Since I’m visiting Brussels this week and Sorrento in two weeks’ time, I’m sticking firmly with the travel theme with my second post on our trip to Prague.
While part one was all about Prague’s stunning architecture, this post is about two things that are very close to my heart: food and drink.
I’m sure everyone knows that the Czech Republic is famed for its beer. In fact, our walking tour guide reliably informed us that in this part of the world they drink more beer per capita than anywhere else in Europe. Why? Well, the Czech Republic produce some pretty excellent lagers, including Staropramen and Prava. A great place to sup a nice cool beer is the roof terrace at Hotel U Prince, which has amazing views across the city.
As well as a roof terrace, Hotel U Prince is also home to the Black Angels’ bar, named one of the best hotel bars in the world. Underground, this venue is atmospheric and secretive – no photos were allowed. It’s worth the trip though, the cocktails are amazing.
While in Prague, I was keen to sample local food. After a hike up to the castle and back down again, a plate of goulash was much needed. We stopped at Vojanuv Dvur, a lovely restaurant with outdoor seating, where I got to try goulash and dumplings. It was really good. If goulash isn’t your thing, this restaurant had many other things on the menu. Rob had a burger, which was delicious.
Another great eatery was Nostress in the Jewish quarter. A modern and contemporary cafe and restaurant, it had an impressive menu featuring fresh fish and plentiful salads. I opted for the classic Caesar salad, with a side of chips, of course. It was so good.
The night before we left, we sought out Hemingway Bar. I had both heard and read a lot about this venue before visiting Prague and it lived up to every expectation. The cocktail menu is super inventive, with many a combination I had never hear of before. The first cocktail I had came complete with a chocolate macaroon – win – while Rob’s drink came in an R2D2 mug. It put quite the smile on his face.
Following cocktails at Hemingway, the bar tender recommended we head to Mincovna, a traditional Czech restaurant. I’m so glad they told us to go there, it was an incredible meal. I had a beef stew and Rob had a roast chicken dish and they were both exceptional and very good value for money.
I was really impressed by the food in Prague. It was original, tasty and has made me want to try cooking some Czech food at home. Watch this space, there may be a few Prague-themed recipes coming your way.3 likes