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September – October, 2012 Issue No.30


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CONTENTS 6 TOP RESTAURANTS 8 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 22 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 38 40 42 44 45 46

50 TOP ESSENTIALS

99 Restaurant & Bar

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Klinika Ambroziak

Amber Room

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Villa Nova

Atelier Amaro

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A. Blikle

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Banja Luka

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Butchery and Wine

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Belvedere

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International Fine Polish

Polish for the 21st century Cafe brasserie Balkan cuisine

Steaks and Fine Wine

International with Polish

Delicja Polska Polish

Dowtown

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Fine Steakhouse

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International

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Concept 13 Ferdy’s

International

Folk Gospoda Polish traditional

Esthetic Medicine Dental care

Dr Szczyt

Plastic Surgery

Medicover

Health provider, Hospital

Boutique Montblanc

Writing instruments, leather, watches

Lewanowicz Artistic jewelry

Mokobelle

Modern Jewelry

Joseph’s Wine & Food Fushion and Wine

La Casa Del Habano Cigars and Top Liquors

Autodirect

Buy cars via internet

70 TOP EDUCATION

Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem

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American School of Warsaw

Joseph’s Wine & Food

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Canadian School

L’Arc

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International American School

La Rotisserie

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Warsaw Montessori School

Le Cedre

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Little GYM

Polish traditional

Fushion and Wine French

International

Fine Lebanese

Marconi

International

Merliniego 5

80 TOP HOTELS

International

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Radisson

Polish

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The Bonerowski Palace

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Hilton Garden

Trylogia

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Holiday Inn

Słodki... Słony

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Rubinstein Residence

Platter

White Sushi International

Polish, Pan-European Desserts and Polish

Tamka 43

International / Molecular

Tomo Sushi

86 TOP CULTURE 88

National Museum Warsaw

U Fukiera

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Polish National Opera

Venti-tre

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The 55th Warsaw Autumn

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Cultural Interest

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Important Information

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City Map

Asian

Polish

Italian, Intrnational

Vinoteka La Bodega

Spanish, Pan-European and Wine

You & Me

International Food and Bar


Pure Sky Club , a private members business club, is located on the 22nd floor of the Skylight Building, in the heart of the central business district of Warsaw. With unrivalled panoramic views of the Warsaw skyline, Pure Sky Club opened its doors to members in November 2010 and offers: • An environment where one can make contacts, create new networks, broaden opportunities, in an exclusive membersonly venue that is simply the height of luxury, with top class service. • A well-rounded mix of over 1800 members including Warsaw’s top most prestigious business leaders, CEOs and top management of global banks, large corporations and businesses, simultane-

ously with small business managers and self-employed executives Warsaw’s premier networking club regular networking events and business mixers, aimed at various sectors. Well attended events provide the ideal environment to make crucial business connections. Pure Sky Club Facilities: • Top rated restaurant – Chef Patron, Pawel Michalowski – was trained by Gordon Ramsay in the UK prior to join ing here to create a spectacular menu • Business friendly bar and relaxing coffee lounge with a truly unique de sign incorporating a spiral stair case that leads to mezzanine private booth


• 8 uniquely designed meeting rooms, each of varying size and décor; the rooms can booked for a meeting for 4 people, a private dining room for 18 people, or a conference for 120 people • Event organization, with even a spe cially designed conference and ban quet room for up to 200 people • Private cinema with luxurious leather seats and a state of the art projector and screen • Outstanding Spa complete with hair dressing salon, massage/therapy rooms and the only sauna with a truly amazing view of the city Membership Specifics: • 15% off restaurant and bar purchas-

es, 20% off meeting room hire. • Free daily continental breakfast • Free house wine every evening be tween 5pm and 7pm • Invitations to Warsaw’s most prestig ious events • Regular networking events • Concierge service For a full tour of the Pure Sky Club facilities and services please contact the reception on the number below to arrange an appointment. Pure Sky Club Złota 59, Warsaw phone: +48 22 250 1111 www. pureskyclub.com


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99NAZWA RESTAURANT NAZWA RESTAURACJI RESTAURACJI & BAR

If longevity is an indication of roaring success, then 99 has clearly made it, especially in the very competitive culinary environment that now pervades Warsaw’s gastronomic landscape. Located in the center of Warsaw, with the ease of underground parking this place has become the choice not only of the leading citizenry, but also of the international set— expatriates and business people who have made this place a regular favorite for both work reasons and pleasure. Dishes are sure to delight from the first bite to the last; this is Polish cuisine with a modern interpretation, combined and fused with elements of culinary art from the world’s leading cuisines. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there is the broadcasting of live sporting events as well for those with that inclination. A great place indeed to spend quality time with friends and colleagues!

99 Restaurant & Bar Aleja Jana Pawła II 23 Warsaw 00-854 phone: +48 22 620 19 99 www.restaurant99.com

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AMBERNAZWA ROOM RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT

Amber Room is located within Sobański Palace, an architectural gem on one of the most beautiful streets in Warsaw. Part of the Polish Business Roundtable Club, the visionary behind this is the late Mr. Jan Wejchert. A spacious setting spells class; the essence here is modern Polish, with items such as the foie gras marinated in Madeira with figs; the duck breast with creamy carrots and figs; and the chocolate fondant with cheesecake. The restaurant has proven itself at the “Wine and Food Noble Night” culinary competition organized annually in Warsaw; in its first entry in 2010 it won in all three categories! Recommended by the Michelin Guide 2011 and 2012, it is only one of two restaurants in the city to have received Michelin’s 4 Forks and Spoons categorizing it as a luxurious restaurant! Note: An outstanding 3-course Business Lunch is priced at just 79 PLN per person.

