La Rotisserie, the playground of acclaimed Chef Paweł Oszczyk, deserves a spot among the first tier of gourmet restaurants in Warsaw, especially after the recent renovations in September, that converted this culinary temple into an elegant foodie haven.
La Rotisserie, the gourmet experience at Mamaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw, is set to dazzle and seduce you with seasonal cuisine every time you visit. Chef Paweł Oszczyk does not rewrite the rules of French cooking: he is fluent in execution, and he applies every morsel of knowledge to design the ideal Polish-French fusion menu, with perfectly crafted starters, and mains that will blow your mind. Such is this month’s menu, a creation worthy of VIPs, but affordable to all, be them foodies or simply people looking for a decent meal to tame their hunger.
Introducing conversation-stopper duck pastrami, a salty, spicy, sweet, and fatty delicious starter, served under a bed of salad and strawberry, and seasoned with fresh herbs with an unbelievable coffee dressing. A rich, succulent meat, and the freshness of the salad with the perfect side of strawberry, make for an extraordinary treat: a scene stealer, by all means, you’d think, but things will only get better, with the next star of the tasting menu.
An everyday ingredient in Italy, the humble artichoke is not so humble when handled by Paweł Oszczyk: it’s becoming a posh highlight for a basic risotto bianco, that will make you crave for more. It’s Warsaw: artichokes are not a traditional meal here. But Oszczyk delivers a menu that rivals the most celebrated restaurants, and chefs, of the world. Think Gordon Ramsay’s Jerusalem artichokes risotto with seared scallops, such a sensational experience for the taste buds, but nothing compared to this dish, which comes in an enjoyable size, topped with scallops, plus summer truffles for an extra kick.
The highlight of the menu is a beautifully roasted fillet of Atlantic cod. The chef is using wild-caught fish – the best possible choice for the star of the show – and creates a eat-it-now kind of dish, which tastes as good as it looks. The cod is an island surrounded by green farfalle, hand made with a touch of fresh herbs, which blend with the rest of the ingredients into a symphony of unexpected flavors, and yet so masterly assembled. There’s a hint of tomato there, near the tangy mushrooms. Then, you’d think that the unbelievable hazelnut pesto is enough to bring this dish to its whole, but the Chef has two more aces that crown, effortlessly, the plate: crab and caviar.
Finally, the lesser known relatives of blueberries, the bilberries end this spectacular menu, in a dessert that will steal your heart. A surprising, yet equally inspired, marriage of ingredients brings you the bilberry cake with a refreshing sorbet made with pine sprouts. This is not your everyday dessert.
For wine connoisseurs, the selection put together by Andrzej Strzelczyk, sommelier champion of Poland in 2012 and 2013, is just that extra touch to bring this dining experience close to perfection.
With such a lineup, there is no wonder that the restaurant attracts so many tourists, but don’t be surprised by the large number of locals who enter its doors. La Rotisserie is also a media darling: local food bloggers, seasoned journalists, artists and VIPs are often seen lunching at pristine tables, always in good company. You’d think, with such credential, that the restaurant is out of your reach: fear not, with La Rotisserie, gourmet food is made available to indulge you with one delicious taste after another.
To celebrate 10 years of outstanding service for our guests at Mamaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw, Chef Paweł Oszczyk created an outstanding gourmet menu, available every evening in our La Rotisserie Restaurant.
Fillet of pike perch roasted with potato crust, cherry tomato, ginger and fresh coriander salsa.
The gourmet menu features 10 mouthwatering Paweł Oszczyk, in bite-size portions, to give you the opportunity to savor each dish without feeling full, or overwhelmed by quantities. Instead, you get to focus on the sophisticated, delicate flavors, blended in every dish with great gusto, to create a tasting menu fit for royalty:
- Pastrami of duck with herbs leaves, foie gras slivers, coffee and caramelized soy sauce
- Tuna fish carpaccio coated with oriental spices on fennel salad, passion fruit dressing
- Ragout of scallops with pine nuts, cauliflower and raisins, capers and spring onion beurre blanc
- Velvet creamy artichokes soup with crunchy egg and summer truffle
- Cod fish and asparagus ravioli with warm caviar vinaigrette
- Fillet of pike perch roasted with potato crust, cherry tomato, ginger and fresh coriander salsa
- Prime of guinea fowl baked in cabbage leaves, dry morel sauce
- Roasted loin of venison marinated in vodka with honey, beetroot with elderflower, celery and pear, plum sauce with Tasmanian pepper
- Chocolate cannelloni with physalis sherbet
- Ravioli with goat’s cheese and rosemary, strawberry and Earl Grey sherbet
10 conversation-stopping, melt-in-your-mouth dishes, each symbolizing a year of activity for Mamaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw, are paired with fine wines selected by our Sommelier Champion of Poland 2013, Andrzej Strzelczyk. Speaking of wines, May 22nd is an occasion for connoisseurs to participate in a unique tasting event, which will emphasize the best wines of the last decade, with award-winning wines like . Champagne Egly, Barolo, Riesling Auslese Max Fer Richter, and many others.
For information and reservations, please call +48 22 531 60 00.
La Rotisserie is the Warsaw playground of 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. This is also where you will meet Andrew Strzelczyk, the Polish Champion Sommelier in both 2012 and 2013. With such a stellar team, no wonder that La Rotisserie ranks among the best restaurants in town, but more importantly for our guests, it does so without an intimidating price tag.
La Rotisserie is an elegant space that attracts in equal measure the prosperous local couples, tourists from other hotels, and the most sophisticated foodies from Warsaw and beyond. The Chef meets their expectations by creating seasonal menus that woo and please the most demanding palate. A blend of French, Italian, and Polish cuisine, the menu is inspired by Mamaison’s own guests, by their diversity, and demands, as well as it is inspired by their needs. The finest selections of local products are then transformed into a mouth-watering, conversation-stopping main that makes guests go “Mmmm…”
If you think that our cuisine is wonderful, wait until you see our wine list. Fine vintages, hand selected by our multiple champion sommelier, Andrzej Strzelczyk, heighten every palatable menu item to perfection. Imagine sitting across from that someone special, perfect chalice of in your hand, sipping the nectar of Dionysus. If romance needed a definition, this is it.
We dare you to be adventurous, and to try our gourmet menu, instead of picking your favourite from the a la carte selections. We offer the perfect combination of aphrodisiac ingredients, daring flavours, and worry-taming colours and flavours that can easily turn the darkest mood to light-hearted effervescence. This is our chef’s pride and joy, the thing that makes La Rotisserie the perfect romantic destination. Surprisingly, this is the same element that attracts most of our business clients.
Finally, if you read our menu aloud the inescapable “Oh my!” will surprise you. Do this exercise, repeat after us: “Brillat Savarin cheese with raspberry chutney.” It sounded delicious, now didn’t it? Book a table for lunch, or if you want to rekindle a brilliant romance, trust us with the hardest part, the thing that goes through your stomach – a.k.a. LOVE.