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December 2019 - January 2020, Issue No. 79


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CONTENTS TOP FINE DINING

53

Skansen Smaków

9

Albertina

55

Trattoria Degusti

11

Amarylis

13 15 16 17 19 21 23 24 25 26 27 29 31 33 35 37 38 39 40 41

Fresh Seafood, Polish

6058

Tao Group

Italian

6059

Zen

Italian Inspired

6061

Modern Polish

Del Papa Farina

Jarema

Polish Traditional International

45 46 4747 48 49 51

Asian

Fine Japanese

Sakana Sushi&Sticks Kraków Japanese

DINING OUT OF KRAKOW

Filipa 18 Gavi

64

Sassy: GDAŃSK

Likus: 3 Rybki

65

Słony Spichlerz: GDAŃSK

Likus: Pod Różą

67

Likus: Copernicus

69

Creative, Modern, International Polish Modern

Polish Traditional Polish Traditional

Miód Malina

Nota_Resto by Tomasz Leśniak

Music & Venue, Club, Events Restaurants Marketplace

Rozbrat20: WARSAW

Breakfast, International, Wine

N°31 by Robert Sowa: WARSAW Modern Polish

TOP EVENINGS

Italian, Polish

Polish, International

72

Bar Szara

Argentinian

73

Budda Bar

Polish Traditional

74

Fine Polish

75

Fine Polish & International, Wines

77

Pimiento

Pod Aniołami Pod Nosem Sissi

Szara

International, Scandinavian

Cafe and Fine Bar Fine Bar

Bull Pub

Old-English Style Pub

Scena54

Cocktail Bar & Night Club

Opus Lounge Bar High-end bar

TOP FASHION & SHOPS

Scandale Royal

Polish Traditional/Vodka

Tradycyja

80

Boruni

Unicus Hotel Restaurant

81

Dom & Kwiaty

Unicus Palace Restaurant

83

Polish, Italian

Modern Polish Modern Polish

TOP CASUAL 4244

Italian

TOP ASIAN

Polish Fusion

Art

Traditional Polish

84 85

By the way - Restaurant

Flowers for every occasion

Kobalt

Polish Ceramics

Pasaż 13

World’s 30 Top Brands

ORA

Handcrafted Jewelry and Accesories

TOP STAYS: POLAND

Italian

Bistro Bene by Tomasz Leśniak

Amber Jewelery

Polish, international, Breakfast

87

Sheraton Grand Krakow

International, Steaks, Seafood, Deli

89

Bachleda Luxury Hotel Krakow MGallery by Sofitel

Steaks and Barbecue

90

Donimirski Hotels: Krakow

91

Dobry Hotel Group

Moo Moo Steak & Wine

92

Gubałówka Residence: Zakopane

Scandale Garden

93

H15 Boutique Hotel: Warsaw

Cargo Grill & Deli Grande Grill

Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club Steaks & Burgers

Fine Steaks, Wine Fusion, Cocktails


CONTENTS 94

Hotel Indigo Warsaw - Nowy Świat

95

Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town

96

Kanonicza 22 Hotel: Krakow

97

Radisson Collection Hotel: Warsaw

98

SixtySix Hotel: Warsaw

99

Hotel Warszawa: Warsaw

TOP SCHOOLS & CULTURE 100

Amber Museum

102

Embassy International School

103

International School of Krakow

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.

Beat Streuli, October 2015, 2016, photo:. Rafał Sosin

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


TOP FINE DINING


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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AMARYLIS

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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ART

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: +48 733 740 690 www.artrestauracja.com

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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


DEL PAPA

Situated a few short steps from the Main Square, Ristorante Del Papa has stood the test of time since first opening its doors in 2005. Indeed, this quiet, idyllic restaurant is now long considered to be an Italian favorite amongst both locals as well as visitors. Here Chef Agata Golonka’s passion and love for Italian cuisine allows one to rediscover the true flavors that abound across this land. Various regions of Italy have their own specialties, and the menu here explores the best of this culinary geography. From homemade pasta and pizza; to the duck breast served with apple sauce with ginger and cherry tomatoes; or the varied seafood dishes such as the mussels with spicy tomato sauce and fennel—all are replete with authentic flavors and intensely enjoyable. This culinary journey through wonderful Italy is an intention truly well delivered at Del Papa!

DEL PAPA Św. Tomasza 6, Krakow phone: + 48 507 097 522 www.delpapa.pl

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FARINA

OWOCE MORZA Seafood

LUNCH - 20%

Ośmiorniczki z tymiankiem i czosnkiem

38,-

Krewetki w miodzie z chili

36,-

Shrimps in honey with chilli

75,-/szt.

Dorado (400-600 g) Mediterranean Sea

zamów ile chcesz order as many as you wish Świeże ostrygi na lodzie Fine de Claire

12,-/szt./pc

Fresh oysters served on ice Fine de Claire

PRZYSTAWKI Appetizers

21,-/szt./pc

Krewetki Tygrysie z grilla

8-10 dkg - 24,-/szt./pc

Grilled Tiger shrimps with chili

12-16 dkg - 34,-/szt./pc

Trout (300-350 g) Polish freshwater fish John Dory Normandy’s and Brittany’s coasts Turbot norweski Morze Norweskie Nordic turbot Norwegian sea Sandacz polska ryba słodkowodna Pike-Perch Polish freshwater fish

99,-/szt.

39,-/szt.

