Zielona Brama restaurant. Folklore everyday
- We try to use ingredients and recipes that have been forgotten, solutions that will make especially young people discover traditional, Polish cuisine. Young people that visit us with their families come across many meals for the first time in their lives. No-one cooks or bakes like that anymore in their homes. That is why I assumed a role of an educator. I always tell guests what they eat, how was the meal prepared, etc. Our role is culinary education - says Tomasz Szydzikowski.
The head chef can and likes to surprise his guests. Fish baked in oven-pans, bread straight from the oven: folk products in Zielona Brama work like a magnet. All this, and more: hand-made pates, jams, and liqueurs (elderberry flower is among guests’ favourites).
- For me, countryside and folklore are unlimited sources of inspiration. This is also how I cook, by drawing from traditional, rich cuisine. I don’t introduce fusion. I prefer to put on a plate a product on the plate that will be delicious and surprising in its flavour. At the same time, the visual aspect of a dish is equally important to me. This is why the plates I serve are rich, full of flowers. The dish, and the surroundings that we are in should complement each other - adds Szydzikowski.
Zielona Brama restaurant is situated within the Center for Sports and Recreation in Przywidz. Before WWII, it used to be a palace, but after the war the building sustained severe damage. After years of decay, it was renovated. New owners, Mrs. and Mr. Krzyżanowscy, brought back the former, palace spirit. What is most important, although the decor is palace-style, it invites with its homely, casual atmosphere, where guests can feel at home. Today, the complex also houses a stable, hotel, guesthouse, an Indian village, and a ski resort. Weddings and other large events are also organised inside.Fotos: Łukasz Stafiej (facebook.com/foodandgoodmood)
Gdańska 26, Przywidz
Phone. +48 58 682 51 55