“Here is a simple but powerful rule:
always give people more than
what they expect to get.”
What a fantastic place!!!
Cuisine: Modernd Polish and Scandinavian – €€
I went there on Saturday night and the little restaurant was packed and at first glance I didn’t think I would get a table, but one of the adorable girls found me one.
Knew that the food wouldn’t be rushed so had plenty to enjoy the great Mojito, they served me.
My menu for the evening came to:
Szaszłyki z baraniny z miętowym tzatziki i sałatką \z cieciorki
Lamb shashlik / mint / tzatziki / fresh lettuce
Żeberka wieprzowe w domowym sosie BBQ, z zasmażanymi buraczkami i opiekanymi ziemniakami
Spare ribs / homemade BBQ sauce / cooked beetroot / herbs baked potatoes
I had a great red wine with my meal – I think it was Chilean, but not too sure.
The Lamb shashlik was perfect seasoned and the home made tzatziki very good. Really enjoyed the starter, but I was only half way through my starter when my main course arrived for some reason. My waitress said that she had tried to stop the chef, because it was far too early.
I think the chef was a bit stressed over all the main course that was going out to the table next to me … 7 main and they had been waiting for a while, so he thought he will do me a favour and do mine first.
So I felt a bit stressed too, because I didn’t want my ribs to get cold.
The ribs was superb, thick and very meaty. Love the BBQ sauce. And the combination with the beetroots excellent, but I was a bit off because of it arrived so early.
The 3 girls that was serving was fantastic … so funny and entertaining. They really tried to keep me in a good mode, which they succeeded with.
I wasn’t able to have a dessert because of the collision with the starter and the main. But I had a cappuccino, that was very good and with that we treated me with a hot liqueur shot with whipped cream on top. Very yummy!!!! If I don’t remember wrongly they told me that it was Galliano in the shot.
They girls and I started to talk about my blog .. and we had a great time. The poor chef, he was very quietly sneaking down to change .. the girls said that I had my chance to sort him out, but done was done.
I promised the girls to be back for lunch before I left and so I did on Tuesday before departure, and the rain started to fall so soon as I entered the restaurant … but had stopped when I left.
I felt very poorly because during the night I got terrible neck and shoulder pain, had taken a lucky pill.
When my waitress saw that I wasn’t feeling good she made and treated me with a most fantastic glass of hot tea with cloves and fresh orange – me that don’t like the taste or smell of tea … drank it all and it was very GOOD! Didn’t taste tea at all. Just that she tried to ease my situation … what a wonderful gesture.
For lunch I had “Sałatka zpolędwicą wołową i domowym vinaigrette” – Beef/ lettuce /cherry tomatoes/ fresh vegetables – beautiful beef salad … got 4 big pieces of the most tender beef.
Only thing was that the plate wasn’t suitable for the salad, because when I cut the beef … the plate tipped over. Told the girls about it.
I also had the Crème brûlée z palonym cukrem (100g) – Crème brûlée – that I wasn’t able to have on Saturday … Yummy-Yummy!!!!!
With my cappuccino I got treated with a shot of home made Limoncello. I wasn’t sure if I was going to drink it when I had taken a lucky pill just before lunch, but I think the tea and that Limoncello was the reason that I survived my journey back to Sweden. Didn’t feel any pain until I was on the train from Copenhagen Airport to Landskrona.
I must say I have never been served and given so much tender-love-care on a restaurant before … and if you ever visit Gdańsk – promise me you visit them, you will not be disappointed.
This little restaurant has got special place in my heart and they really live up to Nelson Boswell’s quote. Maybe the chef messed up … but that is not the end of the world, when everybody else really give away so much of themselves. For me those little extra steps that makes the difference … to feel cared for … is worth everything. It’s priceless!!!!!
I forgotten to ask abut the Norwegain and German connection … that showed in the restaurant. Next time.
Dziękuję bardzo za życzliwość!!!!