August - September 2018, Issue No. 71
Warszawa | D.M.Klif
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/AlbertinaRestaurant
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Restaurant Amarylis, located between the Main Square and Kazimierz, offers a fusion menu at its best, creative cooking successfully folded in with international culinary ideas. The menu is selective, changes twice a year, where dishes appear with a new sophistication. An example being the halibut with savoy cabbage, shallot, saffron and mussels. A comprehensive selection of soups, salads, meat and fish, and desserts are all made with a strong emphasis on presentation and on the use of the freshest ingredients, enhanced by a choice of carefully selected wines and spirits. Spread over three chambers, its intimate atmosphere makes for a perfect place for business lunches or dinner with family and friends. Amarylis also specializes in banquets, receptions, weddings, corporate events, and catering.
Amarylis in Queen Boutique Hotel Dietla 60, Krakow phone: +48 12 433 33 06 www.amarylisrestaurant.pl
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On Krakow’s historical Kanonicza Street is the newly opened Art Restauracja, an inspired name which is a reflection of the well-intentioned philosophy of its owners--”...because cooking is an art and we love this art!” Here is a modern reinvention of Polish, a sophiticated menu created by our Chefs Michal Cienki & Wiktor Kowalski, based on the finest quality of products sourced from local producers, thus remaining true to the changing seasons as well. Creative and innovative culinary techniques, combine with newer methods of preparation to inspire guests who will discover the immense magic that Polish cuisine is capable of. The wine cellar boasts a collection from almost all of the wineproducing world, carefully selected by Art’s sommeliers who take pride in the fact that some of the titles are available just here! Informed and friendly service all add to this impressive addition to Krakow’s culinary scene!
Art Restaurant Kanonicza 15, Krakow phone: +48 537 872 193 www.artrestauracja.com
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GOURMET STEAK & FISH BONEROWSKA
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 the corner in the Main Square, its warm earth interiors and crisp whitelinen draped tables all come together in highlighting the 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 of 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 soufflé, or the Bonerowska tiramisu. Truly outstanding!
Bonerowska Gourmet Steak & Fish Rynek Główny 42, Krakow phone: +48 12 374 13 07 www.palacbonerowski.pl
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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: email@example.com phone: +48 725 100 559 Świętej Agnieszki 1, Krakow mail: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: +48 725 100 532 Świętego Jana 3, Krakow mail: email@example.com phone: +48 725 100 535 Głogoczów 196, Głogoczów mail: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: +48 725 100 528 www.chlopskiejadlo.pl
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Farina Ĺšw. Marka 16, Krakow phone: + 48 12 422 16 80 www.farina.com.pl
The creative brilliance of Monika Turasiewicz, the brainchild behind Farina, has placed this restaurant within the top echelon of Krakowâ€™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!
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 traditionâ€”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 Michelinâ€™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 Sienna 12, Krakow phone: +48 12 426 49 68 www.kogel-mogel.pl
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 Krakowâ€™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
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 oneâ€™s menu selections will be well matched with what one chooses to sip. Desserts range from ethereal sorbets to chocolate soufflĂŠ 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 Grodzka 40, Krakow phone: +48 12 430 04 11 www.miodmalina.pl open: Mon–Sun from midday to 11 pm
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!
POD ZLOTYM KARPIEM
The recently opened Restaurant Pod Złotym Karpiem is located within the same-named landmark building on the Main Square. It translates to “Under the Golden Carp” and this shared name has an interesting connection; built in the 14th century it was around the same period when the finest carp was bred in the nearby area of Zator. Today, certified organic “Karp Zatorski” is brought-in straight from the farms to the kitchen, to be transformed here into delicacies for the table such as the slow-baked carp, or the wholesome carp soup. There are varied Polish standards on the menu as well, made from regional products -- the duck with dumplings; or the Zurek which is the sour rye soup, are all extraordinarily flavorful. With an understated elegance and a wellinformed, eager-to-please staff, dining at Pod Złotym Karpiem is sure to be memorable!
