January - February, 2013 Issue No.32
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CONTENTS 6 TOP RESTAURANTS 8 10 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 26 28 30 32 33 34 36 37 38 39 40 42 44 46 48 49
52 TOP ESSENTIALS
99 Restaurant & Bar
International Fine Polish
Polish for the 21st century Polish
European, Cakes and Cafe
Esthetic Medicine Plastic Surgery
Villa Nova Dental care
L’Occitane en Provence International brand products
Writing instruments, leather, watches
Lewanowicz Artistic Jewelry
Fine Cheese, Foods, and Wines
Steaks and Fine Wine
La Casa Del Habano
Legendary cafe at Hotel Bristol
Butchery and Wine Concept 13
Cigars and Top Liquors
Joseph’s Wine & Food Fushion and Wine
Buy cars via internet
76 TOP EDUCATION
American School of Warsaw
Warsaw Montessori School
Fushion and Wine
International American School
Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem Joseph’s Wine & Food La Rotisserie L’Arc
Merliniego 5 International
Ole! Tapas Steak
86 TOP HOTELS 88
The Bonerowski Palace
Sowa & Przyjaciele
Desserts and Polish
International / Molecular
92 TOP CULTURE 94
Polish National Opera
Zacheta National Gallery of Art
White Sushi Asian
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
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
• Private cinema with luxurious leather seats and a state of the art projector and screen
For a full tour of the Pure Sky Club facilities and services please contact the reception on the number below to arrange an appointment.
• 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-
Pure Sky Club Złota 59, Warsaw phone: +48 22 250 1111 www. pureskyclub.com
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
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
NAZWA RESTAURACJI ATELIER AMARO RESTAURANT
Atelier AMARO Restaurant Agrykola 1, Warsaw 00-460 phone: +48 22 628 57 47 www.atelieramaro.pl
Congratulations to Atelier Amaro for being awarded Michelinâ€™s Rising Star, a first in Poland! Located in Warsawâ€™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.
AKADEMIA SMAKU NAZWA RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT
Located in Warsaw’s center between two cultural landmarks, the University of Warsaw and the Polski Theater, Akademia Smaku emanates its own educational leanings sending happy guests informed on what excellent Polish cuisine is all about. The name which translates to “academy of flavors” is appropriate; this indeed is an outstanding place where in its impeccable interiors one is exposed to an impressive array of Polish flavors. The menu truly delights with its high level of authenticity, quality, and freshness— virtually every item that arrives on one’s table is prepared after one places an order. Items such as the veal stuffed cabbage rolls on pumpkin mousse; roasted trout served with boiled potatoes, with freshly chopped fennel; traditional beef rolls served with roast buckwheat with raisins and pickled cucumber; the halibut served with broccoli puree and pickled cucumber sauce, are all excellent. With impeccable service and a friendly staff, one must make Akademia Smaku a wonderful part of one’s culinary curriculum!
Akademia Smaku Restaurant Oboźna 9 lok 106 Warsaw, 00-332 phone: +48 22 828 9901 www.akademia-smaku.com.pl firstname.lastname@example.org
NAZWA A. BLIKLE RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT
A. Blikle Restaurant Nowy Świat 33, Warsaw 00-029 phone: +48 22 826 64 50 www.blikle.pl
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.
NAZWA RESTAURACJI BATIDA PATISSERIE RESTAURANT
Batida in Warsaw: Marszałkowska 53 (Plac Konstytucji) Krakowskie Przedmieście/Tokarzewskiego Plac Trzech Krzyży 18 Przejazd 6 (Osiedle Marina) Przy Lasku 2 ul. Klimczaka 17 (miasteczko Wilanów) phone: +48 604 163 307, +48 22 621 4534 www.batida.com.pl on-line shop: www.batida.pl
To the casual fleeting eye, Batida may look just as a place where the idea of a café has been elevated to the days of nobility and European charm. But it is much more. With a number of locations in the city, the one on Plac Konstytucji, is perhaps the one that exemplifies best the Batida vision. A mammoth space, freshly renewed, majestically sweeping with high ceilings and porcelain chandeliers, does apt justice to the wide spectrum of what it purveys within, especially the delicious cakes and pastries which are perhaps the best in Warsaw. Batida may very well be all things to all people, and delivers on this motto superbly over breakfast, lunch, dinner, and throughout the day; the special area on the 1st floor is ideal for family and business meetings. The winning concept here is to make everyone happy in an elegant, classy setting conducive to good conversation!
