Most events free
mostly Pl. Grzybowski, Próżna Street
This weekend is the last chance to take part in the Singer Festival. If you love Jewish culture and/or want to know more about Jewish music, theatre, food and art, it’s a great opportunity. For the last time this summer pl. Grzybowski and its neighbouring streets (as well as other venues) will turn into an old- style Warsaw Jewish town, where you can learn to dance Jewish style (Sat. 5.30 p.m.), see the Nożyki Synagogue if you haven’t already (Sun 11:00 a.m.- a must-see!), or partake in culinary workshops and learn to cook yummy kosher food (Sun 11:00-13:00).Apart from that, there will be lots of cool outdoor concerts (check out Pardon, to tu! as well) and lectures on Jewish culture.
Click here for programme details and check ticket availability for certain events (EN version).
A spontaneous get-together with a befriended couple in Ochota. Where to go? We chose Videlec since it got quite some publicity from critics and food bloggers and was conveniently located. It’s very spacious and friendly, again, kind of generic modern vibe, but pleasant. The service is very attentive, we got our menus right away and the entire meal the waitress was there when we needed her. We ordered one foccaccia (8PLN), two steaks (56 PLN), ravioli with ricotta (28PLN), a one-litre caraffe of house wine and two desserts: chocolate mousse (14PLN) and almond cookies with mascarpone (12 PLN). The focaccia and steaks were very good: I tried a piece of a medium-rare steak and it was yummy, very nicely served with carrot mousse. My ravioli was a bit less interesting, although beautifully coloured (green and pink), the ricotta inside turned into regular curd cheese and the entire dish was rather bland (plus I got it when the boys were half way through their steaks, which was the only glitch that afternoon).
In a small venue on the beautiful Mokotowska St. hundreds of different scents from all over the world sit in beautiful art-deco-modern-typography bottles designed by acknowledged Warsaw Lange&Lange graphic studio. You could spend your whole day there, traveling in this deep sensual world with the great owner and host with her guidance brought from the scent mecca – Grasse, France. And once you realize this experience costs less or the same as default „designer” perfume that everyone uses, you will never want to use anything different than the scent you designed yourself. Words like patchouli or coriander will never mean the same to you!