In case you are wondering, no, we weren’t offered Vodka upon our arrival….And besides, Ewelina Dombka-Cardoso doesn’t believe there is more alcohol on a Polish lunch table than any other nation’s. Born in Poland, she runs the restaurant “Nova Osada” together with her Portuguese husband Chico Cardoso. If you understand a bit of polish then you should be able to figure out where the restaurant is: Nova = New and Osada = Village, so it’s in Neudorf, at the foot of Kirchberg.
This is the place for Polish specialities such as Polish ravioli. They use a different dough than the Italians and use extremely varied fillings, including, as Ewelina explains, fresh fruit in the summer months. Other specialities include cabbage roulades and “Zurek”, a homemade soup that is traditionally served in a hollowed out loaf of bread. To accompany it, you should try one of the polish beers on offer, such as a “Zywiec” or a “Tyskie”. The restaurant also regularly delivers for receptions at the Polish Embassy, as well as for company events.
Nova Osada is not only committed to culinary ‘culture transfer’ as Luxembourg’s first Polish restaurant, it is also the focal point for other aspects of Polish life in the country, including the Polish cultural festival in Luxembourg.