Dyletanci Wine List
Dyletanci opened in 2016 and started as a neo-bistro, wine bar and wine shop. It is located at Rozbrat street in the Powiśle district, an area with a lot of parks, bars and bistros around – it is also close to the city centre, about 10 minutes walking.
Head Chef Rafał Hreczaniuk has 20 years of experience in fine dining venues, including some Michelin star restaurants in Dublin, Ireland. The concept is casual fine dining with a cosy ambience, and the restaurant also offers a lunch menu during weekdays. During all day, à la carte is available, and from 17:30 you can also get the tasting menu. The food is light and with a great balance between richness, acidity and minerality.
In 2019 Dyletanci was awarded a 50 Best Discovery, as 1 of 5 venues in Poland. It also has 3 hats and 15.5 points from Gault & Milleau and a Michelin Guide recommendation. The interior is rather minimalistic, with nice details like hand made ceramics, Zalto glassware, Burgundy wine region maps and polish graphic designer posters on the walls.
About the Dyletanci Wine List
With over 1,000 references, Dyletanci has the biggest wine list in Poland. There are three different wine pairing options, and around 35 wines by the glass, as well as a selection of beer, cider and digestives.
All the wines are from Europe, mostly France, with a huge selection of Burgundy and Champagne. French wines are also represented with Loire Valley, Rhone Valley, Jura, Alsace, Provence and Roussillon. Most of the French selection is biodynamic, with producers like Pierre Morey, Armand Rousseau, Marquis d’Angerville, Philippe Bornard, Agrapart and Jacques Selosse, to name a few. You’ll also find some iconic Italian wines on the list.
Orange and natural wines are a very important category at Dyletanci – many by the bottle and always some by the glass.
(Norbert Dudziński, former Head Sommelier at Dyletanci, is also Star Wine List's ambassador in Warsaw, Editor's note)
Wine Tasting at Dyletanci
A few times a year, Dyletanci offers wine dinners or wine tastings, some of them in the presence of winemakers.
The restaurant has three different wine pairing menus to choose from:
”Earth – the closest you can get”: It is about more natural, funky, very mineral wines.
“Something you might have heard about”: Includes some famous wines, appellations, producers. More classic expressions, with a strong mineral core.
“Icons and Fairy Tales”: Includes wines that not many places in the world can serve bu the glass. It might be Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru from Bonneau du Martray, Clos de Tart Grand Cru, Soldera or GG from Keller.
Corkage: 25 euros
Jan WiniarskiHead Sommelier