About the Degustująca Istota

The Degustująca Istota(Degustating Being) walks around with other Beings to the restaurants. Eats, takes pictures and then describes what she tasted. Tries not to hurt anyone with her judgment. Is aware that the restaurant team in often puts a lot of work and heart into what they do. The Degustująca Istota appreciates this work very much and at the same time wants to be helpful for those who are looking for good restaurant recommendations. Do not expect beautiful sentences and correct grammar. This is not her strong site in any language. As a profession I am Quality Assurance Engineer in the IT. I live in Silesia region in Poland. I am enthusiast of vegetable cuisine, but I am not vegetarian. I especially love the Fine dining.

I do not write sponsored content. I(or my close ones) chooses what and where to eat and to test and we pay for ourselves.

Why am I writing this blog? Because I have a poor memory, I love delicious food and want to be able to remember what and where I ate, how delicious it was or not ;) By the publicizing my opinion about the restaurant/dish, I would like to be useful to those who are looking for restaurant recommendations. This is also how I want to appreciate talented Chefs.

What do I assess?

Rating criteria:

  1. The Taste and technique
  2. Presentation of dishes
  3. Atmospher
  4. Service
  5. Interior decoration/Cleanliness
  6. Best Value for money
  7. Creativity/Vision

Maximum the restaurant/bistro/bar can receive 250 points.

Courses have their own rating expressed by my favourite Eggplants!

A dish can receive from 0 to 5 eggplants.

  • 0 eggplants - not edible
  • 1 eggplant - can be eaten
  • 2 eggplants - good
  • 3 eggplants - delicious
  • 4 eggplants - wonderful
  • 5 eggplants - phenomenal, surprising, brilliant!

Special award

The Happy Eggplant badge - the highest distinction. Awarded to the Degustująca Istota’s favourite dishes or for the resturant that the Degustująca Istota loves.



Under each article, there is a list of tags by which the Degustująca Istota has grouped posts. Tags: Michelin_guide and Gault_Millau are placed next to the restaurants that were mentioned in these guides.

Technical information

The photo on the main page was taken at the Umami restaurant in Pyskowice in Poland. The Degustująca Istota logo was made by @dranka. The Degustująca Istota’s blog is based on the Sleek theme, which uses the static Jekyll page generator. The blog exists and develops thanks to the help of an amazing programmer, author of the blog WriteOnly.

If you like, you can write an e-mail to the Degustującej Istoty. For those who do not use the e-mail client: degustujaca.istota@gmail.com. However, I recommend contacting by facebook or Instagram page - I will reply as soon as possible.