Day Four – Wednesday
Wednesday was our third and last cooking class with Podhale region women. We headed to Gronkow village and again after brief introductions got right into cooking.
Cooking with women from Gronkow village in Lesser Poland region.
Making kluski scynane - potato noodles.
Nell showing cooked potato noodles.
Cooking and having a great time.
It was a beautiful, sunny day so again we decided to have our lunch in the outside garden. We set up a small table and covered it with white, hand-made table cloth. It looked festive and inviting!
Setting up our table for lunch in the garden.
We had delicious soup made with fresh Boston lettuce, potatoes, potato noodles, beans with mushrooms, drank herb tea and home-made nalewki – fruit cordials.
Enjoying delicious lunch with women from Gronkow village in Lesser Poland.
Enjoying great regional cuisine and conversation in Gronkow village, Lesser Poland.
Kolacz – the sweet cheese filled coffee cake we made earlier was ready for us as we were finishing our lunch. It looked beautiful and tasted sooooo good! Fabulous!
Beautiful, freshly baked kolacz - a yeast-raised, sweet cheese filled cake.
Kolacz - sweet cheese filled coffee cake.
Having a delicious lunch in Gronkow village garden with out hosts.
After dessert, tea, coffee and listening to Gronkow women singing for us we said our Goodbyes! It was a lovely time in Gronkow and the food and hospitality of Gronkow women will always remain in our memory.
Our guests wanted to spend more time at the beautiful and relaxing Villa Marilor www.hotelmarilor.com
so after cooking class we returned to the hotel. Villa Marilor is a 5-star hotel which was once a small palace and is a historical and an architectural monument.
Villa Marior Palace/*****Hotel in Zakopane, Lesser Poland region.
Villa Marilor Palace/Hotel in Zakopane, Lesser Poland at night.
Blue room at Villa Marilor Palace/Hotel in Zakopane, Lesser Poland region.
A bathroom at Villa Marilor Palace/Hotel in Zakopane, Lesser Poland region.
Swimming pool at Villa Marilor Palace/Hotel in Zakopane, Lesser Poland region.
Sauna at Villa Marilor Palace/Hotel Spa in Zakopane, Lesser Poland region.
For dinner we headed to Karczma Czarci Jar in Zakopane www.czarcijar.pl
. Karczma Czarci Jar offers delicious regional cuisine and great atmosphere in a quiet neighborhood of Zakopane.
Karczma Czarci Jar - a regional restaurant in Zakopane, Lesser Poland region.
Preparing food at Karczma Czarci Jar in Zakopane, Lesser Poland region.
Musicians in regional costumes at Karczma Czarci Jar in Zakopane, Lesser Poland.
On Thursday morning we left Zakopane and slowly made our way back to Krakow and Wieliczka to begin the urban portion of cooking vacation in Lesser Poland. Stay tuned and Smacznego!