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                        Tasting of asparagus and strawberry dishes “Ukrainian Summer” in Lviv

Tasting of asparagus and strawberry dishes “Ukrainian Summer” in Lviv

Tasting of asparagus and strawberry dishes “Ukrainian Summer” in Lviv

On June 14 at 18:00 we invite you to a tasting of “Ukrainian Summer” at the restaurant “Valentino”.

Tasting menu:

– s-t of prosciutto and strawberries;
– Asparagus snack with shrimp
– grilled tuna with grilled asparagus, creamy orange sauce
– strawberry sorbet

The wines chosen by the sommelier Oleg Kurako will perfectly emphasize the taste of these dishes.

Cost: 850 hryvnias.

Dishes with asparagus in the restaurant "Valentino" in Lviv. Asparagus is a genus of flowering plants in the asparagus family, numbering up to 300 species. The most famous species is the edible asparagus, which is called asparagus. The plant not only looks spectacular in any dish, but also contains many vitamins, minerals, calcium and phosphorus. One of the nice features of asparagus can be called low calorie - 1 kcal of 200 kg of product. Currently, three types of asparagus are known: green, white and purple. Green asparagus is the most common species, which can be harvested all year round. The seasonal type of asparagus is white, which grows from March to June. Purple asparagus is a rare species with a spicy taste.

The asparagus menu can be viewed here:

ASPARGUS MENU

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02 June 2022


                        World Celebrities Support Ukraine. Lviv News

World Celebrities Support Ukraine. Lviv News

 The information space has been filled with news about the war in Ukraine and Russia’s aggression for a long time.

   In many countries, people are taking to the streets and squares of their towns to express their support for Ukrainians and to draw the attention of their governments to the war. The events in Ukraine have been clearly noticed by global celebrities, who provide both financial and media support.

  The list of companies that left the Russian market in support of Ukraine is growing every day - more details here

 

 

 

   The American writer Stephen King posted a photo on Twitter of himself wearing a t-shirt that says, “Stand with Ukraine”. A few days later, he announced that he would no longer renew his contract to publish his books in Russia. Incidentally, Stephen King is one of the most popular foreign writers in the country of the aggressor.

 

   The famous British rock musician, Sting, wrote on his Instagram page: “In the light of one man's bloody and woefully misguided decision to invade a peaceful, nonthreatening neighbor, the song is, once again, a call plea for our common humanity. For the brave Ukrainians who are fighting against this brutal tyranny, and also the many Russians who are protesting this outrage, despite the threat of arrest and imprisonment”.

   He decided to sing a song he had written a long time ago and rarely performed, and he did not expect it to be relevant again. Sting shared a video of the song on Instagram. The singer also said that he will never perform at private events or concerts for Russian oligarchs.

 


 

 

   Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, the American actors, recorded a video message for their supporters and began raising money through a GoFundMe fund to support Ukrainian refugees and provide humanitarian aid. The couple also donated the US $3 million, and in less than a week have raised US$ 20 million. By the way, Mila Kunis was born in Chernivtsi but in 1991 her family emigrated and settled in Los Angeles.

   Paul McCartney, one of the founders of the legendary band The Beatles, shared his memories, including photos from a concert on Independence Square in 2008. In his Twitter post, he also wrote about his supporting Ukraine.

  CatherineVynnyk (Kateryna Anna Vynnytska), a Canadian actress and director of Ukrainian descent, constantly posts information about the war on her Instagram page and calls on the world to support Ukraine.

   American actress Angelina Jolie has joined in supporting and helping Ukrainian refugees. On her Instagram page, the actress has shared photos and videos of Ukrainian women with children who have already crossed the borders of Ukraine.

 

   “You are incredible and the whole world is with you,” wrote Jennifer Aniston, an American actress known for her role as Rachel in the popular TV series Friends. She is truly impressed by the heroism of Ukrainian women who are defending their country in the army, and also journalists who are working on all fronts. In addition, Jennifer called on her supporters to join in helping Ukrainians and shared a list of funds to help on her Instagram page.

