How Poland's Finest Chef Introduced Obama to the Best of Polish Cuisine
The menu of Obama's lunch yesterday is no longer a secret, however, Wojciech Modest Amaro’s recipe will remain one. We can only speculate on it, or daringly try to recreate it at home, embracing any peculiar results. The menu was composed of seasonal Polish ingredients, which came out of the virtuoso's kitchen as a quintessence of sophisticated Polish cuisine.
President Obama was offered asparagus with fresh broad beans sprinkled with beech oil, Polish veal with unroasted buckwheat (a very healthy cereal, popular in Poland and Eastern Europe) and caramelized buttermilk. As a lighter alternative, there was cod with spring vegetables, flavoured with lavender flowers. For dessert, President Obama was served strawberries flavoured with elderberries and a special ice cream made of and decorated with parsley.
For more about the cultural elements of Obama's visit to Poland, read President Obama's Alternative Tour of Warsaw
Amaro Atelier is a restaurant that combines a culinary studio with an exquisite deli. Its founder and head chef Wojciech Modest Amaro has an ambition to create the Polish cuisine of the 21 century. And he is on a right path to achieve this. Amaro Atelier was awarded a Michelin star for the second year in a row, thus becoming the only Polish restaurant to boast such accomplishment.
More on Wojciech Modest Amaro here.
Source: press materials, ed. & translated: GS , o4,o6,2014