The Art Restaurant and Cafe: The Unique Restaurant that Offers The Old Taste of Wroclaw

When you walk around Wrocław, you see plenty different restaurants and cafes. The culinary scene in Wrocław is rich and variety. However within the offer of Wroclaw's restaurants is hard to find the one that serves authentic Wroclawian cuisine. Maybe regional cuisine of Wrocław does not exist? Nothing could be more wrong!

 

Although the taste of Old Wrocław is almost forgotten, there are still few restaurants that maintain the memory of its traditional cuisine. One of them is The Art Restaurant and Cafe located on Kiełbaśnicza street. The restaurant offers the original delicacies and tastes of Wroclaw from the past ages. The cuisine of Old Wrocław is as rich as its history- it's a mixture of numerous culinary traditions, different cuisines and influences.
Chefs in Art restaurant use regional and seasonal products, that's why their menu often changes as it is prepared seasonally. Their menu has been influenced by the Italian recipes and traditional Polish cuisine. Sound interesting and exciting, isn’t it?


Also The dishes inspired by Wroclawian cuisine are always marked within the letter „W”. For example in their actual offer you may find the original dumplings with crayfish tails in a Wrocław manner with thyme sauce or spelt soup with poultry meatballs.

The Art Hotel restaurant is located near Old Town,  in a beautiful 16th century tenant house. You can easily make a booking if you want to indulge yourself with their a delicious food as well as a great atmosphere.

 As the food scene is developing day by day in Wroclaw we can easily say that Art Hotel has the one of the kitchen that has to be followed and experienced. Art restaurant is also a member of the prestigious network "The Culinary Heritage of Lower Silesia" and promotes regional cuisine of Lower Silesia.

 

If you are looking for something unique, you should definitely take into consideration having a dinner at The Art Restaurant and Cafe.

The Art Restaurant and Cafe

 20 Kiełbaśnicza Street, 50-110 Wroclaw

Phone +48 71 78 100

http://www.arthotel.pl/en/restaurant-page-59146

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5 Facts About Christmas Traditions in Poland That Might Surprise You

Christmas celebration starts in Poland on 24th of December and most of the traditions are connected with Christmas Eve. It's the most special and meaningful day of the year. On 24th of December Poles gather around the table and eat Christmas dinner. After dinner family sits near Christmas tree, sing Christmas carols and exchange gifts. 
Christmas traditions can be different depending on the region. However below you find five most common traditions that are known and practiced in all Poland:


1) 12 dishes: There must be served 12 dishes on Christmas table. Everybody should try every dish, so in the next year nothing will be missing. Number 12 refers to number of the apostles and number of months.

 

2) Meatless dishes: Meat is not served on Christmas Eve in Poland. On the table, you will find mostly fishes, soups (mushroom, beet), various dishes made of potatoes, sauerkraut, mushrooms, dried fruit compote. The most common „Christmas” fish is carp- before Christmas, you can buy in many markets a live carp. Poles keep live carps swimming in the bath for few days and kill it on the day of Christmas Eve. Carp can be served fried, baked or in jelly form.

3) One empty seat: There should be left at least one empty seat with full tableware in every polish home (plate, cutlery, glass). The place is for stray wanderer- whoever knocks the door on Christmas Eve, should be invited for joining the dinner. Nobody should be alone during that day.

 

4)Hay under the tablecloth: The hay is put on the table and covered by a tablecloth. It is related to the fact that Jesus was born on a hay in the stable.

 

5)Sharing the wafer: Before starting eating, Poles share the wafer (in polish „opłatek”) and wish each other all the best. 

                                                           Photo by FotoKatolik                                                                    

                                                           Photo by FotoKatolik

 

                                                                 

5 Polish Craft Beers You Must Try

1) AleBrowar: The brewery was established in 2012 by the three beer enthusiasts and it’s located in the north of Poland (Pomorze). AleBrowar has been one of the initiators of the polish craft beer revolution. My favorite is Rowing Jack- American IPA.

AleBrowar-Rowing Jack- American IPA

AleBrowar-Rowing Jack- American IPA

 

2) Artezan: Artezan is a first established craft brewery in Poland. It has been opened in 2012 and as one of the first, they started offering another style of beers except for broadly known lagers. Among offered beers, you may find very intriguing types, for example: Cymbopogon (Wheat Ale with lemongrass), Bevo! Bevo! (Rye Ale with orange zest and bergamot).

                                                             Artezan - Wheat Ale

                                                             Artezan - Wheat Ale

 

3)Podgórz- It is a small brewery from the south of Poland that exists since 2014. I have discovered Podgórz by trying its American Pale Ale- “Space Sheep” and must admit it was one of the best I’ve tried so far. As a big fan of light, summer beers, I can definitely recommend you also its Summer Ale: Sheldonada.

                                                  Podgorz - Space Sheep

                                                  Podgorz - Space Sheep

 

4)Bazyliszek: The brewery has existed since 2014 in Natoiln, near Warsaw. I appreciate Bazyliszek for the unusual ingredients that they use to brew the beers (potatoes, acorns, herbs, flower petals, pine shoots, and even milk). I don’t usually choose stouts, but for their cocoa-vanilla rye stout, I make an exception.

                                                      Browar Bazyliszek - Sen O Warszawie

                                                      Browar Bazyliszek - Sen O Warszawie

 

5) Ursa Maior- Ursa is the brewery located in Bieszczadzkie mountains. It is also the most ecological brewery in Poland. Ursa’s beers you may try in its pub in Krakow in Plac Wolnica.

I have tested all of the offered beers and I have never been disappointed, However, Ursa’s Golden Ale is still my number one. 

                                                      Ursa Maior- Golden Ale

                                                      Ursa Maior- Golden Ale

 

On our Craft Beer Tour, I always care that at least half of the tested beers come from my favorite breweries. I think the five places I mentioned are the best representative of polish craft sector.

 

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