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July- August 2018, Issue No. 65


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

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CONTENTS TOP FINE DINING 9 11 13 15 17

Amber Room

w 59

AleGloria

61

Beef N’ Pepper

62

Biały Domek

63

Fine Polish

Fine Classic Polish

Steakhouse, International Traditional Polish

Concept 13

TOP ITALIAN Casa Ristorante Italian

Giovanni Rubino Italian

Incanto Italian

Trattoria da Antonio Sicilian, Italian

TOP MEDITERRANEAN, VEGETARIAN, VEGAN

Fine International

19

Chłodna 15 by Wilamowski

23

D. Pawelek Brasserie Warszawska

66

Le Cedre 61

D. Pawelek Butchery and Wine

67

Le Cedre 84

24 25 26 27 29 31 33 35 36 37 39 41 42 43 45 46 47 49 51 53 55

French, International European

Fine Meats, Steaks & Wine

D. Pawelek Rozbrat 20

Breakfast, International, Wine

D. Pawelek Kieliszki na Próżnej

69

Wine and Fine Polish

71

Wine and Fine Polish

73

D. Pawelek Kieliszki na Hożej

Fine Lebanese Fine Lebanese

Le Cedre Lounge

Lounge, Meditteranian, Lebanese

Maho

Turkish, Mediterranean

Shuk Mezze & Bar

Dekant

Fine Vegetarian-Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

DOBODO

TOP WORLD & ASIAN

International, Fine Wine Modern Polish Lamb

Hoża

76

Bombaj Masala Centrum

La Rotisserie

77

Bombaj Masala Mokotów

Kuchnia Warszawska

79

Mokotowska 69

81

Merliniego

82

N°31 by Robert Sowa

83

U Barssa

85

Fine Steaks, Meat, and Wine Creative International Polish

International International

Modern Polish Classic Polish

Nolita

Fine Dining

Papu

Polish with Mediterranean

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

87

San Thai Fine Thai

89

Signature

Modern Creative Cuisine

Sushi Zushi Japanese

TOP CASUAL

Syta 93

International

Fine Contemporary Indian

Stary Dom

93

Być Może

Strefa

95

Chłopskie Jadło

Warszawski Sznyt Upper Floor

97

Zielnik

98

Polish

International

Modern Polish

Polish with Mediterranean

Bakery, Bistro, Cafe & BREAKFAST Traditional Polish

Mojo Picon

Spanish, Tapas

Polka Polish


99 101 103

SomePlace Else

137

Klinika Ambroziak

Warszawski Sznyt Ground Floor

139

Prime Clinic

Top Sports Bar

Steaks and International

Wino & Friends

International and Wine

140 141

TOP CAFES 107

Cukiernia Stary Dom

108

La Maison Patisserie & Chocolaterie

109 111

Pastries, Cakes, Cafe

Patisserie, Chocolaterie, Desserts, Ice Cream

Monique Bakery & Wine Cafe, Bakery, Wine

Słodki...Słony

Desserts and Polish

La Casa del Habano

117

Panorama Sky Bar

119

Villa Nova Dental Clinic

145

LUI Store

147

Macaroni Tomato

Fine Fashion

Fine Men’s Clothing, Accessories

149

Vitkac

Top-End Shopping Center

151

Find-Design

Interior Design & Boutique

TOP SCHOOLS American International School

Fine Cocktails and Food

156

British Primary School

Club with High City Views

157

Warsaw Montessori School

158

The English Playhouse

159

The English Primary

The View

Art: Krakow

124

Bonerowska Restaurant: Krakow

127

Dental Clinic

154

123

126

Elektoralna

Cigars and Fine Liquors

DINING OUT OF WARSAW

125

Aesthetic Medicine

TOP FASHION & SHOPS

TOP EVENINGS 115

Aesthetic Medicine

Modern Polish

Steak and Fish

Fiorentina: Krakow Italian, Tuscan

Szara Gęś: Krakow Modern Polish

La Casa del Habano: Krakow Cigars and Top Liquors

TOP STAYS 130

The Bonerowski Boutique Hotel Krakow

131

H15 Boutique Hotel: Warsaw

132

Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town

133

Hotel Indigo Warsaw - Nowy Świat

TOP BEAUTY & HEALTH 134

Romic Barber Shop

136

Szpital Ambroziak

Men’s Grooming

Aesthetic Surgery


Ecological shopping

on Wołoska 3 street

more th an

10 0 v e n d o r s ro,

co ff ee shop, bi st

Wednesday 10-18, Friday 10-18 and Saturday 8-16


TOP FINE DINING


AMBER ROOM

Amber Room, located within the Sobański Palace on impressive Av. Ujazdowskie, is both an architectural as well as culinary gem with an interior that spells absolute class. The menu comprises Polish cuisine with the personal touch and interpretations of Chef Robert Skubisz. His creativity has been honored over the years with a range of prestigious awards. The á la carte menu, seasonally inspired, is based on the highest quality ingredients sourced as much locally as possible. Dishes such as tuna tartare with avocado, ginger and lime; duck breast with pumpkin, spinach, figs, and Porto sauce; and lemon soufflé with Earl Grey ice cream, are all delectable. Recommended by the Michelin Guide, Amber Room is the only restaurant in Poland to have received the 4 Forks and Spoons award each consecutive year designating it as a luxurious restaurant!

