The Wierzynek is a cult place and famous all over Poland. A stay in this historic restaurant gave me the idea of a new tag on the “Degustująca Istota” website, namely “Luxury restaurant”. This is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about @wierzynek_restauracja. Beautiful, historic interiors, tastefully decorated and a special, rich tableware. Prices are also among the highest that we have seen so far in Poland.
Together with others Degustujące Isoty, we finally decided to test what good you can eat at a Fine dining dinner in Wierzynek and the Fine Dining Week festival was perfect for that.
Salted herring/Sherry/cherry/beetroot/“Łąckie” apple
Very good, light herring appetizer. 3 eggplants.
Foie gras/sękacz/duck demi-glace/currant/forest fruits
Sękacz (traditional Polish spit cake) with foie gras played very nice. We award this dish with the Happy Eggplant Badge for this interesting combination. 4 eggplants.
Cream of crayfish soup/sous vide egg yolk/fennel/dried crayfish
Traditionally served cream of crayfish soup. 3 eggplants.
Saddle of venison/Jerusalem artichoke/broad bean/chanterelle mushroom/parsley/blackberry
The main course was served in a very attractive way. It made a great impression on us.
Delicate, well-prepared meat and delicious side dishes. 4 eggplants.
Plum parfait/plum vodka “Śliwowica”/gingerbread/buckwheat honey
Pleasant gingerbread dessert. 3 eggplants.
Zucchinni flower/vegetable ratatouille/goat cheese/zuchinni/kale/beetroot/vegan demi-glace
After the menu from Fine Dining Week we decided to check other dishes from the main menu in Wierzynek. Zucchini flower on the menu is so rare that we could not refuse it. However, it was a flat and heavy dish. 2 eggplants.
Smoked beef tartare/sous vide egg yolk/pearl onion/truffle/porcini mushroom/caper/lovage
Smoked tartar was beautifully presented at the table.
Tasty tartare with a smoky aroma, well seasoned. Unfortunately the truffle was not palpable. 4 eggplants.
Honey-caramelized porcini mushroom ice cream/chocolate & nut ground/black currant sauce
A lovely ice cream dessert in the shape of a mushroom. 3 eggplants.
It was definitely a special evening. To be a guest in such a beautiful place is a great pleasure. The service tried very hard and you have to admit that they did it great. They were wonderful, despite the high occupancy of the restaurant. Oddly enough, the service fee was not added to the bill, which, however, we were happy to make up.
The Wierzynek restaurant receives: 240/250
Link to the restaurant Wierzynek
Address: Rynek Główny 16, Cracow
Title picture: Cream of crayfish soup