Chef Damian Wawrzyniak to Cook Polish Lunch for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Chef Damian Wawrzyniak to Cook Polish Lunch for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Great Britain’s Polish food ambassador and TV chef, Damian Wawrzyniak will serve up a Polish Feast to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Gdansk today after being formally invited to cook for the royal family.

Chef Wawrzyniak, who has just opened his first restaurant in Eye Green / Peterborough, has pioneered a new appreciation for Polish food in Britain following the launch of his Polish Feast Tour, which began in Jamie Oliver’s FIFTEEN kitchen last summer and will head across the Atlantic to the USA next year.

Chef Wawrzyniak will join Prince William and Kate in the Polish capital on Tuesday, and together with his chefs from House of Feasts, Dominik Pietrzyk and Lukasz Ciechelski will serve a royal packed lunch based on traditional Polish recipes, cooked using British ingredients including vegetables from Cambridgeshire. The menu will include:

  • Traditional Polish smalec with sourdough bread and pickles
  • Polish pierogi stuffed with slow cooked British Dingley Dell pork
  • Brined tartare of Baltic Sea wild herring with Fenland shallots
  • Puff cake (Ptys) filled with whipped cream and finished with Cambridgeshire summer fruits

The Polish lunch will be served to the Royal couple on day two of their first official joint visit to Poland and Germany, undertaken at the request of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Lunch will be served in Gdansk’s Shakespeare Theatre, where Their Royal Highnesses will join special guests for a show, including Wawrzyniak himself.

Chef Wawrzyniak said, “I am over the moon to have received an invitation to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and speak with them about Polish- British cooperation during their first official joint visit. It’s an honour to be able to serve them my food and to introduce them to some of my favourite traditional Polish recipes.

During the visit, the Duke and Duchess will prioritise opportunities to meet young people in both Poland and Germany, with their official statement saying they’ll meet with entrepreneurs, mental health campaigners, and bright young talents in music and the arts.

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