Chef Robert Skubisz

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

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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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Etes-vous vraiment

The French Polish Chamber of Industry and Commerce

100 events a year 450 members 5000 participants of our meetings

Organizator:

Patroni:

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Francusko-Polska Izba Gospodarcza ul. Widok 8, 00-023 Warszawa www.ccifp.pl, ccifp@ccifp.pl R17V32B76 R228V62B44

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

Beef N’ Pepper, located in the center of town, has quickly established itself as leading steakhouse in Warsaw with a menu that is direct and to the point. Mostly used here is the finest-quality 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 sousvide 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 wellequipped 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!

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

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

When Biały Domek, or The White Manor, opened over a decade ago in the heart of Warsaw’s Old Mokotów, the motivating idea was to provide an experience that is increasingly being lost to history. Located within a historic house and its beautiful garden, dining here indeed imparts the experiences and traditions felt in a multigenerational family home. With a Polish menu that encompasses just the right breadth of dishes, the sense of being immersed in a true Polish manor is fully realized. A cozy interior, along with garden tables in the summer, makes the place an idyllic seting for a relaxed luncheon or a sumptuous dinner with friends and family, or with visiting corporate colleagues. This is indeed a must-have experience! Please note: between July 1 to August 31 there will be Happy Hours daily from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and all dishes on the menu will be offered at 20% off

Biały Domek A. Boboli 11, Warsaw phone: +48 22 646 02 10 www. restauracjabialydomek.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 town! His exceptional background of being trained under the world’s top Michelin starred chefs, such as Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester in London, with Gérald Passedat in Marseille, and with Pierre Gagnaire at Sketch London, is now Warsaw’s good fortune. Chef Wilamowski’s creativity offers a French and International menu, born of sophisticated technique, an abundance of wholesome Polish ingredients, and an exceptional wine list that completes the equation. Wilamowski’s menu changes frequently as his emphasis is on seasonal, top quality ingredients like fresh lobster which is one of the his favorite culinary items. There is also a degustation menu for those who wish to sample the allencompassing creativity, as well as mesmerizing desserts which are a grand finale to a defining dining experience!

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

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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

Karol Zygmunt 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 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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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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DOBODO

Recently opened DOBODO, is located in the very heart of Warsaw where once stood ‘Cafe Bodo’, named after the famous 1930s actor and its founder Eugene Bodo. With the opening of DOBODO the venue has now been restored it to its former splendor. The emphasis here is on original culinary compositions made with select Polish products from well-known local producers. Lamb is a distinct specialty with items on the menu such as flatbreads with dry cured ham, lamb pate, seasonal carpaccio and Bursztyn cheese; or the unique Wrzosówka lamb tartare with quail egg, onion confit, oyster mushroom; and for the summer, refreshing creations such as the chilled peach soup with walnuts! With an incredibly welcoming atmosphere, an open kitchen, and period furniture the experience here is truly unforgettable. Of course outstanding food, informed service, and quiet style are the key to its top culinary reputation!

