Culinary journeys around Warmia and Mazury
The region offers a wealth of flavors to tourists who are looking for culinary experiences. Regional food and original drinks, including honeys and craft beers, are offered by numerous restaurants and pubs.
You can reach Warmia and Mazury by plane, landing at Olsztyn-Mazury Airport, located near the village of Szymany. Car rentals operate at the airport and in many cities. There are also convenient train and bus connections from Szymany to Olsztyn Check connections
After reaching the region, we can start the culinary adventures. Each corner of it will offer us something special. Among the abundance of the regional cuisine we can find dishes and flavours referring to Old Polish, German, Warmian, Masurian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian and Russian cuisine.
The dishes typical of the region are prepared according to traditional recipes from natural ingredients: gifts of forests (venison, mushrooms, forest fruits) and lakes (fish), available crops (potatoes, cabbage, cereals) and herbs. Additional gourmet attractions are the traditions related to meals and celebrating the holidays, building a unique atmosphere.
Many of the restaurants that offer regional dishes belong to the European Culinary Heritage Network. Referring to tradition, network members produce and promote high-quality food
Numerous culinary festivals take place in the region during the summer in order to promote regional cuisine. Among them are events dedicated to, among others, fish dishes (Mikołajki), venison (Lidzbark Warmiński), goose (Iława), potatoes (Szczytno), herbs (Olsztynek), honey (Ełk), milk (Olecko), as well as kartacz (Gołdap), traditional bread (Elbląg), dumplings (Biesowo), cheese and cottage cheese (Lidzbark Warmiński, Olsztyn).
In addition to culinary experiences, Warmia and Mazury offer climatic stays in spa and wellness facilities. Some operate in Gothic castles (Ryn, Giżycko, Lidzbark Warmiński), others – in modern, exclusive interiors. They have one thing in common – their location among forests and lakes gives a real respite during the holidays.
Culinary Heritage Network Warmia Masuria Powiśle
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Freshly gathered - here nature rules
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