Though the late autumn doesn't encourage us to go on long walks, I think it is worth finding the motivation to go outside and get some fresh air. An empty autumn park, nostalgic fog and rustling leaves underfoot can be quite nice, especially if you are accompanied by somebody pleasant. If the chill and bitter wind trouble you acutely, you can call in at Videlec – a new place on the culinary map of Warsaw. Here you may start your culinary adventure with strong, fragrant and warming winter tea, which is full of spices. Then you can calmly explore the secrets of the menu.
I recommend starting the feast with one of the small but very tasty starters. There is something for everybody: bruschetta with dried tomatoes, olives and Parmesan, light beetroot carpaccio with smoked cheese, steak tartare with mushrooms, capers and onion and even not so popular ox tongues. The offer is very attractive and I admit I had a problem settling on something. Choosing the soup was easier. There were two soups on the menu and we tried both of them. I especially recommend sunchoke cream soup, beautifully served with beetroot, pine nuts and truffle olive oil. The mushroom soup surprised us with its fixings: smoked trout, thyme and chanterelles. Among the many main courses we chose perfectly baked duck served with mango-pumpkin puree, blackcurrant and sandthorn and fragrant fettuccine with shrimps and cherry tomatoes.
We were in Videlec on Saturday afternoon so we were regaled with the dinner dishes. The chef also recommend a very interesting breakfast and from Monday to Friday a very tasty lunch, as advertised on Facebook.
I recommend Videlec – a pleasant place for everybody. Families with small children are welcome here. There is a special menu for children and quite a big playground with a hammock, bookcase, and a black wall where the children can draw with colourful chalk. The very patient, outgoing and smiling staff calmly work around the children playing between the tables. The dishes from the children's menu for sure taste great for small foodies. Adult guests can also find something for themselves. The restaurant offers not only yummy dishes, interesting décor but also a well provided winery with interesting wine, which you can try and then buy.
We recommend Videlec; we are definitely going back.