DOBODO Foksal 17, Warsaw phone: +48 22 699 74 73 www.dobodo.pl

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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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LA ROTISSERIE

La Rotisserie is located within an architectural gem, the elegant Mamaison Hotel Le Régina in a magical part of Warsaw’s Old Town. Its standing as an established star in the city’s culinary firmament is due to Chef Piotr Szulc, known for traditional French cuisine combined with modern trends. Alongside him, Sommelier Andrzej Strzelczyk ensures that wine selections are paired perfectly with what is ordered. During the summer the Patio, full of flowers and a roaring fountain, becomes an incredible setting to a light, refreshing, seasonal menu. Items such as the quick pan-fried turbot, served with cauliflower, purée au Comté, salsify, orange oil and creamy bisque; or the Scottish lamb with baby turnip, Pommes Anna with bone marow, are both clear indications of culinary creativity. La Rotisserie is indeed the special experience one always yearns for!

La Rotisserie Kościelna 12, Warsaw phone: + 48 22 531 60 70 www.rotisserie.pl

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KUCHNIA WARSZAWSKA

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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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!


MOKOTOWSKA 69

Mokotowska 69, is the next culinary venue by Andrzej Rudnicki-Sipayłło, known from his landmark restaurant Merliniego 5. 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. Restaurant and Bar Mokotowska 69, which opened in May 2016 in the center, inherits 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 landscape!

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

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MERLINIEGO

Merliniego, an iconic venue for food and wine aficionados, is simply named after its address on 5 Merlinego Street! It offers a unique experience, a reflection of Chef Bartłomiej Czerwiński’s vision. A graduate of the Paul Bocuse Institute, his emphasis on the quality of ingredients, preferably sourced locally, lifts his menu notches above the rest. Alongside steaks and seafood, seasonal and traditional dishes delivered from Polish cuisine, complete the culinary equation. Items such as the beef tenderloin, grilled octopus, and the rack of lamb are all superb! The staff, having worked here continuously over the years, is trained and faithful towards the art of top-notch service. Since 2013 Merliniego has been featured in the Michelin Guide, in TOP Warsaw, and is also recommended by Business Meetings Place-- indeed groups as large as 50 are welcome with corporate get-togethers organized here often.

Merliniego Dominika Merliniego 5, Warsaw mobile: +48 696 169 090 FB:Merliniego

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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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PAPU

Papu transports its guests into a world of excellent Polish cuisine, where Chef Paweł Tkaczuk emphasizes the use of local produce in a unique menu where family recipes meet modern culinary techniques. Traditional flavors present in everyday Polish homes have been given a combined touch of simplicity and elegance here, emerging in dishes such as the dumplings stuffed with pheasant or venison; the roast duck with plum sauce and apricot; salmon tartar with green apple and fresh cucumber; cabbage with lamb stuffing; and the “hot lava stone” cooked-at-the-table prawns, tuna, or filet mignon. A selection of wines advised by a star Sommelier, a selection of Polish vodkas and infusions, and desserts such as the Meringue cake Dacquoise, and the praline nut soufflé, all make the experience here outstanding. This is indeed become a top-gem in the city’s culinary fabric!

Papu Restaurant Aleje Niepodległości 132/136, Warsaw phone: +48 22 856 7788 www.restauracjapapu.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 substantiated its position in Warsaw’s culinary landscape with the two “spoon and fork” Michelin rating. Prizewinning Executive Chef Wojciech Kilian’s phenomenal modern compositions emphasize natural and seasonal ingredients, and events held in conjunction with celebrity stars-- Małgorzata Socha, Anita Sokołowska, Borys Szyc to name a few--result in “autographed” or signature dishes. Outstanding items include the minced beef tenderloin casserole covered with linseed celery; duck hearts tartare; beef sirloin with salo, which is brine- cured pork fatback; the swordfish with baked fermented garlic, and the praline tart with fruits for dessert. With interiors that highlight renovated 1950’s Oswald chairs, genuine Serge lighting, and original Milton Green photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Signature is indeed a top culinary venue!


