It’s nearly Valentines!

 

Reservations are now open for Valentine’s Weekend. We will be serving our regular A la Carte and some special Valentines Cocktails.

Please book in advance to secure your table. To book please give us a call on 020 7589 0101 or email info@ogniskorestaurant.co.uk.

 

‘The triumph of tradition’ – Financial Times

Great review by Tim Hayward from FT Weekend – thank you!

I speak no Polish but I think sledz po kaszubsku might mean “antidote”. It’s strips of sweetly cured herring, topped with a tomato-and-raisin sort-of-salsa and flanked by home-pickled shallots. Not only does it whack in proper doses of every “superfood” on record but it also tastes glorious. Somehow light, somehow without the oily honk of so many pickled fish.

Placki are pancakes of grated potato and can be had with a variety of toppings. God and the medical profession forgive me but I went for the spiced livers. This proved to be one of the better decisions I’ve ever made as cushions of chicken liver arrived, pink at heart, mounded on the pancake base, positively draped in the kind of pan-realised sauce that so ennobles the devilled kidney. Mustard, perhaps horseradish, some alcohol, certainly a good rich stock and ample cream had given their all, and hidden, between pancake and topping, was a light strewing of soft, dried cherries whose sweet-sour pop punctuated each mouthful. It’s a standout dish but, perhaps most usefully, it’s not made clear whether placki count as starter or main in the Polish scheme of dining so you can discount them in any reckoning of calories.

Read the full review

Ft Review April 2016

 


 

Dick Bradsell cocktail’s season at Ognisko – let’s pay our tribute

Dick Bradsell, one of the most influential bartenders to ever operate behind the stick passed away peacefully on Saturday 27th February 2016. dick-bradsell11

Dick Bradsell

1960 – 2016

Dick Bradsell was first, the greatest and certainly the most eccentric of the modern Cocktail bar-men. To honour this influential – and very charming – man, we are running a short season of his best known creations.

Espresso Martini – 1983 – £8.50

Created when Naomi Campbell – allegedly – asked Dick to give her a drink to ‘Wake me up and then F**k me up’

Russian Spring Punch – 1980’s £10.50

Wyborowa Vodka, Crème de Framboise, Creme de Cassis, Lemon juice topped with Champagne

Bramble – 1984 – £8.50

London Dry Gin, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, Chambord

Green Fairy – 1990’s – £10.00

Absinthe, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, Angustura bitters, Egg white

Martini Royale – 2001 – £9.50

Wyborowa Vodka, Crème de Cassis topped with Champagne

Julep Martini – 1990’s – £8.50

Fresh Mint, Bourbon Whiskey, Sugar Syrup

We will contribute £1 for every drink to the charity chosen by his family.

In memory of Dick, a campaign has been set up to raise money for industry charity The Benevolent – a cause that really mattered to him – with permission from his daughter, Bea. The Benevolent’s mission is to work with the industry and charity partners to combat challenging social issues such as long-term illness, homelessness, addiction, poverty and disability as well as provide practical, emotional and financial support to those from our trade in need.

You can read more about Dick and his work here.

Valentine’s Weekend at Ognisko

DW8A6496

 

Make this Valentine’s Weekend even more special and celebrate at Ognisko.

Enjoy our A la Carte or a 3 course Valentine’s Menu for £35.00/pp (to include on of our Valentine’s cocktails).

Reservations are now open for Valentine’s Weekend, please book in advance to secure your table. To book please give us a call on 020 7589 0101 or email info@ogniskorestaurant.co.uk.

 

 

Valentine’s Weekend Set Menu

Starters
Rosol with Duck Uszka
Chargrilled Tiger Prawns with Chilli and Coriander
Baked Mushrooms with Paluszki Biscuits and Sour Cream (v)
Chicken Liver Parfait with Fig Compote and Toast
Mains
Roast Guinea Fowl in Wild Mushroom, Artichoke and Broad Bean Broth
Baked Whole Sea Bream with Braised Fennel
Veal Escalopes with Mushrooms, Cream and Kopytka Dumplings
Salad of Spiced Chickpeas with Butternut Squash and Rocket (v)
Desserts
Selection of Ognisko Puddings

****

VALENTINE’S COCKTAILS
12656242_1037051269689826_665490136_oLemon Love
House-infused Lemon Vodka with White Mozart Liqueur & Double Cream
Bloody Orange Flame
Bloody Orange Sorbet with Wyborowa, Grenadine & Passion Fruit, topped up with prosecco
Strawberries & Cream Flirt
Wyborowa Vodka with Strawberry Puree and Crème de Fraise

 


 

New Year’s Eve at Ognisko!

Bring in 2016 at Ognisko Polskie, The ‘dance only tickets’ are still available!

The music will be provided by ‘PROMUSIC’, the popular ensemble from Lublin, Poland, which has previously played at the Polish Ball in London. Music will continue until two o’clock, so you can dance into the early hours, with a break at midnight to welcome in the New Year with a glass of Prosecco! The dress code is black tie or lounge suit.

The ‘dance only tickets’ for entry after 10:00 p.m. come at £25/pp & include a glass of Prosecco at midnight!

To book your tickets or inquiry please call Ognisko Polskie on 020 7589 4670 or visit their website.

sylwester

Christmas Bazaar

We are pleased to invite you to Ognisko’s Christmas Bazaaar: 28th & 29th of November; ENTRY: FREE

kiermasz

This year’s edition will feature a Christmas Tree and upstairs decorations created by the award winning designer BASIA ZARZYCKA. There will be a competition for children from Polish school for hand-made decorations with prizes given to the winners by Rula Lenska. The decorations made by the children will be for sale. There will also be festive live music and special Christmas treats from the restaurant. You can buy presents for Christmas, decorations for your house and tree, stationery, artwork, beautiful things for you and your friends. All proceeds go to Medical Aid for Poland Fund.

We hope to see you there! More info available at here.

Bogowie Screening

We hope you’ll be able to join us for the October’s Kino Klub Screening, this month we’re showing the biggest revelation of the 39th Gdynia Film Festival, Palkowski’s BOGOWIE. 

 

Where: Ognisko Restaurant
When: Tuesday, 20th October, 7.00PM

Starring: Tomasz Kot, Piotr Glowacki, Magdalena Czerwinska, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Jan Englert

‘A biopic of pioneering cardio surgeon Professor Zbigniew Religa, who performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland in the 1980s at a time when removing a heart from a body was considered a grave offence against religion and morality. Religa and a team of talented young doctors dare to defy the medical establishment to give their patients a second chance at a rich, fulfilling life.’ TIME OUT

Good Value Set Menu available afterwards in our restaurant –  book a table on 020 7589 0101.

****

Tickets: Available online and on the door.

Member Ticket Price: £8 including a glass of wine.

Non-member Ticket Price: £10 including a glass of wine.

Student Ticket Price: £8 including a glass of wine