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January - February 2018, Issue No. 62


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The French Polish Chamber of Industry and Commerce

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CONTENTS TOP MEDITERRANEAN, ADRIATIC

TOP FINE DINING 8 10 13 14

Amber Room Fine Polish

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El Greco

Fine Classic Polish

54

Kavos

Steakhouse, International

55

Fine International

56

French, International

57

International, Fine Wine

58

European

60

Fine Meats, Steaks & Wine

62

AleGloria

Beef N’ Pepper Concept 13

16

Chłodna 15 by Wilamowski

18

Dekant

22 24 25 26 27 28 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 38 39 40 42

D. Pawelek Brasserie Warszawska D. Pawelek Butchery and Wine D. Pawelek Rozbrat 20

Breakfast, International, Wine Wine and Fine Polish

Paros

Greek, Mediterranean

Le Cedre 61 Fine Lebanese

Le Cedre 84 Fine Lebanese

Le Cedre Lounge

Lounge, Meditteranian, Lebanese

Maho

Turkish, Mediterranean

Munja Adriatic

D. Pawelek Kieliszki na Hożej

66

Bombaj Masala Centrum

Hoża

67

Bombaj Masala Mokotów

Hunter

68

Kuchnia Warszawska

70

Marconi

72

Mokotowska 69

73

N°31 by Robert Sowa

74

U Barssa

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Wine and Fine Polish

Fine Steaks, Meat, and Wine Steak, Seafood, International Polish

International International

Modern Polish Classic Polish

Nolita

Fine Contemporary Indian Fine Contemporary Indian

Fat Buddha

Fine Japanese, Asian

Fusion

Asian / European Fusion

InAzia

Fine Pan Asian

Silk & Spicy

Japanese and Thai

Pańska 85 Fine Chinese

San Thai Fine Thai

Fine Dining

78

Sushi Zushi

Modern Creative Cuisine

80

Warung Jakarta

Signature

Japanese

Stara Kamienica

Indonesian, Innovative Street Food Concept

Strefa

TOP CASUAL

Polish

International

Warszawski Sznyt Upper Floor Modern Polish

82

Być Może

84

Chłopskie Jadło

Bakery, Bistro, Cafe & BREAKFAST Traditional Polish

86

Bistro Wiejska

Italian

87

Koko & Ray

Italian

88

Italian, Wine, and Breakfast

89

Sicilian, Italian

90

46

Incanto

47

Giovanni Rubino

49

Greek, Mediterranean, Grill

TOP WORLD & ASIAN

D. Pawelek Kieliszki na Próżnej

TOP ITALIAN

48

Fine Greek, Mediterranean

Si Ristorante & Cocktail Bar Trattoria da Antonio

92

Southern Europen, Mediterranean Seasonal New American

Polka Polish

SomePlace Else Top Sports Bar

Warszawski Sznyt Ground Floor Steaks and International

Wino & Friends

International and Wine


TOP CAFES 96

Afternoon Tea at Britol Hotel English High Tea

97 99

La Maison Patisserie & Chocolaterie

132

Prime Clinic

134

Elektoralna

135

Patisserie, Chocolaterie, Desserts, Ice Cream

Monique Bakery & Wine

Aesthetic Medicine Dental Clinic

Villa Nova Dental Clinic

TOP FASHION & SHOPS

Cafe, Bakery, Wine

Słodki...Słony

136

MONTBLANC--(ADVERTISEMENT)

TOP WINE SERVICES

138

Lewanowicz

104

Star Wines Poland

139

105

Wine Taste

140

100

Desserts and Polish

Fine Wine Shop

Wine Shop & Wine Tasting

TOP EVENINGS

Brand Boutiques in Warsaw Artistic Jewelry

ELENA MIRO--(ADVERTISEMENT) Italian Women’s Fashion Wear

Vitkac

Top-End Shopping Center

TOP DESIGN & DECOR

109

La Casa del Habano

144

Archidzieło

110

Ritual

146

Find-Design

112

Cigars and Fine Liquors

Cocktails, Night Club, Japanese Food

The View

Club with High City Views

DINING OUT OF WARSAW Steak and Fish

150

Little Gym

Italian, Tuscan

151

Warsaw Montessori School

117

Fiorentina: Krakow

120 121 122

Rubinstein: Krakow Polish and International

ON THE COVERS

Oycowizna: Lesznowola

Traditional Polish in Country Cottage

Szara Gęś: Krakow

I

TOP Cover

Wzorcownia Restaurant: Pabianice

II

La Casa del Habano: Krakow

III

French Chamber of Commerce in Poland American Chamber of Commerce in Poland Restaurant u Fukiera

Modern Polish

Creative, Healthful Polish Cigars and Top Liquors

TOP STAYS 124

Hotel Rubintein: Krakow

125

H15 Boutique Hotel: Warsaw

126

The Bonerowski Boutique Hotel Krakow

127

Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town

TOP BEAUTY & HEALTH 128

Dr Wójcik in Krakow

130

Szpital Ambroziak

131

TOP SCHOOLS British Primary School

Bonerowska Restaurant: Krakow

119

Interior Design & Boutique

148

116

118

Interior Design & Decor Store

Aesthetic Skin and Dental Clinic Aesthetic Surgery

Klinika Ambroziak Aesthetic Medicine

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Traditional Polish by Magda Gessler


TOP FINE DINING


AMBER ROOM

Amber Room, located within the Sobański Palace on inspiring Av. Ujazdowskie, is both an architectural and culinary gem with an interior that spells class. The menu is modern Polish created by Chef Robert Skubisz; his creativity has been honored with a range of prestigious awards. The á la carte menu, seasonally inspired, is prepared using the highest quality ingredients sourced as much as possible locally. Items such as the tuna tartare with avocado, ginger and lime; the duck breast with pumpkin, spinach, figs, and Porto sauce; and the lemon soufflé with Earl Grey ice cream, are all delectable. A special private room called the Krug Room can be reserved; one simply has to order Krug Champagne! Recommended by the Michelin Guide, Amber Room is the only restaurant in Poland to have received each consecutive year the 4 Forks and Spoons award, designating it as a luxurious restaurant!

Chef Robert Skubisz

Amber Room Aleje Ujazdowskie 13, Warsaw phone: +48 22 523 66 64 www.amberroom.pl

FINE TOP Warsaw DINING

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Celebrity Chef & Restaurateur Magda Gessler


ALE GLORIA

If one was ever in the need to suffuse romance into life, a visit to AleGloria would be very much in order! The bright interiors are the tasteful amalgamation of cream and strawberry, appeal of candle light, polished wood, and gleaming white laced table linen embellished with flowers. Famous restaurateur Magda Gessler is at the helm of affairs; her insights, her creativity, her culinary design, have made this place one of a kind where she has taken Polish cuisine to a new dimension. Tradition has been fused with modern ideas; the otherwise staple beetroot soup, barszcz, is elevated here multiple degrees with raspberry vinegar, black currant syrup, and served with white bean filled ravioli! With a vast selection of wine from its cellars, and an extensive selection of drinks, AleGloria is indeed Polish hospitality at its modern-day finest. An experience in a monumental setting!

AleGloria Plac Trzech KrzyĹźy 3, Warsaw phone: +48 22 584 70 80 www.alegloria.pl

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BEEF PEPPER NAZWA 99 NAZWA RESTAURANT BEEF RESTAURACJI RESTAURACJI N’N’PEPPER & BAR

Located in the center of town, Beef N’ Pepper has quickly established itself as leading steakhouse in Warsaw’s culinary landscape with a menu that is direct and to the point. Mostly used here is the finestquality Polish beef, matured and aged for 28 days which makes the meat juicy, crisp and immensely flavorful. Items such as the T-bone, Black Angus, top sirloin, and rib- eye are exhilarating indeed, each bite conveying to the palate that this is truly outstanding! Further completing the equation here menu-wise are items such as the chicken salad with seasonal vegetables and sous-vide eggs; and the beef tenderloin soup with cheese and chilli. The excellent dining experience at Beef and Pepper is significantly enhanced by the place’s well-equipped bar, affording guests a rich array of interesting whiskeys, bourbons, wines and cocktails that combine exceedingly well with the menu. A top-grade place indeed!

Beef N’ Pepper Nowogrodzka 47A, Warsaw (near ROMA Music Theater) mobile: +48 785 025 025 www.beefandpepper.pl

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NAZWA RESTAURACJI

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CONCEPT 13

Concept 13, located within VITKAC, the splendidly designed new shopping complex in Warsaw’s center is doing as much for culinary contentment as the entire premises is contributing to the world of fashion and style. The interior with dark gloss combined with rawness of wood defines its cutting-edge modern intention, and reflects on the culinary direction of the place—a modern international menu suffused with elements of tradition that makes the gastronomic idea well rounded and complete. With an open kitchen at its core, Concept 13 inspires with preparations such as the teppanyaki— a great form of Kitchen Theater, and an outstanding selection of other inspiring dishes. All this may be accompanied by a selection from an extensive wine list. Concept13 is indeed that special culinary idea which was once only imagined, and now has actually come to be!

Concept 13 Bracka 9, Warsaw phone: +48 22 310 73 73 www.vitkac.com

FINE TOP Warsaw DINING

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CHŁODNA 15 BY WILAMOWSKI

Chef Arkadiusz Wilamowski’s Chłodna 15 is the new talk of the town. His exceptional background of being trained in the world’s top Michelin starred restaurants, such as Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester in London, and at La Gouesniere under Olivier Valade, is now Warsaw’s good fortune. Chłodna 15 purveys a fine French and International menu, born of sophisticated technique, an abundance of wholesome Polish ingredients, and an exceptional wine list completing the equation. Wilamowski’s menu changes frequently as his emphasis is on seasonal, top quality ingredients; the restaurant’s own Homarium, enables the use of fresh lobster which is one of the Chef’s favorite culinary items. There is also a degustation menu for those who wish to sample the encompassing creativity. Mesmerizing desserts provide a fine exclamation mark to sophisticated yet easy dining. A definite culinary master stroke!