SYTA 93

Syta 93, a unique culinary space in Warsaw, offers perfection and versatility. Within its large multi-floor 800 sq.m. area it offers the range from fine to casual dining, suited for well-heeled business meetings, or just dinner with family and friends. Syta has aspects that are cozy and initimate as well, great for those romantic moments, or for a peg of cognac sipped to the sounds of piano! Live music concerts by known artists are an added attraction, while Head Chef Bartek Kedra brings culinary artistry with his authored culinary interpretations of international cuisine. The place offers an unmatched ability to host private events with individually composed menus and thematic settings. Artistic and culinary workshops, organized on the weekends for kids as well, permit parents to enjoy adult time as the kids have fun under instructive supervision. A comprehensive dining venue like no other!

Syta 93 Restaurant Syta 93, Warsaw mobile: +48 500 071 539 phone:+ 48 22 290 50 50 biuro@syta93.com.pl www.syta93.com.pl

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STARY DOM

Stary Dom, or the Old House is located in a premises which has been serving food for over 75 years. it harkens back to the finest traditions of Polish cuisine and this culture’s welcoming ways. Within its vast space, guests are waited upon by a well mannered staff with the friendliness and sophistication of old Europe. The interiors are a feast to the eyes with high ceilings, real wood paneling and furniture that straddles the rustic with the elegant. Many of the popular dishes are prepared in front of guests on movable trolleys such as the tartar meticulously chopped by the chef, and the flambéed Stroganoff. Other outstanding items include special pies with goose or duck; the herring with grated apple, chopped onion and pickles; and the honey glazed “golonka” or pork knuckle. Definitely a place to be to savor the best of traditional Polish cuisine!

Stary Dom Restaurant Puławska 104/106, Warsaw phone: +48 22 646 4208 info@starydom.info www.restauracjastarydom.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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STREFA ZIELNIK

A romantic oasis, Café Zielnik is located in the mansion-dotted Warsaw quarter of Mokotów. It offers pure class in its warm, inviting interiors; Zielnik could very well be the lavender swept country cottage, or the idyllic culinary getaway tucked away in the South of France. Here elements of Polish cuisine meld with subtle Mediterranean accents, enhanced by the emphasis on fresh ingredients, meats and produce, and on the liberal use of fresh, green herbs. Specialties include dishes such as the avocado carpaccio served with grilled shrimp; the grilled bream with caper, coriander and lemon zest sauce; the roast duck; and a variety of homemade pasta which are brimful with wholesome flavor. There is a kids menu for the little-ones who visit here as well., and during the summer months the garden tables in the park across the restaurant are a definite added bonus!

Zielnik Restaurant Odyńca 15, Warsaw phone: +48 22 844 3500 www.restauracjazielnik.pl info@restauracjazielnik.pl

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CASA RISTORANTI

Casa Ristoranti, located in the city center, is best defined by the word “casa” --here it takes on a special meaning to reflect the flavors, the warmth and hospitality of what one expects in a home. This is truly authentic Italian cuisine, and what helps is the fact that ingredients are brought in directly from Italy! The menu is simple yet comprehensive, with methods of preparation identical to what they would be in a kitchen in Italy. The emphasis is on a variety of fresh vegetables, and the abundant use of oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, parmesan cheese and olive oil—the foundations of the kitchen. Dishes on the menu such as the fish and seafood soup; the tagliatelle with squid ink, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, garlic, chili, olive oil, and white wine; and the chicken pizza with mozzarella, spinach, pesto, and sundried tomatoes, are all satisfying. Indeed a top Italian experience!

Casa Ristoranti Pereca 1, Warsaw mobile: + 48 727 40 4444 casa@casaristoranti.pl www.casaristoranti.pl Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 am - 10 pm Friday, 9 am - 11 pm Saturday, Midday - 11 pm Sunday, 2 pm - 10 pm

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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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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!


