Poland, Useful Travel Guides

Restaurants, Food/Drink

Polish Cuisine
To gain a better insight into Polish cuisine Cecile and I are hoping to join up with  
Polish Culinary Vacations in Zakopane later in the year and photograph one of their hands on demonstrations. We will show you the results on our website and review the experience here on our blog. As Cecile is Polish and familiar with most of the dishes, hopefully she will take charge of the camera and I might be able to produce a pierogi or two 
( although I am not best known for my culinary expertise )
Zurek ( soup in bread )

Gdansk 'The Restaurant at the Opatow Palace'

Not far from the centre of Gdansk is a place not to be missed it is called  Oliwa Park. 
There are several reasons for its popularity, extensive parkland initially constructed in the eighteenth century. Filled with flowered areas and pleasant pathways shaded by the trees,
meandering streams and ornamental ponds, all in all a very relaxing place.


But there is more, sat majestically in the grounds is The Arch cathedral Basilica. 
This is one of the oldest historical sights of Gdansk. 
It houses the renown Rococo organ initially built by Jan Wulf and Frederick Rudolph Dalitz.
We were lucky enough to be there during a recital, its range and quality of sound is not to be missed.

Finally we come to a little oasis found under the shelter of some large trees, 
in the eastern wing of the Abbots Palace, 

it is called  
'The Restaurant at the Opatow Palace' 
its interior gives the impression of a sumptuous and very stylish home. 

Its cooking style is international with a hint of Poland. 
In summer meals and snacks can be eaten outside on the decking with choice of sunny or shaded area. 
As it was summer we ate outside and enjoyed a light snack 
saving the best till last, two mouth watering classic polish cakes: 

    warm szarlotka (apple pie) with ice cream and raspberry coulis 

and sernik with chocolate (cheesecake). 

Sweet Memories!

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