Amber Room Restaurant Aleje Ujazdowskie 13 Warsaw 00-567 phone: +48 22 523 66 64 www.kprb.pl/amber

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NAZWA RESTAURACJI ATELIER AMARO RESTAURANT

Atelier AMARO Restaurant Agrykola 1, Warsaw 00-460 phone: +48 22 628 57 47 www.atelieramaro.pl

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Congratulations to Atelier Amaro for being awarded Michelin’s Rising Star, a first in Poland! Located in Warsaw’s heart, in the park of Ujazdowski Castle, Atelier Amaro is the culinary workshop where Wojciech Modest Amaro is poised to get the first Michelin star in Poland! Rated by many as one of the foremost chefs in this part of the world, he inspires with his interpretations which he labels as Polish for the 21st century. Based on his latest innovations using select, local products, drawing inspiration from nature, Atelier Amaro is indeed a place where talent, nature, and science all converge to produce a culinary thrill which is unique. Amaro himself is the recipient of several awards; his latest book was ranked 4th in the world in the World CookBook Awards, and was the only Pole invited to the recent exclusive event Cook it Raw Poland, which brings together the best chefs in the world.


A. BLIKLE NAZWA RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT

If there is a famous Polish café that defines history then one needs to visit A. Blikle, in existence since 1869. Nowadays, more of a cafe cum brasserie, this institution which has been run by the Blikle family for five generations offers a synthesis between Polish and French cuisine. While its “café aspect” needs no introduction with its wide spectrum of offerings- desserts, famous donuts, cheesecake with raspberry, fine coffees and teas, its brasserie is demonstrating the same sense in its food offering. The mushroom soup with dumplings; the wheat and buckwheat pancakes served with salmon, caviar, or herring; the foie gras with gingerbread; duck in various recipe formulations and the St. Jacob mussels are good selections. With breakfast served all day including the Russian breakfast with champagne and caviar, A. Blikle always lives up to a quality experience.

A. Blikle Restaurant Nowy Świat 33, Warsaw 00-029 phone: +48 22 826 64 50 www.blikle.pl

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BUTCHERY & WINE RESTAURANT

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 ice-cream. A comprehensive wine list, and friendly service make Butchery & Wine a top selection!

Butchery & Wine Restaurant Żurawia 22, Warsaw 00-515 phone: +48 22 502 31 18 www.butcheryandwine.pl

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BELVEDERE NAZWA RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT

Stylish and elegant, Restaurant Belvedere is one of the more original culinary spots in Warsaw, located in the beautiful Orangery at the Royal Łazienki Park. Chef Adam Komar brings interesting culinary details and twists to traditional Polish fare, giving his menu a strong international and pan–European appeal. The charm of 150-year-old architecture combined with modern fabulous décor of the glass pavilion creates an intimate, unique atmosphere which allows one to break away from the hustle and bustle. A place valued over the years by diplomats, businessmen, by the cultural icons and the literati, Belvedere is on the list of highly recommended restaurants of the MICHELIN GUIDE. This is a perfect place for romantic dinners, family celebrations, formal business meetings, and even for corporate events for up to 300 people. A class act on all fronts!

Belvedere Restaurant In The Royal Łazienki Park Agrykoli 1 St., Warsaw 00-460 (entrance and free parking lot from Parkowa St.) +48 22 558 67 00 +48 606 102 002 restauracja@belvedere.com.pl www.belvedere.com.pl

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DELICJA POLSKA RESTAURANT

Delicja Polska Restaurant Krakowskie Przedmieście 45 Warsaw 00-071 phone: +48 22 826 47 70 e-mail: info@delicjapolska.pl www.delicjapolska.pl

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Delicja Polska located on Krakowskie Przedmieście, the main street in Warsaw’s center, is indeed a unique place for traditional Polish cuisine. The offerings are brimful of flavors and aromas that only come with authenticity and with the strict emphasis on fresh locally sourced ingredients. Items on the well-thoughtthrough menu include chopped sirloin tartar, home-made “pierogi” dumplings, roast duck with apples, and varied Polish dishes made with game, fish and wild mushrooms. Apart from the fixed menu, the restaurant offers dishes which vary with the seasons. The extensive wine list from across the world enables an appropriately matched selection with the ordered dish. An elegant atmosphere with flower-decked interiors, and a professional staff that impresses with their impeccable service makes Delicja Polska the place where one is always happy coming back to!


DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT

Downtown Restaurant and Steakhouse, is finally conveying in clear terms what it means to be a genuine steak place. This implies a dining experience defined by an elegant simplicity, honesty and warmth. There are no complicated recipes or distractions; instead the emphasis is on fine, fresh ingredients simply allowing their purity and natural flavors to emerge and impress the palate. The steak menu, with its topmost-quality of meat cuts and classic steakhouse techniques, is inspiring; the Charoluxe tenderloin with orangewhiskey sauce is an example! Of course fresh fish, seafood, poultry, and lamb are all available in grilled perfection for those who seek alternatives. A vibrant atmosphere, an extensive wine and cocktail list, and an attentive staff make for an outstanding experience. A big welcome awaits one Downtown!

Downtown Restaurant in InterContinental Hotel Emilii Plater 49, Warsaw 00-125 phone: +48 22 328 88 88 fax: +48 22 328 88 89 e-mail: warsaw@ihg.com

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CONCEPT NAZWA 13 RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT

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 cuttingedge 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 preparation such as the teppanyaki— a great form of Kitchen Theater, and an outstanding selection of grilled steaks and salads. All this may be accompanied by a selection from an extensive wine list. Concept13 is indeed that special idea which was once sought and now has finally come to be!

Concept 13 Restaurant Bracka 9, Warsaw 00-501 phone: +48 22 310 73 73 www.vitkac.com

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@FERDY’S NAZWA RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT

An inspired tribute to the life of Poland’s 20th century author Witold Gombrowicz, Ferdy’s derives its name from his 1937 novel, Ferdydurke. Chef Dariusz Zachoraski’s menu is international with Polish accents following the author’s Polish origin and his travels in South America, Argentina, and France. Selections such as the cold, creamy red beetroot soup with yoghurt; black tiger prawns and scallops ceviche; dried pork loin with rowan aromatized vodka; oven-roasted cod medallion served with cream of broad beans with mint, are all outstanding. An impressive wine list is well matched to the menu, and with a well stocked bar and a special lounge area, @Ferdy’s has become a place for both casual, as well as for a top-notch culinary experience. A valuable testimony is the restaurant’s patronage by business executives, diplomats, and the city’s intellectual crowd!