25,-/100 g 19,-/100 g

14,-/100 g

red onion, ginger and aromatic oil

Carpaccio wołowe z kaparami, parmezanem i oliwą truflową

37,-

Łosoś pieczony z kaparowo-cytrynowym sosem

Beef carpaccio with capers, parmesan and truffle oil Wątróbki drobiowe z cebulką, pomidorami, szałwią i wiśniówką

Baked salmon with caper and lemon sauce

38,-

Halibut na zimnym sosie z krewetkami

Poultry livers stewed with onion, tomatoes, fresh sage and cherry liqueur Ślimaki zapiekane w kremowym sosie czosnkowo - pietruszkowym

35,-

Snails in creamy garlic and parsley sauce

Halibut served on cold sauce with shrimps Fritto misto - chrupiące owoce morza kalmary, krewetki,

63,-

ośmiorniczki i małe rybki z sosami (dla dwojga)

Sałata z pieczonym różowym pstrągiem

39,-

ze świeżym szpinakiem, avocado i orzeszkami ziemnymi

Małże a ‘la Farina z porami, czosnkiem, śmietanką,

Filet z turbota z borowikami i zielonymi szparagami Miecznik (stek) masło cytrynowe, sos bernaise

55,-

Mussels a’la Farina with leeks, garlic and white wine and curry „Królewski” półmisek owoców morza

140,-/os./person

kalmary, muszle św. Jakuba, mały krab,krewetki, ostrygi, małże, ośmiorniczki z sosami: różowym, tajskim i teriyaki (minimum dla dwojga)

Śródziemnomorska zupa rybna

25,-

Mediterranean fish soup

Seafood platter calamari, St.Jacques mussels, small crab, giant prawns, baked oysters, baked mussels with sauces: pink, Thai and teriyaki (min. for two)

Homar zapiekany (600-800 g)

Kremowa zupa z małży z szafranem Creamy mussel soup with saffron

23,-

Ostra zupa krabowa

22,-

Spicy crab soup

podawany z sosami: pikantnym pomidorowym i delikatnym z cukinią i bakłażanem

Roasted lobster (600-800 g) served with sauces: spicy tomato salsa and creamy sauce with courgette and aubergine

260,- /szt./pc

MIĘSA Meat

Stek z Polędwicy wołowej w zielonym pieprzu z koniakiem

Mogą je Państwo zakupić także w cenie detalicznej za specjalnym rabatem.

Wines in Farina are individually selected by us and imported directly from the best european vineyards. You can buy them also in the retail price with special discount.

FINE DINING

39,-

Black pasta with octopuses and mussels in tomatoes

Zielony makaron z cukinią, bakłażanem,

34,-

szpinakiem i orzeszkami pinii

38,-

Mushroom ravioli with Chanterells sauce

46,59,-

96,-

DESERY Desserts

98,-

Tiramisu Tiramisu

19,-

Creme brulee z wanilią

20,-

Mus z białej czekolady na sosie z malin

Kaczka z jabłkami glazurowana miodem Duck with apples glazed with honey

21,-

White chocolate mousse on a raspberry sauce

Bezowo – orzechowy nugat lodowy z sosem truskawkowym

69,-

Beef loin steak with green pepper poured with cognac

Veal shank with aromatic rosemary

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

39,-

Spaghetti with sea food on olive oil with zucchini

Czarny makaron z ośmiorniczkami i małżami w pomidorach

Creme brulee with vanilla

Gicz cielęca z aromatycznym rozmarynem

Wina w Farinie są specjalnie przez nas wybierane i importowane bezpośrednio z najlepszych winnic Europy.

Spaghetti z owocami morza na oliwie z cukinią i czosnkiem

Swordfish (steak) with lemon butter and bearnaise sauce

białym winem i odrobiną curry

ZUPY Soups

69,-

“Lobster” tagliatelle

Turbot with green asparagus and porcini mushrooms

Fritto misto – crunchy seafood calamari, shrimps, baby octopuses and small fish served with sauces (for two)

Lettuce with baked pink trout, fresh spinach, avocado and peanuts

„Homarowe” tagliatelle

Grzybowe ravioli w delikatnym sosie z kurkami

RYBY (filety) Fish (fillets)

Tuna Carpaccio with sesame, avocado,

39,-

Black tortellini with shrimps and salmon on creamy sauce with hot pepper

Green pasta with zucchini, aubergine, spinach and pine nuts

38,-

imbirem i aromatyczną oliwą

38,-

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; pike-perch on dill sauce; mushroom ravioli with Chanterelles sauce. 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!

Pstrąg (300-350 g) polska ryba słodkowodna Piotrosz wybrzeża Normandii i Bretanii

Czarne tortellini z łososiem i krewetkami na kremowym sosie z czuszką

Sola lemon (400-600 g) wybrzeża Europy Lemon Sole (400-600 g) European coasts

Gnocchi z gorgonzolą i szpinakiem Gnocchi with gorgonzola and spinach

78,-/szt.

Sea Bass (400-600 g) European coasts

Muszle św. Jakuba zapiekane w delikatnym sosie St.Jacques mussels roasted with delicate sauce

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Home made pasta (fresca) noodles and dumplings

baked with garlic and herbs Dorada (400-600 g) Morze Śródziemne Bas morski (400-600 g) wybrzeża Europy

monday - friday 12-17pm

Carpaccio z tuńczyka z sezamem, awokado, czerwoną cebulką,

MAKARONY I PIEROŻKI zrobione w naszej kuchni

Fresh fish

Baby octopuses with thyme and garlic

ons

ner

ŚWIEŻE RYBY

pieczone w całości z czosnkiem i ziołami

55,-

56,-

Meringue and nut frozen nougat on strawberry sauce

22,-


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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FILIPA 18 FOOD WINE ART

Filipa 18 Food-Wine-Art, the culinary venue within the rather special Hotel Indigo Krakow, stands across from Stary Kleparz the oldest farmer’s market right in the center of town. Award winning Chef Marcin Soltys uses this as one of his sources to transform fine, seasonal produce into his modern interpretations derived from traditional Polish cuisine. He is trained at the Institute Paul Bocuse in Lyon, and nominated by Gault&Millau for Traditional Cuisine. Dining here is indeed a culinary rhapsody with amusebouche and fine wines complementing his exhilarating creations. This is a place where tradition and modernity mix; even bread is baked on premises to specific traditional recipes. The place’s unique ambiance is enhanced by art made by young local artists from the nearby School of Fine Arts. Serving breakfast thru dinner, Filipa 18’s convenient location makes it a must-have culinary experience!

