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Polish in Malbork

Malbork's blockbuster castle also contains one of Poland's best restaurants, where the medieval theme continues in commendable authenticity. Taking recipes and ingredients from the Grand Master's cookbook and shopping list (dating back to 1399–1409), chef Bogdan Gałązka recreates dishes the brothers would have enjoyed, with ingredients mainly from the Malbork area.

Bogdan also travels the world seeking out the very ingredients listed by the Grand Master's cooks: Stilton from England, saffron from Iran and dried fruit from the Middle East feature in some dishes. Some concessions are made to modern Polish tastes (yes, some dishes include potatoes and tomatoes). There's mead and excellent local beer to drink, plus a braille and children's menu. Reservations are essential, especially if you don't have a ticket to the castle.

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