Chef’s secrets

‘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.

Park: Art of Rest

Issue 106, November 2017.
Do you remember the Druzhba cinema in the B. Khmelnitskyi Park of Leisure & Culture? The favourable venue location allowed visitors to combine a stroll in the park with a night out at the movies. The cinema ceased operations in the ‘80s along with many other ruined buildings in the park. The premises laid abandoned, waiting for someone to come along and restore their former glory. It was Leopolitan Taras Kolodiy that took up the initiative. Founder of the Akurat group, which operates Lviv restaurants like ‘Hrushevsky’, ‘Honest Meat’, and the award-winning ‘Virmenka’ coffeehouse, as well as the ‘Modern’ art-hotel and ‘Tinctures from Lviv’ shops, Kolodiy restored the cinema premises into a leisure complex called ‘Park: Art of Rest’. This spectacular location features two spacious halls for up to 500 people, which will play host for free of charge film screenings and will provide a sensational view of the park’s greenery. Lviv Today spoke to the team of professionals who, alongside Kolodiy, brought to life this grand project.

Romantic Culinary Getaway

Issue 100, April 2017.
With warmer weather outdoors, you might feel like going out into the country to plunge into the beauty of spring nature. Edem Resort Medical & Spa – a world of green and an oasis of relaxation located just 24 km from Lviv – invites you to enjoy your holidays at the Terasa Restaurant from March 8th.

Corks & Crumbs: Bread, Wine, and Great Impressions

Issue 100, April 2017.
Konstantyn Smoliy, the man behind the creation of Delicateka and Rock’n’Dogs, has gone the extra mile by opening another stylish venue – Corks & Crumbs – near the others at 27 Lesi Ukrainky St. The restaurant offers wines from around the world at a great price and other goods that pair great with wine. There is even a small shop that sells wines, baked goods, fruit jams, and other delicacies.