Chef Marcin Sołtys

FILIPA 18 FOOD WINE ART Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town Św. Filipa 18, Krakow phone: +48 12 300 30 33 www.filipa18.com

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GAVI

Restaurant Gavi, located at the stunning Bachleda Luxury Hotel, has very quickly defined itself as a venue where fine dining means what is supposed to! Gavi’s refined, chandeliered interiors, makes it an apt home where modern culinary interpretations blend perfectly with elements from traditional Polish. Indeed, Chef Dariusz Polak brings his passion and experience in crafting a menu where each dish is sophisticated in its composition and flavor, and borders on being art in its presentation! Products sourced from trusted local suppliers, seasonal and of the highest quality, are the key; and having cooked for celebrities and visiting heads of states, Polak’s philosophy emphasizes that each guest is special! A varied selection of wine, allows one to pair wondrously with the plate, further transforming dining here with business colleagues, or with family and friends, into a magical experience!

GAVI RESTAURANT Plac Kossaka 6, Krakow phone: +48 12 424 11 11 gavi@bachledaluxury.pl

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POLISH-SPANISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

100 member companies 18 years of presence in Poland and Spain 45 events per year

www.phig.pl


LIKUS HOTELS & RESTAURANTS: 3 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, 3 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.

3 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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POD ROZA: LIKUS HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

POD RÓŻĄ 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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FINE DINING

Located in a landmark location in the heart of town, Restaurant Pod Roza (which translates to “Under the Rose”) has over the last 20 years garnered an immense reputation. Serving a menu that has French cuisine as its influence, the thrust here is culinary creativity with the use of local, Polish ingredients. With a foundation rooted in classic cuisine, the emphasis here is to always go the extra mile; what emerges on one’s plate therefore is the epitome of freshness, flavor, and “authored” creativity, of Polish traditions combining with French classics. The arched interiors is an apt setting, transporting one’s mind to a long-lost era! A meal here may be accompanied by fine wines as the place 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 Pod Różą!


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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MIOD 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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FINE DINING

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!


BY TOMASZ LESNIAK NOTA_RESTO

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!

NOTA_RESTO BY TOMASZ LEŚNIAK Św. Krzyża 17, Krakow phone: +48 517 818 851 FB:Notaresto www.notaresto.pl

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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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POD ANIOLAMI

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 am to 11 pm www.podaniolami.pl

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Let us spoil you

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

Pod Nosem

Wawel Castle

100m


Le Chef

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.

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SISSI RESTAURANT & WINE

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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SZARA

Restaurant Szara, located in the Main Square, is housed in a splendid 14th century building; its gothic arched interiors and decorated ceilings conveying a regal sensibility. Chef Jakub Kochana’s menu is best described as international, European with significant Scandinavian features, well loved by a clientele that converges from all over the globe. The Swedish style marinated herrings are an ideal prologue to dishes such as the Plankstek--this is beef sirloin served on an oak plank with pommes duchesse and yellow string beans wrapped in bacon. Desserts such as the chocolate mousse with sour cherry sorbet delightfully complete the gastronomic equation. Filip Kisiala and Kinga Dyląg advise guests on the choice of wines, as well as manage the graceful, apron attired service team. Szara also serves a broad-ranging breakfast daily from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. A true class act!

SZARA Rynek Główny 6, Krakow phone: +48 12 421 66 69 www.szara.pl

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SCANDALE ROYAL

SCANDALE ROYAL RESTO & VODKA HOUSE Plac Szczepański 2, Krakow phone: +48 512 308 493 www.facebook.com/ScandaleRoyalKrk www.scandale.pl

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Scandale Royal Resto & Vodka House, located a few steps from the Main Square transports one to the art deco era of 1930s; Polish cuisine with modern interpretations, paired with vodka from the best distillers is the culinary theme. The age-old ritual-- meals shared with raised glasses of vodka as a toast—are this place’s guide! Regional ingredients are emphasized; delectable items include the beef sirloin tartare; or the blood sausage made with liver, mustard, apple, goose liver, bacon, and veal! Over 80 types of vodkas, varied liqueurs, aged spirits, and distillates have been carefully selected to match specific dishes. Cocktails here are a time machine; the Krakowskie Spritz, a pre-war classic comprises elderberry, cider, and white wine! Events for private groups are molded here into memorable occasions. Note: Breakfast is served daily both à la carte and as buffet from 7:30 a.m. onward.


TRADYCYJA

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!

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

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UNICUS HOTEL RESTAURANT

Chef Tomasz Jeziorek

UNICUS HOTEL RESTAURANT Ĺšw. Marka 20, Krakow phone: +48 12 433 71 11 www.hotelunicus.pl

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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 Tomasz Jeziorek 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 beef carpaccio witf horesradish and marinated mushrooms, Foie gras, roasted duck breast with mushrooms and vegestables, halibut with patato and boletus gratin. Desserts such as the salted chocolate souffle 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

Chef Mateusz Suliga

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 Mateusz Suliga 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 smoked trout with homemade mayonnaise, green apple and seaberry, roe dee comber with chocolate, gorgonzola and walnuts brownie. The chocolate mousse with podlaskie’s baumkuchen cake is an 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 Floriańska 28, Krakow phone: +48 12 201 01 01 www.hotelunicuspalace.pl

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THE RIB HOUSE

Old Town

Plac Dominikański 2 tel.: +48 12 422 56 87 dominikanski@restauracjarzeznia.pl

Jewish Quarter

Bożego Ciała 14 tel.: +48 12 430 62 96 bozegociala@restauracjarzeznia.pl

www.restauracjarzeznia.pl


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BY THE WAY - RESTAURANT

BY THE WAY - RESTAURANT Juliusza Lea 16A, Krakow phone: +48 500 800 409 www.bytheway.bar info@bytheway.bar

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By the way - Restaurant, a refreshing Italian eatery in a largely residential part of town achieves two things—It shows that top culinary quality can be achieved so long as the interest is there to achieve it, and that wonderful restaurants do exist away from the usual tourist areas of the Main Square and Kazimierz. This place offers an inspiring interpretation of Italian; it is heavily focused on dishes made with the freshest of seafood. Indeed the owners get their produce from the fishing town of Chioggia, close to Venice. The mantra here is that authenticity must combine with top quality ingredients, that he wine list must add to the merit, and that the whole ambience must reflect true and honest hospitality. Not surprisingly, the service staff is well informed and makes one feel thoroughly welcome. By the way - Restaurant is indeed a must-have dining experience in Krakow!