 

 

   During the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony held on February 28 in California, global celebrities not only received their awards, but also expressed their support for Ukraine in these difficult times. For example, Lady Gaga, Michael Douglas, Fran Drescher, Andrew Garfield and others have spoken out against Russia's invasion of Ukraine and called on Putin to end the violence immediately.

   Robert Weide, an American screenwriter, producer and director known for his meme “Directed by Robert B. Weide? on his Twitter page, wrote, “I dream that these words [Directed by Robert B. Weide] will appear in the sky over Ukraine. while Putin’s army retreats in humiliation”.

 

 

The singer Madonna was one of the first to oppose Russia's aggression. In fact, she compared Putin to Hitler and Lenin in a short clip. The singer continues to support Ukraine, spreading information about the war being waged by Putin.
Celine Dion, a Canadian singer, gas expressed her sincere admiration for the courage of the Ukrainian people and is deeply saddened by the war in Ukraine. She wrote about this on her Instagram page.
“I want to make people happy with my colleagues today. However, there are many reasons the world gives us all time NOT to smile. I am praying for Ukraine. I pray that everything will end immediately”, Lady Gaga wrote on her Instagram page.

 

   Many other famous singers, actors, writers, athletes, representatives, and companies in the cultural and sporting spheres are supporting Ukraine in this difficult time of war, helping to organize fundraising, and believing in our victory! 

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28 March 2022


                        "We speak Ukrainian": a club for migrants has opened in the Lviv region

"We speak Ukrainian": a club for migrants has opened in the Lviv region

Ukrainian language meetings will be held twice a week

In the Lviv region, a conversational club "We speak Ukrainian!" Has opened for migrants. The club was founded by the International Institute of Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations of Lviv Polytechnic National University in partnership with the Department of Education and Science of LODA.

Meetings will be held twice a week on the ZOOM platform. Everyone from 17 years old is invited. Participation in the club is free.

"It will be a casual conversation on topics of interest to participants, which will help to easily overcome the language barrier and completely switch to Ukrainian," - said the organizers.

To register you need to fill out the form at the link.

More information can be found on the website and by phone: + (380) 096 690 43 01.

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22 March 2022


                        Lviv today: How to act in case of danger. Tips from the Swiss Hotel

Lviv today: How to act in case of danger. Tips from the Swiss Hotel

How to act during alerts and in difficult situations: recommendations for residents

The City Department for Emergencies, Civil Protection and Territorial Defense explains how to act when residents hear "Warning to All" alerts. At the same time, the Department of Civil Protection of LODA has developed recommendations for the population on actions in various difficult situations: in case of threat of mass riots and hostilities, in case of detection of a suspicious object, etc. 

The Swiss Hotel provides security for its guests. The safety of Swiss guests above all: what security measures were taken by the leadership of Ukraine and the region in Lviv.

Yes, the intermittent sound of the siren means the signal "ATTENTION TO EVERYONE". Upon hearing it, it is necessary to immediately turn on the TV sets on the UA: LVIV and First Western TV channels. Turn on the Ukrainian Radio Lviv radio stations on the 103.3 FM frequency and the FIRST Radio stations on the 88.2 FM frequency.

If you do not currently have access to television and radio, call the multi-channel toll-free number 0 800 600 491. Information will also be published on the Civil Protection Alerts channel in Telegram Messenger.

It should be noted that today the State Emergency Service of Ukraine received an "Air Alarm" signal, so the alarm system in the Lviv region was activated at this signal.

In particular, the following text sounds during this alarm: “Citizens! Air alarm! Turn off the lights, gas, fire in the furnaces. Take personal protective equipment, documents, food and water supplies. Warn your neighbors and help the sick and elderly to go outside. Get to the simplest basement shelter or hide in the area as soon as possible. Keep calm and order. Listen carefully to the messages from the Department of Emergency Situations, Civil Protection and Territorial Defense. "

Instead, the air alarm will be disconnected also by warning signals, and the following message will be sounded: “Air alarm failure! Everyone to return to work or residence. Help the sick and the elderly in this. Be prepared for a possible re-attack by the enemy. Always have personal protective equipment with you. Listen carefully to the messages from the Department of Emergency Situations, Civil Protection and Territorial Defense. "

 

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24 February 2022


                        Where to go in Lviv in February?