Chłodna 15 by Wilamowski Chłodna 15, Warsaw mobile: +48 720 737 644 www.chlodna15.pl

FINE TOP Warsaw DINING

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DEKANT

Daniel Wasilewski’s Dekant Wine Bar & Restaurant combines the dual ideas of a wine bar and restaurant so completely that this place stands out as an example of how this union must be achieved! Food and wine are in complete step –a wine selection of almost 300 has brought repeat awards by Wine Spectator. The kitchen which emphasizes above all a strict adherence to quality of ingredients and a focus on organic and native sources, emanates a refreshing Slow-Food menu that ascribes to seasonality and freshness. The inspiration for Dekant may well lie in places such as New York, yet the place feels very much of its own breed, inviting and complete. Each Saturday there is live music, unique wine tastings, and ongoing wine and cooking workshops as well. A fine menu and a wide wine choice advised on by sommeliers at hand, makes Dekant an absolute joyous experience!

Dekant WineBar & Restaurant Zajęcza 15, Warsaw phone: +48 22 828 07 52 restauracja@dekant.com.pl www.dekant.com.pl www.facebook.com/dekantwinebar

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DANIEL PAWELEK RESTAURANTS

Top restaurateur Daniel Pawlelek is the creator of five highly successful restaurants in Warsaw— Brasserie Warszawska, Butchery & Wine, Rozbrat 20, Kieliszki na Próżnej and Kieliszki na Hożej.


RESTAURANTS DANIEL PAWELEK Mateusz Wirchowski Brasserie Warszawska

Mateusz Karkoszka Kieliszki na Próżnej

Marek Burakowski Butchery & Wine

Bartek Szymczak Rozbrat 20

Dawid Balana Kieliszki na Hożej


D. PAWELEK BRASSERIE WARSZAWSKA

The word brasserie implies a relaxed, upscale setting, professional service, white linen, a simple yet comprehensive menu. Brasserie Warszawska is of course more than that, and is reflective of the combined traditions of Warsaw and Paris, suffused perhaps with elements of the new European modernity. The dishes on the menu, such as the beef fillet with dauphine potatoes and spinach, emphasize simplicity; yet simultaneously reinforce the focus on quality of ingredients, methods of preparation, elegance of appearance, and heavenly flavors. The staff here is passionate about what they do; there is an implied guarantee of service and genuine hospitality. The restaurant has an outstanding bar with original-design stools, champagne and fine cocktails; there is a private room ideal for groups of 12 to 24 guests as well. Brasserie Warszawska is surely an uptick on Warsaw’s culinary map!

Brasserie Warszawska Górnośląska 24, Warsaw phone: +48 22 628 94 23 rezerwacje@brasseriewarszawska.pl www.facebook.com/brasseriewarszawska www.brasseriewarszawska.pl

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BUTCHERY & WINE D. PAWELEK

Butchery & Wine Żurawia 22, Warsaw phone: +48 22 502 31 18 www.butcheryandwine.pl

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Butchery & Wine has become the only restaurant in Poland to be awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand, which implies good value for money and which represents a favorite of the Michelin Guides. Speaking to owner Daniel Pawelek it is abundantly clear that his objective is for Butchery & Wine to be known as a place in Warsaw’s center where guests can enjoy outstanding food from a thankfully short menu—this aspect is extremely uncommon and intelligent. Appetizers and dishes such as the roast bone marrow, a classic; seared scallops with boudin noir; Bavette steak with shallots; and cote de boeuf, are all outstanding, perhaps to be followed by dessert such as the spiced pear and apple crumble with vanilla icecream. A comprehensive wine list, and friendly service make Butchery & Wine a top selection!


D. PAWELEK ROZBRAT 20

When Daniel Pawełek, one of the best regarded restaurateurs in town, gets behind an idea it is sure to win acclaim; an appreciation that is for the long haul. This track of success is what Rozbrat 20 is clearly on, enhancing the quality of life substantially in the trend-defining area of Powiśle. Here breakfast has been given top priority, at equal notching with lunch and dinner. An array of wines, freshbaked breads and pastries are highlighted in an interior that is elegantly simple. The main thrust is focus on quality and an emphasis on innovative creations — from eggs with avocado paste, to steaks and salads with ingredients sourced from local suppliers who are equally faithful to the idea of organic, seasonal, and fresh. With a dynamic menu that changes daily, the added service includes the option to purchase outstanding wines to take away or to sip on the spot!

Rozbrat 20 Bakery & Wine Corner Rozbrat 20, Warsaw phone: +48 22 416 62 66 www.rozbrat20.com.pl biuro@rozbrat20.com.pl

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KIELISZKI NA PROZNEJ D. PAWELEK

KIELISZKI NA PRÓŻNEJ D. PAWELEK

Kieliszki na Próżnej Próżna 12, Warsaw mobile: +48 501 764 674 www.kieliszkinaproznej.pl

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Daniel Pawelek, the talent behind stellar restaurants Butchery & Wine, Brasserie Warsaw, and Rozbrat 20, teamed up with Paul Demianiuk, one of the country’s finest sommeliers, to create Kieliszki na Próżnej. Located on Próżna, once the center of the Warsaw Ghetto, and now ironically Warsaw’s culinary cutting edge, Kieliszki is where wine plays first fiddle to what’s on one’s plate. The creative Polish menu here is traditional yet modernized and served with a “tapas attitude.” The creative fervor leads with an impressive wine portfolio from known producers, and whilst mainly from Europe the dominant source is the various wine regions in Italy. The main wall is adorned with a mural by Mariusz Tarkawian and is titled “Lexicon of 2015”---quite clearly a reflection of the fact that the vocabulary here is one of wine, and how it should converse with food. A remarkably refreshing place indeed!


D. PAWELEK KIELISZKI NA HOZEJ

When success occurs, it behooves that creative force to replicate! This is the reason behind Kieliszki’s expansion to a second location on Hoza Street. Kieliszki na Hożej brings its own incremental dose of magic to this culinary hotspot in Warsaw. Daniel Pawelek, has extended his collaborative effort with star Polish sommelier Paweł Demianiuk from Kieliszki na Próżnej (see opp. page), to add this fifth venue to his accomplishments. This is a “wine kitchen” as well, where “sipping” leads the “eating, where the goal is the delicate balance between what’s in the glass with what’s on the plate. Kieliszki’s impressive wine portfolio derives from the team’s relationships with leading small and medium Italy producers, and the menu here remains close to Polish traditions, with fresh creativity pervading right through from the main courses to the smaller snack plates that all follow the right wine!

Kieliszki na Hożej Hoża 41, Warsaw phone: +48 22 404 21 09

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Resto & Winobar Private Room & Parking Cafe & Whisky bar Enoteka


HOZA

Warsaw’s culinary trajectory was definitely lifted with the opening in 2013 of HOZA, the city’s first real Argentine Steakhouse with famous chef Michal Mizak at its helm. Located in the city’s heart in a building built in 1900 and which miraculously survived the War, the ambience here is encouraged by exposed brick walls, industrial period lamps, and befitting artwork. The historical bearings of the city thus combine with young, casual trends, and the sound of Latin jazz! Of course what’s truly special are the Argentinestyle steaks and super-fresh seafood complemented by a collection of over 150 wine labels stocked in its cellar. Spread over four rooms, the bar here has over 40 whiskeys, a club room, and a delightful private room for up to 10 guests; the place also has its own garden and parking in the inner courtyard. This is an outstanding venue where positive energy and friendly service makes it all so delightful!

Hoża Hoża 25 A, Warsaw mobile: +48 515 037 001 www.hoza.warszawa.pl www.facebook.com/hoza25

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HUNTER

Hunter Al. Jerozolimskie 119, Warsaw phone: +48 22 629 39 69 FB:RestauracjaHunter

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Piotr Bienkowski founded the first Steak House in Warsaw over 30 years ago. As a member of the American Beef Club he was taught “steak secrets� by none other than Tony Perini, the personal chef of George Bush. And now following in his immense footsteps his son Robert has opened Hunter, the new place in town for steak, seafood, and more! With personal supervision and strong unbending focus on quality, the place is already garnering rave reviews. Items on the menu that indicate culinary fervor include the grilled baby calamari with lemon salsa and coriander; T-Bone marinated in pepper, garlic butter and jalapenos; the cod baked in white wine, butter and herbs; and for dessert pear baked in wine with vanilla sauce. With a superb wine and drinks list, informed and friendly service, Hunter is indeed at the top of its game! Note: Monday thru Friday there are attractive prix fixe lunch specials!


KUCHNIA WARSZAWSKA

Kuchnia Warszawska, offers the finest Polish culinary traditions in an atmosphere enhanced by its location in the Old Town Market Square. Here rediscovered traditional recipes blend with modern interpretation at the hands of a passionate and experienced kitchen team. “Varsovian” cuisine is influenced by various cultures and incorporates several culinary traditions -- from the tables of Polish aristocracy, from faraway lands, from Jewish merchants, and from the culinary ingenuity of poorer workers as well. This extraordinary range is apparent in dishes such as the trout marinated in vinegar; Żurek, or the rye soup with boiled egg and white sausage; the Bryzol or the fried beef served with baked potatoes and candied beetroot; and the simply delicious cheesecake with chocolate sauce for dessert. Kuchnia Warszawska, is indeed a truly wonderful dining experience!

