Museum Restaurant 'Salo'
Two painters from Lviv decided that salo (pork fat) is not just the most popular product in Ukraine, but also a worthy art object. Therefore, they opened unique museum devoted to the national Ukrainian snack in the downtown. 'Salo' is the first and the only museum of its kind in the world and is reckoned among the most interesting Lviv sightseeing attractions.
The Museum Restaurant 'Salo' is an original cultural project that features more than thirty works of modern Ukrainian and foreign artists, who immortalized salo in form of various art objects: pictures, photos, unique sculptures and other works that are in some way connected to this national Ukrainian product. Figure of an alien, chess and candles, original sculptures ‘Gogol’s Nose’, ‘Buddha’s Hand’, ‘Marilyn Monroe’s Lips’ and ‘Van Gogh's Ear’ are among unusual museum’s exhibits. All of them are made from salo.
Lviv museum’s main exhibit is the installation ‘Heart of Salo’. The copy of human heart beats – thanks to the tubes connected to the system – in the glass vessel, where special temperature is sustained. It is listed in the Ukraine Guinness Book of Records as the largest heart of salo in the country.
The museum has a restaurant where you can taste original salo-art-cuisine, which offers such exclusive dishes as sushi-salo, salo in chocolate, curative and love salo. In total, there are 35 sorts of salo and 40 sorts of vodka at the restaurant.
A boutique of author’s souvenirs is opened on the premises of the Museum 'Salo.'