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

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CARGO GRILL & DELI

CARGO GRILL & DELI Dolnych Młynów 10, Krakow phone: +48 12 686 55 22 www.cargokrakow.pl facebook.com/CargoKrakow/

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Located in the center of Krakow, Cargo is a reflection of how wonderful older industrial settings blend with fine culinary. Known for its dry-aged steaks, fresh fish and seafood, Cargo’s wine selection has been recognized as well with the prestigious Wine Spectator award in 2018. The finest cuts of Polish beef are seasoned for at least 21 days to achieve their unique juiciness; while succulent fish and seafood sit fresh on ice and await one’s order! The onsite Deli offers produce from all over the world such as cured meats, cheese, infused olive oils, relishes, and much more; one is indeed tempted to carry these flavors of Cargo home to loved ones or to friends as gifts! And finally, to take the party forward after dining here there is Scena54 (opposite page), the most talked about cocktail-bar in town located conveniently right across the door-such a pleasurable experience indeed!


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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MOO MOO STEAK & BURGER CLUB

MOO MOO STEAK & BURGER CLUB Św. Krzyża 15, Krakow phone: + 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

The dilemma to visit a restaurant or a quality bar has been solved by Scandale Garden. This place defines versatility, combining a family-friendly garden restaurant that offers outstanding food, with an impressive cocktail bar. It opens early for breakfast, and serves dinner well past midnight offering a broad, international menu. Wholesome breakfast with a wide choice is served daily from 8 a.m. The Kitchen Grill with its open format allows one to become a spectator to the creative team working the meats, steaks, and burgers – this place is indeed known for this and is what guests here truly enjoy and relish! Dining here is of course enhanced by a wine selection with over 40 titles, and a bar which offers varied cocktails and drinks. There is a live DJ on weekends, and the perennial terrace deserves special mention. Scandale Garden offers that special experience that’s definitely worth writing home about!

Wierzynek Restaurant SCANDALE GARDEN Krakow, RynekPlac Główny Nowy 159, Krakow phone: +48 12 phone: 424 9600 +48 519 157 859 www.facebook.com/LeScandaleGarden rezerwacja@wierzynek.com.pl www.wierzynek.pl www.scandale.pl

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SKANSEN SMAKOW

Skansen Smakow, a highlands inn located a few minutes drive from Krakow’s center, offers both a memorable dining as well as a fine cultural experience. The word “smakow” means “flavors” and the menu here offers much of those from the hilly regions that are close by. Dishes are wholesome and nurturing; the veal with mushrooms served with buckwheat is an example! Service at the hands of a festively attired staff in colorful highlands dress adds to the overall authenticity and bonhomie. There is live music, regional dances, and special entertainment, with Polish beer along with other drinks adding to the places’ special warmth. Skansen Smakow has indoor and outdoor play areas for kids, and is surrounded by lakes and nature walks. This is an outstanding Polish experience that combines dining, culture, as well as the outdoors-- not to be missed!

SKANSEN SMAKÓW Cholerzyn 424, Liszki phone: +48 12 357 10 06 www.skansensmakow.pl

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TRATTORIA DEGUSTI

Trattoria Degusti, located steps from the Main Square on Florianska Street, once a part of the Royal Route, stands tall with its impressive large-scale setting. This restaurant, visually and architecturally a class apart, offers good, casual dining with an Italian-inspired menu. Large scale arched windows enable once to enjoy great views of the world go outside by; a vantage point to see the “passeggiata” of locals and the many visitors to this marvelous city. The social aspect of this community stroll that Italian are famous for, in this case occurs within the restaurant of course in the company of friends, family, or colleagues! One can savor from the encompassing menu a variety of pizza, pasta, risotto, meats and other main courses, salads and soups. There is a fine wine list, drinks from the bar, and coffee alongside lovely desserts that all complete this enjoyable experience!

TRATTORIA DEGUSTI Floriańska 28, Krakow phone: +48 12 201 01 01 www.hotelunicuspalace.pl

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TAO GROUP

THAI & SUSHI

TAO THAI & SUSHI Józefińska 4, Krakow phone: +48 725 880 304 www.taogarden.pl TAO GARDEN Focha 24, Krakow phone: + 48 695 66 99 66 www.taogarden.pl TAO RESTAURANT & CLUB Dolnych Młynów 10, Krakow phone: +48 785 669 966 www.taorestoclub.pl

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Tao Group’s three branches --Tao Thai & Sushi, Tao Garden, and Tao Restaurant & Club -- are all important to this city’s culinary landscape, one located in THAI & SUSHI Krakow’s Podgórze, the second overlooks the main green, and the latter, also a night club on weekends, is in trendy Dolny Mlyny. All of the Taos’ offer a fine assemblage of Japanese and Thai cuisines as well as culinary aspects from the Asian “neighborhood”. A big emphasis here is to showcase the skills of the chefs; this is true culinary theater! There is a well executed array of dishes prepared according to traditional recipes, examples include varied sushi, gyoza dumplings, teppanyaki, and various Thai dishes such as the mussels cooked in coconut milk with coriander, lemongrass, and lime. Authenticity is at its very best at Tao, and with a wonderful energy and outstanding service all at a reasonable price, complete joy is imparted!