Kuchnia Warszawska Rynek Starego Miasta 21, Warsaw phone: +48 22 831 02 02 restauracja@kuchniawarszawska.com.pl www.kuchniawarszawska.com.pl

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MARCONI

Marconi Restaurant Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44, Warsaw Opening hours: 6:30 am–10:30 am, midday–3 pm, 6 pm–10.30 pm phone: +48 22 551 18 32 www.restauracjamarconi.pl

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Marconi Restaurant, located within the iconic Hotel Bristol in the heart of Warsaw has its own separate entrance from Karowa Street, offering a relaxed dining experience throughout the day. Executive Chef Michał Tkaczyk has created an exhilarating, modern menu which emphasizes the finest seasonal produce derived from local farms and trusted purveyors. One can savor Polish beef tartare, a light salad, or select charcoal grilled steaks and seafood. And of course a fine wine list and drinks adds much alongside mesmerizing desserts prepared by the famous Hotel Bristol patisserie. Overlooking Warsaw’s most intimate patio, the restaurant is a great setting for casual meals, business meetings, family gatherings or romantic dinners. Special moments here include the popular Sunday Brunch, and Afternoon Tea served in the adjacent Column Bar.


MOKOTOWSKA 69

Mokotowska-69, is the next culinary venue by the creator of landmark restaurant Merlienego-5. Andrzej Rudnicki-Sipayłło with his over thirty years expertise, drawing from his work experience in New York’s finest restaurants, “brought” Manhattan to Warsaw when he opened Merliniego-5 in 2010. Now Restaurant and Bar Mokotowska-69 expands on this success. Essentially specializing in seafood and steaks, classic Polish dishes with a contemporary interpretation are on the menu as well. The excellent, seasonal wine list comprising selections from all over, matches the dishes ideally on the seasonally varying menu. Items such as the halibut with carrot puree; the rack of lamb; the Black Angus rib eye from NYC’s Ottmanelli and Sons; and the Kobe style strip loin from Tajima, are indications of the place’s emphasis on top quality. A sure success which adds to Warsaw’s culinary orchestra!

Mokotowska 69 Mokotowska 69, Warsaw phone: +48 22 628 73 84 www.mokotowska69.pl

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


N°31 by ROBERT SOWA

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!

N°31 Restaurant by Robert Sowa Nowogrodzka 31, Warsaw mobile: +48 600 861 961 n31restaurant.pl kontakt@n31restaurant.pl

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U BARSSA

U Barssa Rynek Starego Miasta 12/14,Warsaw phone: +48 22 635 24 76 E-mail: biuro@ubarssa.pl www.ubarssa.pl www.facebook.com/ubarssa

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Located in the Old Town Main Square, Restaurant “U Barssa� is one of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Warsaw. Its hospitality traditions date back to the nineteenth century and the place indeed transports one to a time that once was, serving a traditional Polish menu which has its roots in the kitchens of past aristocracy. Within its stylish chambers there is a world of privilege that unfolds from the time one is seated to when the food arrives always with a sense of ceremony. The place’s signature duck with baked potatoes and beet confiture is an example of what one can avail here from within a vast menu with traditional items such as soups, pierogi, meats and desserts. There is an impressive wine, beer, and alcohol list which makes dining here even more compelling. And outstanding service with an eye towards every detail makes this place truly special!


NOLITA

Star Chef Jacek Grochowina has named his new culinary venture Nolita based on Manhattan’s inspiring neighborhood where traditions and modernity have come together to make it the new epicenter of culinary landmarks. So is it with Warsaw’s Nolita, a culinary juggernaut in the making with Grochowina commanding the kitchen’s course. Having worked at the Ritz in London, this internationally awarded chef has, in the opening of this Warsaw culinary hotspot, decided to carve out his own amazing niche. What one finds in this new, modern setting, is a menu that surpasses with creativity, which makes fine dining, much higher than merely fine! The aged beef fillet, braised aubergine, teriyaki jus; John Dory, leek confit, Jerusalem artichoke; foie gras bon bon; Octopus pastrami, saffron aioli, homemade pumpkin mustard, are just a few examples of culinary genius one is apt to find here!

Star Chef Jacek Grochowina

Nolita Wilcza 46, Warsaw phone: +48 22 292 04 24 www.nolita.pl rezerwacja@nolita.pl

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SIGNATURE

Signature Poznańska 15, Warsaw phone: +48 22 553 87 55 www. signaturerestaurant.pl info@signaturerestaurant.pl

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Signature, located within the H15 Boutique hotel, has been awarded a two “spoon and fork” rating by Michelin, substantiating its strong position in Warsaw’s culinary landscape. Award winning Executive Chef Wojciech Kilian’s phenomenal compositions of modern cuisine emphasize natural and seasonal ingredients. Special cooking events by the Chef with prominent stars result in “autographed” or signature dishes. Outstanding items include the celery and truffle cream soup; the lamb chop with spring onion mousse; the sturgeon served with puree of pumpkin, coriander and dried figs; and for dessert the delicious praline tart with fruits and strawberries ice cream. With a “flaming bar”, renovated Oswald chairs from the 1950’s, genuine Serge lighting, and original photos of Marilyn Monroe by Milton Green, Signature is indeed a culinary venue that scales great heights!


STARA KAMIENICA

Stara Kamienica, located on a quiet street in the heart of Warsaw, combines traditional Polish culinary ideas with modern, pan-European elements. Chef Przemyslaw Butryn is responsible for the place’s success over the recent years. The feast that unfolds within its traditional dark wood paneled interiors includes items on the menu such as the saffron broth with salmon, shrimp, mussels and spinach; the monkfish with fried lentils and wild apple mousse; and the roasted lamb served with bulgur, green peas, and sage butter. These are all excellent and indicate the kitchen’s culinary ambitions. Flowers and candles adorn the tables dressed in white, imparting a charm that is indeed memorable. The weekday lunch is a wonderful choice for business meetings, or get-togethers with colleagues. With excellent service and live music in the evenings, Stara Kamienica is always an elevating choice!

Stara Kamienica Widok 8, Warsaw phone: +48 22 114 43 33 www.stara-kamienica.com.pl

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STREFA

Restaurant Strefa, located on Prozna Street, has achieved star status within the culinary landscape of Warsaw. Chef Lukasz Andruszkiewicz brings his experience from working at significant restaurants such as Jacob & Gabriel restaurant in Norway, as well as in Warsaw; he has received a Chef Hat from Gault & Millau. Furthermore, his team in the kitchen consists of other winners of prestigious culinary competitions, underscoring Strefa’s depth of talent. The menu here is inspired by traditional recipes melded with modernity and a Scandinavian approach; the focus is on the origin and quality of ingredients, and on the harmony of presentation. With varieties of fresh fish on the menu, dishes such as gravlax with shallots, chives, creme fraiche, and horseradish; or the sirloin steak with mashed potatoes, chestnuts, and sea-buckthorn sauce, are evident of Strefa’s exceptional culinary excellence.

Strefa Restaurant & Bar Próżna 9, Warsaw phone: +48 22 255 08 50 www. restauracjastrefa.pl

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UPPER FLOOR WARSZAWSKISTREFA SZNYT

Warszawski Sznyt, located in an elegant modern building on the periphery of the Old town, is a culinary venue with two different dining ideas on its upper and ground floors. The Upper Floor with its interwar period decor and open kitchen offers fine dining with a modern Polish menu. This implies a transformation of traditional recipes with new age cooking methods and an emphasis on the finest ingredients. Rafał Zaręba is the Executive Chef, a graduate of the prestigious Institute Paul Bocuse in Lyon, and experienced at Michelin-star rated Atelier Amaro where he was Senior Chef de Partie. Specialties such as roe deer tartar; veal and dried apricot dumplings in honey mustard sauce; and the duck fillet with pumpkin puree and roasted beet sauce, are examples of his creative genius. The Upper Floor at Warszawski Sznyt is a star dining venue, well on its way to becoming a culinary landmark!

Chef Rafał Zaręba

StrefaWarszawski Restaurant Sznyt & Bar Senatorska Próżna 2, 9, Warsaw phone: mobile:+48 +48 22 609 255 608 08010 50 www. warszawskisznyt.pl restauracjastrefa.pl

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INCANTO

Incanto Restaurant Kobielska 6, Warsaw phone: +48 22 610 82 82 www.Incantorestauracja.pl

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Incanto Restaurant, in Warsaw’s Grochów area is a consequence of owner Grzegorz Tomczyk’s passion for Italy’s cooking traditions. This true Italian enclave which attracts guests from all over the city, offers noteworthy items such as veal escalope, home-made Parmigiana di melanzane; the fish soup; and Pizza Jacobo with mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and basil. Other specialties include home-made mushroom tagliatelle served with shrimp and zucchini; and Incanto’s signature ravioli served with veal and sage butter. As dessert, the plum cake served with vanilla cream, is truly divine. There is an artisanal wholesomeness here with an authentic atmosphere that is enhanced with outstanding Frescobaldi wines, flowers, and evening concerts of Italian music. Recently awarded the Ospitalita Italiana, it is an indication that Incanto’s genuine Italian flare is not to be missed--vediamo presto!


GIOVANNI RUBINO

Owner Jan Smereczyński with Chef Piotr Rybicki

Located diagonally across from the Presidential Palace Giovanni Rubino has become an Italian institution in its own right. Having celebrated its 25th birthday in 2016, this outstanding place is where modern Mediterranean fare rooted in traditional Italian has been created by Chef Piotr Rybicki who has been at the helm of culinary affairs since it opened in 1991. This long unfaltering collaboration over the years between owner and chef has resulted in interesting variations such as Pizza Pizzaiolo with Parma ham and arugula, spaghetti with mussels, and the much-indemand pork fillet with mushroom sauce. With a well-appointed bar which leads to a chic, semi-private chamber, great homemade desserts, a committed and friendly staff, and an endearing value-for-money ethos, Giovanni is where everyone wants to come back to over and over again! Jan Smereczyński invites!

