If you love Wes Anderson movies just as we do, you have to visit Bar Luce in Milan. Amazing, elaborate in every detail interior was designed by the director of the unforgettable “The Darjeeling Limited” and “Moonrise Kingdom”.
Magnus Nilsson is one of top representatives of the young generation of Scandinavian chefs, accomplice in the current culinary upheaval which turned all eyes of the gastronomy world to the far North. What is the taste of the North according to his palate? We had a pleasure to ask him in an interview for the new USTA issue. Today his restaurant – Fäviken – has received two Michelin stars, according to the newly published guide dedicated to Scandinavia.
Once upon a time there were two girls – Elise and Anna. They met, they fell in love, they moved in together and they engaged. They were so wrapped up in their jobs that they did not see each other often, therefore they decided to set up a business together. This is how their restaurant was born and one year later a Michelin star appeared.
A new bistro-shop Min’s Onigiri has just opened in Poznań. It serves onigiri, rice triangles wrapped in nori. Yes! The famous Japanese “sandwiches”. What makes it even more attractive, the bistro is run by a Korean Sungmin Han and the interior of this small place has a modern design. The available onigiri combine Korean and Japanese culinary traditions, such as bibimbap flavour, kimchi or bulgogi beef . People are queuing in front of Min’s Onigiri and Min hardly keeps up with all the orders.
Watch out! A new café has just opened in Żoliborz! The name of the place “Jaskółka” (English: Swallow) was inspired by the past. For many years a famous barber from Żoliborz, named Jaskółka had his barbershop in the very same location. The interior was designed by the ceramics duo Fenek Kaktus.
The new Charlotte bistro has just opened in Warsaw. Warsaw’s second Charlotte has taken a historical location – a place formerly occupied for years by Menora restaurant in Grzybowski Square. The new Charlotte wants to maintain the tradition of the former Jewish restaurant and, apart from their regular offer, will serve typical Jewish cuisine dishes, such as stuffed goose neck, herring marinated in vinegar on bread or challah. Apart from the food, the new Charlotte will hold culinary workshops and will be a regular information point for the City’s Jewish culture and tradition.
“Is Katowice located in a factory? Do polar bears roam the streets?”* We went to see it in the flesh! We discovered a region in the process of transformation, with enormous number of new buildings – massive, institutional, just commissioned. The situation of local gastronomy is also changing dynamically. A half of the places we describe did not exist two years ago. Still, remember that in Silesia sometimes it is just worth to eat in a miners’ cantina.