CASA NAZWA PABLO RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT
Casa Pablo is redefining the idea of Spanish cuisine in Warsaw. In a non-clichéd setting - vintage, inspired, composed of objects and furniture from Spain - creative Spanish cuisine is served under the watchful eye of owner Pablo Martin Delgado. While not a traditional Spanish restaurant, dishes are prepared using Spanish techniques and products flown in from the country. Culinary creativity is reflected in items such as the homemade foie gras coated with toasted kikos, served with fig compote and raspberry pebbles or the duck breast burger served with sansho ko pepper caramelized onions, mahon cheese, arugula, raspberry ketchup and truffle mayonnaise. An outstanding bar reflects the culture of Spain, and the space exudes a warmth that appeals to a wide range of customers - couples seeking a romantic evening, business-folk, as well as those seeking a chic place to have dinner or drinks with friends.
Casa Pablo Grzybowska 5a 00-132 Warsaw phone: +48 22 324 5781 www.casapablo.pl email@example.com Secured parking: mon to fri – from 6pm, sat and sun – all day
BRASSERIE WARSZAWSKA RESTAURANT
Brasserie Warszawska Górnośląska 24 00-484 Warsaw phone: 22 628 94 23 firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/brasseriewarszawska www.brasseriewarszawska.pl
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!
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
CONCEPT 13 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
CAFÉ BRISTOL RESTAURANT
Café Bristol Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44 Warsaw 00-325 phone: +48 22 551 18 28 email@example.com www.lemeridien.pl www.cafebristol.pl
The legendary Café Bristol Café, situated in the very heart of the city, is an integral part of Le Meridien Bristol Hotel. For years a favorite meeting place for both Warsaw’s visitors and its locals, it has welcomed patrons since 1901. With interiors styled in Viennese elegance, this is the place where one can enjoy outstanding coffee and desserts from its own in-house bakery throughout the year. The menu changes with the seasons; late autumn-early winter is a time for the stuff of Polish orchards, so cakes with apples, plums and pears are outstanding, as well as there is a greater an emphasis on salads, fruits, and light meats. No surprise therefore that this place has come to be a place where social and business meetings always go well! Note: Breakfast starts at 8 am, and in December, Christmas dishes will be available for takeout.
DELICJA POLSKA RESTAURANT
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!
Delicja Polska Restaurant Krakowskie Przedmieście 45 Warsaw 00-071 phone: +48 22 826 47 70 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.delicjapolska.pl
@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
FOLK GOSPODA RESTAURANT
Polish village in the heart of city
The word Gospoda means “inn” and Folk Gospoda is one of the oldest and more treasured restaurants in Warsaw with a history going back to the 18th century. Having won numerous awards for its traditional Polish cuisine, within its warmly illumined, rustic interiors the mind is most definitely transported to a rural Polish setting. The menu of course is replete with country wholesomeness with the use of fresh and local produce, confectionery, and even home-baked bread. Appetizers such as highlanders’ style oscypek, or smoked sheep’s cheese from the Polish mountains, served with cranberry; pierogi with various fillings; dishes made with wild game; the roasted pork with garlic and plums, are all true to their flavorful traditions. Guests from all walks of life and parts of the globe are often here, to a place which delivers tradition, wonderful food, and great fun!
Folk Gospoda Restaurant Waliców 13 Warsaw 00-865 phone: +48 22 890 16 05 www.folkgospoda.pl
OBERZA POD CZERWONYM WIEPRZEM
Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem, or the Inn Under the Red Hog was in its historical past a restaurant for the communist party elite, where surrounded by chandeliers, portraits, and flags, once feasted the likes of Lenin, Breżnev, Fidel Castro, and Mao Tse Tung! 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 kielbasa; varied pierogi “made from rationed flour”; and Baltic herring and game pate for the “Dignitaries and Bourgeoisie”. 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. The restaurant’s fame continually attracts celebrity guests; important government leaders, various sports personalities, and you!
Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem Restaurant Żelazna 68, Warsaw 00-866 phone: +48 22 850 31 44 www.czerwonywieprz.pl
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
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.
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. Josephâ€™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.
LA ROTISSERIE RESTAURANT
La Rotisserie Restaurant in Mamaison Hotel Le Régina Kościelna 12, Warsaw 00-218 phone: +48 22 531 60 00 www.mamaison.com/leregina
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 lightly smoked fillet of cod, with tomato and fresh thyme relish; and the roasted loin of venison, with beetroot, elderflower and juniper jus. With outstanding desserts such as the pear and honey ravioli; or the chocolate and chestnut mousse, La Rotisserie is perhaps the special experience one always yearns for!
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!
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)
LE CEDRE 61 RESTAURANT
Le Cedre 61 Al. SolidarnoĹ›ci 61 phone: 22 670 11 66 www.lecedre.pl
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 16-year history at Aleja SolidarnoĹ›ci 61. Offering a diversity of flavors--cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, and mint--one can actually get a fine sense of Lebanonâ€™s culinary traditions here. Le Cedre is not only a place for a delicious cuisine but also which offers a virtual excursion to a resort country--a large collection of Lebanese wines, original interior design, and Arabic music in the background, all contribute immensely to the feeling! 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.
LE CEDRE NAZWA 84 RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT
Le Cedre, the only Lebanese purveyor in town, now has a newer branch at Aleja Solidarności 84, which is located closer to the city center. With a 15 year history at Aleja Solidarności 61, the name “Le Cedre” in Warsaw already enjoys an outstanding reputation. No surprise therefore that this newer venue is a favorite place for discussing business over lunch for the city’s corporate bigwigs, dinner with family, or simply partying with friends! Lebanese cuisine is indeed a symbol of its people’s hospitality, where nothing strengthens the human bond more than eating together. This refined Mediterranean cuisine delights and refreshes with its healthful ingredients, the menu here replete with Lebanese classics such as an array of cold and warm mezze. With Lebanese wines on the menu, ingredients flown in from Lebanon, Le Cedre 84 is a class act through and through!
Le Cedre 84 Al. Solidarności 84 phone: 22 618 89 99 www.lecedre.pl
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
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!
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!
Cafe Restaurant Trylogia in Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel Plac Artura Zawiszy 1 Warsaw 02-025 phone: +48 22 579 10 08
OLE! TAPAS STEAK RESTAURANT
Ole! Tapas Steak Restaurant 2 Bracka Street (next to Trzech KrzyĹźy Square) phone: +48 519 875 767 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Ole Tapas Steak Restaurant brings a traditional Spanish touch to the heart of Warsaw. Its inspired kitchen allows one to discover typical flavors that transport one to the Iberian way of being! Both traditional and modern dishes are composed with fine gourmet products, beef from Spain, top quality Iberico ham, fish and seafood from Madrid -the second largest fish market in the world. While steaks may be found now in many-a-places in the city, the steaks and menu here are differentâ€”infused with Spanish flavors which appear in, for example, the aged Galician beef. Other items on the menu which will delight include the Marisco soup with grilled prawns; the Corrida, which is ox tail with horseradish; and the lamb shank. Delectable desserts such as the Crema Catalana, and a wide selection of wine completes the wonderful culinary experience at Ole Tapas!
SOWA & PRZYJACIELE NAZWA RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT
Celebrity Chef Robert Sowa, winner of several awards over his long, illustrious career has now realized his dreams with the opening of the grand Robert Sowa & Friends located in Warsaw’s premiere area of Mokotów. A place which is the material condensation of his imagination, it offers international cuisine at its very best, as well as traditional Polish dishes prepared with the finest products, prepared using modern equipment and techniques which maintain the food’s nutritive qualities. Its interior offers 60 seats in the main room and 40 in the smaller; intimate areas for culinary workshops; two VIP rooms for private dining; and a chef’s table where Robert typically hosts up to a dozen guests. The restaurant offers more than 300 wines selected by one of the best Polish sommeliers - Michael Jancik. Robert Sowa is ably assisted by chefs Konrad Birek and Robert Wojnarowski, to make his place a culinary standout!
