Skansen Smakow, a highlands inn located a few minutes drive from Krakow’s center, offers both a memorable dining as well as a fine cultural experience. The word “smakow” means “flavors” and the menu here offers much of those from the hilly regions that are close by. Dishes are wholesome and nurturing; the veal with mushrooms served with buckwheat is an example! Service at the hands of a festively attired staff in colorful highlands dress adds to the overall authenticity and bonhomie. There is live music, regional dances, and special entertainment, with Polish beer along with other drinks adding to the places’ special warmth. Skansen Smakow has indoor and outdoor play areas for kids, and is surrounded by lakes and nature walks. This is an outstanding Polish experience that combines dining, culture, as well as the outdoors– not to be missed!