Travel Tips: What To Eat In Prague
I’ve talked about food in Prague in past posts, from the trdelnik to the potato pancakes, but its absurdly heavy and equally delicious qualities deserved a more thorough look.
Koleno: Crisp skin, fat, and tender meat come together on this roast pork knee that is generally served as a single, enormous chunk of meat with a knife and dipping sauces. It has been marinated in dark beer and herbs and often comes with some form of pickled vegetables and Czech bread.
Svíčková na Smetaně: Bread dumplings and beef sirloin congregate under a gravy of herbs and root veggies (carrots, parsely root, etc.) and a dollop of cranberry sauce. A slice of lemon and cream garnish the plate. The dish has every flavor, from meaty to creamy and sweet to tart, that somehow manages to work together.
Final Thoughts: Prague
Apricot sunsets and old world architecture, whether baroque or Gothic, enliven the skyline and make Prague one of the most beautiful places I have been. (more…)
Prague Tips: Do or Don’t
DO walk along the Vltava River, especially at sunset.
DON’T be wary of the side streets or less-than-famous bridges.
DO rent a paddle boat or a row boat on the river to see the city from a different point of view.
DON’T follow the crowds. Prague isn’t a dangerous city by any means, but you’re more susceptible to pickpockets if you’re in a crowd, especially on Charles Bridge or down Karlova Street. (more…)