Giovanni Rubino Krakowskie Przedmieście 37, Warsaw phone: +48 22 826 27 88 mobile: + 48 602 831 811 www.giovanni.pl

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SI RISTORANTE & COCKTAIL BAR

Si Ristorante & Cocktail Bar ul. Marszalkowska 115, Warsaw mobile: +48 507 099 190 www.restauracjasi.pl

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Restaurant and Cocktail Bar Si, is where Italian cuisine is the inspiration, interpreted here with a natural culinary eloquence. The well put menu offers a journey through the regions of Italy; the mantra above all is to deliver a true and wholesome dining experience at a reasonable price. Hand-made pasta and top-quality Italian olive oil are thus a big part of the kitchen. Supplementing this are Si’s talented bartenders who create “copyright” cocktails based on the finest seasonal ingredients. And famous organic wines from the Agriverde vineyard in southern Italy’s Abruzzo region comprise the wine selection, setting it apart from other Italian establishments. Open for breakfast as well, Si is the first restaurant in Poland to serve a complimentary breakfast with every hot beverage purchased (Mon-Fri until 11:30 am). Si is always a comprehensively enjoyable experience!


TRATTORIA DA ANTONIO

Trattoria da Antonio has indeed been fondly labeled as “Little Sicily in the heart of Warsaw”. The love and passion for life and food has been transported here in full! The founder and heart of this place is Chef Antonio who ardently maintains a philosophy that “family is the most important!” The guests here are the family, made to feel special with outstandingly warm service and culinary masterpieces that simply delight. Authenticity is of prime importance; hence many of the ingredients are flown in from different parts of the Italy, as are the wines from vineyards with centuries-old traditions. Spread over three rooms, the place is a sensory delight—full of aromas, splendid decor, homemade breads, fresh herbs, and wine! There is even a room is for the youngest members of the family with toys and books. Trattoria da Antonio indeed celebrates the joys of life, Sicilian style!

Trattoria da Antonio Żurawia 18, Warsaw phone: +48 22 625 54 17 www.trattoriadaantonio.pl biuro@trattoriadaantonio.pl

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EL GRECO

El Greco has become the yardstick in Warsaw of what a fine Greek restaurant ought to be. An intrinsic part of the culinary landscape of the city, most dining decisions made in this bustling part of town must include El Greco in their calculations! Its atmosphere is so thoroughly inviting, supported by a menu that is replete with excellent flavors, just perfect for those idyllic Mediterraneancharmed lunches and dinners. Especially imported ingredients impart authenticity to the menu; items such as the horiatiki, which is the traditional Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, feta, and kalamata olives; the souvlaki kotopoulo, or the chicken shish kebab with fries served with pita and tzatziki; the arnaki me melitzanes, stewed lamb in wine and tomato sauce; and for dessert the braised pear served with delicate yoghurt cream, are all outstanding. A class act!

El Greco Grzybowska 9, Warsaw phone:+48 22 654 04 58 www.elgreco-restauracja.pl

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KAVOS

Kavos Jasna 26, Warsaw phone: +48 22 692 71 05 www.kavos.pl

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MEDITERRANEAN, ADRIATIC GREEK

Kavos Grill & Bar has very quickly garnered a reputation that is based on its uniqueness as a Greek restaurant that PANTONE 425C PANTONE 200C specializes in an authentic menu prepared largely on a charcoal grill. The grill itself is state-of-the art made by Josper; its high operating temperature allows grilling and roasting of a higher quality, imparting the unique flavor of the burning embers, and bestowing a unique texture and juiciness into what’s being grilled. Delightful items include the moscharaki kokinisto, which is beef braised in red wine; or the bacalau me lahanika, which is finely chopped fillets of Atlantic cod baked with vegetables. The place conveys a sense of “kefi” a Greek word which describes a certain spirit of joy, of passion and enthusiasm, of high spirits and overpowering positive emotions. With music and friendly service adding to the atmosphere, dining in Kavos is always so special!


PAROS

Located in the heart of Warsaw on Jasna Street, Paros is the kind of place that is in its spirit more than a mere restaurant, it actually transports one to the basis of its origin; in this case that is magical Greece of course! Under the oversight of Chef Theodoros Vogdanos who brings his experience from the renowned restaurants of Mykonos, Crete and Athens, Paros serves a healthful, flavorful menu derived with products imported from that part – the finest olives, oil, cheese such as feta, manouri, and graviera, marinades, spices and fresh herbs. This is Greek hospitality at its best, in an ambiance that drips with authenticity and live music, with original dishes such as those with lamb prepared with varied methods and recipes, a variety of fresh fish and seafood, washed down with a glass of ouzo or accompanied with a jug of Retsina. Always a wonderful experience indeed!

Paros Jasna 14/16a, Warsaw phone: +48 22 828 10 67 www.paros-restauracja.pl

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LE CEDRE 61

Le Cedre 61 Aleje Solidarności 61, Warsaw phone: +48 22 670 11 66 www.lecedre.pl

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The salient fact about Lebanese cuisine is that it is truly Mediterranean, with an emphasis on preparation and on fresh ingredients. With a 20 year history, Le Cedre 61 is the only Lebanese restaurant of high repute in Warsaw. It offers a diversity of flavors--cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, and mint—through these one can actually get a sense of Lebanon’s fine culinary traditions. Indeed with its large collection of Lebanese wines, original interior design, and Arabic music in the background, Le Cedre offers a virtual excursion to the resort country of Lebanon! What matters here ultimately is that the food is absolutely top in its composition, immensely healthful and refreshing, and served in a traditional setting which completes this Lebanese experience. Please note: There will be special Christmas Eve celebrations here, a great time not to be missed!


LE CEDRE 84

Le Cedre 84 is the newer branch of its sister location, Le Cedre 61 which has been in operation since 20 years. Mediterranean cuisine delights and refreshes with its healthful ingredients, the menu here as well is replete with Lebanese classics such as the outstanding Kastaleta Ghanam, or the tender lamb chops grilled on charcoal; and an array of cold and warm appetizers or mezze. This fine dining venue is a favorite place for the city’s corporate bigwigs discussing business over lunch, or for dinner and partying together with family and friends! Lebanese cuisine is indeed a symbol of its people’s hospitality, a belief that nothing strengthens the human bond more than eating together. With Lebanese wines on the menu, ingredients flown in from Lebanon, Le Cedre 84 is a class act through and through. Please note: There will be special Christmas Eve celebrations here, a great time not to be missed!

Le Cedre 84 Aleje Solidarności 84, Warsaw phone: +48 22 618 89 99 www.lecedre.pl

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LE CEDRE LOUNGE

Le Cedre’s fine reputation has now been expanded forth with a trendy lounge setting on Grzybowska Street in Warsaw’s center. This is a perfect venue for a relaxing time with friends or with that “special someone” around wonderful Lebanese cuisine and Mediterranean music! At Le Cedre Lounge, the bar menu is truly outstanding with refreshing cocktails and drinks that may accompany exquisite Lebanese mezzah or starters, also called mezze in Greece, or tapas in Spain. A great spot with authentically ornate décor, its spaciousness goes a long way in delivering a feeling of innate relaxation. This is a comprehensive eatery as well for meat and fish lovers, as well as for those who are vegetarian, or vegan, with something here for every palate. Please note: There will be special Christmas Eve celebrations here, a great time not to be missed!

Le Cedre Lounge Grzybowska 5 A, Warsaw phone: +48 22 299 72 99 www.lecedre.pl

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MAHO

Maho is undoubtedly the one place in Warsaw where Turkish food is available in its higher, culinary form. This is a family restaurant, with its own fresh meat shop emphasizing its access and use of the finest quality meats and ingredients. Through its open kitchen, guests can observe the team’s dedication in preparing dishes true to Turkish cooking traditions; salads and appetizers, meats dishes from the grill or the oven, and special dishes for those with a vegetarian preference. Items such as the karnıyarık, or the fried eggplant with minced meat, onion, parsley, garlic and tomato; the kasarli köfte, grilled ground meat with kashar cheese; lahmacun, a type of Turkish “pizza”; and Turlu, the mixed vegetable stew, are all intensely flavorful. With spacious interiors, friendly service, a play zone for kids, abundant parking, Maho indeed offers wonderful hospitality!

Maho Aleja Krakowska 240/242, Warsaw phone: +48 22 609 15 48 www.maho.com.pl TURKISH, MEDITERRANEAN

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MUNJA

Every once in a while a restaurant appears whose success is certain, one that will be there for the long haul. This can be happily said for Munja, Poland’s first true Adriatic restaurant serving traditional dishes from countries that lie on the Adriatic Sea. Created with passion by a Montenegrin family, here one finds hospitality at its best with sophisticated seafood, flavorful grilled BBQ meats, and Greek and Mediterranean influences forming the culinary foundations. The grill here is itself a sight to behold in terms of size; here charcoal and wood embers become the flavoring spice themselves! “Munja” in Serbo-Croatian means “flash of lightning”-- a manifestation of the power of nature from which this place draws its inspiration. Its expansive, modern setting has further enabled it to become a top venue for dining with friends and business colleagues, and for families even with small kids. Marvelous indeed on all fronts!

Peko Durović: His passion is behind Munja’s stellar reputation.

Munja Grzybowska 43, Warsaw mobile: +48 664 901 161 FB:MunjaRestaurant

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BOMBAJ MASALA CENTRUM

Bombaj Masala Centrum Al.Jana Pawła II 23, Warsaw mobile: +48 606 688 777 phone: +48 22 653 96 00 www.bombajmasala.pl/centrum/ restauracja@bombajmasala.pl

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Bombaj Masala, located in the center on Jana Pawla has proudly lifted the stature of Warsaw’s Indian dining for locals as well as for those who have converged from all parts; their love for Indian food being a common thread that is tied here at a world-class level. With a spacious, elegant interior, its decor is closer to western sensibilities, reflective of cosmopolitan dining trends in Indian cities today. Besides the stunning physicality, the emotional high-points are achieved with what emanates from the kitchen. A team of Indian chefs, born and raised in various parts of India, pour their skills into each of the creations, all of which delight tremendously. The varied flavors of India combined with perfect service make this a befitting place for business meetings, family events, and of course special, romantic evenings! A class act indeed!


