Day Six – Friday
We started off our last day of culinary adventure in Lesser Poland region with a cooking class at The Culinary Institute in Cracow, located in a small village on the outskirts of Krakow www.culinary.com.pl with Chefs Marek Widomski and Rafal Targosz. The Culinary Institute in Cracow is a specious facility offering modern, state of the art kitchen appliances and equipment. Anyone visiting Krakow can sign up for a one-day Polish cooking class at The Culinary Institute in Cracow (CIC) and give yourself a break from all the wonderful sightseeing the area offers and an opportunity to learn how to make those famous Polish dishes like: pierogi, bigos – Hunter’s stew, cabbage rolls, borscht etc. Follow this link http://www.polandculinaryvacations.com/day_classes.php or simply click on One-Day Classes tab above on this blog page Smacznego and Happy Polish Cooking!
Cooking class at the Culinary Institute in Cracow.
Chef Marek Widomski at the Culinary Institute in Cracow, Lesser Poland region.
Chef Rafal Targosz at the Culinary Institute in Cracow, Lesser Poland region.
Polish recipes from the Culinary Institute in Cracow.
Making golabki - stuffed cabbage rolls - at the Culinary Institute in Cracow.
Baking golabki - stuffed cabbage rolls - at the Culinary Institute in Cracow.
Making mushroom filled uszka for beet borscht.
Cooking beet borscht at the Culinary Institute in Cracow.
Tasting delicious smoked meats at the Culinary Institute in Cracow.
Pierogi cooked and served at the Culinary Institute in Cracow.
The Culinary Institute in Cracow Polish cooking graduates!
After our official “Polish cooking graduation” we left very satisfied for Wieliczka Salt Mine tour www.kopalnia.pl A virtual underground city, with galleries, lakes, chapels and murals – all carved from salt – Wieliczka Salt Mine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. A must place to visit on a trip to Krakow and Lesser Poland region!
Wieliczka Salt Mine - a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978.
After two hour tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine we headed back to Krakow to finish our sightseeing and shopping. We had our farewell dinner at Wesele restaurant www.weselerestauracja.pl Wesele restaurant offers old Polish and Krakow delicacies and specialties and is conveniently located in the heart of Krakow’s Market Square. If you like simple potato pancakes you must try them at Wesele restaurant. Delicious!
Wesele restaurant - Krakow, Poland.
Delicious potato pancakes at Wesele restaurant in Krakow, Poland.
After dinner we reluctantly said our goodbyes! On Saturday, some people were leaving for their home country and others extended their stay in Krakow. One could easily stay another week or even two to explore beautiful Krakow and Lesser Poland region. We invite you to join us in 2010 in Lesser Poland on “Cooking Your Way From Krakow To Zakopane” cooking vacation. Do Widzenia i Smacznego! – See You and Bon Appetit!