Ave Pizza

Ave Pizza

Blog 22 October 2013 0

I’ve seen some serious crimes out in Warsaw, some serious crimes against cooking. And in my mind, no other culinary sector carries a higher risk of error than pizza. To the untrained eye this is a simple food, which explains why only kebab shops and sushi stops outnumber the... Read more
The Finnish-ed Houses

The Finnish-ed Houses

Blog 21 October 2013 0

For decades the Finnish Houses have been Warsaw’s best little secret. Today, their very survival hangs in the balance. This week, do your bit to save what remains of these little treasures by joining a gathering taking place at 11 a.m. this Thursday at Jazdów 5. In spite of... Read more
London Calling

London Calling

Blog 18 October 2013 0

Pure Sky Club There’s no real need to introduce Pure Sky, is there? Regarded as Warsaw’s premier business/members club for a solid couple of years, its reputation as the haunt of industry leaders, power brokers and corporate players precedes itself. And yes, by day that’s what you’ll find –... Read more
A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

Blog 15 October 2013 0

Tandoor Few restaurants – at least in British ex-pat world – have elicited such divergent opinion as the Tandoor Palace. One of the original Indian restaurants in the city (the country, even), it was a pioneer, and their famous boast of being the best curry house in Poland was... Read more
SAM

SAM

Blog 13 October 2013 0

Physically, SAM does not bear much resemblance to its elder more austere sibling: Café 6/12. Junior, for instance, gets oodles of light from the floor-to-ceiling doors. The look borrows from the commie theme; not the frumpy the-way-it-really-was design, but the glammed-up nostalgic sort. The all-white crockery also includes milk... Read more
Cuda Na Kiju

Cuda Na Kiju

Blog 12 October 2013 0

I don’t need to introduce this lot, do I? Cuda na Kiju went viral over summer, and what I say now will expose nothing new. But, my reasons for revisiting have been twofold – firstly, the weather. Make hay while sun shines, for in two months we’ll be crossing... Read more
Brasserie Warszawska

Brasserie Warszawska

Blog 8 October 2013 0

ul. Górnośląska 24, tel. 22 628 923, brasseriewarszawska.pl Unless you’re caught in one of the annual trade union street ‘disputes’, Warsaw’s diplomatic district has the still, silent air of a sleepy little snoozefest – it’s an area of quiet parks and solemn statues, art nouveau architecture and tinted-out cars. While all... Read more
Atelier Amaro

Atelier Amaro

Blog 4 October 2013 0

I don’t like pigeons. They’re evil: a grubby begging bird that wallows in muck. I don’t exaggerate when I say I find them physically repulsive: the rat-like eyes, manky feathers and decomposing talons. Looking at them turns my tummy. So the thought of one of these blighters actually being... Read more
El Caribe in Żoliborz

El Caribe in Żoliborz

Blog 28 September 2013 0

While there are all sorts of sophisticated dishes in Cuban cusine, when I think of Cuban food, a more soulful food-home cooking comes to my mind (fried plantains, white rice and black beans, chicken soups, chicken and yellow rice, ceviche, Cuban sandwiches, and of course flan). I often frequented... Read more
A Fort Resort

A Fort Resort

Blog 7 September 2013 0

Modlin’s nightmare year showed signs of improving in August with news that the town’s iconic fortress had been sold for a cool zł. 35 million. Originally built on the instructions of Napoleon, it underwent a massive expansion in the mid-19th century, and at its peak was capable of housing... Read more