TRATTORIA DA ANTONIO

Trattoria da Antonio has indeed been fondly labeled as “Little Sicily in the heart of Warsaw.” Besides its original location on Żurawia Street, it has now opened doors in a second location on Al. Jerozolimskie. The founder, Chef Antonio ardently maintains that “family is the most important!” Thus guests here become the family, cared for with outstandingly warm service and culinary masterpieces that simply delight. Authenticity is of supreme importance; many of the ingredients are actually flown in from different parts of Italy, as are the wines which are sourced from vineyards with centuries-old traditions. Trattoria da Antonio is a sensory delight—full of aromas, decor, homemade breads, fresh herbs, and wine! There is even a spot with toys and books for the youngest members of the family. 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 Trattoria da Antonio Due Aleje Jerozolimskie 119, Warsaw phone: +48 22 629 39 69 biuro@antoniojerozolimskie.pl

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Taste our steaks!

Warszawa Plac Bankowy

Plac Bankowy 2 tel. 725 100 351 email: 192.warszawa@sphinx.pl

Warszawa Hotel Marriott

Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79 tel. 725 100 048 email: 132.warszawa@sphinx.pl

Warszawa Wilanรณw

St. K. Potockiego 24E i 24F tel. 725 100 209 email: 201.warszawa@sphinx.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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MEZZE & BAR SHUK NAZWA RESTAURACJI

The founders of Shuk have quite literally transported the feel of Jerusalem’s Shuk –the iconic Mahane Yehuda Market—to Warsaw. The bustle, the culinary richness of the East Mediterranean is evident in this expansive space, the ornateness of the condiments on the shelves, colorful vegetables on the counter, and the wellstocked bar adding to the visual backdrop to a stunning vegetarian and vegan menu. Dishes here encompass influences from Tunisia, Greece, and Turkey to Lebanon and Israel; here hummus is married to beetroot, and the baba ghanoush reflects a subtle perfection not found elsewhere. The vast array of appetizing mezze, or main dishes such as the moussaka and the varied shaksuka are all intensely flavorful and rejuvenating. During the evening hours the bar takes on a quiet dominance, with an intelligent crowd that knows the uniqueness of this place. Truly a class apart!

Shuk Mezze & Bar Grójecka 107, Warsaw phone: +48 22 415 25 45 VEGETARIAN, VEGAN TOP CASUAL

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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 Francuska 49, Warsaw phone: +48 660 447 941 francuska@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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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 Krakowskie Przedmieście Krakowskie Przedmieście 64, Warsaw 822.warszawa@chlopskiejadlo.pl Factory Annopol Annopol 2, Warsaw 816.warszawa@chlopskiejadlo.pl www.chlopskiejadlo.pl

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MOJO PICON

Mojo Picón, located conveniently in the center of Warsaw, completes the vision of its founders to bring a piece of authentic Spain to the Polish capital. Pedro is of Spanish-Polish heritage, and Florencio originates from the Canary Islands. Here Iberian culinary heritage combines with sumptuous Canarian flavours with each dish made with an emphasis on originality. Classics such as paella, and the sounds and aromas at Mojo Picon indeed take one on a culinary journey through Spain and its islands. Along with the restaurant’s excellent selection of wine, its Wednesday Tapas Festival and the weekend buffet with an unlimited choice of food are simply incredible! Every Thursday, live music is presented by soloist Timoteo from Valencia. With excellent service and the prevailing sense of friendliness and warmth, Mojo Picon is truly a must-have experience. Buen provecho!

Mojo Picon Prosta 53, Warsaw mobile: +48 728 958 974 www.mojopicon.pl

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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 center, is Wino & Friends. This is where Adam Wojda, its passionate owner has melded a creative menu together with a stellar wine list. Chef Adam Frelak’s menu is international with a clear French disposition, emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients. Indeed, the place has received the 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as recognition by Gault & Millau for its cuisine, wines, and ambience. Wine related events, especially 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 types of wine with specific dishes. With the advent of the warmer season, terrace seating is the added attraction making the experience simply terrific!