Pod Złotym Karpiem Main Square-Rynek Glowny 10, Krakow phone: +48 883 999 734 www.podzlotymkarpiem.pl
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RESTAURANT & WINE SISSI
The more one can say about Sissi, the less it always is! Located just off the Main Square, guests savor their “Sissiexperience” even long after they visit-hospitality such as nowhere else, a staff that is like family, a caring-for that made one come back repeatedly, and the soft, warm elegance--are some of the sentiments! The foundation to all of this must be solid as well; here a Polish and International inspired menu is focused on creativity, and on being regional and fresh. Besides meat dishes, each more flavorful than the other, vegetarian and gluten-sensitive wants are provided for completety as well. And of course an impeccable wine selection ensures that one’s sip is paired majestically with one’s bite! With a large inner courtyard that invokes a Mediterranean feel, and music that resonates with one’s inner chords, Sissi’s karma makes it a top standout indeed!
Sissi Restaurant & Wine Krupnicza 3, Krakow phone: +48 602 234 555 fb:sissirestaurantandwine
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NOTA_RESTO BY TOMASZ LESNIAK
Nota_Resto by Tomasz Leśniak Św. Krzyża 17, Krakow phone: +48 517 818 851 FB:Notaresto www.notaresto.pl
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 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 SzczepaĹ„ski 2, Krakow phone: +48 12 422 13 33 www.facebook.com/ScandaleRoyalKrk www.scandale.pl
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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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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 email@example.com Stolarska 13, Krakow phone: +48 12 422 66 72 firstname.lastname@example.org Rynek Główny 30, Krakow phone: +48 430 62 85 email@example.com
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FOOD & WINE QRUDO
Restaurant Qrudo located in the historic Jewish district of Kazimeirz, on a cobbled street near the Old Synagogue, is a smart dining venue, where traditional Polish cuisine has been elevated with “nouvelle” ideas, purposefully designed to match and pair with a wonderful wine collection from most of the top wine producing regions of the world. The emphasis by the Chef is to ensure that all of the dishes are constituted with natural ingredients, sourced regionally, and suffused with the use of fresh herbs and spices. The ambience here is appropriate for varied situations—lunch with family or friends, a romantic dinner with one’s special partner, or even business dining with colleagues. Qrudo is the result of years of effort by the owner, on the creation of this space, tastefully done with a quiet intrinsic elegance. This is truly an outstanding venue that showcases Krakow’s culinary efforts!
Qrudo Food & Wine Wąska 2, Krakow phone: +48 12 431 05 37 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.qrudo.pl
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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 Główny Rynek 17, Główny Krakow 10 phone: +48 12 430 422 74 63 60 11 www.weselerestauracja.pl www.szarages.com
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Located in a monumental 15th century building in Krakow’s old Jewish district of Kazimierz, Szeroka 12 offers a modern, Polish fusion tasting menu suffused with pan-European elements. Chef Tomasz Pieprzyk is at the kitchen’s helm and is a true visionary. His knowledge, derived over the years working with the best chefs in Poland, combines with his passion to produce dishes that enchant with enticing flavors and textures. Sourced from trusted suppliers, ingredients become the inspiration for a dynamic, seasonal menu that changes on daily basis. Items on the menu such as the succulent beef tenderloin; the cream of porcini mushrooms; Polish crayfish with greens and dill dip; and the fresh cod with apple mousse and lentils, are all outstanding. With novel desserts like thyme flavored crème brûlée and varied wine list, this elegant restaurant is indeed a feather in Krakow’s culinary cap!
Wesele Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 10 phone: +48 12 422 74 60 www.weselerestauracja.pl Szeroka 12 Restaurant Szeroka 12, Krakow phone: +48 603 788 943
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The Spaghetti Rynek Główny 17, Krakow phone: +48 12 430 63 11 www.thespaghetti.pl
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 dĂŠcor 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 everyoneâ€™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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UNICUS HOTEL RESTAURANT
Chef Mateusz Suliga
Unicus Hotel Restaurant Św. Marka 20, Krakow phone: +48 12 433 71 11 www.hotelunicus.pl
The Restaurant at Hotel Unicus is a reflection of the hotel itself, combining modernity with the feel of historic Krakow. Located in the very center of the Old Town, the place is ideal for business entertaining as well as for diners seeking a sophisticated, silent charm. Chef Matthew Suliga’s pan-European menu comprises the highest quality of ingredients and an emphasis on the use of fresh herbs; every item will indeed satisfy the most refined wants. Appetizers and dishes that strike the pleasure chord include asparagus with quail eggs, foie gras and green peas; the octopus with St. Jacob’s scallops; the deer in honey cake, raisin and fig mousse, rose petal noodles and pistachio yolk! Desserts such as the sesame semifreddo add a wonderful finality, Ideal for breakfast as well, each day begins here with a delicious wholesome spread, just right to carry one through for the entire day!