MOKOTOW BOMBAJ MASALA

Bombaj Masala Mokotow, is the expansion of the success achieved in Warsaw’s center, described on the opposite page. This venue is a consequence of a passion to make accessible the wonders of fine Indian cuisine. The interior here comprises modern architectural elements fused with traditional Indian ideas, supplemented with an open kitchen—dining here means becoming a witness to what’s being prepared for you! The chef here is Virendra Singh from India’s northern reaches in the Himalayas, and his interpretations appear as wondrous delights, fully conveying the cuisine’s power to gastronomically impress. The professionally trained and informed team here is ever happy and willing to guide one’s order as well as to advise on drinks and wine selections that would go well. Open for breakfast as well, business and social dining is always elevated here to a top experience!

Bombaj Masala Mokotów Marynarska 21, Warsaw mobile: +48 518 916 474 www.bombajmasala.pl/mokotow/ restauracja@bombajmasala.pl

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FAT BUDDHA

A laughing Buddha, generally always fat, is a sign of joy and wealth. This philosophy has been actualized with the Fat Buddha Restaurant & Lounge located in the very centre of Warsaw on Mazowiecka Street. The feel of abundance is immediately sensed in this well adorned, 800 sqm twolevel space. Traditional elements from the Far East combine with dĂŠcor from the West; the four meter high windows seem designed to let in the positive spiritual energies! The menu here is mainly Japanese, enhanced with steak and fish prepared with a splash of oriental flavors. The bar offers its own delights, with original cocktails designed for the connoisseur; indeed the place is recognized as a top bar in the city as well. Besides the open vastness of the ground floor, intimate sections such as the Lounge or VIP Zone are situated on the first floor. Fat Buddha --what a tremendous experience!

Fat Buddha Mazowiecka 2/4, Warsaw mobile: +48 690 030 558 www.fatbuddha.pl

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Fusion offers the following special dining events: Business Lunch, Monday thru Friday, 12 noon - 4pm Fish Market – Every Friday, 6pm - 10:30pm, 179 PLN Sunday Brunch – Every Sunday, 1pm – 5pm


FUSION

Chef Janusz Korzyński

Fusion restaurant, located at the Westin Warsaw offers an “east meets west” culinary journey through the prism of Chef Janusz Korzyński’s cutting edge and trendy interpretations. His effort is very visible quite literally--the open kitchen allows one to observe as a variety of culinary traditions are fused together and culminate in one creative dish moments before it appears. Healthy SuperFoods dishes based on the quality of ingredients, fresh vegetables, herbs and spices, quality seafood and meats, all contribute meaningfully to an extensive menu full of delicacies from combining the exotic cuisines of the Far East with the elaborate preparations of the European world. This is indeed an unforgettable bouquet of flavors and aromas. With a vast collection of wines and champagnes, an experienced service staff, this is fine, upscale dining, as well as one of the best brunch options in the city. Splendid!

Fusion The Westin Warsaw Al. Jana Pawla II 21, Warsaw phone: +48 22 450 86 31 www.restauracjafusion.pl

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INAZIA

Chef Marcin Sasin

InAzia Sheraton Warsaw Hotel Bolesława Prusa 2, Warsaw phone: +48 22 450 67 06 www.restauracja-inazia.pl

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InAzia, located at the Sheraton Warsaw offers a far-eastern culinary journey through Chef Marcin Sasin’s modern interpretation, a hallmark of his being to blend culinary masterpieces with the art of finishing the dish at the table. The kitchen’s focus derives mainly from Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China and Indonesia with extreme importance given to the quality of ingredients—fresh herbs and spices such as lemon grass and coriander, and quality seafood and meats such as Wagyu beef and duck. Specialties include grilled octopus with coriander, crispy turbot and duck with hoisin plum sauce, beef chicks with red curry, many vegetarian and wok dishes. With a vast collection of champagnes and wines specially selected by Robert Mielzyński, an experienced service staff, this is fine, upscale Asian dining in the best part of the city! Complimentary aperitif welcomes guests carrying TOP!


SILK & SPICY

Silk & Spicy, located in two locations in the city, on trendy Żurawia Street in the center and on Francuska Street in Saska Kępa, is a class culinary act taking its patrons on a flavorful journey of Japan and Thailand. These unique venues bring these two very popular Asian cuisines under one roof and under the oversight of experienced Sushi Master Thomas Godlewski and Thai Chef Anh Dung Nguyen. The extraordinary richness of flavors and aromas, the aesthetic presentations of the dishes and above all the use of the freshest and most authentic ingredients gives these two places the high reputation that they enjoy Traditional Japanese sushi, in its many forms, can be ordered for the same table as delicious Thai curries! The elegant, cozy interiors, and friendly service, make these the perfect venues for meetings with friends and business colleagues. A journey indeed towards the finest flavors of the Orient!

Silk & Spicy Żurawia 16/20, Warsaw phone: +48 22 629 70 12 www.silkandspicy.pl biuro@silkandspicy.pl

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Panska 85 offers a multimedia conference room, a year-round patio, a summer garden with cinema, and a separate reserved room for business meetings. There is also the option of fine dining and meetings accompanied by live piano music.


PANSKA 85

The creative force behind Panska 85, Yajia Lin’s dream was always to share with this part of the world what was the best from hers. Panska 85 is the realization of this, with traditional Chinese cuisine combining an exciting, modern twist. The kitchen under chefs trained at top restaurants in Beijing and Shanghai, emphasizes an unbending focus on quality, methods, recipes, and on the sublimity of presentation. Each dish is endowed with nature’s colors, conveying a spectrum of incredible flavors; from the classic Peking Duck to the king prawns of the Yellow Sea, and to the fragrant cuisine of Sichuan and the traditional dishes of Xi’an. The new seasonal menu offers oyster mushrooms with herring, and pumpkin soup with duck. Indeed Panska 85 is the defining summit in Warsaw for haute-Chinese cuisine, a unique adventure of flavors that satisfies with an elevated culinary experience!

Pańska 85 Pańska 85, Warsaw mobile: +48 512 671 756 panska85.com.pl

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SAN THAI

Located on landmark Próżna Street, San Thai is the joint inspiration of a mother and son much in love with Thailand. This unique intersection, of a family’s passion with years of experience in gastronomy, is behind the creation of this class-act venue where a quiet elegance emanates excellence. Authenticity and quality are guaranteed by the Thai team in the kitchen, whose efforts have bestowed this valuable addition upon the town’s culinary landscape. A symphony of original ingredients are all brought together to mesmerize the palate. Appetizers and dishes such as the shrimp or chicken satay; the spicy beef salad; the shrimp soup with lemongrass and coconut milk; the beef, chicken, duck, fish, and seafood in various curries and forms, are all intensely packed with rich flavors. With a well-matched wine list, and wonderful service, this classy venue is simply outstanding!

San Thai Próżna 10/39, Warsaw mobile: +48 577 607 775 www.restauracjasanthai.pl

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SUSHI ZUSHI

Located on trendy Zurawia Street in the city center, Sushi Zushi‘s elegant minimalist setting gives it a Zen-like atmosphere, an appropriate setting for the accomplished sushi masters at work. The highest quality ingredients go together here with true Japanese inspiration, its culture and focus on detail, and yet the unlimited possibilities of combining and improving nature’s flavors. This is more than simply Japanese dining; one is actually transported into a special state of mind. The range here is impressive with toppings of various kinds of fish and seafood. Items on the menu such as Ebi or the fried shrimps tempura; the Sake fusion which is salmon lightly baked with leek and spicy mayonnaise; Hotategai, or the St. Jacob’s scallops; and the shrimp and avocado salad served in orange, are all indicative of the place’s emphasis on perfection. Clearly a top dining venue in the city!

Sushi Zushi Żurawia 6/12, Warsaw phone: +48 22 420 33 73 biuro@sushizushi.pl www.sushizushi.pl

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WARUNG JAKARTA INNOVATIVE CONCEPT

Creative entrepreneur Mateusz Rybiński

Warung Jakarta Piękna 28/34, Warsaw mobile: +48 515 467 551

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Warung Jakarta delivers on a simple yet innovative idea—to put street food into a combined restaurant and cultural setting! Indonesia, like most of Southeast Asia, is where street food is ubiquitous. Mateusz Rybinski and his partners, who are famous Indonesian chefs, remain true to the notion of authenticity with an Indonesian team in the kitchen, rich flavors packed in limited items, all priced reasonably. This hall-like space on the first floor in Piekna Street is where one can get exposure to Indonesian culture as well; every Tuesday there are Indonesian movies, and networking events with people connected to the country. The menu here is neatly divided between seafood items, meat, poultry, and vegan; the Soto Ayam or the yellow chicken soup for example, the favorite apparently of the Indonesian President, is intensely flavorful. Indeed a true visionary concept!

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BYC MOZE

Być może which translates to “perhaps” or “maybe” is indeed a bit of everything that’s good-- and perhaps, maybe that’s all that really matters! This culinary space located at Union Square Lubelska offers within its spacious interiors the combination of a bakery, a café, and a bistro. Bread is a passion here, baked on premises with rye, wheat, and whole meal, as well as gluten-free for those who need it. Outstanding breakfasts with scrambled eggs or omelets have become a mainstay for many regulars to commence their day, while lunch and dinner are replete with herb-filled, flavorful French and Italian dishes, always healthful and nutritious, accompanied perhaps with select wines and cocktails. And of course right through the day are fine breads, croissants, incredible desserts, stellar coffees and tea. Indeed a versatile place offering a lovely escape from the daily routine!