Where to go in Lviv in February?

Where to go and what to visit in Lviv in February 2022?

Skating rink on the Market Square
Weekdays are the perfect time to skate in the "heart" of Lviv. Tourists are leaving, there is no queue, have a fun on ice and enjoy it. The main advantage of the rink on the Market Square, of course, the location. You don't have to go anywhere, and after skiing you can drink fragrant coffee in one of the many cafes nearby. It is especially beautiful here in the evening when the lights are flickering.

When: daily from 10:00 to 21:00. Box office from 10.00 to 20.00. Regular breaks for ice cleaning - 30-40 minutes

Where: Market Square (north side)

Price: Monday-Thursday: adults - 110 hryvnias, children under 12 - 90 hryvnias. Friday-Sunday: adults - 150 hryvnias, children under 12 - 110 UAH

Oceanarium
Lviv Oceanarium is a place where it will be interesting for both children and adults. Here you can see the great power of the inhabitants of the underwater kingdom, among which - toothy sharks and poisonous fugues. The latter, by the way, are called perhaps the most dangerous fish on the planet. Note that you can buy a ticket to the Oceanarium using the program eSupport. Price: adult certificate - 250 hryvnias, teenage certificate - 200 hryvnias, children's certificate - 170 hryvnias.

Where: Lviv Oceanarium, 8 Shevchenko Avenue

When: Monday from 10:00 to 18:00, Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 to 20:00, Saturday-Sunday from 10:00 to 20:30

Price: 170-250 UAH

Raccoon House
This is the only place in Lviv where you can not only look at animals, but also feed them, play with them or take selfies. Ruslana and Andriy Gervazyuk have seven raccoons at once, who are happy to welcome guests every day. At first glance, they are all very similar. However, the owners claim that they can easily tell who is now climbing over the box, and who - climbed up the ladder. Here, Misha is quiet and gentle, Stepashka is kind, and Sirko is agile, like a wolf. The owners warn that you have to be careful with these little thieves, because they often take keys and phones out of their pockets. Visiting the Raccoon House is by appointment.

Where: Raccoon House, Navkolyshnya Street, 22

When: daily, from 13:00 to 19:00

Price: 200 UAH

Romeo and Juliet Ballet
One of the most beautiful versions of Shakespeare's tragedy on the big screen. The Royal Opera House Ballet goes beyond the Covent Garden Theater stage to its historic homeland, right on the streets of Verona. "Romeo and Juliet" - a film adaptation of many favorite production with the cult choreography of Kenneth Macmillan, prepared especially for his anniversary. Starring the younger generation of Royal Ballet stars: William Bracewell as Romeo, Francesca Hayward as Juliet, and Matthew Ball as Tybalt.

Where: Planet Cinema, Forum Lviv

When: February 14, 8:35 p.m.

Price: 170 UAH

Lords of the sound. Love story
Traditionally, the most famous Ukrainian orchestra will perform hits of world music from the repertoire of Billie Eilish, Andrea Bocelli, Ed Sheeran, Tom Jones, Michael Buble, Gloria Gaynor, Sting, Sam Brown, as well as soundtracks from the most romantic movies: Gladiator, Star Wars, Titanic, Titanic, Great Moulin Rouge, Terminal, Smell of a Woman, La La Land.

Where: Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater named after Krushelnytska

When: February 14, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Price: 340 - 1290 UAH

Pianoboy
This evening, the audience will have the maximum range of emotions. According to Dmytro Shurov, love is not only romance, tenderness and strawberry skies, it is also real rock 'n' roll, drive, witches flying under the dome and a hot group of friends in the hall, who sing familiar lines in a chorus.