UNICUS PALACE RESTAURANT
The Restaurant at the ultra-luxurious Hotel Unicus Palace, located steps from the Main Square on Florianska Street, has quickly achieved a stellar niche in the culinary canvas of Krakow. Chef Gregory Pawlikâ€™s menu is essentially European with Polish accents; a unique richness of flavors packed into his every dish. The unbending focus on the use of the freshest ingredients, is the key to the absolute satisfaction that guest derive here, Appetizers and dishes that merit special mention include the beef sirloin served with pickled cucumbers, red onion, carrot chips and pumpkin seed oil; the soup with smoked tomatoes served with kale chips;and the grilled tuna with chicory and tomato seeds. The mascarpone ice cream with cinnamon sponge cake, chocolate cream and blackberry sauce is an excellent choice for dessert, The Restaurant serves outstanding breakfast as well between 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Unicus Palace Restaurant FloriaĹ„ska 28, Krakow phone: +48 12 201 01 01 www.hotelunicuspalace.pl
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Tradycyja Rynek GĹ‚Ăłwny 15, Krakow phone: +48 12 424 96 16 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tradycyja.pl
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 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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Przemysław Bilski Recognised and valued Cracow Chef. He gained his experience in London restaurants Zaﬀerano and Locanda Locatelli, both awarded with the Michelin star. He was selected Traditional Cuisine Chef 2015 by Gault&Millau Poland. The Chef specializes in traditional Polish cuisine in a modern and light version. His signature dishes include, among others, wild game. AWARDS AND HONOURS • Gault&Millau 2015 Taditional cuisine chef • Gault&Millau 2015 2 toques in a prestigious guide of best Polish restaurants • Michelin ‘Main Cities of Europe’ 2016 Honoured with the symbol in the Red Guide for the design, service quality and atmosphere of the restaurant.
Pod Nosem Restaurant ul. Kanonicza 22, Kraków tel.: +48 12 376 00 14 www.podnosem.com
Tr aditional Polish cuisine served in a modern way Pod Nosem Restaurant ul. Kanonicza 22, 31-002 Krakรณw tel.: +48 12 376 00 14 www.podnosem.com
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Bianca Plac Mariacki 2, Krakow phone: +48 12 422 18 71 www.biancaristorante.pl email@example.com
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 ofP433 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!
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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Plac Dominikański 2 tel.: +48 12 422 56 87 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bożego Ciała 14 tel.: +48 12 430 62 96 email@example.com
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 phone: +48 789 093 622 FB:Bistrobenebytomaszlesniak www.bistrobene.pl
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
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!
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 Krakowâ€™s culinary cap!
Fiorentina Ristorante Pizzeria Grodzka 63, Krakow phone: +48 12 426 46 08 fiorentina.com.pl
GEHANOWSKA - POD SLONCEM
Gehanowska-Pod Słońcem Rynek Główny 43, Krakow phone: +48 12 422 93 78 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gehanowska.pl
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 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 email@example.com www.grandegrill.pl
MOO MOO STEAK & BURGER CLUB
Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club Św. Krzyża 15, Krakow phone: + 48 531 007 097 www.moomoo.com.pl
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 firstname.lastname@example.org phone: + 48 12 422 20 53 www.wierzynek.pl www.moomoo.com.pl
LA GRANDE MAMMA
La Grande Mamma Rynek GĹ‚Ăłwny 26, Krakow phone: +48 12 430 64 58
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!
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!
Wierzynek Restaurant Scandale Garden Krakow, RynekPlac Główny Nowy 159, Krakow phone: +48phone: 12 424+48 9600 12 430 68 55 email@example.com www.facebook.com/LeScandale www.wierzynek.pl www.scandale.pl
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Rynek 25 tel. 725 100 298 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kraków CH Futura Park
A. Różańskiego 32 tel. 725 100 171 email: email@example.com
Kraków Galeria Krakowska Pawia 5 tel. 725 100 512 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PINO, located just steps from the Main Square, has achieved a remarkable reputation amongst both locals and the many vistors to Krakow from all over. Chef Krzysztof Salawa’s dynamic menu has indeed been created for the wide audience that PINO serves. Best described as international fusion, his mantra is simple -- natural wholesomeness, combined with both innovation and tradition, results in spectacular culinary creativity. Varied salads, fresh seafood, meats, steaks and burgers, and several vegetarian choices ensure selections for everyone. Spread over 350sq.m. its modern design and spaciousness bestows a feel of freedom and abundance, with the open kitchen adding to the sense of a culinary master class in progress! Outstanding desserts, excellent drinks and wines, and service by a happy, informed staff, makes one want to go back to PINO always!
