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We then took our time looking over the menu, and decided to order a couple appetizers to start. Our server did not speak much English, so there was a bit of a translation confusion at first, but he seemed to understand and soon enough our first bites of food arrived.
I ate the Fried Mushrooms that were served with a fresh tartar sauce. The mushrooms were piping hot - literally fresh out of the pan, as the server brought the frying pan to the table and plated each mushroom one by one for me. Sadly, there was not much taste, just a heavy thick fried coating. The tartar sauce was interesting though, with lots of chopped pickles.
Keith ordered a traditional sour soup called Żur na Zakwasie. Ladled tableside, the soup was studded with hard boiled egg, and pieces of kielbasa sausage. It wasn't really that sour as one would expect.
We also shared Gryczane Naleśniki ze Szpinakiem i Kozim Serem - buckwheat pancakes (crepes) with spinach and goat cheese. The spinach was fresh and sauteed with lots of garlic, but I didn't really find that much cheese inside.
Keith enjoyed the Królik Duszony w Sosie Musztardowym - stewed rabbit in mustard sauce. It was served with spaetzle. The meat was tender and the sauce went well with the noodles. Overall a rustic dish.
In the end, we had a peaceful dinner at Gessler, but I would have liked to have a seen a little more modern touches to the food and service.
Total Rating: 3.48
Food: 3.5, Price: 3, Service: 4, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 5
What I ate:
with tartar sauce
Gryczane Naleśniki ze Szpinakiem i Kozim Serem
buckwheat pancakes with spinach and goat cheese
with potatoes and cucumber salad
Plus Keith ate:
Żur na Zakwasie
traditional sour soup
Królik Duszony w Sosie Musztardowym
stewed rabbit in mustard sauce