|Head chef and owner Wojciech Modest Amaro|
Courtesy of Atelier Amaro
Poland finally has a place at the table when it comes to world-renown cuisine after the Atelier Amaro restaurant was awarded a Michelin star last week. The restaurant, which is the brainchild of chef Wojciech Modest Amaro, has been highly praised since it opened last year. Described by Mr Amaro himself as a place where “science meets nature,” the dishes on offer are made from locally sourced, natural produce, prepared using the latest molecular cooking techniques.
Having worked as head chef at nearby restaurant Amber Room, Amaro spent 18 months prior to opening his Michelin-starred eatery to travel across Poland for the best ingredients and flavors. He also visited winners of the World’s Best Restaurant award, Copenhagen’s Noma and the now-closed El Bulli in Catalonia to refine his techniques there.
Upon his return to Poland Atelier Amaro was opened, offering connoisseurs a menu consisting of either three, five or eight “moments,” priced from zł.145 to zł.280. And following recognition in 2012 with the award of Poland’s first-ever Michelin Rising Star award, this year they went one better, achieving the country’s first star.
The Michelin guide announced last week that, “For the first time, a star has been awarded to a restaurant in Warsaw (Poland) – Atelier Amaro – where Michelin inspectors were enchanted by the chef’s preparation of local products, his innovative cooking style and original combinations of ingredients.”
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