Summer is nearly over, it has been a busy one here at Poland Culinary Vacations, therefore, we’re just now sitting down to report to you on all the exciting events, festivals and culinary adventures we’ve experienced in various regions of Poland. We’re still planning on visiting Pomerania region in September, that’s the northern region along the Baltic Sea coast, as we’re preparing a new culinary program, “Coastal Cooking in Pomerania and Gdansk” for 2012. We’ll post a preview of the trip, including photos, as soon as available on our website. For those of you who love seafood the Polish way, if you know what we mean, or would like to try it for the first time, plan on joining us in Pomerania, Poland next year!
Our August “Cooking Your Way From Krakow to Zakopane” culinary vacation was once again a wonderful adventure. The weather was perfect all week! Our cooking classes in Waksmund and Lopuszna villages unforgettable experiences! We also visited the IX Pierogi Festival in Krakow where this year we had a brief meeting with hosts of the festival, Krakowska Kongregacja Kupiecka (Cracow Merchant’s Congregation) and a representative from the Municipality of Krakow/Tourism Office who discussed with us the importance of “pierogi” in Polish cuisine and the history of Pierogi Festival in Krakow. This year’s winner of the best pierogi voted by the public and awarded the Statue of Casimir the Great is Krolestwo Pierozka restaurant. Professionals chose Galicja restaurant and their pierogi with bryndza cheese – a regional sheep cheese. Galicja restaurant will keep the statue of St. Jack with Pierogi for a year. St. Jack is said to bring pierogi to Poland from Ukraine to feed the poor. Click here to view photos from IX Pierogi Festival in Krakow and outdoor grilling party at Villa Marilor Palace in Zakopane. We’ve also posted photos from Dining, Cooking and Sightseeing in Krakow and Dunajec River Rafting. Enjoy!
There’s wine industry revival going on in Poland and great wines are already being produced in small, family owned vineyards in three major regions of Poland. We visited a luxurious SPA Hotel and Resort and wine region in southern Poland for an upcoming “SPA and Wine Vacation in Poland”. We hope to bring it to you within the next two years. Click here for photos from beautiful JASIEL Winery in southern Poland.
We’re adding “A Three-day Culinary Adventure in Warsaw” for 2012 and perhaps more major cities in Poland. The program is ideal for the many foreign business visitors and leisure tourists who we hope will find extra three days to discover Poland’s capitol from kitchen side! The culinary adventure in Warsaw will be available all year long. The day-by-day itinerary and price will be posted in November of this year. We also offer the week-long program in Mazovia and Warsaw, “A Taste of Poland in Mazovia and Warsaw” for those who would like to venture out into the Mazovian countryside, spend four nights at a 19th century palace and cook with local village women.
Just this past weekend we’ve spent time in Szalejow Gorny village, Lower Silesia region at Klodzko Commune annual harvest festival. What a treat! As tradition dictates, the festival started with a Catholic mass and later blessing of the breads and beautifully decorated wreaths brought by each of the participating villages. The food was delicious and singing by ladies from Circle of Country Housewives made the entire outdoor event spectacular! Join us in Lower Silesia with the ladies from Klodzko Commune on our “Flavors of Lower Silesia and Wroclaw” trip next year and experience both their culinary and singing talents first hand. We’re planning on adding a day trip to Boleslawiec, Polish Pottery Factory during this Lower Silesia adventure. Click here to view photos from 2011 Harvest Festival in Szalejow Gorny village in Lower Silesia.
We still have one more trip in September. Now is your time to act and join us on our “Cooking Your Way From Krakow to Zakopane” culinary vacation. We still have a few spaces available. Squeeze that vacation into the ending summer!
If you plan on visiting Poland in September click here for a calendar of upcoming 2011 Culinary & Cultural Events in Poland.
Please feel free to contact us anytime for additional information or further details on our existing and upcoming culinary itineraries! We work with great pride and love to talk about our trips, Polish cuisine and Poland in general.
Happy travels and see you in “delicious” Poland!