Concordia Taste Poznań draws inspiration from Polish culinary art and rich culinary traditions to help its guests discover the unobvious flavours from Poland's wealth of fields, orchards, forests, and also the vineyards that yield for the country's ever-growing wine industry!
A Polish Culinary AffairThis fabulous restaurant takes you on a culinary adventure through the regional characteristics of Poland, riding the breeze of various seasonal changes and what they bring to the Polish table. Located just west of Poznań's old town, Concordia Taste Poznań combines modernity with traditional and old school on many levels. Within a 100+ year-old industrial space, this setting maintains a modern air, while at the same time being cozy and friendly. The same can be said about its menu - Modern variations on traditional flavours from across Poland. This is Polish cuisine at its best, and pondering what part of the country will be visiting your plate is a key part of the experience. It truly is an adventure through Poland’s culinary culture, both geographically and seasonally.
On the latter point, Concordia Taste Poznań serves you the essence of Polish cuisine through the unconventional presentation of their a’la carte menu. This changes with the seasons, reflecting what the fields, orchards and forests of Poland have to offer at that given time, thus guaranteeing the freshness of products and the authenticity of the culinary experience. Concordia's lunch menu changes on a weekly basis, offering dishes from different regions of the country and inspired by the traditions and tastes of a chosen area of Poland.
The inspiration behind the menu is gained first hand - Concordia Taste Poznań’s chef, Adam Adamczak, regularly travels across the country in search of local flavours and dishes, inspirations of which he can then use in his own culinary interpretations. As you would expect, the products and ingredients come from local suppliers, and they are certainly not chosen at random! The restaurant claims that their list of producers and suppliers has been created during their many culinary excursions across the country. Hundreds of conversations on crop growing have been had, as have traditional and craft recipes, and many much-enjoyed on-site tastings of fruit yielded on Polish soil.
As for Chef Adam Adamczak himself, his resumé brings credibility to what is being served in the restaurant. For starters, he won the Culinary Newcommer of the Year award in 2012, presented by Kuchnia magazine. The prestigious Gaullt & Millau restaurant guidebook identified him as Young Talent in 2015. In 2017, Adamczak was one of only six Poles nominated for The Best Chef Award in 2017, and was also listed among the top 300 chefs worldwide! A year later, he represented Poland at the 2018 Culinary World Cup.
Taste The WineWith Concordia’s focus on the fruits of Polish fresh produce, it should come as no surprise that even the wine list is both locally made and sourced. It may, however, come as a surprise to you that Poland is not yet recognised as a wine producer. The figures are quite promising - The number of vineyards has increased from a mere 21 in 2013 to a healthy total of 500 today, and it is forecast grow steadily over the next 10 years. As the manifesto of Concordia’s experienced sommelier and wine lover Jacek Kulza reads:
"It is the best time to drink Polish wine. We support what is authentic, we support what is regional. We are the embassy of Polish wines, with the largest selection of Polish wines in the world!”
Jacek Kulza not only makes the selection, he also pairs wines with dishes on the Concordia menu. Indeed, if you are a wine lover, then Concordia has great news for you - Every Thursday, the restaurant organises wine-tasting evenings, during which Kulza presents bottled products from different vineyards across the country together with representatives of these establishments. How prestigious!
Wine TalksBut Concordia Taste’s promotion of Polish wines goes far beyond the regular tasting sessions. The restaurant has come up with Taste the Wine, a project designed specifically to promote Polish wine. In November 2022, a charity dinner was hosted at Concordia, during which local wines from three participating vineyards (Winnica Zodiak, Winnica Aris, and Winnica Gostchorze) were auctioned off, along with works of renowned Polish artists who contributed the label designs! Furthermore, the event allowed guests to enjoy the premiere of a movie and photo exhibition that illustrated each of the vineyards' wine-production processes.
However, the essence of the evening was, of course, wine tasting, and Sommelier Kulza was once again the sensory curator that made a selection from the three participating vineyards. Together with Chef Adamczak and the rest of the restaurant's talented staff, Concordia Taste skillfully orchestrated a marriage of flavours and textures using some of the greatest wine and culinary compositions that Poland has to offer!
If you missed last year’s event, don't fret. At the time of this article's writing, Concordia Taste Poznań is working on a second edition of the project, during which it plans to faithfully represent the produce of five Polish vineyeards.
On a different note, wine is not the only local high-proof beverage on the menu. Concordia Taste Poznań also draws upon Poland's reputation for more spirited alcohol, going well beyond the national stereotype of vodka dependence. Fruit liqueurs and mead have always been found on Polish tables, therefore you can expect to find such traditions in Concordia. They even have newer Polish distillery ventures on the list, which include domestically-produced gin and whiskey.
Make Concordia Taste Your Own!Going beyond their Concordia Taste Poznań also organises closed events so you can your birthday, wedding, stag nights, and other receptions, can take the form of a Polish culinary adventure!
Furthermore, Concordia Taste offers catering services both for intimate private events, as well as those with a guest list of hundreds. Did you know that annual events like the Transatlantyk Festiwal and Malta Festiwal continue to opt for Concordia Poznań Catering? Regardless of the size of the event, there are no limits to the creative and unusual forms that the gastronomic offer can take – ecologically-minded dishes, menus created in colours specially selected by the organiser, food served on laboratory glassware, or perhaps a thematic menu based on a theatre event that you've just premiered? Press breakfasts, business lunches, company parties, banquets and cocktail parties can be easily adapted to an adventure through Polish culinary traditions.