Carp(e) Diem

Carp(e) Diem

Features 24 December 2016 0

With carp scaring the living daylights out of most, herring becomes an unlikely hero on Christmas Eve. Too bad that, in the words of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, much of it comes “pickled in brutally acidic vinegar, which obliterates their oily succulence and flavor.” Instead, try marinating your own, while also... Read more
The Christmas Spire!
The spirit of Christmas has touched down on Pl. Europejski with Warsaw’s newest urban square presenting a dizzy headrush of cascading colors and glimmering illuminations. Thick with the festive scent of mulled wine and seasonal food, Pl. Europejski’s Christmas contribution goes further to include an ice rink and a... Read more
The Big Break

The Big Break

Blog 30 December 2015 0

Nothing says winter in Poland more than a trip to Zakopane. Krupówki, the sloping pedestrian street that cuts through town, is the big must-see, even if the touristy stampede can prickle at your patience. Away from the herd, a more sophisticated side to this ski resort reveals itself in... Read more
A Christmas Pudding
With the festive season already here, Cukiernia Stary Dom (ul. Puławska 104) invites you to enjoy their traditional Christmas treats…   Kraków Cheesecake Stary Dom’s cheesecake is renowned for its fluffy delicacy, thanks to the use of triple-milled cheese and candied ingredients… Poppy Seed Cake Head pastry chef Mariusz... Read more
Xmas Break

Xmas Break

Blog 20 December 2015 0

As candidates for a festive break go, they rarely get more unlikely than Gdynia. But that’s part of the point. If it’s a full recharge you’re after, then consider the Quadrille. Book their 3-night Christmas package (zł. 2,840 per couple) and they promise in return “no Santa, no noise,... Read more
Consider the Carp

Consider the Carp

Features 7 December 2015 0

Chef Aleksander Baron talks about his attempts to rehabilitate the reputation of Poland’s official Christmas fish: the carp… • Carp has a few PR issues. Firstly, it’s got bones… lots and lots of bones. If you asked me a chef’s secret tip, I’d tell you in heartbeat: get someone... Read more
Christmas Magic

Christmas Magic

Blog 6 December 2015 0

When does the festive season come alive? For me, it’s in Warsaw’s Old Town, perusing the outdoor Christmas market while the first fluffy snowflakes fall from the sky. We don’t have snow – yet – but we do have the best market I can ever remember. From Podwale to... Read more
Bombki Away

Bombki Away

Features 20 December 2014 0

Tree not looking right? Check out these Insider favs to add something special this year. Bombkarnia (ul. Emilii Plater 47, bombkarnia.pl) Founded in 2006 by Małgorata Esse, Bombkarnia’s success has been such that their baubles found themselves in the official gift packs given to President Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy.... Read more
Neighborhood Snoop: Wilanów
Head south this December for Warsaw’s top winter attraction, and while you’re there, well… why not explore a little… Composed of 150,000 lights, the Labyrinth of Light is a spectacular Alice In Wonderland-themed installation that has crowds weaving through a maze of illuminated oddities that number a white rabbit... Read more
Get Your Skates On…

Get Your Skates On…

Features 13 December 2014 0

Nothing makes winter feel more special than ice skating. Here our favorite places to lace up your skates this season. National Stadium (Al. Poniatowskiego 1, zimowynarodowy.pl) This is the one everyone is taking about. Find three rinks (two of which are connected by an ‘ice path’), an ‘ice hill’,... Read more

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