Być Może Bagatela 14, Warsaw mobile: +48 519 000 014 FB:bycmozewarszawa

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CHŁOPSKIE JADŁO

If quintessential Polish fare is what one seeks, Chłopskie Jadło provides the answer. Besides its impressive location on Plac Konstytucji in the city center, there are two other locations in Warsaw. The interiors replicate a country cottage, complete with stout wooden tables, attired service staff, and a warm rustic feel enhanced by country music playing in the background. Among the expected dishes such as pierogi and soups, there are wholesome delights 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 zrazy, or Polish beef rolls. These may be washed down with Polish vodka which goes well with these hearty dishes. Soul-warming desserts such as the apple pancakes served with honey or jam complete this wonderful experience!

Plac Konstytucji Plac Konstytucji 1, Warsaw 801.warszawa@chlopskiejadlo.pl Galeria Mokotów Wołoska 12, Warsaw 817.warszawa@chlopskiejadlo.pl Factory Annopol Annopol 2, Warsaw 816.warszawa@chlopskiejadlo.pl www.chlopskiejadlo.pl

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BISTRO WIEJSKA

Bistro Wiejska Wiejska 9, Warsaw mobile: +48 728 400 799 www.bistrowiejska.pl

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Bistro Wiejska, which opened its doors close to a year ago, in a part of the city center which has the Sejm, is gathering it own rave reviews for its culinary policies that are setting it apart! In an environment of elegant simplicity it purveys a well executed Mediterranean inspired offering, one that changes with the seasons and one that encompasses aspects from the many cuisines of not only southern Europe but also other countries around the Mediterranean. Items on the menu here include French and Italian soups such as the fish soup from the south of France; fresh succulent seafood; salads such as with baked beetroot, chicory and goat cheese; beef sirloin or rib eye and lamb; and even Lebanese kebbeh. There are lunch specials daily and an impressive array of wine and desserts to complete the equation. Indeed, Bistro Wiejska is a class act in every possible way!


KOKO & ROY

New York-inspired Koko & Roy is a Seasonal New American restaurant and bar in Warsaw, focused on presenting contemporary American food while simultaneously celebrating local ingredients and flavors. Owners Annah “Koko” Syta and Jonathan Roy fell in love with Warsaw, its rapid food and cultural transformation with its emerging sophisticated culinary wants. Indeed this is an extension of the current Manhattan and Brooklyn food movement, a style often unexplored in Europe; the emphasis here is on modernization of traditional recipes with refined techniques and the use of seasonal, farm fresh ingredients. The result is elevated, rustic food with a fresh, modern sensibility, served in a manner that encourages sharing. Koko & Roy’s warm atmosphere is further enabled by an eclectic art-deco peppered interior which celebrates the city’s past whilst embodying the edginess and energy of today’s Warsaw!

Koko & Roy Wilcza 43, Warsaw 00-001 phone: +48 22 699 85 64 wwwkokoandroywarsaw.com

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POLKA

Polka Świętojańska 2, Warsaw phone: +48 22 635 35 35 www.warszawa.restauracjapolka.pl

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Famous cuisinière Magda Gessler has brought her interpretation of informal, yet high quality Polish dining in the form of Restaurant Polka. Located in the Old Town it provides an exemplary introduction to what the food of this land should be about. Served in true traditional style, with simply yet elegant cheer, it illustrates this cuisine’s true nature, that in actuality it is a sophisticated intermingling of various European influences. Polka’s emphasis on the use of local, authentic ingredients ensures intense flavors-- items such as the goose liver marinated in mustard, served with buttered apples and onions; the traditional Polish stew ‘bigos’ served in a bread bowl; the pork tenderloin with plum stuffing, drenched with rosemary flavored gravy; and pancakes with cream cheese for dessert, are all outstanding. This is true Polish hospitality indeed at its very best!


SOMEPLACE ELSE

SomePlace Else, located in the very heart of the city on Plac Trzech KrzyĹźy, or the Three Crosses Square. The restaurant is a must visit for a guaranteed great time especially if live music, an exciting bar, and modern tex-mex cuisine is what one is seeking. With inviting interiors, a warm and friendly atmosphere, this is a perfect place to watch sports on big LCD screens while enjoying food and outstanding drinks and cocktails in the company of family, friends, and colleagues. From Monday thru Friday, between noon to 4 pm, a special-priced lunch with a seasonally varied menu is served. This is indeed a venue where themed parties, cocktails and wines from around the world, and outstanding food (available in diet versions as well), enable a wonderful time. During most evenings there is live music to further add to the bonhomie of the place, and news about artists and promotions can be found on facebook.com/someplaceelsewarszawa.

SomePlace Else Restaurant & Bar Prusa 2, Warsaw (Three Crosses Square) phone: +48 22 450 67 10 warszawa@someplace-else.pl www.warszawa.someplace-else.pl

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GROUND FLOOR WARSZAWSKISTREFA SZNYT

Warszawski Sznyt, located in an elegant modern building on the periphery of the Old town, is a culinary venue with two different dining ideas on its upper and ground floors. The Ground Floor with its open kitchen is more akin to a modern steakhouse, offering a casual and relaxed dining experience. The oak wood fired grill imparts its special flavors to different cuts of meat served with mesclun and a choice of pepper, Bearnaise, or Demi glace sauces that go terrifically well with these. With steaks, fish and seafood and an internationally inspired offering Chef Michał Węcławek is winning rare accolades; he brings a decade long experience having previously been the winner of the Cook Discovery 2015 and an invited participant at the prestigious Bocuse D’or. Please note: Breakfast is served as well, daily from 8 in the morning with a wide selection to choose from.

Chef Michał Węcławek

StrefaWarszawski Restaurant Sznyt & Bar Senatorska Próżna 2, 9, Warsaw phone: mobile:+48 +48 22 609 255 608 08010 50 www. warszawskisznyt.pl restauracjastrefa.pl

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WINO & FRIENDS

Located in Warsaw’s Muranow, close to the city center, is Wino & Friends. This is where its passionate owner Adam Wojda has melded a creative menu, a stellar wine list, and a modern, spacious open-kitchen interior with always-smiling service. Chef Adam Frelak’s menu is international with a clear French disposition, emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients. Through his creativity the place received the 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as recognition by Gault & Millau; Wino & Friends is featured in the G&M guide for its cuisine, wines and ambience. Wine related events, especially wine tastings, are a forte of this place; Beaujolais Nouveau with live French music on the accordion is an example. There is a wide range of biodynamic, natural, healthful wines available by the glass, a tasting menu, and the keen knowledge to pair the type of wine with a specific dish. Simply terrific!

Wino & Friends Pokorna 2/U24, Warsaw mobile: +48 608 880 822 kontakt@winoandfriends.pl www.winoandfriends.pl

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AFTERNOON TEA AT BRISTOL HOTEL

Afternoon Tea at Bristol Hotel Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44, Warsaw Serving hours: Thursday - Friday: 12:30 - 5 pm Saturday - Sunday: 2 pm - 5 pm Live piano music: Friday - Saturday: 2 pm - 5 pm phone: +48 22 551 1832 www.hotelbristolwarsaw.pl

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Afternoon Tea, a time honored British tradition, has been served with style at the Hotel Bristol as an enduring custom for some years. The spectacular interior of the historic Column Bar, originally designed to be an Art Nouveau masterpiece by Otto Wagner in 1901, restored to its original grandeur with distinctive details, creates an intimate setting, perfect for the relishing of fine beverages and snacks. The finest finger sandwiches; freshly baked buttermilk scones with clotted cream; traditional home-made pastries created by the Pastry Chef, are complemented with a rich selection of premium English teas and pure herbal infusions of pure herbs, flowers, and fruits. A glass of chilled champagne makes it more of an event than just “tea” but there is always an excuse for pleasure, and here at the Bristol this indeed is of a very high order! Price: PLN 59 per head; and PLN 99 with a glass of champagne.


MAISON PATISSERIE CHOCOLATERIE LALA MAISON PATISSERIE && CHOCOLATERIE

“Truly outstanding!” is what comes immediately to mind upon tasting any of what La Maison Cukiernia has to offer; exquisite French pastries, desserts, cakes, unique chocolates, and fine ice cream. This place is a reflection of owner Sandra Massoud’s passion, a heart-driven gourmet and traveler who has discovered her creations strolling through Parisian streets, inspired by what the best French patisseries have offered her over time. Igor Zaritskiy, is the head of the confectionery shop whose work is consistently recognized in international confectionery competitions. Alongside fresh bread and French pastries made according to authentic methods on premises, there are desserts and cookies prepared with award winning recipes. La Maison Patisserie & Chocolaterie is indeed the place for absolute delight with kids, friends, and family!

La Maison Patisserie & Chocolaterie Chłodna 15, Warsaw mobile: +48 730737677 recepcja@lamaison.pl Open hours: Monday to Friday: 8 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 10 pm

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BAKERY&&CHOCOLATERIE WINE MONIQUE LA MAISON PATISSERIE

Monique Bakery & Wine is an ode to the French boulangerie, guaranteed to enthrall as soon as one enters this place. Not only offering quality breads, pastries and cakes, the more encompassing menu here offers breakfast with scrumptious scrambled eggs, fried eggs and soft or omelets and pates, and casual lunches and dinners. There are salads and granola, and original sandwiches. Elegance and simplicity, combined with the focus of delivering complete satisfaction to its guests makes Monique truly different from the crowd--here quality matters more than the quantity of sales! The place makes any meal of the day a culinary outing—the outstanding list of wines makes even the simple meal all the more enjoyable. When simplicity, authenticity, and French flavors, and top quality come together, there are just few words that describe this special combination —heaven is one of them!