SUSHI BAR & JAPANESE RESTAURANT ZEN

Zen Sushi, has indeed become a significant part of Krakow’s culinary scene, having first brought to this town authentic Japanese cuisine including traditional dishes that may not be typically expected from a standard Japanese restaurant. The city’s first sake bar and true sushi place, one finds here appetizers such as slices of juicy beef, marinated in sake, served with fresh garlic and ginger; or the beef carpaccio served with Japanese wasabi. These are great precursors to dishes such as the Kobe steak; or the duck marinated in orange and cinnamon, served with teriyaki sauce. The ground floor offers the more casual “sushicanal” seating, while the second floor has tables as well as rooms with the traditional “tatami” floor-mats. With original green tea, outstanding service, and a wide array of drinks including Japanese sake, wines, and beers, Zen remains a class apart!

Wesele Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 10 phone: +48 12 422 74 60 ZEN www.weselerestauracja.pl Św. Tomasza 29, Krakow phone: +48 12 426 55 55 www.zensushi.pl WORLD CUISINE - JAPANESE

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SAKANA SUSHI & STICKS KRAKOW

Sakana first opened its doors seventeen years ago in Poland, a name that now implies a top reputation! Sakana Sushi & Sticks is located a few minutes from the Main Square in Krakow; it is adjacent to Blonie, the city park, and offers a lovely view of the historical Kościuszko Mound. Sakana reflects Japanese culinary traditions and yet fosters a creative environment so as to be at the forefront of new trends. Keeping faithful to its reputation, its culinary excellence is crafted at the hands of top masters and their emphasis on the freshest of ingredients. Sushi and sashimi of salmon, tuna, tiger prawns and scallops; traditional Japanese soups; warm dishes; and sublime desserts—are all simply outstanding! With an enclosed car park for guests, the place is as conducive to business meetings as it is for family get-togethers that may be combined with a walk in the park! Truly top-notch!

Wesele Restaurant Krakow, Rynek KRAKOW Główny 10 SAKANA SUSHI & STICKS phone: +48 12 9, 422 74 60 Al. 3 Maja Krakow www.weselerestauracja.pl phone: +48 12 383 34 33 krakow@sakana.pl www.sakana.pl WORLD CUISINE - JAPANESE

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SASSY IN GDANSK

SASSY Chmielna 10, Gdańsk phone: +48 732 340 600 www.besassy.pl FB/sassygdansk.

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SASSY Music & Venue defines the idea that every once in a while a place comes along that captivates, that enraptures, and even mystifies with the emotions it creates. Located on the 6th and 7th floors in a new development in Deo Plaza on Wyspa Spichrzów, SASSY is a unique celebration point in the heart of cosmopolitan Gdansk, drawing energy and inspiration from the arts. It stuns with its exceptionally luxurious interiors enhanced with art and design, its mesmerizing views of the Old Town, and its careful selection of music, visual sensations, and experiences. One’s experience here may perhaps be best defined as being multidimensional; a point of convergence where business, culture and entertainment mix as if they were naturally intended for each other. On weekends, SASSY’s energetic music events performed by artists from around the world are not to be missed. Simply gorgeous!


IN GDANSK SLONY SPICHLERZ

If a place qualifies as the culinary heart of the Tri-City area of Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia, it must surely be Slony Spichlerz! Located on the landmark Granary Island in Gdansk, it offers within its unique interiors a choice of 9 gastronomic venues in one place. This restaurant marketplace is where fine purveyors of excellence showcase their culinary craft. Open early for breakfast until late especially on weekends, the possible journey of flavors here encompasses Mediterranean, Asian, Meats, Polish, Vegetarian/Vegan, as well as other modern, creative food ideas. Restaurants here are BANGKUK by Thai Thai, MOMENT Bowl, RED BREAD, DELIFISH Grill + Tapas, GWAR Bistro & Bar, RAMEN & SUSHI by Mitsuro, SEXY BULL Burgers & Prosecco, VEGEMADRE Veggies & Love. Indeed a popular meeting place, joyous in its feel, to which everyone happily returns to each time with a sense of rediscovery!

SŁONY SPICHLERZ Chmielna 10, Gdańsk phone: +48 732 340 603 www.slonyspichlerz.pl FB/slonyspichlerz/

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Acclaimed Warsaw restaurateur Daniel Pawełek is the creator of 6 highly successful restaurants in Warsaw; Brasserie Warszawska, Butchery & Wine, Rozbrat 20, Kieliszki na Próżnej, Kieliszki na Hożej, and Koneser Grill.


IN WARSAW ROZBRAT 20

Rozbrat 20, with its modern Polish cuisine, is now widely considered to be a pillar of the contemporary fine dining trend. Its impressive culinary trajectory is the consequence of the energy and insights of two gastronomic visionaries owner Daniel Pawełek and Chef Bartosz Szymczak. Both of these individuals are driven professionals, inspiring each other to achieve the culinary heights so important for the both of them. Chef Bartosz’s emphasis is on being local, being seasonal, and above all being creative. The majority of the ingredients he uses are in fact sourced by him from local farmers within a radius of 50 km. around Warsaw and from personally known, reliable vendors. Rozbrat 20 is impressive indeed, serving within its relaxing and less formal atmosphere a modern Polish menu where the dishes are light, elegant, and full of flavor. A must-have dining experience in Warsaw!

