Wierzynek Restaurant Krakow is named after Mikołaj Wierzynek who hosted an extravagantly lavish banquet for European monarchs at the bequest of Polish King Kazimierz Wielki (Casimir III the Great) in 1364. The legendary twenty-day feast, held where Wierzynek Restaurant is now located, was attended by Roman Emperor Charles IV, Hungarian King Louis I, King Peter I of Cyprus and other crowned heads. Today, Wierzynek serves gourmet Polish fare and is rated amongst the best restaurants in Krakow, with guests including: King Juan Carlos, Emperor Akihito, President George W. Bush, and celebrities: Steven Spielberg, Kate Moss & Robert De Niro. It’s situated in Rynek Główny, Old Town Krakow (at Grodzka St.), with views of the Cloth Hall & Kościół Mariacki – the gothic basilica.
Fukier Restaurant (in Polish: U Fukiera - original of the Magda Gessler Restauracje Warszawa) is one of the oldest restaurants in the historic quarter (Starówka), dating from the 16th century; one of the best restaurants in Warsaw with guests like Queen Sophia of Spain, Spanish Presidents Felipe González & José María Aznar, Jacques Chirac, Margrethe II Queen of Denmark, Roman Polański, Sharon Stone & Willem Dafoe. Chef Magda Gessler serves traditional polish food like barszcz czerwony (red borsch), herb pierogis; whole trout marinated in dill-cucumber brine; carp with mushrooms & cream; Chatka crab with tomato-cognac sauce; naleśnik: gundel crêpes and “soup of nothing” with berries, meringue & amaretto cream. Fukier Restaurant – the place for Polish cuisine.