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

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CUKIERNIA STARY DOM LA MAISON PATISSERIE & CHOCOLATERIE

Stary Dom Patisserie, founded in 2012, derives its reputation from its dedicated team of confectioners whose vision is based on an unbending focus on the use of fresh, seasonal products from reliable suppliers. The combining of tradition with the latest in culinary expertise is Pastry Chef Mariusz Palarczyk’s forte; his goal is to bring to guests, foreign visitors and locals alike, the traditional flavors of homemade Polish pastries, made with real butter, fresh cheese, and homemade preserves.. Each product is kneaded, molded and affectionately decorated by hand, treated as a real work of art, decorated with seasonal fruits and edible flower petals. With soups, sandwiches, salads, and fruit cocktails, the menu is as well comprehensive for casual cafe-style dining. What inspires is the friendly, informed service staff that makes the welcome all the more sweeter!

Cukiernia Stary Dom Puławska 104, Warsaw phone: +48 22 844 44 43 www.cukierniastarydom.pl

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PATISSERIE & CHOCOLATERIE LA MAISON

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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“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!


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 (corner of Żurawia and Krucza Street ) 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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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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PANORAMA SKY BAR

The iconic Panorama Sky Bar elevates one to different heights up on the 40th floor of the landmark Marriott Hotel offering its myriad delights—sweeping views of the city, and an escape from the gravity of the world below. This has been the place of choice for meeting with friends, for special romantic evenings, or for conducting big business conversations over heady cocktails which help to “seal the deal”! Well-crafted, infusion based beverages prepared with herbs guarantee uniqueness; cocktails such as ‘Beautiful to See’ is made with citrus Polish vodka, aperitifs Suze Gentiane and Lillet Blanc, raspberries, lemon, egg white, and orange blossom fragrance! Hors d’oeuvres designed to please the most exacting of palates are each prepared so as to maximize the natural flavors of every ingredient; the scallops ceviche, fire treated tuna, or the duck confit are all sublime. Indeed a must visit!

Panorama Sky Bar at Marriott Hotel Aleje Jerozolimskie 65/79, Warsaw phone: +48 22 630 74 35 www.panoramaskybar.pl

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THE VIEW

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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DINING OUT OF WARSAW


IN KRAKOW ART

On Krakow’s historical Kanonicza Street is the newly opened Art Restauracja, an inspired name which is a reflection of the well-intentioned philosophy of its owners--”...because cooking is an art and we love this art!” Here is a modern reinvention of Polish, a sophiticated menu created by our Chefs Michal Cienki & Wiktor Kowalski, based on the finest quality of products sourced from local producers, thus remaining true to the changing seasons as well. Creative and innovative culinary techniques, combine with newer methods of preparation to inspire guests who will discover the immense magic that Polish cuisine is capable of. The wine cellar boasts a collection from almost all of the wineproducing world, carefully selected by Art’s sommeliers who take pride in the fact that some of the titles are available just here! Informed and friendly service all add to this impressive addition to Krakow’s culinary scene!

Art Restaurant Kanonicza 15, Krakow mobile: +48 537 872 193 www.artrestauracja.com

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BONEROWSKA RESTAURANT IN KRAKOW

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

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


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

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SZARA GES IN KRAKOW

Szara Gęś Rynek Główny 17, Krakow 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-the-senses ambiance here. A strict adherence to top quality ingredients and seasonal products contributes to deliver complete satisfaction. Items on the menu include the goose breast confit with orange caramel; baked goat cheese with pear in red wine sauce and gingerbread; and the ravioli with goose filling in mushroom broth; and for dessert, the delectable baked chocolate mousse. Impressive indeed!