Where: Malevich Night Club

When: February 14, 19:00 - 22:00

Price: 490 - 1190 UAH

Lovestories Art Cabaret
The program is a "mosaic" of love stories of bohemian Lviv: passionate, destructive, dramatic, where the actors of the Dance Theater "Life" will tell them in body language, rhythms and melodies. Modern and elegant, unrestrained and sensual. The organizers promise a spectacular musical and plastic spectacle, accompanied by the best musicians and vocalists of Lviv.

Where: Lviv Regional Philharmonic

When: February 14, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Price: 150 - 650 UAH

Evening of romantic music "Love is« "
The feeling of happiness and romance will be presented by a team of jazz professionals with a special program "LOVE IS« ". The concert will feature classical works by famous musicians, rock hits in new jazz arrangements and soundtracks from famous films.

Where: Dovzhenko Center

When: February 14, 19:00 - 20:00

Price: 200 UAH

Ice Kingdom Circus Show
On Saturday, February 12 (or any other weekend of the last winter month), we advise you to go to the circus. The arena of the Lviv Circus will turn into a huge skating rink, where spectators will be able to see the show program "Ice Kingdom". Theatrical variety and circus show with the use of modern sound technologies, lighting and laser animation will give the action adventure and fairytale, and will not leave indifferent viewers of all ages.

When: every Saturday and Sunday from February 6 to March 6, starting at 12:00 and 16:00

Where: Lviv State Circus, 83 Horodotska Street

Price: 100-350 UAH

Home of rescued animals
This is a unique place in Lviv, where you can see animals and birds that are difficult to meet in the wild. In addition, you can do it for free, although donations and something delicious for the wards, of course, are always welcome. Eggs, vegetables, fruits, fish, food - this is something that the inhabitants of the Home of Rescued Animals will never give up.

Where: Home of rescued animals, Oleksa Dovbusha Street, 24

When: daily, from 10:00 to 18:00

Price: free, donations are welcome

Liqueur tasting at Valentino restaurant
The Valentino restaurant will host a tasting of various liqueurs: Baileys, Drambuie, Amaro Montenegro, Vana Tallinn, Killepitsch.

Experienced sommelier Oleg Kurako will introduce guests to the drinks and tell them what is best to combine them. Liqueurs will be served with a special tasting menu, which is perfectly combined with the presented drinks.

Where: restaurant "Valentino", st. Ostap Nyzhankivsky, 20

When: February 22, beginning at 7 p.m.

Price: 650 UAH

The play "Life of P.S."
This is a play based on the autobiographical book of war veteran in eastern Ukraine Valeria Burlakova. It describes the other side of the fighting through the eyes of a woman who found a loved one on the front line. The story opens the curtain on awkward topics in the modern history of the country: military life, discrimination against women soldiers, distortion of facts through the media and others. The book is actually a front-line diary, which depicts a reality different from ours. Sometimes cruel, sometimes absurd, and sometimes one that inspires hope and meaning in life.

When: February 16 and 20, beginning at 6 p.m.

Where: Maria Zankovetska National Academic Ukrainian Drama Theater, 1 Lesia Ukrainka Street

Price: 150 UAH

Sukhishvili National Ballet of Georgia
On Sunday and Monday, February 27 and 28, the National Ballet of Georgia Sukhishvili will delight fans from Lviv. The concert will take place at the Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. Solomiya Krushelnytska. Sukhishvili's ballet productions are primarily distinguished by the complexity of choreography and stage elements, mass and bright colors. Something incredible is happening on the stage: the dancers are kneeling in a circle, dancing hopak, throwing swords and daggers, then masterfully picking them up. And women "float" on the stage like winches in their elegant attire.

