Poland’s largest fish restaurant chain North Fish will open a branch in Birmingham as it gears up to go global.
Apteka, which gets its name from the Polish word for “pharmacy”, was founded in Pittsburgh by Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski, who return to Warsaw twice a year looking for inspiration.
Launching Pierogi Ladies in 2016, Gosia Modlińska and Joanna Boczek are now riding the crest of a wave with their 20-plus varieties of pierogi dishes which include both traditional ingredients and those inspired by the international character of Shanghai.
Nominated for the World Interiors News Awards 2019, the ZONI restaurant in Warsaw’s Praga district faces competition from 90 global interiors. But with just seven of them coming from restaurants, the team at ZONI have more than a fighting chance.
Top chef Damian Warzyniak whose House of Feasts restaurant in Peterborough has appeared in the Michelin Guide and who has also cooked for the Royal Family was told by the British Home Office that he only qualified for pre-Settled Status, which is generally for EU nationals who have not lived in the UK continuously for five years.
Locals in Stoke-on-Trent put forward the eatery run by Katarzyna Sitko and Agnieszka Biernat after falling in love with the girls’ Polish specialities including herring, pierogi and gołąbki cabbage rolls, along with home-made desserts and cakes.
Organised by Warsaw's Srodmiescie borough and local entrepreneurs, borough mayor Aleksander Ferens said: "We want to show our gratitude for their huge courage and contribution to building our local identity. We hope that the 'Table for the Insurgent' initiative will help them find a moment of relaxation when walking along their past routes."
From a simple pasta bar for students to global franchising, TFN chats to pals Przemysław Tymczyszyn and Marcin Szworak about the phenomenal success of their fast-food franchising.
One of Warsaw’s leading and pioneering restauranteurs, Pawełek has much to say about the Polish food scene and how to carve out success in the restaurant business.
Michelin’s Main Cities of Europe 2019 guide sees Poland remaining strong on the culinary map of Europe.