moo Moo has become famous for. The emphasis is on using the freshest of products— the accompaniments, cheese, original sauces-- and of course the attention to detail and service which all complete the equation of this outstanding place. MOO MOO Steak & Burger Club is where the difference is immediately understood at the first juicy bite!


MOO MOO STEAK & WINE

On the heels of tremendous success with their previous location, the wellintentioned owners have now opened Moo Moo Steak & Wine in yet another part of the city center. Indeed this is an excellent venue for guests who value the supremacy of high quality ingredients and who recognize the effort that goes into the preparation of a top-notch steak. The classic menu offers the finest seasonal steaks, succulent beef burgers, and impressive home-made sauces based on demi-glace which offer flavorful accompaniment to the various meat orders available. And of course the gifted kitchen team ensures that meats are properly done as per request. With an ambience that elevates the overall attitude, this elegant spot derives its true merit from its outstanding flavors, a splendid selection of wines, and a qualified and experienced staff that really values every need of its guests. Well done!

Wierzynek Restaurant Krakow, Rynek GĹ‚Ăłwny 15 & Wine Moo Moo Steak phone: +48 12 424Sienna 9600 9, Krakow rezerwacja@wierzynek.com.pl phone: + 48 12 422 20 53 www.wierzynek.pl www.moomoo.com.pl

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SCANDALE GARDEN

Scandale Garden Plac Nowy 9, Krakow phone: +48 12 430 68 55 www.facebook.com/LeScandale www.scandale.pl

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The dilemma to visit a restaurant or a quality bar has been solved by Scandale Garden. This place defines versatility indeed, combining a family-friendly garden with great food, a cocktail bar with an amazing spectrum of drinks, and a funfilled rum bar. It opens at 8am for breakfast, and serves dinner well past midnight offering a broad, international menu. The breakfast buffet between 8-11am offers a wide selection and is priced at just 23 PLN! The Tapas Bar, and the open kitchen with a steak grill showcases the team’s ability to provide what guests truly value and relish. Themed events makes it attractive on weekends, as does the wine selection with nearly 40 titles and a drinks menu with over a 100 cocktails. The perennial terrace deserves special attention making Scandale Garden something to definitely write home about!


RIBS ON FIRE RZEZNIA

Restaurant Rzeźnia is in two locations in Krakow; one on Bozego Ciala Street in the historic Jewish district of Kazimierz, and the other in the center on Plac Dominikański. Known for its “Ribs on Fire” both these venues are a standout, for the flavors here will set the spirit soaring with all of the richness melting in one’s mouth. At Rzeźnia the ribs are derived from a vertical cut making each portion absolutely huge, and the cooking techniques used are more skillful as well. The ribs are first marinated, then slow cooked, finally put to the fire and grilled, and served with a selection of sauces one can choose from. Other attractions on the menu include steaks, a variety of meats from the grill, salads, and desserts. With a wide selection of beers and wines, Rzeźnia is always a great place for pleasurable dining with family and friends!

Rzeźnia - Ribs on Fire Plac Dominikański 2, Krakow phone: +48 12 422 56 87 Bożego Ciała 14, Krakow phone: +48 12 430 62 96 restauracja@restauracjarzeznia.pl www.restauracjarzeznia.pl

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NAGO SUSHI & SAKE

Nago Sushi & Sake, located in Krakow’s center has in short order climbed to the very top of the culinary rungs of this town. This is indeed a class act, where in its quiet elegance it mesmerizes with ethereal flavors of Japanese cuisine, only possible when there is an unbending focus on quality. The word Nago sounds Japanese, but is actually Polish and means “naked”— reflective of the philosophy here which is to lay bare the beauty of pure natural flavors, without additives and unembellished. The only tools the Sushi masters have here do their craft are the freshest of fish and seafood, spring water fed Japanese rice of the noblest varieties, and local farm-fresh vegetables. There is sake of course, to be sipped ceremoniously; to celebrate both what’s on the plate and the moment. And finally the unique desserts, a true exclamation point to what is possibly the best Japanese one has ever had!

