#7. Outstanding Achievement

The recipient of Poland’s first ever Michelin star in 2013, no-one has done more to singlehandedly transform the country’s cuisine than Wojciech Amaro. Putting modern Polish food on a wider, international radar, the nation’s most celebrated chef continues to break new ground with a style that entwines nature with science.

Having surrendered his star by opting to move to new premises at the start of 2019 (“the physical limitations of the old restaurant,” he says, “were preventing us from achieving what we wanted”), the loss of this accolade is strictly seen as temporary. Ultimately, says Amaro, a second star is the target. With guests already numbering Massimo Bottura, the chef patron of Osteria Francescana (a three-star restaurant ranked No. 1 in the world), one gets the impression that this is not idle talk.

Amaro himself, however, confesses he’s not starstruck. “Of course you think about,” he says, “but it’s not the focus – for me, that’s become the development of the Atelier farm.” Regared as the next step needed to carry the restaurant to another level, thrilling times lie ahead for Poland’s most celebrated restaurant.

Atelier Amaro Pl. Trzech Krzyży 10/14, atelieramaro.pl

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