Ewelina Brdak Adrian Górniak Chef Bartosz Szymczak

ROZBRAT 20 Rozbrat 20, Warsaw phone: +48 22 416 62 66 www.rozbrat20.com.pl biuro@rozbrat20.com.pl

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Renowned Master Chef Robert Sowa, the creative force behind N°31


IN WARSAW N°31 by ROBERT SOWA U FUKIERA STREFA

by Robert Sowa

Celebrity Chef Robert Sowa, winner of several awards over his long, illustrious career has furthered his top credentials with the opening of N°31 Restaurant & Bar, his new grand venue in the heart of Warsaw’s center. A place which is indeed the material condensation of his imagination, the menu is Polishbased with international influences at their very best, prepared with the finest products and techniques which even preserve the food’s nutritive elements. An open kitchen format emphasizes a personal touch for the guest, the passion evident in creations such as the foie gras with caramelized pear in a honey reduction with brioche and orange jam with anise; or the beef cheek with wild morel sauce, caramelized beetroot, and truffle puree. Besides culinary genius, the restaurant’s stellar wine selection, its elegantly stunning interiors, all make Robert Sowa’s N°31 a true culinary standout!

U Fukiera Rynek N°31 Starego 27, Warsaw BYMiasta ROBERT SOWA phone: 22 13 Nowogrodzka 31,831 Warsaw Strefa +48 Restaurant &10Bar 999 961 933 phone:Próżna +48 600 861 9, Warsaw www.ufukiera.pl www.n31restaurant.pl phone: +48 22 255 08 50 fukier@ufukiera.pl kontakt@n31restaurant.pl www. restauracjastrefa.pl

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POLISH FOLK SHOW

A MUST-HAVE EXPERIENCE! The Folk Show at Skansen Smaków --Unique cultural evening running since 2014! • May thru September – on Tuesdays and Thursdays • October thru April – on Thursdays • Shows for custom groups possible on any day of the week Priced at just 99 PLN per head, the show includes: • Beautiful folk dances and traditional Polish songs, artists incolorful costumes • Feast with typical Polish dishes, unlimited buffet with both cold and warm items • Unlimited cold and hot beverages, wine, beer, and drinks from the bar • Round-trip transport from the center of Krakow to Skansen Smaków and back (bus departs at 6:45 p.m. from the stop at Straszewskiego Street, in front of Radisson Blue Hotel)

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Cholerzyn 424, Liszki, phone: +48 12 357 10 06, www.skansensmakow.pl


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BAR SZARA

BAR SZARA Rynek Główny 6, Krakow phone: +48 12 421 66 69 www.szara.pl

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The unmissable Bar Szara is located on the Main Square, adjacent to its namesake Restaurant Szara. This timepiece of a bar attracts guests with its wood paneled classic charm and a vantage point on the Rynek that makes it all so appealing. Busy right through the day with a crowd that clearly knows class when it sees it, Bar Szara is as inviting for a hot beverage as it is for its whiskies, liqueurs, drinks, and impressive cocktails. One might have a cappuccino or macchiato or even the Szara Coffee, made with Baileys, Stock, Amaretto, and whipped cream. Cocktail examples include classics such as the Mimosa, to be topped off, perhaps, with a Polish Martini made with Żubrówka, Krupnik, apple juice, fresh lime, and honey! A mix of visitors and locals always strikes a good rapport with the bar staff, an important resource to get to know the city. Bar Szara is indeed time spent marvelously!


BUDDA BAR

Located in a stunning courtyard whose entrance is on the Main Square, Budda Bar stands tall and apart with its own special uniqueness. While bars of almost all genres of decor, music, drinks, and style may be deemed uncountable in Krakow, the search for the right place for a special evening comes to a finality here at Budda Bar. Combining the elements of the Orient with those of Krakow does surely produce its own charming results, illustrated here by a well-heeled crowd that is a mix of visitors and locals. Outstanding music, and a friendly, welcoming staff add their bit to further lift one’s spirits. The exciting array of drinks include cocktails such as Dharma, Kapala, Sangha, and Nirvana; while these names make one reflect on the spiritual, their focus is to deliver on the purpose at hand -- and that is to have a memorable evening in this magical town!

BUDDA BAR Rynek Główny 6, Krakow phone: +48 12 421 65 22 www.budda-drink.com.pl

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BULL PUB

BULL PUB Mikołajska 2, Krakow phone: +48 12 423 11 68 www.bullpub.p

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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!


SCENA54

Scena54, a cocktail bar during the week and a club on the weekends, has quickly elevated itself to the very top in a town that boasts its many bars and so much night life. Conveniently located right next-door to Cargo (opposite page), Scena54 is where the party shifts and continues after perhaps an outstanding dinner at Cargo. One’s experience here is just what one wants it to be-- it could range from a lowkey meeting with a friend over a drink, to a casual business meeting, all the all way to full-blown, fun-filled frenzy on the dance floor with other committed party goers! The key which differentiates Scena54 is its aura of silent sophistication that draws in a A+ crowd. With its tremendous spectrum of drinks, cocktails, wines, and scrumptious appetizers. Scena54 always provides for an indelible and memorable outing!

SCENA54 Dolnych Młynów 10, Krakow phone: +48 12 378 37 78 www.scena54.pl facebook.com/Scena54/

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OPUS LOUNGE BAR

The Opus Lounge Bar, located in the very heart of Krakow at the 5-star boutique Bachleda Luxury Hotel, is a lounge like none other. Indeed, it spells and defines absolute class! A unique ambience with a stylish library setting greets guests, the comfort of leather armchairs and an eye-catching fireplace imparting a warmth that feels all the better with a lovely drink in one’s hand to sip. Here, select alcohols from around the world are available to be relished in their solitude or in unique combinations created by the imaginative and experienced bar. Examples include cocktails such as Golden Hope, made with Cognac, Herbs, Lemon, Peach and Smoke; or In The Beginning, made with Pisco, Falernum, Lime and Bergamot! There is a bar food menu as well ranging from caviar served on crushed ice, to club sandwiches! A class act!