Wesele Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 10 12 422 74 60 Nagophone: Sushi +48 & Sake Restaurant www.weselerestauracja.pl Św. Gertrudy 7, Krakow phone: +48 12 429 30 86 www.nagosushiandsake.pl

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BULL PUB

If an evening out in Krakow is to be cherished as a memory for years to come then a visit to Bull Pub is in the cards. A long-time favorite of both locals and visitors to Krakow, the place is steeped in history and rich drinking tradition. This is indeed an old traditional English pub situated in the heart of old Krakow, where an almost Victorian dĂŠcor helps create a pleasant and a thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere, and literally transports one mentally into a quaint place somewhere in England. Bull Pub offers its guests a well equipped bar with a wide selection of whiskeys including single malts and a wide range of beers, from Irish and English to Polish barreled beers. Your drinks would be well accompanied by the exquisite snacks, or topped off with a Cuban cigar from its well equipped humidor!

Bull Pub Mikołajska 2, Krakow phone: +48 12 423 11 68 www.bullpub.pl

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American Chamber of Commerce in Poland SINCE 1990

� PIONEERS OF INVESTMENT IN POLAND � CREATING JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH � LEADERS OF INNOVATION � SETTING BUSINESS STANDARDS � BRIDGING USA TO POLAND

American Chamber of Commerce in Poland ul. Twarda 18, Warszawa Tel: +48 22 520 5999, office@amcham.pl

www.amcham.pl


LA CASA DEL HABANO

KRAKÓW Just steps from the Main Square is located La Casa del Habano, the only place of its kind in Krakow--here the topmost brands of Cuban cigars and fine liquors can be purchased, savored, and enjoyed. The place has an impressive walk-in humidor and a unique lounge dedicated to smoking the cigars purchased here, along with a wide array of wines and aged liquors. There are over 8000 cigars to choose from, as well as varied cigar accessories and an excellent selection of aged alcohols— ranging from single malt Scotch, cognac, to calvados, rum and port—all available too at competitive prices. Furnished with the comfort of padded leather sofas, relaxation is complete with help of professional advice from qualified service staff that knows their part. Indeed a place that spells class, the quality here of all that’s available is a blessing to those that crave the best!

La Casa del Habano Krakow Cigar Shop & Lounge Sławkowska 26, Krakow Stare Miasto phone: +48 790 802 930 lacasakrakow@lcdh.pl facebook.com/lacasadelhabanokrakow

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DOM & KWIATY

Dom & Kwiaty (D&K) which translates to Home and Flowers is indeed a wonderfully comprehensive place to buy flowers for the house, order bouquets and flower arrangements for the everyday need, as well as for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries. D&K has now opened a backyard with a wide selection of garden decor, pots, furniture as well as flowers and other garden plants. A place too for outstanding home dĂŠcor items, D&K differentiates itself by its home service capabilities. Either visit or just call to get a helpful hand to redecorate the home, garden or terrace; D&K will be there in a jiffy. And kids will love the workshops here; call +48 663 772 191 to enquire for upcoming events or for any other need which will surely be met by exceptional service. The store is open every day of the week including Sunday. Follow Dom&Kwiaty on facebook! www.domikwiaty.pl

Dom & Kwiaty KrĂłlowej Jadwigi 248, Krakow mobile: +48 663 772 191 facebook: Dom&Kwiaty www.domikwiaty.pl