When: February 27, beginning at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m .; February 28, beginning at 17.00 and 20.00

Where: Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater. Solomiya Krushelnytska, 28 Svobody Avenue

Price: 420-1950 UAH

Master class for children in the salon "Maska"
On February 19, the Maska salon at the Swiss Hotel will organize a self-make-up master class for girls aged 12 and over. Master-teacher Alina Meshcheryakova will acquaint the participants with the basic concepts of make-up, types of cosmetics and its proper use.

Where: beauty salon "Maska", st. Prince Roman, 20

When: February 19

Price: 250 UAH

Organ concert "What love tells me"
The most romantic music will be played in the organ hall on Valentine's Day. Organist Nadiya Velychko has prepared works that have long been a symbol of immortal love. The velvety sound of the organ this evening will allow you to plunge into a whirlpool of true feelings. The program includes fragments from "Tristan and Isolde" by Richard Wagner, "Carmen" by Georges Bizet, works by Gustave Mahler, Christoph Gluck, Peter Tchaikovsky, Ferenc Liszt.

Where: Lviv Organ Hall

When: February 14, 7 p.m.

Price: 120-160 UAH

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13 February 2022


                        #Gotolviv

#Gotolviv

We’ve put together a treasure-trove of inclusive offers for you to enjoy the #Gotolviv promo. 
 

Enjoy more than just exceptional value in the Swiss Hotel, but many of the little extras which will surely raise your smile

- KID FRIENDLY.  Complimentary accommodation for children below 16
- EXTRA COMFORT.  Free early check-in/late check-out
- RESTAURANT 10% BONUS on our divine roof-top terrace during entire stay 

Hurry up to make your reservation on our website or give us a call by telling the promo code #GotoLviv.

For details and reservations please call:
+38 (032) 240-37-77
+38 (096) 240-37-77

Knyazya Romana St. 20

+38 096 240 37 77

info@swiss-hotel.lviv.ua

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11 February 2022


                        Romantic c dinner in the Valentino restaurant!

Romantic c dinner in the Valentino restaurant!

Valentine's Day is a special day for the couples. Enjoy your Valentine at the Valentino Restaurant. 

Valentine’s Day is a special day for the couples. Enjoy your Valentine at the Valentino Restaurant.

An exquisite chef menu and live music will make it day!!!

Book a table by phone: +38032 235 67 66 / +38097 235 67 77

Please note the reserations will be accepted after making the deposit in the amount of 1000 UAH. The couples can use it through ordering food and drinks from our menus.

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11 February 2022


                        Where in Lviv to celebrate Valentine's Day 2022

Where in Lviv to celebrate Valentine's Day 2022

Lviv is a romantic city, so every couple in love celebrates here on February 14. Some buy original gifts, some dedicate songs, and some arrange sumptuous dinners at popular establishments. Swiss Hotel knows where to go on Valentine's Day in Lviv.

If you ask why Lviv is a great city of Great Love, history will answer instead of us. After all, it was in Lviv that the real prototypes of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet lived - the young Italian Paulo Micillini and Lviv's Pelagia, because it was Lviv that became the refuge of the most beautiful woman in Europe Halshka Ostrohskaya. Vladislav was able to fall in love with a girl from the lowest social level in spite of all laws and customs, because only Lviv managed to inspire the great world classic Honore de Balzac to tireless waiting and hundreds of thousands of letters to his beloved Evelina, because Lviv has become great love the same Casanova…, because it was in Lviv that Ivan Franko tormented himself with sleepless nights in the lines “Why do you appear to me in a dream? Why do you turn beautiful eyes to me, those clear ones… », because it was Lviv that brought up the world-famous founder of masochism Leopold von Sacher-Masoch… So how can you not love here?


The most romantic holiday of the year is Valentine's Day. Although every day is a holiday for a couple in love, this day is special.

Have you already booked a table for February 14?
A charming romantic atmosphere awaits you in the Valentino restaurant. We will create a romantic atmosphere, treat you to wine and a nice mini-dessert. You will be greeted by the girls of the dance studio "Edelweiss" in Venetian costumes from 18:00, while you enjoy dinner, our charming band "Mari-Mishel" will perform a live concert.

