L'avis de Gault&Millau
Marcin Popielarz is a great ambassador of Pomerania and Kujawy’s cuisine. His artistry was awarded the second prize in the Milan contest for the best young chef in the world. He has also been honoured twice by Gault & Millau. Popielarz has been with Biały Królik since the beginning – he has now made his long-standing sous-chef Rafał Koziorzemski its chef. Biały Królik is located in the Quadrille hotel whose concept alludes to ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. The building itself – a manor house and later a palace – was rebuilt several times, until it finally assumed the form of a boutique hotel, located far from the city noise. The restaurant’s interiors take the guests to another dimension. The underground level hides fragments of medieval walls neatly integrated into the drink bar, and the windows offer a view of the park and the fountain. This place is truly magical in the evenings. There’s nothing routine about the cuisine here. Traditional dishes are ‘dissected’ into bits and pieces and turned into real works of art, served in a phenomenal, modern form. Respect for the tradition of the region, an incredible sense of taste and the creativity of cooks make the Kashubian-style herring, as well as trout from Kleszczewo or quail with home-grown vegetables refined in every detail. The restaurant does not have a permanent menu. Every day, you can find there something new. A big round of applause for the impeccable serving staff, carefully selected wines and desserts. PSST! It is worth taking a peek inside one of the hotel rooms. It’s another element of the ‘surprise me’ puzzle.