A stylish Gothic palace with arcades is home to one of Warsaw's most celebrated hotels: Mamaison Le Regina,
which celebrates 10 years in business in 2014, and marked the event last weekend with a stylish party. In true royal spirit, the guests were welcomed at the entrance by stylish hostesses dressed in XVIII century gowns, who wished them a wonderful time.
Once belonging to the Mokrowskich family, the Gothic palace housing Mamaison Le Regina Warsaw and its charming restaurant La Rotisserie has always been a favorite meeting point for the local aristocracy. True to this tradition, the hotel celebrated its birthday in style, offering guests a feast fit for VIPs, with pheasant specialties, delicious gourmet roasts, terrines, and other treats prepared by Chef Paweł Oszczyk
, who has been recently designated as Chef de l’Avenir 2014, a prestigious award by the International Academy of Gastronomy, which recognizes culinary excellence, and his talented team. The menu was complete with a fine selection of wines and champagnes, hand picked by Andrew Strzelczyk, the Polish Champion Sommelier in 2012 and 2013, who is responsible for the wine list at La Rotisserie.
The welcome speech by Agnes Tucharz, the General Director of the Mamaison Le Regina Warsaw, was followed by interesting activities that enabled the guests to experience the hotel in unique, unusual ways: some dancing minuet by the pool, others meeting a magician in one of the hotel's rooms, or just relaxing with a game of canasta in the Presidential Apartment.
The superb culinary creations by Paweł Oszczyk were enjoyed in the hotel's delightful restaurant, La Rotisserie. Some of these specialties can now be enjoyed by all restaurant guests every weekend, on Sundays, with the restaurant's new special Sunday Linner menu. The five course menu will feature tuna fish carpaccio with fennel salad and orange; scallops, risotto with roasted cauliflower and apple; grilled fillet of sea bass, mussels and celery soup; cumin seared crusted prime of duck with black lentils and cherry gastrique; and chestnut mousse with Manjari chocolate, mango sherbet and coconut.
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