January 20 the legendary French chef Paul Bocuse has died at the age of 91. He was the pope of modern gastronomy and one of the founders of the nouvelle cuisine. The gastronomy contest he created ‘Bocuse d’Or’ is still regarded as one of the most prestigious cooking competition in the world.
We wish our readers, co-workers and friends a wonderful Christmas and an excellent, tasty and intriguing 2018!
If you are wondering what can be served on the Christmas table instead of carp and pâté, we invite you to our pre-Christmas fair, which will take place on the 16 of december on third floor of the MYSIA 3 department store.
Following the success of the first book “O kwiatach” (Eng. “On Flowers”), which sparked the new wave of interest in greenery in Poland, it’s time to move to the green round two. This time Radosław Berent and Łukasz Marcinkowski took up home-grown plants. They presented and described around 50 species of potted plants. USTA and Full Meal are the publishers of the book.
Michal Molcan, publisher and editorin-chief of Standard Magazine will be our geust during Coffee and The Festival this saturday in Warsaw. He will present a speach about his favourite cafes around the world. We had a pleasure to ask him few questions just before he came.
He opened his first restaurant already at the age of 21. René Redzepi and Heston Blumenthal used to cook there. He became a television celebrity, but after few years he resigned. Luckily, he discovered cooking over a fire, which marked his personal style and earned him the Michelin star. USTA paid a visit to Niklas Ekstedt in his restairant in Stockholm.
Poland, here we come! With our events cycle “An EYE for…” we try to understand what makes up an individual character of each city. Our favourite way of discovering a city is through its artists, architecture, food, design, and art. All these elements combined together create the unique DNA of a city, its one-off genotype.
End of September. Still intense sunlight is reflected from the Gulf of Angelica. We are staying in Nice to visit the Chanel flower plantations and chat with the brand’s nose, Oliver Polge.
Highly sophisticated, unique flavours of fusion cuisine, highlander’s hospitality, and a view behind the window that is breathtaking. Get to know the hotel Harnaś in Bukowina Tatrzańska.
This week Mickey Rotten presents the recipe for a very unusual Mexican salsa straight from the small fishing village of Tabasco. And he serve it with a banally simple red lentil soup made somewhere on the border of taste zone between India and Thailand. As usual, the recipe is vegan. Admit that a little bit of sunshine and exoticism on the plate will be very useful to us today!
For the second time, we had a pleasure to work with the Grand Theatre National Opera. Together with Sebastian Wełpa, chef at Warsaw’s Ale Wino restaurant, we prepared a dish that appeared in Carlo Verdi’s Rigoletto. This composer was a huge enthusiast of the culinary art, he attached a great deal of importance to food. He also thoroughly examined the cooks for his home kitchen, as he never employed the famous ones. He loved strong coffee, good wine, and risotto!
We have a pleasure to invite you to the third edition of the Festival of Coffee and Tea! We are huge fans of high quality coffee beans and tea leaves. We are interested in different methods of brewing, from traditional to avant-garde ones, which we have discovered with the arrival of the third wave of coffee. We also understand that what we drink our favourite hot drinks from is as much important. This is why, from the very first edition of our festival, we have Polish ceramics artists, who create in their workshops unique, hand-made mugs, jars, bowls and gaiwans.
The new, autumn issue of our magazine is dedicated to fire. Maybe it’s the chilly weather that arrived already at the end of holidays, or maybe it’s the long freezing months ahead that inspired the topic. Anyway…
We long for the country life. We love to buy products directly from the farmers. At the end of September, the moment when nature presents us with a profusion of crops, we want to invite you to a special event, where we discover the taste, the look and the work of the Polish country of today. At the event, you will have a chance to taste small-farm products, talk with people who left the city and moved to the countryside to run their farms, discover food cooperatives and take part in handicraft workshops.
What makes a good cocktail bar? Serving a good drink is not enough today. The atmosphere, the interior design, the concept and the approach towards the product count as well. We tested a dozen or so Warsaw cocktail bars and we chose five, which stand out from the crowd. Let’s have a drink!
This year we want to make sure that our loved ones are granted a privilege every day. We share small rituals and objects that make everyday life more enjoyable. Such gifts are the best!
Who knows them knows that Kasia is a master of healthy cocktails, and Marzena believes that porridge is a medicine for all evil. Now the girls decided to join forces and that’s how Good Start Deli was created. A tiny place on Poznan Street in Warsaw, which operates from dawn until early afternoon and serves breakfast menu.
Tokay and Egri Bikaver. Or, perhaps the hairy, fat pig Mangalica. These are the first culinary associations that come to our minds when we think about Hungary. But who of you knows that apart from the delicious pork there are the grey cattle from the Hungarian Pannonian steppe? And the wine? Would you believe that there are 22 winery regions in this country? We like Hungarian goulash, lecsó, or foie gras, but actually, we don’t know much about the rich culinary culture of our Hungarian “cousins”. This is why it is worth going to Terroir Forum in Budapest. Following Berlin’s Terroir this is yet another event which brings together gastronomy sector and the foodies.
Polish Design Island is a unique, mobile project presenting the hottest design from Poland. The next edition opens on October 10 in Copenhagen.