Monique Bakery & Wine Krucza 41/43, Warsaw phone: +48 22 629 39 74 monique2bakery@gmail.com www.moniquebakery.pl

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SŁONY LA MAISON PATISSERIE &SŁODKI... CHOCOLATERIE

Located on swanky Mokotowska Street, Słodki... Słony, pronounced “swodkey, swoneh” (and which translates to Sweet, Salty), is Poland’s top restaurateur and culinary genius Magda Gessler’s immense imagination coming together to produce gastronomic art of high order. Passion is clearly evident here with over 60 kinds of desserts, cakes, and pastries on the menu; what is different here is that recipes are 100% natural and date back over a century. Not surprisingly sweets were even sent to Pope John Paul II at the Vatican! Just as “Słodki” caters to the sweeter aspects of life, “Słony” caters to the salted, with items such as the caviar served on toast with egg and lemon, salmon in a marinade of green lemon and dill, alongside good old Polish bigos as well. A marriage of immense flavors, traditions, and an enrapturing ambience makes this place a sweet Warsaw experience indeed!

Słodki... Słony Restaurant & Café Mokotowska 45, Warsaw phone: +48 22 622 49 34 www.slodki-slony.pl

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STAR WINES POLAND

Star Wines Poland Ludwika Narbutta 83/U8, Warsaw (entrance from Łowicka street) OPEN: Mon-Sat: Midday - 10 pm Sunday: Midday - 6 pm phone: +48 530 936 665

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Star Wines located in Warsaw’s Mokotów district, is a prime importer and distributor of the finest wines in the world. More than two years are invested in each identified producer to ensure quality before adding the name to Star’s selection, one that now enumerates over 450. Star Wines excels in sophisticated wines from renowned wineries in Europe and the New World countries. Not the typical wholesalerdistributor, it equally caters to retail buyers and connoisseurs, delivering to any point in the country. Attractive prices, such that they barely differ from the prices in the country or place of origin, makes procuring from Star Wines all the more compelling. It is indeed the preferred supplier to top restaurants and hotels around the country, and for those who seek knowledge for their purchases and selection of wines, advice by onsite sommelier Patrick Ochocki is always at hand!


WINE TASTE BY KAMECKI

Wine Taste by Piotr Kamecki is located in an elegant area in the very heart of Warsaw and reflects Piotr’s vast expertise. Founder and first President of the Polish Sommelier Association, Kamecki was Poland’s Sommelier Champion in 1998. He was the finalist in both the 1998 European Sommelier Championship in Reims, as well as the 2000 World’s Best Sommelier Competition in Montreal. Selections from the world’s celebrated wine producers, alongside hand-picked bottles from small family-owned wineries are available here. Kamecki’s intimate tasting events include dinner and are frequently organized for both companies and individuals customers. The Wine Concierge Service covers all important special requests—regarding imports, the procurement of collections, the set-up and management of wine cellars, storage, and wine investment advisory. The finest stemware by top-brand Riedel, helps to complete the equation!

Piotr Kamecki

Wine Taste by Kamecki Tasting room / Shop / Cosmopolitan Twarda 4, Warsaw mobile: +48 501 616 490 www.winetaste.pl

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LA CASA DEL HABANO

If there is one place In Warsaw that has come to define uniqueness, it is La Casa del Habano. The only home of Cuban cigars in Poland, here top brands of cigars and fine liquors are served in a setting over 200 square meters, the largest in Europe! Spread over 3 rooms, 2 bars, a special VIP room with a fireplace, and a summer terrace, being here exemplifies personal achievement and success! With a selection of over 80 single malt whiskeys, and over 25 rums, a good time with friends and business associates is guaranteed. Furnished with the comfort of padded leather sofas, relaxation is complete with accompaniments such as board ripened cheese, and Italian and Spanish ham. A great venue for corporate events, this is indeed the largest collection of Cuban cigars within Poland at prices that are as tempting as all of the fine things that La Casa del Habano offers!

La Casa del Habano Nowy Ĺšwiat 7, Warsaw phone: +48 22 465 12 75 mobile: +48 790 300 599 www.lcdh.pl

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RITUAL

Ritual Cocktail Club located on Mazowiecka Street is a top-notch cocktail bar by evening transforming into an electric club by night! Founded by award winners, this sensually illumined venue has quickly garnered a top reputation. With an interior which unfolds over two-levels, the art of bartending with its latest trends is the highlight, important for those who seek the extraordinary. Besides the vast array of wines, champagnes, alcohols and liquors, the cocktail menu here showcases the bar’s innovations with drinks such as The Ritual Manhattan, composed with rye whisky, rosso vermouth, angostura, and cigar smoke; or the Pornstar Martini with vanila vodka, passoa, sugar syrup, passion fruit puree, and champagne! Quality dining is available as well with an outstanding Japanese menu complete with warm appetizers, teriyaki, tempura, sushi and California rolls. Ritual truly excites on all levels!

Ritual Mazowiecka 12, Warsaw mobile: +48 723 235 555 FB:ritualwarsaw

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When the New York Times lists a place as one of the best to visit, then that is a recommendation to be taken seriously. The View deserves this international kudos completely; the club is located on the 28th and 32nd floors of the Spectrum Tower, one of the most modern office buildings in the heart of Warsaw on Twarda Street. This 1000 sqm club has two levels designed to invoke the feel of New York City, felt immediately even with the ride up in its panoramic elevators. The Rooftop on the 32nd floor offers 360 degree views of the city’s skyline; it really is the highest observation deck in Poland and can accommodate as many as 500 guests. The 28th floor’s centerpiece is its illuminated onyx bar, an inviting dance floor, and its own two terraces. With a lovely VIP Zone, it is no wonder that The View is highly regarded by business people, and celebrities from the world of media, fashion, and showbiz!

The View Twarda 18, Warsaw mobile: +48 663 971 942 www.theview.pl

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BONEROWSKA RESTAURANT IN KRAKOW

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

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


IN KRAKOW FIORENTINA

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

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

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RUBINSTEIN IN KRAKOW

Rubinstein Krakow, Szeroka 12 phone: +48 12 384 00 00 www.rubinstein.pl

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Located in a 15th century building in Szeroka Square, the Hotel Rubinstein is brimful with history, style, and elegance. The famous cosmetics mogul, Helena Rubinstein, was actually born here on this very square, and the hotel’s name is an inspired note to this famous one-time resident. The Restaurant Rubinstein, located within the hotel combines a modern Polish fusion menu with pan-European elements to thrill gastronomically. Dishes designed by Chef Tomasz Pieprzyk are made with locally sourced ingredients; items such as the sliced seasoned beef with plum salad; the pear filled ravioli served with roasted duck ragout; the fresh mussels with pepper sauce; and the sirloin with chestnuts flavored with whisky, are all excellent. With desserts such as the pumpkin soufflé with ginger sauce, a varied wine list, this elegant restaurant remains as a feather in Krakow’s culinary cap!


IN LESZNOWOLA OYCOWIZNA

On the outskirts of Warsaw, a special experience awaits; the 15 km drive from the city is well worth it! Restaurant Oycowizna, located within a guesthouse-a charming country cottage with thatched roof--welcomes with a quintessentially traditional atmosphere. Here ageold Polish recipes are painstakingly recreated, conveying the nostalgia of Grandma’s cooking! Homemade specialties, including meats and cheese which are smoked, baked, and grilled in its traditional smokehouse, intensifying what is natural and wholesomely delicious. A Mediterranean twist on the menu includes shrimp and fresh mussels. Peace and relaxation allows carefree memories to come gushing back; the 13 quaint guest rooms enable one to stay the night and stretch the experience. With a playground, summer gazebo, and a mini zoo, this is a place for children as well. Recommended highly for corporate and family events!

Restaurant Oycowizna SĹ‚oneczna 241 05-506 Lesznowola www.oycowizna.pl email: kontakt@oycowizna.pl

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SZARA GES IN KRAKOW

Szara Gęś Krakow, Rynek Główny 17 phone: +48 12 430 63 11 www.szarages.com

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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 feast-for-thesenses 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!


IN PABIANICE WZORCOWNIA

Chef Wiesław Bober heads Wzorcownia, his culinary crown jewel, conveniently located in Pabianice, 1.5 hours drive from Warsaw. Bober has honed his skills for over 25 years; his culinary talents led his family to send him off to cooking school as a child! All of the dishes are authored by him with an unwavering emphasis on fresh in-season vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry from local producers. For his commitment to health, nutrition, and furthering Polish cuisine, he was awarded “2016 Personality of the Year” as well as the 2016 Chef for Central Poland. His recent menu titled “Season of Opulence” is replete with dishes with a sophisticated mix of heart-warming flavors and colors; the goose breast with red cabbage and bacon puree, bulgur, caramelized carrot with poppy and peach espuma, is an apt example which proves Wzorcownia’s mention amongst one of Poland’s 100 Best Restaurants!

Chef Wiesław Bober

Wzorcownia Grobelna 4, Pabianice phone: +48 422 068 335 www.fabrykawelny.pl

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LA CASA DEL HABANO IN KRAKOW

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

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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!


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RUBINSTEIN IN KRAKOW NAZWA RESTAURACJI

Experience the best in Krakow.... combine a luxurious stay with a sense of history and fine food at Rubinstein!

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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

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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, together creating a remarkable ambience. With double rooms and suites 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, and to the train station; the 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 Krakow-Old Town a great place to stay!