Start at 19:00.
Romantic compositions are popular in their repertoire
Sounds fabulous, doesn't it?

You can make a table reservation by phone:

+38 (097) 235-67-77
+38 (032) 235-67-66

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22 January 2022


                        Romantic legends of old Lviv

Romantic legends of old Lviv

Romantic Lviv

At the beginning of the XIX century. Switzerland began its active development in the financial sphere through the Federal Government, which was given the right to issue money, regulate customs regulations and, most importantly, determine foreign policy. Bern was chosen as the federal capital. In the same year, 1848, the Swiss national flag was approved.
In the last decades of the XIX century the Swiss industry developed, the construction of railways developed. Imported raw materials were processed into high-quality products, which then entered the world market.
Switzerland was one of the first countries where the industrial revolution took place. At this important time, our hero, Ludwig Tunan, is opening his bank. The bank is fast becoming a successful institution and Mr. Tunan is investing in the industry.
Fifteen years later, Ludwig Tunan became one of the richest and most influential Swiss in the world. He is a rich, wealthy man who lacks love, family comfort and warmth. All his compatriots would prefer to be with him because of his wealth - it oppressed him. And he, no longer a young Swiss banker, travels to Europe to find the only one with whom he is both happy and sad. And what if he finds the only one with whom he will live his whole life. He set off and did not lose. He went to the outskirts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Lviv and came up with a cunning plan. He pretended to be a poor man who had no money even for a night.
"He knocked on the apartment of a house on the modern Kniazia Romana Street, the door was opened by a charming woman from Lviv," Ludwig said, saying that he had no money for the night, but the girl allowed him to spend the night for free. The Galician young lady stunned him with the answer from the threshold, saying that money is not the main thing. And then the Swiss realized: finally Cupid hit his heart and this is the only one who is not interested in his wealth. The next day the girl organized a tour of Lviv for a guest from Switzerland. She showed him all the Galician flavor - they visited a performance at the Opera House, Constance showed him local shrines - the Armenian Church and the Dominican Cathedral, they drank local wine, which made the young couple happy. He liked the city. He admitted that he had never seen such warm hospitality. A few days later, the banker admitted that he was not poor and offered a hand and heart to the Lviv resident. After the marriage, the Swiss couple from Lviv opened a mini-hotel on 20 Kniazia Romana Street, which they also called "Swiss".
The Swiss banker came up with the concept of his hotel: Swiss service and Galician hospitality are one. The hoteliers loved wine and coffee, traveled to the wine regions of France and Italy. Later, the hotel opened its own wine cellar. Wine tastings were held in the cellar, which was always sold out. They were treated to cheeses from Galician farms. Coffee was brewed in the Turks - the restaurant at the hotel has become a favorite place for coffee lovers. The Swiss Hotel has preserved and recreated its forgotten history to share with you. The hotel, both externally and internally, resembles an island of love, affection and family coziness, in which there will always be a place for you!

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15 December 2021


                        Art project "Convolution" opened in Lviv

Art project "Convolution" opened in Lviv

Lviv residents are invited to visit the art project of artist Vadym Panchenko "Zgortok".

On November 10, a project by Lviv artist Vadym Panchenko called Zhortok was opened at the Dzyga Gallery. The exhibition can be viewed until December 2. This was reported by the correspondent of the site 032.ua.

Through the image of a bound fish, which has no tail or head, but is alive, the artist wanted to show a squeezing feeling that does not allow to think, to feel the world around.

"It's about a state when you can't resist the current and external circumstances. When, for example, some difficult situations happen in life, and you can't think of anything else, you concentrate on it, you lose interest in everything else, everything is tasteless and colorless. There is tension, you wind yourself up and it becomes even bigger, then you become a hostage of such a collapsed state. In principle, this project is about that, "Vadym Panchenko explained.

We will remind that it is possible to visit gallery in the presence of the COVID-certificate on vaccination. The "Convolution" project can be viewed by anyone at Dzyza until December 2.

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17 November 2021