OPUS LOUNGE BAR Plac Kossaka 6, Krakow phone: +48 12 424 11 22 opus@bachledaluxury.pl

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BORUNI AMBER JEWELLERY

Fonts: Pantone Cool Gray 4U The Boruni Amber Galleries offer the CMYK 0 / 0 / 0 / 24 RGB 194 / 194 / 194 finest amber jewellery while educating its customers with an interesting film on the secrets of amber. The Boruni Galleries offer a wide range of quality products, from the simplest silver and amber earrings, to the most exquisite pieces made by leading Polish artists and producers of jewellery with amber and other precious stones. Besides jewellery set in sterling silver, as well as Background: White Fonts: Pantone Cool Gray 9 U CMYK 0 / 0 / 0 18- carat gold for both CMYK 0 / 0 / 0 / 52 14-0 /and women RGB 255 / 255 / 255 RGB 125 / 123 / 124 and men, you can also find unique items for everyday use such as: letter openers, ornamented spoons and forks, and wondrous sculptures all made with amber. With a friendly and helpful staff that are more than happy to help, this is indeed a perfect place for getting the perfect gift for your loved ones and friends! Every product we sell has a certificate of authenticity issued by the Amber Museum. Background: Pantone Cool Gray 10 U CMYK 0 / 0 / 0 / 60 RGB 102 / 100 / 101

BORUNI GALLERIES IN KRAKOW: Grodzka 60, Krakow Ĺšw. Jana 2, Krakow (at the Amber Museum) www.boruni.pl www.ambershop.pl www.amber.com.pl

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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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KOBALT POTTERY AND MORE

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 phone: +48 798 380 431 www.kobalt.com.pl info@kobalt.com.pl www.facebook.com/kobalt.pottery

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PASAZ 13

PASAŻ 13 Rynek Główny 12–13, Krakow

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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!


ORA ART GALLERY

ORA, established in 1999 and located steps from the Main Square, is Jola Wronas’s creative, one-of-a-kind gallery. Her fascination for hand-made jewelry was inspired in childhood; her mother was a goldsmith, and her father was a precious stone polisher! Her mantra—each piece of jewelry should be handmade, be of high quality, and be unique –is the reason for ORA’s reputation. Made with the use of traditional tools and natural materials such as steel, silver, gold, amber, copper, and titanium, all of her creations are modern, unique, elegant, and timeless. From their conception, earrings, necklaces, fine rings, and extraordinary brooches are rendered by hand, piece by piece. Visited by locals, tourists and collectors from around the world, ORA’s jewelry is what gives individual expression to their personality, passions, and lifestyle! Note: 5% off on gold, and 10% off on silver!

ORA ART GALLERY Św. Anny 3, Krakow www.galeria-ora.com sklepora@gmail.com www.instagram.com/jolantawrona

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New Year’s Eve Gala

Welcome the New Year in a grand style! Celebrate the most beautiful night in a year at our festive New Year’s Eve Gala or an elegant seated dinner. Sheraton Grand Krakow www.sheratongrandkrakow.com sheraton.grand.krakow

M: gsc.krakow@sheraton.com T: 48 12 662 10 00

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BACHLEDA LUXURY HOTEL KRAKOW MGALLERY BY SOFITEL

A historic tenement house in the very heart of Krakow has been reincarnated into a 5-star boutique venue,The Bachleda Luxury Hotel! Located close to the town’s two top landmarks, Wawel Castle almost overlooks it and the Main Square is just a short stroll away. Bachleda’s sumptuous, classic interior offers a hint of the Art Deco design that Krakow is known for. 64 well-appointed rooms and suites are indeed exquisite, all done-up with intricate attention to detail. Fine dining at GAVI, the hotel’s international restaurant, imparts true finesse, as does the Opus Lounge Bar where select alcohols from around the world may be sipped in absolute splendor. For rejuvenation, there is a wellness area with a swimming pool and sauna. And corporate or festive events, for up to 40 guests, can be readily organized in the hotel’s conference and banquet facility. An unforgettable stay immersed in true class indeed!

BACHLEDA LUXURY HOTEL KRAKÓW MGALLERY BY SOFITEL Plac Kossaka 6, Krakow phone: +48 12 424 11 00 HB4U7@accor.com www.bachledaluxuryhotel.pl

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DOBRY HOTEL GROUP

Mikołajki Hotel, Mikołajki

The Dobry Hotel Group celebrates its 15th anniversary this year! The group’s portfolio now includes 11 hotels with 500 employees, 728 rooms and over one million guests served. The brand is synonymous with great experience, modernity, and dynamism. Its properties are in cities such as Gdynia, Sopot, Gdańsk, Mikolajki, Poznań, Kraków, Zakopane, and Wroclaw; further hotel and gastronomic projects will be unfolding over the future. It defines the idea of “a wonderful time” with each stay memorable and guests desirous of coming back. Its DNA emphasizes the utmost respect for its guests as well as towards its employees. Indeed, it is this approach that has propelled Dobry Hotel’s stellar growth over the years. The words of the great Hans Christian Andersen resonate well for the group as a guiding mantra--”to travel is to live!” Please visit www.dobryhotel.com for details!

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Aquarion Hotel, Zakopane

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GUBAŁOWKA RESIDENCE IN ZAKOPANE

GUBAŁÓWKA RESIDENCE Butorów 6, Kościelisko phone: +48 18 532 5000 recepcja@rezydencjagubalowka.pl www.rezydencjagubalowka.pl

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Gubałówka Residence, located atop Peak Gubałówka, affords its guests thrilling views of the Tatra Mountains. This panorama is aptly reflected in its interior design which resonates with this natural splendor; all of the 64 rooms and suites are a blend of local highland style and modern elegance. A Wellness Zone with a stunning pool, Jacuzzi, and saunas of course, add to the health quotient. Besides the fireplace room and the lobby bar on the lower level, Restaurant Kiyrnicka showcases the menu of Chef Sławomir Saguła; this culinary talent hails from the mountains and his authored menu fuses traditional local flavors with nuanced interpretations. The environment, conducive to work and relaxation, makes for an ideal venue for corporate getaways, or for time with family and friends. An ideal vantage point for biking, skiing and other outdoor activities, this is a magical place indeed!


