Chef’s secrets

Autumn’s most exciting gastro events in Lviv

Issue 126, September 2019.
With traditions from around the region combined with the bounty of farms, orchards and vineyards, Lviv offers food journeys like nowhere else. All year long, celebrated restaurants, culinary tours, farm markets, bakeries, wineries and craft breweries serve up whatever your heart (or palate) desires! Exciting open air fests are held in picturesque parks of the city, and it’s where you can sample a variety of culinary delights for a fraction of the cost. And this autumn there also will be something to please every taste and budget in Lviv!

‘Park. Art of Rest’ – Home of Life’s Best Moments!

Issue 124, June 2019.
Located in a picturesque leisure area, ‘Park. Art of Rest’ takes the modern Ukrainian and European kitchen to a whole new level. A luxurious, but relaxed setting, the venue is open year-round for lunch, dinner, business meetings, and private events. It’s a gathering place that invites guests to enjoy themselves and create dining experiences that they’ll never forget. The venue’s hospitable staff is always ready to make your visit as comfortable as possible – the service will be excellent, while the food will be creative and delicious. You’ll feel like a celebrity in a modern world of pure elegancy. Don’t take our word for it – last year the Royal Lancaster London named ‘Park. Art of Rest’ as the Best Leisure Interior at the European Property Awards for the venue’s location, interior, and services.

Gopak Restaurant Welcomes You

Issue 119, January 2019.
Looking for sumptuous, traditional Old Galician, Hutsul, or Caucasian cuisine? Then Lviv’s delicious Gopak Restaurant welcomes you! At venue’s first floor you’ll be greeted by the dazzling national-themed interior that’s highlighted by a Petrykivka decorative painting and an ethnic hall with an authentic Galician oven.

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.