Sowa & Przyjaciele Restaurant Gagarina 2 phone: 48 795 50 51 52 www.sowaiprzyjaciele.pl email@example.com
SŁODKI...SŁONY NAZWA RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tamka43.pl
U FUKIERA 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
TOMO SUSHI 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
VENTI TRE RESTAURANT
Venti-tre Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Warsaw Belwederska 23, Warsaw 00-761 phone: +48 22 558 10 94
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 KrakowskoCzÄ™stochowska. 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!
WHITE SUSHI RESTAURANT
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!
White Sushi Krakowskie Przedmieście 29 Warsaw 00-071 phone: +48 22 468 81 00 www.whitesushi.pl
KLINIKA AMBROZIAK ESTEDERM
“Beauty all year round” is 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 world-class experience comes packaged together with a range of procedures including cosmetic dermatology, cosmetology and dermato-surgery. Cuttingedge technology is appropriately used; 3D imagery, for example, foresees the results even prior to surgery! Laser procedures for face, especially ULTHERA and ZAFIRO, are used in lieu of surgery to get amazing long-term results. Dr. Ambroziak’s entire team constantly improves their 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.
Aleja Gen. W. Sikorskiego 13 Warsaw 02-758 phone: + 48 22 111 50 05 + 48 726 101 000 www.klinikaambroziak.pl email@example.com
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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 Królewicza Jakuba 37 Warsaw 02-956 phone: 22 654 90 60 www.drszczyt.pl www.chirurgia-plastyczna-potocki.com.pl
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
L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE
Olivier Baussan, the founder of L’Occitane, has to say this about his company and the land of its inspiration, giving us an insight into why this is quickly becoming a leading brand name in the world of personal care—“The sun smiles on Provence. Its warmth makes the soil generous and the people openhearted. Its brightness is reflected in the crafts, customs and traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation. The sun, the products of the soil and a love of nature are the essence of my Provence. It is this essence I want to share with the world. It is what inspired me to create L’Occitane.” This amazing philosophy is the reason that the shelves at L’Occitane are lined with inspirational products for both women and men—fragrances, products for bath and body, skin care, and even for a great smelling home!
L’OCCITANE - Arkadia Al. Jana Pawla II 85 L’OCCITANE - Galeria Mokotow Woloska 12 L’OCCITANE - Promenada Ostrobramska 75 c L’OCCITANE - Reduta Al. Jerozolimskie 148, L’OCCITANE - SADYBA Powsinska 31 L’OCCITANE - Zlote Tarasy Zlota 59 L’OCCITANE - Nowy Swiat Nowy Swiat 41
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Galeria Mokotow Wołoska 12, level I, Warsaw 02-675 phone: +48 22 541 39 77 email@example.com www.legic.pl www.montblanc.com
LEWANOWICZ STORE JEWELERY
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
La Fromagerie Burakowska 5/7 01-066 Warsaw (22) 465 23 24 www.la-fromagerie.pl
The sweet-to-the-ear term â€œcheese mongerâ€? seems a little quaint, but how wonderful indeed for Warsaw to have one! Welcome to La Fromagerie--a cheese, and fine foods and wine retailer located in a must-visit location at Burakowska Street, once the site of an old lace factory. Offering top quality cheese produced by small, artisanal producers in England, France, and from other countries, one finds adorning the shelves here items such as Italian Parma Ham, Spanish Chorizo, French sausages and other gourmet specialties. With a seating area guests can savor both the products, aromas, and the ambience here. This is indeed an original idea for a casual meeting; a working breakfast here, for example, would be ideal. With its own gourmet coffee blends and a selection of freshly baked baguettes and croissants directly from the oven, La Fromagerie delights on several levels!
Warsawâ€™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. Mokobelleâ€™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!
Boutique Mokotowska Wilcza 3 (corner of Mokotowska 54) Warsaw 00-538 phone: +48 607 073 715 Boutique Promenada Ostrobramska 75c 04-001 Warsaw phone: +48 667 010 002 boutique: firstname.lastname@example.org e-store: email@example.com www.mokobelle.pl
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!
Nowy Świat 7, Warsaw 00-496 phone: +48 790 300 599 +48 22 465 12 75 www.lcdh.pl
JOSEPH’S WINE & FOOD WINE SHOP
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!
Duchnicka 3, Warsaw 01-796 phone: +48 22 320 29 88 www.josephwinebar.pl
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.” Cars
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
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!
