Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Gdansk #7









All of the pictures above were taken at the restaurant, Pod Lososiem (translated as "Under the Salmon"). It is one of the oldest restaurants in Gdansk, established in the 1400's. As you can see, this place was fancy...I was nervous to have my kids even walk through the place. I was especially intrigued with the immense collection of kerosene lamps that have been purchased or received through donation. The food was fabulous, more of a French-style preparation than Polish. Of course, my husband and I had to finish our meal with the traditional "Goldwasser", a liqueur that contains gold slivers in the bottom of the glass. Definitely the best restaurant experience of our trip.

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14 comments:

Melody said...

Oh wow! I've never dined in a restaurant that look like that! Great ambience!!

Mon said...

wow, that's a restaurant? Thought it was a stately home you visited. Enjoying your blog. :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Beautiful! I'd be looking around me the whole time and forgetting about the food...

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Beth F said...

Wow!! Looks soooo ornate and Old World. Nice.

Andreea said...

Wow, these pictures are impressive!

Kaye said...

Wow is right! What a gorgeous place. Not exactly your typical Golden Corral. Someday you should do a post on Polish recipes. That would be fun.

Amy said...

Gorgeous! I love the look of the outside and then inside, it's like stepping into a different era!

How was the food?

ds said...

Posh, very posh (at first, I thought it was your hotel)! What's the story behind the name? Sounds like the food was wonderful as the atmosphere. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I wouldn't have guessed this place to be a restaurant. It's beautiful!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Our dinner at this restaurant was one of the best we experienced on our vacation. The food had more of a French influence than Polish. The restaurant has a colorful history, with many dignitaries and famous faces parading through over the years. Yet for all its flourish, it was not that expensive. We had appetizers, wine, four full meals and after-dinner drinks for less than $80. A dinner like that in the US would run $200 at least!

The Bumbles said...

Where are the frickin' tables? Do you dine in thrones while jesters serve you?

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I can't believe that's a restaurant! And what happens to the gold slivers? Do you get to keep them?!!!

Literary Feline said...

So beautiful! That entry way is something else.

Nymeth said...

Wow, how neat to go to a restaurant that has been around for so long! It looks like a fantastic place.