@Ferdy’s Restaurant in Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel Grzybowska 24, Warsaw 00-132 phone: +48 22 321 88 22

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NAZWAGOSPODA FOLK RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT

Polish village in the heart of city

Folk Gospoda Restaurant Waliców 13 Warsaw 00-865 phone: +48 22 890 16 05 www.folkgospoda.pl

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The word Gospoda means “inn”, a typical place where over the centuries different folks melded cultures to produce both culinary as well as social traditions. Folk Gospoda reflects this history in its warmly illumined wooden interiors, sturdy bench seating, and live folk music and dances performed by vividly costumed Polish highlanders; the mind is most definitely transported to an age quickly passing us by. The menu of course is replete with country wholesomeness. Appetizers such as highlanders’ style oscypek, or smoked sheep’s cheese from the Polish mountains, served with cranberry; pierogi with various fillings; and dishes such as the roasted pork with garlic and plums, are all true to their flavorful tradition. High profile guests from all walks of life are often spotted here, and this is indeed a place which delivers tradition, wonderful food, and great fun!


OBERZA POD CZERWONYM NAZWA RESTAURACJI WIEPRZEM

Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem, or the Inn Under the Red Hog has as its theme the country’s communist period, with the venue itself having in its history served as a dining establishment for the top communist honchos during the era. The walls are replete with portraits of old communists, and the dishes have names such as Delicacies of the Polish People’s Republic, a selection of pate, luncheon meat, blood sausage, and kiełbasa; varied pierogi “made from rationed flour”; and Baltic herring and game pate for the “Dignitaries and Bourgeoisie”. But humor aside, this is Polish cuisine in fact at its very best, with main dishes that are outstanding-examples include the oven roasted duck, served with cherry sauce, roasted apple, and beetroot. This is indeed an intelligent, heart-warming interpretation of a not-solight-hearted episode in the history of this nation and of the world!

Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem Restaurant Żelazna 68, Warsaw 00-866 phone: +48 22 850 31 44 www.czerwonywieprz.pl

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JOSEPH’S WINE & FOOD RESTAURANT

Joseph’s Wine & Food Duchnicka 3, Warsaw 01-796 phone: +48 22 320 29 88, +48 501 491 396 www.josephwinebar.pl www.josephseeletso.com

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Joseph Seeletso, the founder and celebrity chef owner of Joseph’s Wine & Food was born in Botswana where he inherited the idea of gastronomy from his father. His first job at 19 in the kitchen of the Sheraton Hotel there was intense. In 1998 he graduated from Westminster College in London with honors and received the Professional Chef’s Diploma. At the Claridge’s in London he acquired further skills under Executive Chef John Williams. His Poland phase began in Krakow in 1998, blending African cuisine with international culinary themes producing his ‘heavenly combinations’. A TV star in Poland in his own right, Joseph was invited in 2010 by CNN to showcase Poland in the distinguished company of Professor Norman Davies. Botswana was where he started exploring the world of wine, giving him endless ideas of combinations of dishes and wine.


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He has represented Botswana during international trade shows in Orlando in 2005 and Tokyo in 2006, and flies back to Botswana regularly to prepare Presidential state dinners. His outstanding restaurant and wine bar is now the place to be in Warsaw where his innovations of different foods are prepared in an open kitchen format. The location of a former factory, a wine bar with perhaps the longest list of wines in the entire city, a wine

store, all provide an outstanding atmosphere. Culinary creativity is experienced in flavorpacked items such as the tuna tartare; the marinated duck breast with carrot mousse and sugar peas; and Pandanus mousse for dessert. Joseph’s Wine & Food is a top choice indeed! Please note: From September the restaurant opens on Sunday during 12.00-16.30, offering special family lunch.

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L’ARC RESTAURANT

L’Arc Varsovie Restaurant Puławska 16, Warsaw 02-512 phone: +48 602 822 007 (for english and french speakers) phone: +48 519 000 050 (for english and french speakers)

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Top dining experience indeed has arrived in the heart of Warsaw with French restaurant L’Arc. This is the fruit of labor on the part of the owners who have striven intensely to create a unique and modern restaurant where guests can experience its refined yet simple elegance, and partake of a menu that offers top class gastronomy at reasonable prices. The culinary seriousness is apparent as one enters with white-apron waiters eager to describe a wonderful menu replete with a wide selection of seafood, meats, and salads. The St. Jacques scallops with the risotto, for example, is an excellent starter, the tasting of which will immediately put the culinary merit of the place in context. Where there is effort, the results show; not surprisingly there is an outstanding blend of a wealth of flavors and an atmosphere which delights at all levels at L ‘Arc!


LA ROTISSERIE NAZWA RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT

La Rotisserie is located in an architectural gem that aptly matches its own standing as an established star in this city’s culinary firmament. The venue, the super elegant Mamaison Hotel Le Régina, stands with restored grandeur in a magical part of Warsaw’s historical Old Town. Chef Paweł Oszczyk is faithful to his training in classical cooking and Sommelier Andrzej Strzelczyk, takes special care that one’s selection of wine is nothing less than perfect. A new season-inspired menu has dishes such as the scallop salad with pineapple and Thai basil; the baked fillet of trout with fennel and saffron essence; and the roasted rack of Welsh lamb, with tomato, arugula, and goat cheese risotto. With outstanding desserts such as the rhubarb parfait with strawberry and Moscato d’Asti, cheese, and elderflower sherbet, La Rotisserie is perhaps the special experience one always yearns for!