IN KRAKOW LA CASA DEL HABANO

KRAKÓW

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

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

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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

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

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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 WARSAW NOWY SWIAT

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

Hotel Indigo Warsaw Nowy Świat Smolna 40, Warsaw phone: +48 22 418 89 00 wwwindigowarsaw.com.pl

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ROMIC BARBER SHOP Logo wersja czarno-biała

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Romić the Barber Shop Mokotowska 46 a, Warsaw mobile: +48 794 500 005 www.romic-barbershop.pl

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Romić The Barber Shop, located on Mokotowska Street is where the masculine world comes together with elegance, professionalism, and the highest quality of service. The founder is Master Barber Roman Romić. A childhhod memory of his grandfather returning from work and sharpening his razor for the next day, instilled in him the type of dedication to not only build on his family’s leagcy but to take it to greater heights. Having trained in Ireland and Norway with the best, Romić The Barber Shop stands out with a difference. Customers feel at home whilst having haircuts, a beard trim, a shave, or any other personalized service. Children’s haircuts are offered as well by extraordinary hairdressers who understand their special needs. Roman’s attitude is to share what he knows; he conducts trainings for those who want to deepen their knowledge and skills in this unique field!


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SZPITAL AMBROZIAK KAVOS

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

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Resistant to slimming and exercise, fat cells accumulate primarily on the stomach, thighs, hips, shoulders. Even big weight loss does not guarantee for these to have been gotten rid off permanently. However with the Scizer treatment, the results are vastly different; indeed it provides exceptional end results. The device is equipped with HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) technology which produces a high intensity, focused ultrasonic beam that destroys cells which are then absorbed within 12 weeks after treatment; within 18 weeks 95% of these fat cells are absorbed! The final effect is an immediate one size reduction. Happy Summer!


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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THE AGS GROUP OFFERS GLOBAL SOLUTIONS IN REMOVALS, RELOCATION AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT AGS WARSAW T. +48 22 702 10 72 E. ags-warsaw@agsmovers.com

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LUI STORE

Lui Store, a boutique which allows women to follow the latest global trends, is located on Mokotowska, arguably the most fashionable street in Poland. Fashionistas with a zest for “the latest� will discover here clothes, shoes, lingerie, and jewelry from young designers from the fashion capitals of the world--New York, London, and Paris-- names such as 3.1 Philip Lim, Rixo London, Les Coyotes de Paris, Attico, Zanzan, Anna+Nina, amongst others. Designers and collections are curated by the founder Luiza Kubis, a graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins of London. A unique space, Lui Store is done with refined elegance where minimalism combines with feminine subtleness and adds emotions to the act of shopping! Indeed, Lui Store is a place for women who love being women, not afraid to experiment with fashion! Lui Store offers online shopping as well.

Lui Store Mokotowska 26, Warsaw www.lui-store.com

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MACARONI TOMATO

Macaroni Tomato, an elegant boutique in Warsaw’s Powiśle, offers a complete range of fine men’s clothing- stylish suits, sports jackets, shirts, shoes, and accessories. Top quality merchandise, from both niche Italian as well as Polish producers, are available on the shelves and hangers. Additionally, made to measure service offers tailor-made clothing matched to personal size and specifications. Founded by true enthusiasts who recognize that quality of service is perhaps as important as genuine advice --- often a resolute “no” is more beneficial than an easier “yes.” This sincere attitiude distinguishes Macaroni Tomato from the rest. During weekdays the store is open between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays up to 4 p.m. The personnel here are fluent in English and it is recommended to make an appointment prior to one’s visit. In today’s times Macaroni Tomato is indeed a rare shopping experience, far above the ordinary!

Macaroni Tomato Rozbrat 22, Warsaw shop.macaronitomato.com

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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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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


Summer School Join us!

Casa dei Bambini Warsaw Montessori School invites all children for a special summer program from July 2nd to August 3rd:

English speaking environment Montessori curriculum Field trips Special visitors Art Cooking Gardening Animals Nature and much more!

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Accepting applications for children from To join our summer program please 2-5 (Casa program) and 6-12 (Elementary contact: tel. +48 692 099 134 program) office@warsawmontessori.edu.pl Location: Casa dei Bambini, Badowska 19 (behind building Sielecka 52)

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