Sunday, March 29, 2015

Slow Food Festival 2014

Last year, as we have for the last 3 years, we attended the gorgeous and fabulous Slow Food Slow Breakfast. It is a celebration of real food and real producers. This year was an eclectic mix of chefs from differing restaurants:
  • Wojciech Modest Amaro/Atelier Amaro (the only Michelin starred Polish Restaurant)
  • Aleksander Baron/Solec 44
  • Witek Iwański/Aruana
  • Arkadiusz Janczarek/Restauracja 99
  • Sebastian Olma i Zbyszek Kmieć/Kafe Zielony Niedźwiedź
  • Agata Wojda/Opasły Tom PIW
It was organised by the Slow Food group and Kuchnia TV. This year it was based in the
Reduta Banku Polskiego which was the old Central bank of Poland, a building that was established around 1907 (I believe) but badly damaged in the war, and recently rebuilt but, in my eyes, not in a way that reflects the previous beauty. That said, the food was why I was there.


A decent crowd was in.
Plenty in the line for the coffee and tea.

Tables prestocked with bread, apple juice and water.

The chefs responsible were introduced



There were literary celebrities

And their glamorous wives

Others were wondering what would come.
All they needed to do was read the menu

Or wait for the servers.

This was the Amaro dish, a cured fish



Then cured meats

semi cured ham with mushrooms and rye bread.




A savoury Polish buckwheat with smoked goose

A nervous look when asked for an interview


Millet and pumpkin bake


For the love of good honey.

Sugar dusted Racuchy

The Slow food boss.




Monday, March 23, 2015

Australians in Warsaw

If anyone is in Warsaw with some free time tomorrow evening, maybe coming to see me talk about Australia/Warsaw will be fun....
https://www.facebook.com/events/1552727228336654/

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Na Wisłę

A recent stroll down the Wisła (Vistula) allowed me to take a few photos, even some of Most Łazienkowski before it was damaged by fire. The riverbank has started to spring to life with remodelling work as well as with the opening of the new second metro line which has a stop near the "Fish with boobs" statue (aka Sawa). I think Spring and Summer will be a great time along the river this year, and maybe the city citizens will slowly take back the water front from the Wisłostrada road which basically severs the riverbank from the world. Here's hoping.











Racoon says hi.


Fish with boobs



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