La Rotisserie Restaurant in Mamaison Hotel Le Régina Kościelna 12, Warsaw 00-218 phone: +48 22 531 60 00 www.mamaison.com/leregina

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LE CEDRE RESTAURANT

Le Cedre Restaurant Al. Solidarności 61 phone: 22 670 11 66 Al. Solidarności 84 phone: 22 618 89 99 Warsaw 03-402 lecedre@lecedre.pl www.lecedre.pl

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The salient fact about Lebanese cuisine is that it is truly Mediterranean, with healthful ingredients and preparations that emphasize the use of fresh ingredients. Le Cedre is the only Lebanese purveyor in Poland of its class, with a 15-year history at Aleja Solidarności 61, and now a newer branch at Aleja Solidarności 84, which is located closer to the city center. A favorite of the city’s corporate bigwigs, it is also for the experiencing of a fine, delicate cuisine with family and friends. The menu is replete with Lebanese classics such as an array of cold and warm mezze--small dishes with incredible flavors and textures, and which include refreshing salads such as the tabbouleh and fattoush, together with dips such as hummus, and babaghanoush. With Lebanese wines on the menu, ingredients flown in from Lebanon, Le Cedre (both of them) are a class act through and through!


MARCONI NAZWA RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT

The name of the restaurant derives from Władysław Marconi, a Pole of Italian descent and the main architect of the Bristol Hotel constructed in 1901. An international cuisine with a whole spectrum of dishes is served, ranging from simple salads to the breast of guinea-fowl accompanied with risotto flavored with truffles; various meat and fish dishes; delicious desserts; and of course a rich collection of wines. The restaurant is immensely popular for its outstanding brunch, perhaps the best in town, offered between 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Great for business lunch as well, the lunch menu offers classic Italian dishes, pasta, salads, fish and meat; and a rich assortment of cold snacks. Polish vodka, a good selection of wine, beer, and nonalcoholic drinks can be enjoyed in the picturesque patio with dishes that deliver a note of innovation with due regard to the season!

Marconi Restaurant Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44 Warsaw 00-325 phone: +48 22 551 18 32 www.lemeridien.pl

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MERLINIEGO 5 RESTAURANT

Merliniego 5 Restaurant Merliniego 5, Warsaw 02-511 phone: +48 22 646 08 10 +48 22 646 08 49 www.merliniego5.pl

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Simply named after its street address, Merliniego 5 is quickly creating ripples in the culinary landscape of Warsaw. This is where the passion of restaurateur Andrzej Rudnicki-Sipayłło has come alive to the great acclaim of connoisseurs. Offering an international menu, Merliniego 5 specializes in seafood with outstanding mussels, shrimp, and scallops; Black Angus, USDA prime beef steaks, the wagyu kobe steak, and traditional Polish dishes as well. The bar on the ground floor is perfect for a quick drink or bite, while the main dining areas allow for groups as large as 50—corporate get-togethers here are a regularity! And sommelier Sławomir Kojło makes selection of wines seem easy with a wide list of wines hailing from all of the major wine countries as well as from producers such as Torres, Rothschild and Frescobaldi. Merliniego 5 indeed could very well be the star one has waited for!


PLATTER RESTAURANT

If food is an art form, there is no better proof of this than at Platter! After all, art is all about arranging elements in such ways so as to stimulate the senses, and invoke imageries and thoughts that transforms us in immeasurable ways. Chef Karol Okrasa achieves this with flavors which gush forth with warm memories of childhood, a sense of fun, and an invitation to simply derive pleasure from food. Platter’s originality reflects Karol Okrasa’s passion for creating a fresh and healthy Polish menu, served with a contemporary twist. And not with the all-pervasive, clichéd, heartless twist, but drawing instead from the flavorful memories of Karol’s own childhood: every ingredient is natural, each element is authentic, and every flavor emanates as if straight from the heart. This is culinary achievement at its best, to be tried and cherished!

Platter Restaurant in InterContinental Hotel Emilii Plater 49, Warsaw 00-125 phone: +48 22 328 88 88 fax: +48 22 328 88 89 e-mail: warsaw@ihg.com

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WHITE SUSHI RESTAURANT

White Sushi Krakowskie Przedmieście 29 Warsaw 00-071 phone: +48 22 468 81 00 www.whitesushi.pl

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Newly opened White Sushi located on Warsaw’s prestigious Krakowskie Przedmieście a few steps from the Presidential Palace, is redefining the way a sushi restaurant is perceived. Gone is the forced superimposition of fauxJapanese interiors that actually distract from the content of one’s plate. Here, as the name suggests, there is the pristine backdrop of a white interior, where the mind gets a clean slate to simply savor and judge the immense quality of the offerings here. The delicious salmon tartar, salad with shrimp and avocado, and of course a refined array of fine sashimi and sushi are a treat for two reasons—the skill of he sushi masters behind the counter and the quality of ingredients as far as freshness and appropriate cuts are concerned. White Sushi stands ready to satisfy on all levels! Jan Smereczyński invites!


TRYLOGIA CAFE RESTAURANT

Trylogia Restaurant is perhaps so named as it offers a trilogy of mesmerizing food, an elegant ambience, and outstanding service. Celebrity chef Pawel Rak is at the helm of culinary affairs here. His mantra is versatility with his international menu spanning the globe, from seasonal Polish delicacies to pan-European specialties, and even sushi! The lunch buffets is comprehensive, ideal for those who may be strapped for time. Around local holidays, Chef Rak brings to the fore traditional Polish dishes such as the roast duck with apples and dumplings. For dessert, the crème brûlée with spiced warm plums flavored served with vanilla ice cream, is always special. An outstanding bar with a range of alcoholic beverages and cocktails makes it even more compelling for business as well as social get-togethers. A warm welcome awaits one at Trylogia!