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

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DR WOJCIK IN KRAKOW

Dr Wรณjcik Aesthetic Skin & Dental Clinic Krakow, Krรณlowej Jadwigi 100 phone: +48 12 269 69 69 mobile: +48 506 510 960 www.drwojcik.pl

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Dr Wojcik Aesthetic Skin and Dental Clinic in Krakow is where a warm and welcoming team provides the highest standards of dental and aesthetic care to a growing list of happy, satisfied clientele. The clinic aims to provide its patients with the latest innovations in the dentistry and aesthetic fields by continuously updating its skills; the full range of treatments offered here is thus absolutely state-of-the-art. Focused aesthetic treatments enable natural looking enhancements which slow skin ageing; as an example, combining anti-wrinkle injections with fillers results in smooth, well-shaped, and wrinkle free skin. With a sensitive, relaxing approach to thorough assessment, diagnosis and treatment, the clinic indeed takes pride in its bespoke services that are effective because they are based on individual needs, reducing potential risks and creating long-term smiles!


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SZPITAL AMBROZIAK

Laser therapy of the 21st century Beauty by Enlighten™

Szpital Ambroziak Młynarska 2a, Piaseczno phone: + 48 22 111 50 05 mobile: + 48 726 101 000 www.klinikaambroziak.pl recepcja@klinikaambroziak.pl

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The first multi-task, picosecond laser platform, safe for all skin types. Includes an extremely wide range of activities: · Removal of pigmented lesions, sun spots · Deep skin revitalization · Removal of scars · Removing unwanted tattoos (of all types) The platform enables the implementation of the innovative PICO Genesis™ treatment, it is an effective yet gentle therapy for skin deep and durable revitalization The PICO Genesis procedure transfers “laser therapy” to the 21st century, resulting in beneficial effects for the patient.


KLINIKA AMBROZIAK

“Beauty all year round� is the motto of Ambroziak Clinic and Hospital created by Joanna and Dr. Marcin Ambroziak. This is a setting where top experience comes together with a range of procedures including aesthetic dermatology, plastic surgery, phlebology, vascular surgery, gynecology, urology, andrology, laryngology, orthopaedics, physiotherapy, nutrition and cosmetology. Technology is appropriately used; 3D imagery, for example, foresees the results prior to surgery! Laser procedures especially ULTRAFORMER III, PELLEVE, ICOONE are used in lieu of surgery to get amazing long-term results. The entire team constantly improves its skills by participating in training sessions around the world. Affiliated with the Polish Association of Dermatology, the Association of Aesthetic Dermatologists, ESCAD, and the European Society for Dermatological Research, the focus here is total patient satisfaction and safety.

Klinika Ambroziak al. Gen. W. Sikorskiego 13, Warsaw phone: + 48 22 111 50 05 mobile: + 48 726 101 000 www.klinikaambroziak.pl recepcja@klinikaambroziak.pl

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PRIME CLINIC

Prime Clinic offers a stellar quality and range of aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery, cosmetology, anti-aging, laser therapy, nutrition, dermatology, neurology, orthopedics and rehabilitation. Some of the best practitioners and specialists work with innovative techniques alongside the finest equipment to provide service that is indeed of the highest standard, with patients given comprehensive care at all levels of treatment. Prime Clinic offers a confluence where specialists gather to exchange views and build expertise in the latest trends, and to cooperate with the best manufacturers and researchers in the development of the latest line of cosmeceuticals--an integral part of successful aesthetic medicine. Prime Clinic cooperates with other well-known medical centers in Poland where patients can be given any additional treatments that might be required.

Prime Clinic Topiel 12, Warsaw phone: +48 22 828 94 88 www.primeclinic.pl

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ELEKTORALNA DENTAL CLINIC

Elektoralna Dental Clinic Elektoralna 28, Warsaw phone: +48 22 620 21 40 mobile: +48 600 239 539 recepcja@elektoralna.pl www.elektoralna.pl

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Elektoralna Dental Clinic, founded by Dr. Dşuliette Kiworkowa a leader in dentistry over many years, provides a wide range of dental services with an ably qualified team assisted by state-of-the-art technology. Comprehensive treatments are based on precise diagnoses created on the basis of computer tomography, diagnostic models, and digital photography with expert consultations in the specific fields of dentistry. A holistic approach enables satisfactory and lasting results. A wide variety of treatments and procedures ranging from the ordinary to the very complex, with surgical procedures even requiring anesthesia performed here. Specially qualified pedodontists make the clinic the top spot for parents who have dental worries about their children! Indeed a warm, stress-free atmosphere, for the most personal of our problems—this is a place that brings forth beautiful smiles!


DENTAL CLINIC VILLA NOVA

Located in Warsaw’s elegant enclave of Wilanów, one of the foremost dental clinics, Villa Nova offers unsurpassed care by its team of experienced specialists. It is in a special category very much its own with its use of top-of-the-line technology, therapeutics, and diagnostics which help remedy the most difficult dental situations. Within a clinic space which could very well be mistaken for a spa, the maxim of conservative dentistry is applied; what comes foremost is the prevention and treatment to preserve what one has to the maximum possible extent. The specialization of Villa Nova of course is aesthetic dentistry, indicated by the fact that many top celebrities are regulars here. Services include dental surgery, implantology, prosthetics, endodontics, orthodontics, children’s dentistry, prevention, periodontics, and radiology. A very special place indeed!

Villa Nova Dental Clinic Marconich 3, Warsaw phone: +48 +48 22 651 66 22 mobile: +48 602 507 707 www.villanova.pl

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LEWANOWICZ JEWELRY STORE

Lewanowicz Store Plac Grzybowski 10, Warsaw ZĹ‚ote Tarasy, ZĹ‚ota 59, Warsaw Mokotowska 48, Warsaw www.lewanowicz.com www.facebook.com/lewanowicz.jewellery

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For more than 20 years Lewanowicz has created jewelry whose beauty surprises and inspires. With Spanish roots, built on a combination of distant cultures and styles, the brand enjoys wide recognition both in Poland as well as internationally The jewelry of Ewa Lewanowicz is a result of her continuous search for unique materials, handcrafted in a time where this is becoming rare. Each collection hides a history of gemstones, and of extraordinary women for whom customized compositions are created, individuality reflected in innovative forms. With rich designs in sterling silver, using natural stones, Lewanowicz has been setting the trends over many years collaborating with artists from all over the world. It has been presented in multiple international shows, including Beijing where it represented Poland at the invitation of the chancellery of the President and of the First Lady!


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VITKAC

VITKAC, located in the heart of the city is Warsaw’s only luxury department store offering high-end fashion brands, perfumes, a hair and beauty salon, home concepts, decor, as well as top class eateries which include a restaurant, a bar, and delicatessen. The location on Bracka Street is historically significant: during the interwar period this is where the Warsaw elite shopped for luxury goods from designers from all over the world! Many top European luxury brands now available here are otherwise not to be found elsewhere in Poland; names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, YSL, Céline, Armani, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Brioni, to name a few amongst the many more! The home concept offers products from Missoni Home, Fendi Home, Manooi and Barovier & Toso. The refined food halls and restaurant which complete this department store have surely lifted Warsaw’s luxury profile!

Vitkac Bracka 9, Warsaw phone: +48 22 310 73 73 www.vitkac.com

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ARCHIDZIELO

Archidzielo, located in the heart of Warsaw at Three Crosses Square, is indeed an extraordinary point in Poland’s interior-designing map. This mesmerizing store offers a rich choice of furniture from top world designers alongside elegant accessories. American style dominates here with Archidzielo being the only place in Poland where products from elite brands such as Ralph Lauren Home, Baker Furniture, Hickory Chair, Calvin Klein, KENZO, Henredon, and Aerin are available. It also offers excellent brands from Italy and the UK, being the exclusive representative for Bellavista Collection, Longhi, Gianfranco Ferre and Stuart Scott. It is well worth a visit, just even simply to experience its unique, tasteful decor, bathed in the soothing fragrance of candles. Proposals for original home decor are happily provided by the smart, on-premises designers who reflect the place’s true potential!

Archidzieło Plac Trzech Krzyży Żurawia 2, Warsaw phone: +48 22 404 84 88 design@archidzielo.pl www.archidzielo.pl

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FIND - DESIGN

Interior designers Magdalena GrosiakCzerkas and Małgorzata Pelszyk inspirational vision encompasses Function, Individuality, Needs, and Dreams. The first letters of these four ideals led them to the name FIND DESIGN. Their BOUTIQUE+STUDIO in Warsaw’s Powisle neighborhood is truly a recognized name in this field. The BOUTIQUE offers varied, stylish furniture, lighting, and interior accessories from brands and manufacturers known for their quality, functionality, and outstanding design. The STUDIO, created in 2008, makes the innermost expressions of clients come true. With exacting focus on a client’s specific ideal, the professional advice and creativity contribute to unique solutions for each customer’s most private environment. The result always is an ergonomic vision that is first transferred into design, and then transposed into the home or office as a new, wonderful reality!

Find-Design Rozbrat 20, Warsaw phone: +48 22 618 17 37 mobile: +48 504 329 139 +48 502 496 288 BIURO@FIND-DESIGN.PL www.find-design.pl

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ART, SCHOOLSTOP & CULTURE SCHOOLS


Casa dei Bambini Warsaw Montessori School

accepting applications for all our locations and programs: Infant & Toddler: age 15 months-2.5 years, Casa: age 2.5-6 years Warszawa: Badowska 19, Tatrzaƒska 5a Contact Ela: tel. 692 099 134 office@warsawmontessori.edu.pl Casa Izabelin: age 2.5-6 years Izabelin-Hornówek: Szkolna 16 Contact Ela: tel. 692 099 134 office@warsawmontessori.edu.pl Elementary: age 6-9, 9-12 years Warszawa: Szwole˝erów 4 Contact Sylvia: tel. 606 276 112 sylvia@warsawmontessori.edu.pl "Erdkinder" Middle School: age 12-15 years Warszawa: Tatrzaƒska 5a Contact Małgosia: tel. 604 137 826 malgosia@warsawmontessori.edu.pl www.warsawmontessori.edu.pl

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American Chamber of Commerce in Poland SINCE 1990

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

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

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