The first Polish Vodka & Snack Festival kicked-off on Friday in fine style with a bumper crowd enjoying the finest vodkas, liqueurs and meads around inside the atmospheric confines of the Tsarist-era Forteca building.
Thought to be the very first festival of its kind in the world, the two-day event has gathered a host of luxury and niche producers, and will include a guest appearance by the Polish food critic Robert Maklowicz.
“Poles have perfect vodka,” says organizer Piotr Popinski, “which is recognized as the most recognized Polish product in the world. Moreover, Poland is famous for its exceptional food, bread and regional specialties, which do not taste the same in any other place. The combination of these unique assets is the quintessence of this Festival, which aims to promote the finest culinary and distilling traditions of our country as well as raising the attractiveness of Polish cuisine and vodka.”
Attractions include a Bartending Team Championships contested by Poland’s top cocktail bars, not to mention a preview of the upcoming vodka museum set to open in Dom Wokdi later this year.
The Vodka and Snack Festival
Forteca (ul. Zakroczymska 12)