Poland has reason to celebrate this week, because Senses restaurant in Warsaw was just awarded a Michelin star, and it’s a very big deal because it is only the second star to be awarded in Poland.
According to Radio Poland, yesterday Michelin released its Main Cities of Europe guide, and it awarded Senses one Michelin star. Before that announcement, the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Poland was Atelier Amaro, which is also in Warsaw. Atelier Amaro won its star in 2013 and managed to keep it this year, so now Poland has two Michelin-starred restaurants.
In Poland, Michelin only looked at restaurants in Warsaw and Krakow. Only Senses and Atelier Amaro have stars, but 52 other restaurants in those cities were mentioned in the guide.
Senses is run by Italian chef Andrea Camastra, and the restaurant’s menu is described as “combining modern cooking techniques with classic Polish and international traditions.”
The staff of Senses seems to be ecstatic about the news, and the restaurant’s Facebook page is now covered with photos of grinning cooks and servers celebrating the news.