11.07 Restauracja Endorfina 100-130PLN
12.07 Park Skaryszewski FREE
The French, famous for their cuisine and impeccable taste, know how to entertain the crowd on te occasion of the 14 July – the French National Day. In Warsaw, there will be no parade, but an array of activities to please the youngest and the adults too. On Saturday, there will be a French Ball (tickets 100PLN or 130PLN on the door), at Restauracja Endorfina, a very chic location indeed, with buffet, open bar, wine tasting and competitions, not to mention. Make sure to stop by Park Skaryszewski on Sunday. We stronlgy advise coming on an empty stomach and trying all the delicacies at the food stands (who could resist the freshly baked baguettes, croissants or pain au chocolats?). Also, it’s an extraordinary occasion to see French bulldogs in great numbers, try out the eco car or learn what’s in fashion. Or leave a permanent mark in Warsaw by helping with the creation of the mural at the Rondo Waszygtona subway.
There’s a new food trend in Warsaw- „natural”/traditional ice-cream. Basically the idea is obvious: ice-cream made of natural ingredients, such as cream, eggs, and real fruit, made fresh in small batches, and not in a factory. You can get natural ice-cream on almost every corner now, but rumour has it that some of those parlours actually use all sorts of magic taste powders just like regular ice-cream factories. Sucre, the producer of macaroons, allegedly does not. Their most famous joint is close to Plac Zbawiciela, but the insane lines always discourage me. Go to Żurawia if you don’t want to wait so long! I like the fact that instead of pharmaceutical scoops they just give you a pile of ice-cream, but 5pln apiece is quite a sum. The ice-cream is heavy and doesn’t melt easily, which is a good sign- it means the dessert was made with cream rather than water. I tried their famous salted caramel and coconut and must admit that both were very tasty, although the caramel- as much as I love the combination- got a bit overwhelming halfway through. The salt became too salty- the mild coconut balanced the flavours a bit, hopefully. I like the fact they create new flavours and that every week you can expect something new- like black sesame ice-cream or mango sorbet. If you haven’t tried Sucre yet, you should give it a go.
Where? Żurawia 26 (also: Mokotowska 12)
When? Mon- Sun 10:00- 22:00
Price range? 5PLN a portion
Following the release of VeryGraphic: Polish Designers of the 20th Century – a compilation of information on contemporary graphic design by Culture.pl, we thought we would present to you a selection of Polish Graphic Designers we admire.
Wiktor Górka (1922-2004) was one of the founders of the Polish Poster School. He ended up in Mexico, where he taught drawing and poster design at prestigious Mexican art schools until the mid-90s. At the 6th International Poster Bienniale in Mexico in 2000, he received the top award for his contribution to the development of graphic arts in Mexico – Medalla a la Excelencia José Guadalupe.