May 11, 2018
When Bellerophon slew the Chimera, that monstrous hybrid of serpent, lion and goat, he little thought that there would be a bar named after it, but we’re glad that there is. In truth, we recommend it, less for its light but by no means inedible fare light food than for its fine drinks and whimsical décor. The latter was designed by one of the powners of the establishment, Kaja Wierzbowska-Wro?ska, a fine painter in her own right. a charming confection in which old furniture, sundry bric-a-brac looms large set against the fascinating backdrop of a 14th century cellar. The still use the spit in the fireplace to roast meat. It’s worth noting that both she and her business partner abhor excessively fatty food, which can only be a gooid thing. hence the number of healthy salads, vegetables and fruit on the ever changing bill of fare. Many a diner raves about the their bread and pastries, both of which they bake on the premises.Their desserts come highly recommended, too particularly the ß-Black Chimera,ß- a chocolate and walnut layer cake. Paintings grace the walls and sculptures are dotted hither and thither, and if you are taken with what you see then, it you can take it home. For a price, naturally. Add this quaint old curiosity shop element with herds of DJs spinning jazz and mellow dance tunes in the basement below and one gets a pretty cool post-modern mix. There is an pretty courtyard, ideal on a summer’s day for sipping a cocktail ( top marks the vodka-orange concoctions, by the way) or nursing one of thier cheeky local beers, of which there are many. As you do so, indulge in a spot of people watching and be on the qui vivre for any monsters.