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elenamiro.com

ul. Piękna 28/34 - 00-547 Warszawa - tel. +48 22 2992257


PASAZ 13 BUTIK LCS – GUCCI, CHLOE, SAINT LAURENT, MOSCHINO, STELLA MCCARTNEY, BALMAIN, SEE BY CHLOE, PAUL SMITH, KENZO, PHILIPP PLEIN, OFF WHITE, DSQUARED2, DIOR, PLEIN SPORT, JUST CAVALLI, ISABEL MARANT, VERSACE, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, JIMMY CHOO, MONCLER, GIVENCHY, MARSELL, MARNI, RICK OWENS, GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, MARC JACOBS, GOLDEN GOOSE, FENDI, AMI, LOST AND FOUND, LANVIN, MAISON MARGIELA, ALLSAINTS, ACNE, VALENTINO RED, MCM, VICTORIA BECKHAM, RAG&BONE, ETRO, ALEXANDRE MATTIUSSI, AMIRI, ANDRÉ GRAND - COLETTI, CERRUTI 1881, THOMPSON LONDON, VERSACE, BAGATT, DIESEL, DIAMANTI, LOOKBOOK MOKOBELLE, LOUVE WITH EVOLUE – ROBERT KUPISZ, PAPROCKI & BRZOZOWSKI, GOSIA BACZYŃSKA, ŁUKASZ JEMIOŁ, 303 AVENUE, NATALIA JAROSZYŃSKA, WESTWOOD EYEWEAR, MAGGIE PIU, MANIEWSKI, NESPRESSO, NORD SHOES STUDIO, TUTTI COLORI - MONALISA, CARAMELLA, MINI MELLISA, BUNNY WHITE, LCONCEPT 13 - BAR & RESTAURANT 13, DELIKATESY 13, VINOTEKA 13

RYNEK GŁÓWNY 13 MAIN MARKET SQUARE 13 OTWARTE: 9-21; 11-17 OPEN: 9 AM - 9 PM; 11 AM - 5 PM

www.pasaz-13.pl

www.concept13.pl

Located in the Main Market Square, this historical building is home to a one-ofa-kind retail complex named Pasaż 13, an architectural masterpiece that has now become the backdrop to elite stores and shopping catering to the quality conscious customer. It is clear at once that this is indeed a retail heaven, with the great quality of stores and brand names resonating perfectly with the outstanding location. From Batycki to Stefanel from DSQUARED2 do YSL, and from Pollini to Lantier, all these and more reside side by side together at Pasaż 13. Located within this are gourmet stores such as Delikatesy 13 and Vinoteka 13; the unique Delikatesy offers a variety of high-end Polish and international produce, and Vinoteka provides a similarly rich palette which includes hundreds of quality wines. Extremely inviting to be sure!

Pasaż 13 Rynek Główny 12–13, Krakow

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POTTERY AND MORE KOBALT

Kobalt, an outstanding ceramics store is located on Grodzka 62, just steps from the Main Square. It is a world of its own, offering a wide spectrum of the unique style of Polish pottery that is an absolute must for every home in this country, and is increasingly something which people from all over the world are beginning to cherish. Kobalt’s products are all hand-decorated with a unique stamping technique used for pottery by top-quality craftsmen. The items-- dishes, platters, plates, cup, pots, and many others-are renowned not only for their beauty but also for day to day practicality. Traditional designs go handin-hand with being completely safe for modern day kitchen and food practices including use in microwave ovens, dishwashers, and freezers. The products at Kobalt are indeed a must-carry-home, to serve as a permanent reminder of Krakow’s beauty!

Kobalt pottery and more Grodzka 62, Krakow mobile: +48 798 380 431 www.kobalt.com.pl info@kobalt.com.pl www.facebook.com/kobalt.pottery

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L’OKO

Just as we look at the world through glasses, the world looks at our glasses! L’oko is the first boutique optician in the center of Krakow. Located in a restored 14th century building on Anna Street steps from the Main Square, this is indeed an exceptional place could indeed be one of the finest optical shop that one could find anywhere in the world. L’oko is also for those for whom glasses are an important aspect in expressing their personality. Here, specialists assist in the selection of glasses, and experts help adjust the frames for their best fit. L’oko provides onsite eye examinations and offers a wide range of Polish and foreign spectacle frames, both corrective and sun-wear. Approaching each and every individual need specifically, there is full commitment towards comprehensive and efficient service. Not surprising that L’oko’s roster of satisfied clientele keeps on growing!