Trylogia Cafe Restaurant in Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel Plac Artura Zawiszy 1 Warsaw 02-025 phone: +48 22 579 10 08

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SŁODKI...SŁONY NAZWA RESTAURANT RESTAURACJI & CAFÉ

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 00-551 phone: +48 22 622 49 34 www.slodki-slony.pl

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TAMKA NAZWA 43 RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT

Located within the same premises as the Chopin Museum, Tamka 43 has become the city’s new culinary icon; the reason is owner Paweł Kwiatkowski and Chef Robert Trzópek whose work experience includes NOMA and El Bulli, restaurants rated #1 and #2 in the world! What Tamka 43 offers is completely different fare with its surprising combination of flavors and Sous-Vide cuisine. Described as molecular cuisine, the dishes here are an art form retaining most or all of their nutritional value. The menu is short and changes frequently to reflect only fresh and seasonal Polish and European products. The selection of wines with one’s order is best left to the fine expertise of the staff who know what goes with the refined flavors of the food. This is indeed a place which Warsaw is proud of; a modern restaurant representing the world’s top culinary standards!

Tamka 43 Restaurant Tamka 43, Warsaw 00-355 phone: +48 22 441 62 34 info@tamka43.pl www.tamka43.pl

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TOMONAZWA SUSHI RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT

Tomo Sushi stands tall amongst Warsaw’s crowded culinary scene, largely due to a few unassailable features—great quality, authenticity, and an easy welcoming atmosphere. It has proven itself with creativity which is evident here at all levels. The menu has been put together with a clear thought to impress that this is no ordinary sushi place with items such as the Gyutataki, slices of raw beef served with shichimi sauce, grated daikon, fresh ginger, onions and greens; and the Shiromi Usuzukuri which is thinly sliced carpaccio of fresh white fish with lemon based ponzu sauce. The tuna steak with mustard sauce; the chicken teriyaki are all equally wonderful. The vision of Tomo’s co-owner Andrzej Pankiewicz is to impart a memorable experience; the word “Tomo” in Japanese implies friendship, and this is the place to enjoy company in the presence of outstanding culinary creations!

Tomo Sushi Restaurant Krucza 16/22, Warsaw 00-526 phone: +48 22 434 23 44 reservations: +48 508 122 212 Morska 9, Sopot 81-764 phone: +48 58 550 50 11 reservations: +48 510 091 701 www.tomo.pl

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U FUKIERA NAZWA RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT

U Fukiera, is a townhouse restaurant that has indeed become an ornament in Warsaw’s Old Town Square. Magda Gessler’s signature is everywhere, from fresh flowers, antiques, and art, to the excellent culinary experience. Magda Gessler had the vision over fifteen years ago to present that what Poland had to offer in terms of style, and remarkable culinary traditions could rival and surpass any other. Much of what appears on the table is what she learned from her grandmother with dishes such as the baked carp with porcini mushrooms and cream; and white sausage with honey and onion jam. With a far reaching reputation both domestically and internationally, its guest list boasts many visiting dignitaries. Ultimately what stands out at U Fukiera is the distinct philosophy that all guests here are A-list celebrities—to be fed, treated, and looked after as such!

U Fukiera Restaurant Rynek Starego Miasta 27 Warsaw 00-272 phone: +48 22 831 10 13 www.ufukiera.pl

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VENTI TRE RESTAURANT

Venti-tre Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Warsaw Belwederska 23, Warsaw 00-761 phone: +48 22 558 10 94

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Venti-tre, the Italian/International restaurant located at the Hyatt Regency in Warsaw offers a delightful experience with fine flavors - Italian antipasti, a wide selection of fresh fish and seafood, pastas and risottos, and grilled meats. Currently beef from Poland is the highlight, with the menu offering the richness of the finest beef from the area of Jura KrakowskoCzęstochowska. The enthralling steak menu includes grilled tenderloin, New York strip, and the classic rib eye cut; all accompanied by home-style sauces and chutneys. All of this goes with fine wine from a glass-enclosed winery with an impressive array of European and New World vintages. The Sunday Brunch has become a mainstay for many bringing their families and friends including children who are entertained in the fun-filled Kids Corner. Venti-tre is an outstanding experience indeed!


VINOTEKA LA BODEGA RESTAURANT

Conveniently located in Warsaw’s prestigious street Nowy Swiat, is La Bodega. The name means “warehouse of wines” and this imagery is fully justified as it is a part of the city’s most successful wine store, Vinoteka La Bodega. Having made a substantial mark on the gastronomic map of the city, the restaurant is outstanding for those seeking a Mediterranean bent; here the accent is largely Spanish with items on the menu such as Paella Valenciana; fabada, a rich bean stew; chistorra with olive oil and rosemary; and a variety of outstanding meats, fish, and seafood. There are Polish lunches each day as well. Customers pay only a small, corking fee to get wine straight from the wine store, providing in effect a wine list which is second to none! During summer, the pati offers wonderful products from the grill, chilled beer, and the simple ability to just relax and enjoy!

Vinoteka La Bodega Restaurant Nowy Świat 6/12, Warsaw 00-400 phone: +48 22 745 46 10 www.vinoteka.pl

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YOU & ME RESTAURANT

You & Me Restaurant Żurawia 6/12, Warsaw 00-503 phone: +48 22 379 03 79 rezerwacja@youandmebar.pl www.youandmebar.pl

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You & Me, located in the city center is a unique two- level restaurant and bar which over the last half decade has carved a permanent niche for itself in Warsaw’s social landscape. This is a place that offers versatility above all. The restaurant serves an international menu largely inspired by classic panEuropean and Polish cuisines. The kitchen emphasizes the use of fresh and natural products, quality herbs and spices, and an absolute avoidance of ingredients that come filled with chemical preservatives. The atmosphere here is conducive for business, as it is for a social tête à tête. The bar of course offers perfect cocktails, spirits, and wines selected from across the globe for Warsaw’s cosmopolitan audience. The bar staff prides itself for creating a drinks menu marked by innovation, perfect perhaps for You & Me!