Wierzynek Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny Pino15 Restaurant phone: +48 12 424 9600 4, Krakow Szczepańska email@example.com phone: +48 609 015 016 www.wierzynek.pl www.restauracjapino.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 phone:&+48 12Restaurant 422 74 60 Nago Sushi Sake www.weselerestauracja.pl Św. Gertrudy 7, Krakow phone: +48 12 429 30 86 www.nagosushiandsake.pl WORLD CUISINE - JAPANESE
Sheuli Bhowalâ€™s culinary ideas are changing the perception of what true Indian cooking should be!
INDIAN CUISINE & CULTURE PARAMPARA
When incredible talent comes into contact with one who appreciates what that talent can do, great things are born. Such can be said of the birth of Parampara — it is the coming together of Sheuli Bhowal’s culinary skills and owner Jusyna Pertkiewicz’s appreciation of her craft. Located between the Main Square and Kazimierz, Parampara offers a sublime and nuanced culinary jaunt across India. Here, finessed Indian cooking is a beacon against the multitude of clichéd Indian eateries that abound. Sheuli’s menu derives from family recipes and allows one to savor the richness of regional dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Parampara translates to tradition, culture, customs, and etiquette -- and indeed this is where all of this, from both the Indian and Polish perspectives, comes together wondrously! Note: Lunch Specials on weekdays, Special Brunch on weekends, and kids are very welcome.
Wesele Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 10 +48 12 422 74 60 Parampara phone: Indian Cuisine & Culture www.weselerestauracja.pl Starowiślna 36, Krakow phone: +48 575 832 020 www.parampara.com
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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 MikoĹ‚ajska 2, Krakow phone: +48 12 423 11 68 www.bullpub.pl
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American Chamber of Commerce in Poland ul. Twarda 18, Warszawa Tel: +48 22 520 5999, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 phone: +48 663 772 191 facebook: Dom&Kwiaty www.domikwiaty.pl
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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. Kobaltâ€™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 Krakowâ€™s beauty!
Kobalt pottery and more Grodzka 62, Krakow phone: +48 798 380 431 www.kobalt.com.pl firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/kobalt.pottery
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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, EWA RODZINKA CONCEPT ROOM - BUNNY THE STAR, CONFASHION, LULL ,MIAMIKO, MITU, NAH_NU KATARZYNA SKOREK, NUNC DOMINIKA NOWAK, LOUVE WITH EVOLUE – ROBERT KUPISZ, PAPROCKI & BRZOZOWSKI, ŁUKASZ JEMIOŁ, GOSIA BACZYŃSKA, 303 AVENUE, NATALIA JAROSZYŃSKA, WESTWOOD EYEWEAR, MAGGIE PIU, MANIEWSKI, NESPRESSO, NORD SHOES STUDIO, 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
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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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
LUXURY APARTMENTS Are you looking for sophisticated luxury? Would you like to live in the heart of Cracow next to Wawel Castle but enjoy peace and quiet? Would you like to taste traditional Polish cuisine in an elegant, modern rendition? Well, Kanonicza 22 is the ideal place for you! Let us spoil you and make your visit in Cracow truly unforgettable. Ranked third on „World’s most romantic hotel” list. Among our guests were: Jim Carrey, James Caviezel, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda, Hans Zimmer... and many more.
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IN WARSAW H15 BOUTIQUE HOTEL
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.
H15 Boutique Hotel Poznanska 15, Warsaw phone: +48 22 553 87 00 www.h15ab.com
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
ul. Lipowa 4, Kraków email@example.com tel. +48 12 263 40 03
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 7 pm Tuesdays FREE ENTRY
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ABC Kindergarten Kasztanowa 76a, Krakow phone: +48 12 425 31 81 firstname.lastname@example.org www.przedszkoleabc.edu.pl
Established over a decade ago in 2006, ABC Kindergarten has been laying the educational foundations for little children in Krakowâ€™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: email@example.com
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
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mocak.com.pl
The MOCAK Collection
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 email@example.com
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
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.
phot. Artur Żyrkowski Municipality of Krakow, City Promotion and Marketing Office
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