Friday, October 10, 2014

Czech Food and Drink

Angry Parsnip asked yesterday about Czech food.
And yes, it's wonderful and we ate lots and lots of it. Probably too much.
But I'll start off with the drinks...

Well, there's beer - lots of it and very good indeed according to the beer drinking part of my family. There is a Beer Museum - really a bar - where you can have a tasting menu of five or ten types brought to you in a wooden glass container. (Guess which is my drink!)

You can go to the Yellow Tiger where Bill Clinton drank with Vaclev Havel

and admire the decor unchanged for years and years (note wonderful beer brawl print.)

You can have swanky drinks  - I had a Bellini - at Hotel Pariz

or coffee severed with water and a tiny candy

and glorious cakes

elegantly served.

Here is a pig's kuckle waiting to be devoured

and pork ribs and potato pancakes and mashed potato and breaded cauliflower. You could do OK as a vegetarian here but meat-eaters will do better, I think.

This is a meal that defeated us - potato dumplings, bread dumplings, duck, sauerkraut, red cabbage, pork and ham all on one place.....wonderful stuff but we could have shared with each other...
After that we had to have a night off and ate Italian...

An inviting look into a charming rustic restaurant.

But here is the piece-de-resistance -trdlo - dough cooked over open coals wrapped round metal poles. Rolled in sugar and cinnamon and nuts and eaten as you walk along...
My daughter's idea of heaven.

Though I love food, I'm not really obsessed with it, so apologize for  the ho-hum photos. 


  1. Best not to go anywhere near the scales after that lot.

  2. Your photos were wonderful.
    I would love the coffee with water and treat. Looked so good.
    I would have enjoyed to share the meal with a taste of everything.
    Thank You so much.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Elizabeth, what fun to see where you all feasted!

    Coffee and beers look grand as does the ambiance of all the restaurants and cafes

    Not sure about those knuckles. Leaving them to you., only one vowel and such inviting warm sweetness. I know tha tI would have gobbled up these easily.

    It is beginning to look to me as if you might be recruited by Prague's travel bureau. You've definitely got me intrigued.


  4. It all looks delicious, though a bit heavy, especially that meal that defeated you! The trdlo are interesting . . . I am imagining them filled with whipped cream! Though that would be an awful lot of whipped cream. Your coffee drink appeals to me; I never acquired the taste for beer. How do the Czechs stay so thin? Or maybe they don't.

  5. There's nothing ho-hum about your photos. : ) They are so wonderful!! This is just one of the many reasons why I love "blog world." I get to see how people live in other parts of the world that I will more than likely never get to visit in this lifetime. Thank you so much for sharing your photos with us!! xo

    ~ Wendy

  6. The décor certainly has not changed but I think the food has!


I look forward to hearing from you!