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KLINIKA AMBROZIAK ESTEDERM

Klinika Ambroziak Estederm Aleja Gen. W. Sikorskiego 13 Warsaw 02-758 phone: + 48 22 111 50 05 + 48 726 101 000 www.klinikaambroziak.pl recepcja@klinikaambroziak.pl

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“Beauty all year round� is perhaps the motto of Ambroziak Estederm Clinic created by Joanna Ambroziak and Dr. Marcin Ambroziak. This wondrous clinic is an immense, striking setting in itself where worldclass experience comes packaged together with a full range of procedures including cosmetic dermatology, cosmetology and dermato-surgery. Cutting-edge equipment and technology is appropriately used; 3D imagery, for example, is employed to foresee the result of procedures even prior to surgery! Dr. Marcin Ambroziak, who specializes in aesthetic dermatology, and his entire team constantly improve their skills by participating in training sessions around the world. Affiliated with the prestigious 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.


VILLA NOVA DENTAL CLINIC

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 02-954 phone: +48 22 651 66 22 602 507 707 www.villanova.pl

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DR. POTOCKI PLASTIC SURGERY

Dr. Krzysztof Potocki holds a specialist degree in plastic surgery from the Medical Centre of Postgraduate Studies in Warsaw. He is a Member of the Polish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and currently conducts his practice at the Dr. Szczyt Clinic in Warsaw. During the course of his illustrious career he has developed a wide expertise in areas which include: • Flaccid eyelid correction and eyebrow lifts • Face lifts • Corrective surgeries of the nose, protruding ears and torn ear lobes • Breast treatments including enlargement and reductions, the correction of asymmetry and past breast treatments • Gynecomastia • Liposuction and correction of flaccid abdomen and excess skin on thighs and arms • Surgical correction of scars and tattoos, and the removal of skin moles and pigmented skin tumors

Dr Krzysztof Potocki Dr Szczyt Klinika Chirurgii Plastycznej ul. Królewicza Jakuba 37 Warsaw 02-956 tel. 22 654 90 60 www.drszczyt.pl www.chirurgia-plastyczna-potocki.com.pl

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BOUTIQUE MONTBLANC

Renowned for its high quality writing instruments and more recently for extraordinary leather products and watches, Montblanc’s range has now further expanded to include fine jewellery and eye-wear. Always known for its extremely high standards, and known as a purveyor of exclusive products that reflect the finest in class and taste, Montblanc differentiates with quality, tradition, design, and master craftsmanship. This true example of an international brand has operations in more than 70 countries with its products available at select authorized stores and at over 300 Montblanc boutiques worldwide. Its presence in Warsaw reflects the city’s desire to be up there with the fashion capitals of the world, and Montblanc’s outstanding boutiques here in the city reflect in all manner what this brand is all about. They offer a delightful glimpse into the entire world of Montblanc!

Boutique Montblanc Nowy Świat 6/12, Warsaw 00-400 phone:+48 22 828 14 43 butikmb@legic.com.pl Galeria Mokotow Wołoska 12, level I, Warsaw 02-675 phone: +48 22 541 39 77 butikmb2@legic.com.pl www.legic.pl www.montblanc.com

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LEWANOWICZ STORE JAWELERY

This second-generation family enterprise, established 20 years ago, is a continuing tradition for current owner and artist designer, Ewa Wołk Lewanowicz. Her intense love for color and form is the driving force behind her jewelry, which she views as an art form. Not surprisingly she has gained a tremendous following of customers and admirers who are spreading her fame far and wide. Her marvelous jewelry, produced in limited editions, becomes the forceful attribute of extraordinary women who wear it, imparting a sense of self-expression and dynamism. The Lewanowicz store in Złote Tarasy is where one can find the new collections along with other top Polish and international artists whose works are often accompanied by opening exhibitions; also here is the new Lewanowicz Cafe, which is a combination of a jewelry store and cafe. Lewanowicz is also located in Krakow and Zakopane.

Lewanowicz Store Plac Grzybowski 10/7 Złote Tarasy, Złota 59/44 Warsaw 00-120 Krupówki 29 Zakopane www.lewanowicz.com

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MOKOBELLE JAWELERY

Warsaw’s Mokotowska Street, well recognized as one of the leading fashion havens in the city, has recently been enriched by one new vital destination for fans of modern design jewellery. This is Mokobelle, a boutique where one can enjoyably peruse and buy splendid works created mainly by itself, sold under its own brand name, as well as jewellery made by other young artists. Mokobelle’s lovely bead bracelets are indeed the rage in the city, not to mention designer collections, such as Philippe Audibert associated with the world of modern glamour, appreciated by those who are part of the contemporary music scene, artists such as Beyonce. Giles & Brother, famous for exquisite necklaces and bracelets, as well as creations by the famous Rodrigo Otazu, adored and adorned by celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Madonna, and Lady Gaga, are all here at this outstanding boutique!

Mokobelle Wilcza 3 (corner of Mokotowska 54) Warsaw 00-538 phone: +48 607 073 715 Boutique: butik@mokobelle.pl e-store: skleponline@mokobelle.pl www.mokobelle.pl

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JOSEPH’S WINE & FOOD WINE SHOP

Joseph’s Wine & Food Duchnicka 3, Warsaw 01-796 phone: +48 22 320 29 88 www.josephwinebar.pl

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The impressive wine shop at Joseph’s Wine & Food offers one of the longest lists of wines in Poland with more than 700 labels from around the world. With celebrity chef/partner Joseph behind the scene here, the place is geared to satisfy the most sophisticated palates. He is extremely proud of this place created so that one can enjoy wine tasting in the company of relatives and friends. All those who wish to experience the unforgettable emotions and sensations of fine wine combined with fine cuisine, can buy their favorite bottle after tasting a glass of the same from the bar at the shop. A wine specialist is always present to assist, but choosing is easy since all wines are available to try by the glass at the bar. The wine shop offers home deliveries as well to those who may require it. An outstanding wine-buying experience awaits one at Joseph’s Wine & Food!


