Review: Superiore Wine Bar
My wife and I passed this restaurant when it was a set for Przepis Na Życie, a television show on TVN. After it opened as Superiore, we observed a constant stream of people inside and decided to give it a try. We went on an early Saturday evening to avoid any crowds and once in noticed right away that this is not your usual restaurant or bistro, rather a hybrid wine shop, deli and restaurant.
After we chose our table the waitress pointed out the big blackboard next to the door with the choices scribbled on. When I asked for the wine menu, I was told to stand for a second time and invited to hunt around for our own bottle. At first I felt awkward leaving the table – the feeling you get when you make a speech in front of a crowd – but soon began to enjoy walking about, checking out the wine labels. The price range was very fair, but since I wanted to get back to my ‘date’ promptly I asked the owner, who seemed to be helping other diners, what he would recommend for our meal. He picked out a Sardinian white wine, Aragosta for zł. 30, a nice choice, and one which made me feel like he was thinking more about our dining experience than his cash till.
The wine was cold and crisp, and the standard was perfectly matched by the food. We started with a lamb carpaccio and a spinach salad with walnuts, blue cheese, pears and balsamic dressing. For mains, my wife went for the linguine with mussels, while I opted for pasta carbonara. All of it was delicious. When the owner returned to check in with us our praise was genuine and sincere. “Try the veal pasta next time,” he urged, telling us it’s become something of his best-selling dish.
And we most certainly shall return, again keeping to early bird times – true to our plan, the restaurant started filling up on our last bite, with a lovers quarrel breaking out in true dramarama: not unlike the TV shows once filmed on this site. (KD)
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