|Pancakes on the menu. Me to waiter: Is it like a crepe? Waiter to me: No it's like a pancake. No, it's like a crepe, which is just what I was hoping. Blackberry, crème fraiche, ice cream. Yes, we split this.|
|Mark had the duck...|
|And I had the pork and chicken schnitzel. Typical Prague food. But this was well done, compared to our first stab at local fare.|
|Tiramisu. It was Mark's and I was too busy tucking into the selection below that I didn't have a taste. Mark didn't have any complaints!|
|Carpaccio of beef with parmesan and arugula|
|A nifty little mid-afternoon treat: raspberry/yogurt tart, from a little storefront ice cream/pastry shop.|
|Best meal in Prague: Lamb, roasted sweetbreads, mushrooms and mushroom flan. Who knew you could make flan that way? Kampa Park Restaurant. Loved it so much, we ate there again.|
|Another way to eat fresh mozzarella: with cantaloupe, sliced grapes (who does that?) olive oil, and watercress (I think).|
Love that they served this with a sign, in case you forgot what you ordered. Fritto Misto is Italian for Mixed Fruit of the Sea. Here we have shrimp, eels, whole fish and other creatures I couldn't recognize. I last had this in Venice in 1976 and when I saw it on the menu, I couldn't resist tackling (harhar) it again. Those little critters have a lot of tiny, needle-like bones!
Prague's gastronomic reputation is not to the level of Paris, Madrid or anywhere in Italy, where it's impossible (at least in my experience) to get a bad meal. But with a little effort, we found great dining. One photo I kept meaning to take but never did was of the breakfast buffet at our hotel. It was amazing. Cooked mushrooms and roasted tomatoes for breakfast, along with eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit, pastries, breads, juices. We love to eat well on our vacations and this one satisfied completely!