Chef’s secrets

Make Your Day Sweeter with SHOco

Issue 118, December 2018.
SHOco is not just your run-of-the-mill confectionary-bakery, it is a special place at the heart of many sweet stories. A place where the aroma of freshly-baked baguettes sends you to the cozy streets of Paris, where your favourite songs are playing in the background, the waitresses are greeting you with sincere smiles, and the very first sip of morning coffee is making all your troubles go away. SHOco makes everyone feel comfortable while meeting friends, romancing your partner, or working hard alongside your trusty laptop. With two venues in the Western Ukrainian capital – at 3 Kurbas St. and 44 Sakharov St. – you’re sure to find one to your convenience.

Chef’s specialty: Galician style crayfish

Issue 117, November 2018.
How well do you know Ukrainian goods? I will tell you a secret of how to cook 100% local product, about existance of which you had no idea. Put all your errands aside, grab culinary utensils and lets cook Galician style crayfish dish.

Taste the Ukrainian Carpathians Discover 2018’s Top Culinary Novelties!

Issue 113, June 2018.
Are you one of those people who while traveling likes to visit venues offering local foods or local craft fairs? Are you one who always looks out for tasty novelties? Do you consider degustation as more than just a process, but a tradition unto itself? Then there is good news for you!

‘Street Food So Good’ Festival

Issue 111, April 2018.
It took us awhile to bite, but now Leopolitans won’t let go of their street food. The last couple of years have seen food trucks and pop-up cafes sprout up like mushrooms all over the city, each catering to the hungry hordes with a different brand of cheap ‘n cheerful snacks and meals. In a city famed for its culinary diversity, it may be that fast food now reigns supreme.

SHOco: sweet moments of life

Issue 111, April 2018.
SHOco – the award-winning modern confectionary-bakery – is the perfect place for early breakfasts, brunches with friends, or business meetings. Shoco’s confectioners delight guests every day with a wide choice of fresh pastries, including eclairs with different fillings, French macaroons, original cakes, crispy fragrant croissants, and tender cheesecakes – and that’s just a small part of their menu!

Unique Wines at Muscat

Issue 111, April 2018.
The Muscat restaurant recently enriched its wine list with some excellent new choices. Stop in to try the supple Sparkling Shiraz 2010 from South Australia’s Schild Estate, which is harmoniously paired with the josper oven-prepared pork fillet. The stunning confit goose leg deserves a tipple of La Crotta di Vegneron’s Pinot Noir Bianco 2015.

Lviv’s New Culinary Hotspot

Issue 109, February 2018.
The Otset (vinegar) Restaurant is a stylish venue for those who dislike haste or fuss and appreciate attention to beauty, aesthetics, art, delicious food, and exceptional drinks. The menu features the best culinary traditions, which combined with the chef’s delightful touch, will satisfy the palette of even the most demanding foodies. The excellent balance of spices and hand-picked ingredients will surprise you with their enchanting tastes, while the well-paired beverage selection will accentuate the finer points of the dishes.

Healthy Energy from Power Food

Issue 109, February 2018.
Lviv’s first Power Food healthy-eating restaurant recently opened its doors for those who think that wholesome nutrition and flavorful food should go hand in hand. No dishes prepared at the restaurant contain any harmful additives as quality and efficacy come first. With a menu prepared by professionals, each dish contains a proper balance of protein, carbs, and fats, while keeping a calculated calorie count. Among the mouthwatering and healthy dishes come favorites like minestrone soup, pumpkin soup with coconut milk, quinoa and bulgur with vegetables, Dorado baked on Grillvapor with cherry tomatoes and zucchini, and roast beef bruschetta with chick pea paste. The restaurant also promises to introduce food delivery and many other tasty surprises in the near future.

Lviv Truffles Ardour Continues

Issue 107, December 2017.
Leopolitan Italian food lovers and guests of the city have been enjoying authentic Italian cuisine from Tartufo Trattoria’s chief cook Davide Lagomarsino for nearly two years now. Located on the third floor of Lviv’s TM Forum, the venue has become known for its specialty dishes based on truffles mushrooms. Lviv Today enjoyed their delicacies while speaking with the charismatic Italian cook and the restaurant’s charming and energetic owner, Olga Zhenchak.

The Culinary Heights of Soprano

Issue 107, December 2017.
Leopolitans and guests of the city now have the wonderful opportunity to discover Lviv’s spectacular beauty from a bird’s eye view thanks to the incredible terrace of the new Soprano restaurant, located on the 7th floor of the Taurus City hotel (9 Kn. Sviatoslava Sq.). This wonderful venue brings a spacious interior, exquisite cuisine, and excellent service to its exceptional location – just five minutes away from St. George’s Cathedral and a 15-minute walk to the Opera Theatre.