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Borsche, Vodka & Tears. When vodka tastes this good, every drop wasted is a tragedy.  Sophisticated vodka concoctions almost taste like water when paired with upscale Polish food (yes, I appreciate the irony but it’s really an apt description of the cuisine). 

We had two rounds of cocktails ranging from the classic fruits (apple cinnamon, cherry and campari, orange and pomegranate) to inventive combinations like ginger, lemon, absinthe and a stiff “long black” (with 2 shots of espresso!), followed by rounds of shots (the delicate sweet honey vodka was my favorite).

And oh how I had forgotten my love of pierogies; hearty potato-based tapas are a perfect complement to vodka drinking.  Now I have two reasons to go back…

(photo by Leah and Jordan)