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.

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