L’oko Św. Anny 3, Krakow mobile: +48 503 179 823 info@lokooptyk.pl

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H15 BOUTIQUE HOTEL: WARSAW

H15 Boutique Hotel Poznanska 15, Warsaw phone: +48 225 53 87 00 www.h15boutiqueapartments.com

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The H15 Boutique Hotel, a 5-star boutique hotel in Warsaw’s center, is the repository of huge history. Built during 1892–1897, it was here before the First World War that Polish patriots organized secretly to regain Poland’s independence. In 1924 the building was bought by the Soviet Union, becoming an example of socialist realism with symbols of the ‘red star’ and the ‘hammer and sickle’, carved figures of peasants and workers, and the Soviet Union Globe above the first floor balcony. In 1941 the building was taken over by the Third Reich, paradoxically saving it during Warsaw’s destruction. Now, H15 Boutique has 46 individually appointed luxury rooms and apartments for short or long stays, with comfort levels beyond that of most luxury hotels in Warsaw. With the SPA which ensures the highest quality services, and fine dining at the Signature Restaurant, H15 is indeed a class act.


HOTEL INDIGO KRAKOW OLD TOWN

The historical Arts Palace built in 1836 in the center of Krakow, has been resurrected as the new Hotel Indigo Krakow-Old Town. Here over nearly two centuries, legendary Polish artists created their works of art, now seemingly infused in the 56 individually designed rooms with decor inspired by their spirit, harmoniously connected with modern elements creating a remarkable ambience. With double rooms and suite furnished in the highest standards, Hotel Indigo Krakow-Old Town offers conference rooms, a lobby bar, and a fine international restaurant Filipa 18. Located centrally, it is a 5 minute walk to the Main Square as well as to the train station; the airport train puts the Airport within 15 minutes reach! Quick access to the best restaurants, theatres, museums, universities, and businesses, as well as the largest shopping center, Galeria Krakowska , makes Hotel Indigo KrakowOld Town a great place to stay in Krakow.

Hotel Indigo Krakow-Old Town Ĺšw. Filipa 18, Krakow phone: +48 12 300 30 30 www.ihg.com

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SPICY KOFTA

Kraków Rynek Rynek 25 tel: 725100298 email: 195.krakow@sphinx.pl

Kraków Centrum Handlowe Futura Park

Kraków Galeria Krakowska

A. Rożańskiego 32 tel: 725100171 email: 187.krakow@sphinx.pl

Pawia 5 tel: 725100512 email: 178.krakow@sphinx.pl


KRAKOW: KANONICZA 22 HOTEL

Welcome to Krakow! In this the most attractive city in Poland there is a street, which is the oldest in Krakow – Kanonicza. Here within an old tenement house located at No. 22 Kanonicza are 3 uniquely exclusive apartment suites, with an atmosphere and decor perhaps to be found no place else. At this renowned address, there is “Pod Nosem” as well, one of the more exquisite restaurants in Krakow offering traditional Polish cuisine with a modern, lighter interpretation. If one is seeking a certain sophisticated luxury, if one is desirous of a stay in the heart of Krakow yet wanting a quiet surrounding, if one wants to feel the proximity of Wawel Castle and the Old Town, and if one wants to savour traditional Polish cuisine in an elegant, modern rendition – Kanonicza 22 is the ideal destination. This place will ensure that one’s visit to Krakow will always remain an unforgettable memory!

