Polish

The Harvest

The Harvest

Restaurants 4 November 2013 0

If one was to pen a history of fine dining in Warsaw it would make a light read. With a few notable exceptions, in the twenty years that followed the changes of ’89, it meant bow-tied waiters and platters of game. It meant men with moustaches and hunched, elf-like...
Ania Kuczyńska

Ania Kuczyńska

Shopping 12 October 2013 0

Known for wearable, feminine clothing, Kuczyńska’s inspirations come courtesy of a variety of bizarre, international influences. A past collection, entitled ‘Love Hotel’ was, for instance, inspired by the novel Dance, dance, dance by Japanese author Haruki Murakami; other collections, meanwhile, have been influenced by animals, origami, fragrances, Japanese Manga,...
The Home of Beer

The Home of Beer

Features 2 September 2013 0

Regional beers have become big news and leading the pack is the stuff from Ciechanów. As an excuse for a travel piece that tops the lot. Polish beer hasn’t always had the best press, least not from me. I liken much of it (well, the big brands) to poison;...
Po Prostu Zachęta
Sundays for Luncheonettes are most likely to be spent in a museum and a downtown eatery. If the two are in close proximity, all the better. So hats off to Zachęta, Warsaw’s premiere contemporary art museum, for creating the perfect Sunday outing. Open since mid-February, the bistro Po Prostu...
Warszawa Wschodnia
U Kucharzy, I understand, means something along the lines of ‘eat with the chefs’. Well, that concept didn’t fall far from the Gessler family tree. But instead of joining the chefs plopping schabowy on your table, Adam Gessler’s son, Mateusz, took a hip leap across the Wisła to a...
Signature

Signature

Blog 7 June 2013 0

I was apprehensive about Signature, apprehensive for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I was entering the unknown. In spite of passing it numerous times to gallivant around the bars of Poznańska, the windows are set high off the ground, meaning I’d never really managed to peek inside: I was...
Smooth Hoperator
Forget the mega brands, Polish beer is being given a new lease of life by the backwater breweries: places like Browar Konstancin. Past Warsaw city limits, and down a bumpy track of puddles and potholes, something truly wonderful is brewing – literally. Operating since 1993, Browar Konstancin have built...

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