LA CASA DEL HABANO CIGARS & LIQUORS

If there is one place In Warsaw that has come to define one’s gentlemanly credentials it is by far La Casa del Habano, the only home of Cuban cigars in Poland, where top brands of cigars, fine liquors, single malt whiskies, and select rums meld with wood paneled interiors and send a powerful message—that of having finally arrived with personal achievement and success! A place where regular patrons define the idea of luxury, all of its top notch offerings combine for a wonderfully good time with friends and business associates. Opulently furnished with the comfort of padded leather armchairs, relaxation is the mantra which makes the hours seem like a short time and make one yearning to stay longer. The good news is that La Casa is here to stay, and there is always tomorrow to be here again. Freshly rolled in Cuba, your cigar has arrived and waits to be lit by you!

La Casa Del Habano Nowy Świat 7, Warsaw 00-496 phone: +48 790 300 599 +48 22 465 12 75 www.lcdh.pl

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AUTODIRECT CAR PURCHASE Buy Cars The New, Efficient Way Finally, the cutting edge way to purchase cars, both brand new and pre-owned, has finally arrived in Poland with the recent launch of Autodirect’s new web portal, www.autosalon24.pl. Prospective car buyers in the country now virtually have the best of the entire Polish car market on their desktop. Says CEO, Mr. Grzegorz Kwiatkowski “This business model has been successfully implemented in Western Europe. In countries such as Spain or France almost 15% of cars are purchased in this way.”

Buy Cars The New, Efficient Way Finally, the cutting edge way to purchase cars, both brand new and pre-owned, has finally arrived in Poland with the recent launch of Autodirect’s new web portal, www.autosalon24.pl. Prospective car buyers in the country now virtually have the best of the entire Polish car market on their desktop. Says CEO, Mr. Łukasz Gębski “This business model has been successfully implemented in Western Europe. In countries such as Spain or France almost 15% of cars are purchased in this way.”

Autodirect SA Al. Jerozolimskie 133, 16th floor Warsaw 02-304 www.autosalon24.pl

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Autosalon24.pl offers tremendous advantages over conventional ways of buying cars, which include: • Significantly better price with dealerships competing to provide the highest discount in order to make the sale; • Clean, transparent, and secure business practices—cars are provided by official authorized car dealerships only with bank payments made directly to the dealer’s bank account; • The widest possible choice between virtually all brands of cars and motorbikes; • One stop shopping for financing, (credit, leasing) and insurance, and professional advice by autosalon24.pl consultants in identifying what’s most suitable; • Customized requirements delivered to the doorstep such as winter tires, baby seats, individual leather interior, and auto spa treatments such as scratch-proofing; • And finally lots of time saved which is perhaps the most important factor today. On occasion an identified vehicle with the best deal may in fact be available at a dealership in a distant town. In these cases autosalon24.pl would be delighted in making travel arrangements to get one there to take delivery of one’s new car, always a thrilling experience made better perhaps with a sightseeing holiday in a different city! With almost every car and model, along with a good choice of motorbikes autosalon24.pl is indeed the place to purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle. The best possible price and service is indeed just a few computer clicks with no running around and wasting time. Thank you autosalon24.pl!


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AMERICAN SCHOOL NAZWA OF RESTAURACJI WARSAW

Open arms and a welcoming smile are trademarks of the American School of Warsaw (ASW), where children from over 45 countries receive a world-class education. With one of the strongest PK12 academic programs, the emphasis is on computer training and technology. The low teacher-student ratio and specialized programs such as “English as a Second Language� ensure student success. While firmly based on the American system, the school has broadened its focus with an internationally experienced and certified faculty. Founded in 1953 and accredited in 1987 by the European Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, ASW inaugurated a new multi-school complex in 2001, which features state-ofthe-art computer and science labs, indoor swimming, sound and recording studios, and an all-weather sports field.

American School of Warsaw Bielawa, Warszawska 202 Konstancin-Jeziorna 05-520 phone: +48 22 702 85 20 www.aswarsaw.org

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CANADIAN NAZWA RESTAURACJI SCHOOL

The Canadian School of Warsaw, already in its 11th year, imparts education from pre-school to Middle and High School with tremendous success as indicated by the high scores its students regularly receive in nation-wide knowledge competitions. The school’s team of native and nonnative English speaking teachers and staff adheres to both North American as well as Polish curriculums, allowing students, if their parents were to leave Warsaw, to continue their education in either system elsewhere. Offering the Polish Matura, as well as the International Baccalaureate exam enables senior students the opportunity to study at both Polish and international universities. Well-rounded, balanced development is the focus here, with psychology and philosophy classes, media workshops, extra-curricular activities such as photography, drama, art, IT, and various sports workshops!

Canadian School of Warsaw Bełska 7 Warsaw 02 - 638 phone 22 646 92 89 www.canadian-school.pl

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Develop your child’s skills and confidence The Little Gym® is a place where children aged 4 months to 12 years develop their co-ordination, balance, confidence, listening and social skills whilst having heaps of FUN! Take the first step, and enroll your child today. The Little Gym Warsaw ul. Bruzdowa 56 • Wilanów-Zawady, Warsaw • Tel: 022 842 07 28 www.thelittlegym.pl • warsaw@thelittlegym.pl

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Two deluxe hotels in the heart of Warsaw • Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel offers 311 rooms and suites, designed in Maritime, Italian and Scandinavian styles • Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel offers 435 rooms and suites, including fully equipped modern business-class rooms • Smoking and accessible rooms are available upon request • The best breakfast in town as well as fine in-house dining providing traditional and international cuisine will satisfy the varied tastes of our guests • Flexible conference facilities with space ranging from 588 to 1400 sq. m. • Free high-speed internet for guests and conference participants • Up-to-date fitness and spa facilities • Up to 140 underground parking spaces in each hotel • “Yes I can!” service attitude will make you feel most welcome

Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel, Grzybowska 24, 00-132 Warszawa tel.: +48 22 321 88 88, fax: +48 22 321 88 89 reservations.warsaw@radissonblu.com radissonblu.com/hotel-warsaw Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel, Plac Zawiszy 1, 00-025 Warszawa tel.: +48 22 579 10 00, fax: +48 22 659 88 28 reservation.sobieski.warsaw@radissonblu.com radissonblu.com/sobieski-warsaw

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THE BONEROWSKI PALACE - KRAKOW

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HILTON GARDEN INN - KRAKOW

The first Hilton Garden Inn in Poland is ideally located in Centre of Kraków only a few minutes’ walk from The Old Town and the Market Square, Jewish District and several famous attractions. THE NEW 4 STAR HOTEL OFFERS: • 154 MODERN GUEST ROOMS • ADJUSTABLE GARDEN SLEEP SYSTEM™ BEDS • COMPLIMENTARY WIFI IN PUBLIC AREA AND ALL ROOMS • 24-HOUR PAVILION PANTRY™ • RESTAURANT, LOBBY BAR AND GLOBE CAFÉ • 4 MEETING ROOMS, 1 BOARD ROOM, 1 INTERVIEW ROOM • COMPLIMENTARY GUEST BUSINESS CENTRE WITH REMOTE PRINTING • EVENING ROOM SERVICE • FITNESS FACILITIES • INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PARKING (SPACE FOR 77 CARS) 33 Marii Konopnickiej St, 30-302 Cracow Tel: 4812 3999 000; Fax: 4812 3999 001 e-mail: KRKGI_RESERVATIONS@HILTON.COM Krakow.hgi.com

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NATIONAL MUSEUM WARSAW

19 August - 4 November, 2012

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This exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw presents the work of Sara Lipska (1882–1973) – a versatile artist, who expressed her sensibility in many areas of fine arts. She worked with sculpture, painting, interior design, theatrical costume and decoration design, fashion, as well as book illustration. Most of her life was spent in Paris where she collaborated with Serge Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes in the Opera de Paris; with Helena Rubinstein; with Antoine de Paris, the famous hairdresser; and architect Adrienne Gorska. Her great passion was fashion design; she collaborated with Maison Myrbor and with Paul Poiret, and ran a fashion boutique with samples of her own clothes. Her work is lesser known in Poland since most of her works remain in French museums and private collections. The exhibition will be an opportunity to learn about her rich creativity. www.mnw.art.pl


POLISH NATIONAL OPERA

This new ballet of Boris Eifman dedicated to life of the great sculptor Auguste Rodin and his apprentice, lover, and muse Camille Claudel, conveys the story of a passionate relationship. For 15 years Rodin and Claudel had been one creative body, and their breakup dealt a death blow to Camille’s mental health and marked the beginning of her destruction. Almost forgotten, isolated from the outside world, Claudel had to spend her life in a mental asylum, where she died in 1943, forgotten by everyone. In this ballet about the tragic nature of the life of geniuses, Eifman not only presents a new conception of the world of human passions conveyed wonderfully by Rodin and Claudel in their works, but also creates a masterpiece dedicated to the incomprehensible mystery of the process of creation. This promises to be a show which will leave one with a lasting impression. www.teatrwielki.pl

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THE 55th WARSAW AUTUMN

21 - 29 September, 2012

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The 55th “Warsaw Autumn” International Festival of Contemporary Music, to be held September 21–29, 2012 is titled “Warsaw Autumn… with a voice”. It is the only festival in Poland on an international scale and was created in 1956, during the thaw that followed years of Stalinist dictatorship. The Festival continued without interruption (with two exceptions) during the entire communist era and for many years was the only event of this kind in Central and Eastern Europe. The Festival still plays an essential role in shaping contemporary culture in Poland. One of the festival’s main events will be Inori, a composition for dancers and orchestra, written by Karlheinz Stockhausen. The work features a number of gestures, prayers, and rituals, borrowed from many world cultures closely synchronized with sound, and is an example of what will transpire during the event. www.warszawska-jesien.art.pl


CULTURAL INTEREST Copernicus Science Centre invites you to a planetarium. In Heaven Copernicus anyone can see the full spectrum of stars over Warsaw. Every day, in the glare of urban nightlife see only a tiny number of them. Seated under the screen not only watch the night sky, but also a variety of films - we can embark on a journey to black holes, the sea voyage with Charles Darwin, or on the moon in the company of Sesame Street characters. For each, there’s something nice.

Copernicus Science Centre

www.kopernik.org.pl venue: Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 phone: +48 22 596 41 00 The Warsaw Rising Museum, modern, multimedia and interactive, is located in an old power plant. It opened in 2004 on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the battle for Warsaw and is a fitting tribute to those residents of Warsaw who died for this capital city. The exhibition conveys the atmosphere of those horrific days within an area of over 3000 square meters filled with 1000 items, 1500 photographs, films, and sound recordings. The history of the days preceding the outbreak of the Rising is shown along with its subsequent stages. A must see!

Warsaw Rising Museum

www.1944.plvenue: Grzybowska 79 phone: +48 22 539 79 05 The mission of the Fryderyk Chopin Museum is to propagate the great composer’s life and work to a wide audience by capturing the social consciousness of Chopin’s identity as a unique European institution. The Museum delivers a high quality artistic experience, with the choice on what to take away depending on the individual viewer. Innovative forms of exploration are based on interaction with the audience and the immediate responses by the individual. The Museum must not simply be regarded as only a central facility made for the Year of Chopin celebrations held during 2010; it is first and foremost a national institution commemorating Fryderyk Chopin. Pałac Ostrogskich, Okólnik 1 phone: +48 22 441 62 74

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