Hotel Kanonicza 22 Kanonicza 22, Krakow phone: +48 12 376 00 14 mobile: +48 603 951 377 www.kanonicza22.com

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ABC KIDERGARTEN

ABC Kindergarten Kasztanowa 76a, Krakow phone: +48 12 425 31 81 biuro@przedszkoleabc.edu.pl www.przedszkoleabc.edu.pl

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Established over a decade ago in 2006, ABC Kindergarten has been laying the educational foundations for little children in Krakow’s pristine Wola Justowska area, located right besides the Wolski Forest. Through learning, playing, and use of imagination, children develop their talents, acquire new skills, and make their first friends. As this period of pre-school education is crucial, creative learning at ABC supports individual development so that each child gains the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of school and adult life. Fully registered, ABC operates its own in-house kitchen to provide top-notch nourishment to its young family. ABC provides day care for kids between 2 to 6 years; a wide range of activities; daily English, foreign languages twice per week; as well as speech therapy for kids who might need it. This is indeed a little paradise of its own!


ISK welcomes Polish, and International students from age three to university entrance.

Our program is taught in English and is accredited in both Europe and the United States.

Lusina, Św. Florian 57 30-698 Kraków, Poland Phone: +48 122 701 409 Email: director@iskonline.org

www.iskonline.org

OUR UNIQUE CAMPUS IN KRAKOW OFFERS ...

OUR AIM IS TO FOSTER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH...

AND DEVELOP YOUR CHILD'S POTENTIAL THROUGH...

A natural, rural setting surrounded by forest Outdoor and indoor play areas Modern classrooms, art, music, and science labs The largest English language library in Krakow A community that is made up of individuals from over 30 diverse backgrounds and cultures.

A high quality, challenging, international education through a fully authorized IB World School Diploma Programme. Differentiated learning experiences that optimize academic potential An extensive language program with English, Polish, German, Spanish and French and specialized support for English Language Learners

Holistic Education practices emphasizing growth as a person Sports, arts, music, advanced studies Extensive After School Activities Program A Reggio Emelia Early Years Program where children develop respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and structured play.

OUR INTERNATIONAL CURRICULUM OFFERS … An Early Years Program where students develop their own understanding and personalities through exploration and discovery in a Reggio Emelia environment of respect, responsibility, and community. An extensive language program with Native Language instruction in English, Polish, German and French, Additional Language instruction in Polish, German, French and Spanish and specialized support for English Language Learners joining our community Holistic Education emphasizing personal growth Academics, Sciences, Sports, Arts, Music, IT, … Extensive After School Activities Program A Reggio Emelia Early Years Program where children develop respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery

ISK IS DEDICATED TO THE INTELLECTUAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TOMORROW’S WORLD CITIZENS

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CULTURAL INTEREST Schindler’s Factory

The permanent exhibition ‘Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945” is a story about the city and its Nazis occupiers who arrived here on September 6, 1939, brutally disrupting Polish-Jewish relations. The history of this war intersects here with everyday life, and the experiences of individuals overlap with this giant tragedy. The motto of this exhibition and of the entire branch of the Historical Museum here is “the factory of memory”. The space of remembrance created at this former Enamel Factory offers the visitors an opportunity to confront the past in a very personal manner. Krakow, Lipowa 4 phone: +48 12 257-10-17 www.mhk.pl

MOCAK – The Museum of Contemporary Art

MOCAK – a new museum of Polish and international contemporary art The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow is the first such museum in Poland to be constructed from scratch. The building was erected on the site of the former Schindler’s Factory, in the post-industrial district of Zabłocie, which in recent years has recently undergone a vigorous renaissance. The building was designed by the Italian architect and interior designer Claudio Nardi. MOCAK has complied an international collection presenting the art of the last 20 years which relates the recent artistic phenomena to the tradition of conceptual art. Krakow, Lipowa 4 phone: +48 12 263 40 01 fax: +48 12 257 10 34 email: office@mocak.pl, www.mocak.com.pl

The MOCAK Collection

Rynek Underground

In the archaeological park located 4 meters below the surface of Krakow’s Market Square, a section of medieval Krakow has come alive in this outstanding new museum; a place such as this has so far been unprecedented in Europe. One can witness here the evidence of the continuity of trade, pursued uninterrupted for over 800 years. The exhibition “Following the traces of European identity of Kraków” is a multimedia show as well as a journey through time – allowing visitors to not only see the history of the origins of the legendary city, but also to become part of them!

