We’ve had some amazing weekends lately… one magical place after another. Beautiful places, nature, relax, silence, forest. Great idea for spending a weekend because even if you leave your house for 2 days, you will get much more rest in such environment than at home, with chores, cleaning and a lot of different things that you always postpone for the weekend. Last week it was bucolic Siedlisko Sobibór by the Bug river. This time we totally changed our direction and we ran away from Warsaw to Warmia.
Kwaśne Jabłko has been on our list of places we wanted to visit since last fall when we almost got there during one of our trips. We didn’t make it then but we knew that we would come back in spring or summer! We made it faster than I thought… Kwaśne Jabłko is famous not just as a beautiful, perfect place for relaxing, surrounded by nothing but fields, meadows and forests, but also for its own ciders. There’s a small manufacture there, in which both sparkling and still ciders are made out of different kind of apples, such as Antonówka, Boskop, Szara Reneta, Topaz, Golden Delicious, Jonathan and others. You can try ciders fresh and juicy, as well as the ones ageing in oaken barrels like wine. Ciders from Kwaśne Jabłko get awards, both in Poland and abroad – in May 2015 they were even awarded in the oldest competition of ciders in the UK (British Cider Championship) as the producer of one of five best ciders made out of Britain in the world. Children and those who don’t drink alcohol can taste delicious apple juice made there. So there you go – this is another bonus when it comes to this beautiful, bucolic place! 🙂
Kwaśne Jabłko is a perfect choice for running away from the world (there’s nothing but meadows and forests in its neighbourhood!), but you’ll also love it if you like pretty places with cool design. Partially glazed cider house will make you feel amazed, just like the combination of red bricks and lightly cyan window frames, stylish dining room with colorful chairs and flowers growing from the middle of the table and spacious rooms with white and grey plaid sheets. When it rains, time can be spent perfectly in a living room with colorful pillows and “tables” made out of empty apple boxes. This is a place where everything is through through from A to Z.
Culinarily, Kwaśne Jabłko is all about local products, homemade bread, fluffy yeast cake, vegan cakes, ecological products and pretty original dishes. We were totally amazed by breakfast with so many different farmhouse cheeses (goat, sheep, cow) with homemade, warm bread and jams. Łukasz couldn’t stop eating tofu paste, oyster mushrooms and capers and me – cheeses, bread with butter and strawberry jam. Maks, as usually, picked scrambled eggs, cocoa and, of course, he would drink apple juice of this place from tall, green bottles with every meal. He loved yeast cake with a lot of crumbles too. It would always wait for the guests in the dining room – I could eat it forever!
Dinners in Kwaśne Jabłko are different – we experienced one vegetarian dinner (carrot and walnuts pâté as the main dish and millet mousse for dessert) and one more meaty one – with nettle soup, sous vide loin and delicious, butter cookies with cream. I only have one “but” – this is the kind of cuisine that you can fall in love with, but it may be difficult to eat for a lot of kids. Our kid, although open to world’s different flavors, prefers chicken broth, cucumber soup and cabbage soup. The view of nettle soup itself made him not want to try it. He prefers meat to vegetarian pâté and average cake. I kind of miss options for children, especially since kids pay 35 zlotys for one dinner (adults – 70 zlotys per person). But I would give my everything for breakfasts here!!! 🙂
Alright: what about children??? 🙂 Should you go there with a kid or not? Once again: this is not a place typically for families with children, but they do have some toys for kids in the living room and a pretty good amount of cool books to read, there are fields and forests to run in, treats for breakfast, cake, apple juice and you can always ask for milk or cocoa for a small big eater. I would definitely suggest some options for kids for lunch and dinner in one, which parents could order for their kids in advance… Even though Maks didn’t like nettle soup, parnship cream and vegetarian pâté, he had so much fun 🙂 He fell asleep in the living room after reading a charming book called “Please hug me” 🙂
We enjoyed our stay too, even though the weather was bad and cold. Now we’re going for a walk in the neighbourhood, because sun has finally appeared in the sky!!!:)
PS. We’ve just eaten breakfast… warm bread, delicious eggplants and peppers in olive oil, farmhouse cheeses and vegan cake with tofu and banana cream with dough made of dates. All Sundays could start this way!!! 🙂
Włodowo 27, 11-008