Touch of European Café is one of the hidden gems I am pleased to have discovered thanks to my Polish client Danusia, whom for months bragged on this place until I finally capitulated and made the date to discuss some business over a meal at this restaurant, but with great reluctance I have to add. Why? Because for months she told me about this place but always prefaced it with a disclaimer that was harmless at first, but after the fourth and fifth time, I became concerned that this might be something I may end up regretting instead of enjoying.
She would say “You must have lunch with me at Touch of European, the food is so good, you’re going to love it, but it’s a bit different than what you are used.” Now I have had Polish food many times and do enjoy the cuisine but this constant disclaimer had me worried… I can’t lie.
The day arrived and I was 15 minutes early awaiting my client so I parked across the street and snapped the picture you can see accompanying this review. A quaint house converted to a restaurant. Delightful!
Danusia arrived, we went inside and the interior décor was nice and clean but nothing spectacular. After a few minutes the very pleasant Margaret (Owner/Wife of Chef) came over with a plastic container (like a plastic pill receptacle) with a sample of “Peanut Soup” the chef had recently completed. “Absolutely Delectable” …. “I’ll have a cup of that of course”.
The peanut soup a bit spicy but not overpowering and so so delicious, I devoured it in record time. Chicken Schnitzel, with Mashed Potatoes and cold Cabbage salad were the sides. The chicken schnitzel was so good I forced myself to leave three to four bites to carry home, enjoy and relive the experience all over again for supper at my home. And I sure did!
Unique locale and décor converting a house into a café with very delicious food and a very nice, warm and friendly face to make the experience even more enjoyable. The peanut soup was a hit and if you are fortunate to eat at this restaurant, pray it’s being served.
The cabbage salad was good but I would have preferred it hot like the rest of the meal. It’s just something about having a cold item on a plate when everything else is hot.
When we initially sat down, two other guest were also there, but within 15 minutes the place was packed with all the local professionals smiling to be fed. I highly recommend this restaurant for good, Polish culinary experience. Having enjoyed Polish dishes while living in Florida, this food was on point for flavor and taste. I’m looking forward to returning and getting a sample of the entire menu each and every time.