Krakow, Rynek Główny 1 phone: +48 12 426 50 60 info@mhk.pl

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HISTORICAL PLACES Wawel lies on a small hill above the Vistula River where the first settlements began thousands of years ago. There are some real jewels here, amongst them: the exquisite cathedral chapels, the renaissance courtyard and the State Rooms themselves. In the chambers of the castle one will find collections of Oriental art and military trophies, collections of Flemish tapestries of amazing beauty, as well as archaeological specimens. Wawel is open to visitors from 9.30 am to 5 pm, from Tuesday to Friday; on Saturday and Sunday it is open between 11am to 6 pm. Normal admission is 17 pln, and discounted is 10 pln. Tickets are issued for definite entrance hours so one has to comply with the entrance times printed on the ticket. The Jagiellonian University was launched in 1364 and after Prague it is the second oldest learning center in this part of Europe. It has been the alma mater of many known personages in science, politics, culture and others, and has shaped the Polish elite over centuries. Besides being an educational center the university has several museums such as the Museum of Pharmacy; the Zoological Museum; or the Botanical Garden. The most important amongst them is the unique Jagiellonian University Museum located in the Collegium Maius. Here one can marvel at the exceptional collection of old scientific instruments, university memorabilia, and portraits of the leading figures of the university over the years.

Wawel, The Royal Castle

phot. Artur Żyrkowski Municipality of Krakow, City Promotion and Marketing Office

Jagiellonian University

phot. Anna Wojnar Jagiellonian University

Krakow has about 360 churches and cathedrals— seeing them all would be a great challenge. However, to understand their historical meaning for this city, one can definitely concentrate on the ones located in the center. Visiting the Mariacki Church, which is the central point of Krakow, is a must; here one can find the famous altar of Wit Stwosz, made between 1477 to 1489. Other venues close by not to be missed are the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on Grodzka street; the Church of St. Wojciech in the Market Square; and the Church of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist on Jana Street.

Churches

phot. Artur Żyrkowski Municipality of Krakow, City Promotion and Marketing Office

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K A R O L S Z Y M A N O W S K I P H I L H A R M O N I C I N K R A KO W C U LT U R A L

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Charles OLIVIERI-MUNROE

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Gabriel CHMURA

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Principal Guest Conductor

Honorary Conductor

KRAKOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR Charles

OLIVIERI-MUNROE

conductor

Marta

BOBERSKA

Katarzyna

soprano

HARAS

alto

Camille THOMAS cello programme:

MAJKA-PACANEK

choirmaster

Antonio VIVALDI

20.04.2018

Richard STRAUSS

21.04.2018

Gloria RV 589

Don Kichote Op. 35

Fr i d a y, 7 . 3 0 p m S a t u r d a y, 6 p m

KRAKOW PHILHARMONIC HALL

KRAKOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR

Marek PIJAROWSKI

conductor

Irena CZUBEK-DAVIDSON harp

programme:

Claude DEBUSSY Les nocturnes

Camille SAINT-SAËNS

Teresa MAJKA-PACANEK choirmaster

Mariusz BONASZEWSKI

Morceau de concert for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 154

special guest (18.05)

Gabriel FAURÉ

18.05.2018

Wojciech KILAR

19.05.2018

Pavane Op. 50 Exodus

F r i d a y, 7 . 3 0 p m S a t u r d a y, 6 p m

KRAKOW PHILHARMONIC HALL

WWW.FILHARMONIA.KRAKOW.PL

fot. archiwum artystki fot. P. Pulchny

Teresa


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