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What: Der Elefant – the Elephant, Restaurant
Where: Warsaw, Poland
A few months ago, an invitation from friends seemed like a very good occasion for a weekend in Warsaw. The metropolis on the Vistula has much to offer, also in matters of cuisine. With some restaurant tips, I coincidentally suddenly stranded in front of the restaurant “The elephant”. In the middle of Old Warsaw, already the stately, perfectly renovated facade of the historical building had a positive effect on me. An impression, which was not disappointed when entering the restaurant established in 1990.
As an interior-affine person, I was immediately inspired by the restaurant design: industrial chic meets brasserie charm. Metal windows, metro tiles, sheet metal lanterns. An aesthetic that inspired Gastronome Artur Jarczynski on his travels through the USA and Israel in the restaurants which inspired him and which he adapted for his own project “The Elephant”. There are several levels, which are differently designed with niches and cozy seats, so that the two-part restaurant – in one part there is fish, in the other meat – in spite of its size always radiates warmth and cosines.
The successful look is complemented by an attentive and professional service. Above all, the quality of the dishes convinced me. The fresh oysters were super delicious! A look at the menu makes you want more fresh fish of the finest: Both the grilled salmon and the meat fillet of the Black Angus were excellent. For this, the well-behaved waiter recommends a suitable wine from the extensive menu. The name “The Elephant” was, by the way, an inspiration of Artur’s wife and was based on her predilection for the gray pachyderms. BvH
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