Chłodna, or at least a stretch of Chłodna, rates as one of Warsaw’s great recent revival stories. At the business end of this resurrection is La Maison, which in spite of its French connections bills itself as an international restaurant, a claim supported by a menu featuring a varied cuisine of Spanish, French, Italian and Lebanese influences.
Everything here feels considered, from a wine list handpicked by importer Frank Telling, right down to the desserts, prepared by French pastry chef Michel Willaume – a master patissier whose CV includes being named World Champion at the prestigious Coupe Du Monde de la Patisserie. And my, what desserts.
Backing the little details up is a menu of note: fish are a particular forte. All this in a casual background that features some whimsical Alice in Wonderland touches: patchwork armchairs, pinkish booths and hanging teapot-shaped lights.
La Maison ul. Chłodna 15, lamaison.pl
(photos: La Maison Facebook)