The Gault & Millau Yellow Guidebook, published in Poland since 2015 and the leader in the sector, has collaborated with the Museum of the King Jan III's Palace in Wilanów, right outside Warsaw, to organize Taste Masters, the largest chef event ever held in the country.
Chef events: Taste Masters
Following the example of an initiative launched by Gault & Millau Austria, Taste Masters will showcase 50 of the most interesting chefs in Poland. Every day, 25 chefs (12 in the morning and 13 in the afternoon) will propose their dishes in the beautiful gardens of the Wilanów Royal Palace, which was damaged during World War II and is now fully restored in all its splendor.
The location of the event is also meaningful because the Museum of the Palace has been at the forefront of the study and the rediscovery of the culinary past of Poland. Chef Maciej Nowicki organizes various activities for the public and tends to a beautiful herb garden that features many local edible plants. Moreover, the Museum publishing house has been printing Polish historical cookbooks under the direction of Professor Jarosław Dumanoswki.
The event will feature chefs such as Kurt Scheller, Robert Sowa, Top Chef winner Martin Gimenez Castro, Masterchef winners Beata Śniechowska and Magdalena Nowaczewska, Andrzej Polan, David Gaboriaud, Alexander Baron, Adam Chrząstowski and many other renowned figures in the Polish food world. Each of them offers different interpretation of Polish cuisine, providing a great overview of the local restaurant scene.
Workshops and tastings
It will be the first time that the general public, and not only chefs and food professionals, will have access to so many chefs in the same place, signaling the rapid growth of the restaurant world in Poland and the growing interest among food lovers and culinary aficionados. Workshops and tastings dedicated to wine and beer will take place around the main event, allowing guests to explore the Polish culinary landscape in all its aspects, and maybe to discover new products.
The wine industry, although present in past centuries, had almost disappeared and is just now coming back in a visible matter. The price of the event is 150 PNL (35 euros) for a day, 250 (58 Euros) for two. Great value if you find yourself in Warsaw on May 11th and 12th and you are curious to know more about Polish food.
by Fabio Parasecoli