Canadian School of Warsaw Bełska 7 Warsaw 02 - 638 phone 22 646 92 89 www.canadian-school.pl
The Canadian School of Warsaw was born on February 14th, 2000. It was deliberately opened on Valentine’s Day, because it started out of mothers’ love towards their children! Starting with 6 children, the student population has grown to 160 students who are self-motivated, problem-solvers and decision-makers. Through a challenging curriculum the skills necessary for learning and developing a sense of self-worth, confidence is instilled. The school aspires to create an international community of life-long learners prepared for academic excellence and leadership. This is a learning environment which contributes to the growth of respect for the individual, encourages a spirit of cooperation, and challenges to develop one’s fullest potential. The school’s program is based on a curriculum specified by the Ministry of National Education and the Primary Year Program authorized by the IBO-International Baccalaureate Organization.
The school offers three preschool groups for 3-5 year-olds, located in its second building on Kalatówki 24, in the beautiful and quiet vicinity of Królikarnia Park. At age 6, kids are moved over to the primary school location on Bełska 7, where they continue their PYP, which includes the content of the Polish national and international curriculum. At age 11, they enter the MYP-inspired unit which constitutes preparation for the sixth grade exam and an introduction to a future
Diploma Program. Innovation and creative approaches to teaching and learning are key priorities in Polish national education, and which are currently being redesigned. The Canadian School of Warsaw takes pride in being one of the leaders in this change, offering not only professional insight but providing educators with wide training possibilities as well. Well-rounded, balanced development is indeed the focus here!
Little Chef ul. Kierbedzia 4 room 317, Warsaw phone: +501093691 www.littlechef.pl
Katia Roman-Trzaska, quit her career as a lawyer in 2007 for her passion and founded the Little Chef cooking school. Trained with the famous chef Kurt Scheller and Culinary Institute of America, she attaches great importance to her belief that kids should know what they eat, especially in today’s era of junk food. Little Chef offers the following age group classes (conducted in English, French, Polish), where groups are small and each child is given a lot of attention: Mini Chef – for kids 2.5 to 4 years, Little Chef – for ages 4 to 10; Chef Teenage - from 11 to 16 years. Parents are welcome to cook with Mini Chefs, and siblings can belong to the same group. Little Chef is also the perfect place to organize special birthdays where children will have fun learning the secrets of cooking in a professional kitchen, and parents will have time for a cup of coffee and relaxation. This is a class act for what is true learning!
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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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CULTURAL INTEREST Copernicus Science Centre
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.
www.kopernik.org.pl venue: Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 phone: +48 22 596 41 00
Warsaw Rising Museum
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! 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
Archiwum Teatru Wielkiego - Opery Narodowej/ Fot. E. Krasucka
Don Carlos, the opera in four acts by Giueseppe Verdi, based on Friedriech Schiller’s drama, brings the interesting story of its creation. Verdi composed it on request of the Paris Opera, to celebrate the World’s Fair. But despite its great expectations, it appeared instead to be a great disaster. Neither the then French emperor and empress, nor the performers or the audiences liked it. Nevertheless what French adjudged as a poor show, had a great reception at various foreign venues from London to Bologna. The public outside France appreciated the well-created characters, as well as the scenarios such as Philip’s monologue, and the night scene in the garden accompanied by the chorus. Don Carlos is a timeless piece of art, the story of 19th century royal families which after so many years since its inception, still thrills.
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ZACHETA NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
January 18 - March 10, 2013
The exhibition presents the work of Julian Antoniszczak (known as Antonisz, November 8, 1941 – January 31, 1987)- cofounder of the legendary Studio of Animated Films in Krakow. An avant-garde Polish filmmaker, artist, animator, screenwriter, he is best known as an inventor and promoter of his unique animation technique called “non-camera” with Sun: A Non-Camera Film in 1977 being his first fully noncamera movie. The technique was to paint or scratch the images directly onto the movie tape instead of using a camcorder. His mechanical skills were legendary; he constructed numerous accessories supporting the creation of non-camera movies. The Antoniszograf, for example, was a machine which scratched a set of frames, with a fluid transition between the two following images. This exhibition allows one to witness his technology as an intrinsic part of his tremendous artistry.
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