IN WARSAW WARSAW H15 BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN

The 5-star H15 Boutique Hotel, stands within an impressive, historic building in the center of Warsaw; in pre-war times this was the Soviet embassy! Acclaimed by both Michelin as well as Forbes, H15 was named by Trivago as “The Best 5-star Hotel in Poland-2017”. It offers 47 magnificent rooms and apartments, 24-hour room service, gym and spa, conference facilities, limousine service, and bicycle rentals. The hotel’s art gallery, Rabbithole Art Room, exhibits works by artists such as Sam Havadtoy , Richard Horowitz, and Jan Saudek. And the inhouse, Michelin 2019 recommended Signature Restaurant, offers an inspiring international cuisine where one can even try dishes prepared by Polish movie stars, while drinks can be enjoyed in the bar. Cafes, restaurants, and bars abound in the neighborhood, while both the Metro and Central Train Station are just a few minutes away!

H15 BOUTIQUE HOTEL Poznanska 15, Warsaw phone: +48 22 553 87 00 www.h15ab.com

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HOTEL INDIGO WARSAW NOWY SWIAT

HOTEL INDIGO WARSAW NOWY ŚWIAT Smolna 40, Warsaw phone: +48 22 418 89 00 www.indigowarsaw.com.pl

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The impressive Hotel Indigo Warsaw is located within a historic residence built in 1903! The address, Smolna 40, has always fascinated with its beauty in the past and now offers stunning interiors that combine history with modernity. It is indeed a relaxing treat for the senses to sit in the lobby and admire its uniqueness. The fashionable street, Nowy Świat almost emanates from here and the sense of this “happening” neighborhood is enhanced multiple-folds when one chooses to reside at the Hotel. Each of its individually furnished accommodations, which range from standard rooms to suites, have signature walls that tell the neighborhood’s story. This is an ideal venue for business meetings as well; the hotel’s fully equipped state-of-the-art conference facilities offer comprehensive settings for both corporate and creative events. A perfect home away from home in Warsaw!


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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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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INRADISSON WARSAW H15 BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN WARSAW COLLECTION

The stylish Radisson Collection Hotel has a versatile location, being both in the midst of Warsaw’s business district, as well as steps away from the Old Town and its cultural attractions. The hotel differentiates itself with personalized, warmth-filled hospitality; with over 300 rooms and suites geared perfectly to business-folks and families with their impeccable design, comfort, and amenities. For business, there are 8 large, elegant conference facilities which can be combined to accommodate up to 400 attendees, and smaller spaces as well, ideal for more intimate meetings. A dedicated Meetings & Events staff ensures a unique experience-- for corporate gatherings, intimate social events, or even for unforgettable weddings. A delightful restaurant which celebrates local culinary traditions, and a vibrant lobby bar, complete the Radisson Collection Hotel as the perfect vantage point!

RADISSON COLLECTION HOTEL Grzybowska 24, Warsaw phone: +48 22 321 88 88 www.radissonhotels.com

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SIXTYSIX HOTEL IN WARSAW

SIXTYSIX HOTEL Nowy Świat 66, Warsaw phone: +48 22 826 61 11 hotel@hotelsixtysix.com www.hotelsixtysix.com

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Enjoy The Unexpected! SixtySix Hotel’s motto is indeed a fair aspiration of this Warsaw boutique which offers many a myriad delights. Located on Nowy Świat, once Warsaw’s old Royal Route, and considered today to be the city’s principal street, this was once a tenement house built over a century ago. Today within its restored reincarnation the hotel offers 18 max-comfort rooms; the subtle, artful sophistication delights guests with the combined charm of traditional architecture and modern decor. An outstanding location in the absolute epicenter of Warsaw makes it ideal for those who value art, culture, and history, or for those who simply desire to be in the midst of Nowy Świat’s bustling night-life. With a private room for small corporate or family events, fine dining and excellent drinks at the on-premises Mood Restaurant, or just meeting new friends, SixtySix truly has it all!


IN WARSAW HOTEL WARSZAWA

When history and an inspiring vision for the future converge, great things emerge and are born. This can surely be said about the newly opened Hotel Warszawa, once the tallest building in the land when it came to be in 1934, known then as The Prudential. A symbol of the Warsaw Uprising, it withstood the onslaught of the Nazis in 1944, yet stands transformed today. Its rebirth borders on the spiritual, the reincarnation of a monument’s soul into a higher form, now as a superluxurious hotel for the world to admire. Vision and labor has melded marble, with bright chromes and warm wood, with original concrete ceilings in harmony with the new, all coming together to create a sense of unique elegance. The emphasis here is on relaxation and renewal; topnotch restaurants, a spa with treatments, a fitness centre, and a pool all make Hotel Warszawa stand taller than the rest!

HOTEL WARSZAWA Plac Powstańców Warszawy 9, Warsaw phone: +48 22 470 03 00 warszawa.hotel.com.pl/hotel-warszawa

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AMBER MUSEUM

AMBER MUSEUM Św. Jana 2, Krakow phone: +48 601 824 646 +48 513 511 512 Open every day from 9 am to 9 pm Admission Free www.ambermuseum.eu

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The Amber Museum is a noteworthy site for visitors to Krakow-- it serves an important purpose to showcase the beauty of amber and the valuable objects made with it. “Amber – Its Beauty and History” is an exhibition developed by the Polish Academy of Sciences, Museum of the Earth, in Warsaw, that portrays the natural beauty of Baltic amber and provides valuable knowledge about its origins and the history of its craft. The Museum has a state-of-the-art IR spectrometer to test authenticity, each piece then confirmed by a certificate with an individually numbered hologram. One enters the Museum through Boruni Gallery, which offers a veritable review and sells top contemporary amber jewelry, art, and craft ranging from classic designs to the avant garde. One may also choose to relax in the café garden and read about amber while sipping a cup of excellent coffee!


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