Warsaw restaurant wins Poland's second Michelin star
PR dla Zagranicy
Warsaw restaurant Senses has become the second venue in Poland to win a Michelin star, the holy grail of the gastronomic world.
A cheesecake (sernik) served at Senses. Photo: Facebook/Senses
Restaurateurs across the continent were waiting with bated breath for the publication of Michelin's 'Main Cities of Europe' guide, and for the staff of Warsaw's Senses, Wednesday turned out to be a day of celebration.
To date, the only Polish restaurant to have won a coveted Michelin star is Atelier Amaro - also in Warsaw - which made the breakthough in 2013.
Atelier Amaro held onto its star this year, while 52 Polish restaurants in all were mentioned in the guide, which currently restricts its coverage to Warsaw and Kraków.
28 restaurants were listed in Warsaw this year (up 4 on 2015), and 24 in Kraków (up 3 on 2015).
Senses describes itself as “combining modern cooking techniques with classic Polish and international traditions.”
The kitchen is run by Italian Andrea Camastra, who previously worked in the UK and Luxembourg.
Poland's restaurant scene gradually revived following the collapse of communism in 1989 – many basic foodstuffs had simply been unavailable to most Poles in the 1980s.
Recent years have seen a spate of TV programmes with culinary themes, further increasing interest in epicurean matters. (nh/pk)
Listen to our February interview with Senses' chef Andrea Camastra