We went to Prague, and it was pretty amazing. It's hard to know quite where to start in detailing the trip, and I certainly don't want to bore you with a massive vacation photo dump style post. So, I'll start with one of my favorite things- the food!
|Pork knee with hubby's hand for scale. Yea, that's a LOT of meat.|
Prague is a meat, potatoes, and beer kind of place. Now while I usually prefer more green on my plates, I decided to look at the week as a wonderful way to try new things that I've always wanted to or just never thought I would.
One of the first meals I had there was roasted duck with pickled cabbage and mashed potatoes. I'd never before had duck, and it was quite splendid.
One night, we decided to go to La Degustation, one of Prague's two 2012 Michelin star restaurants. We wouldn't usually do this, and actually never have before. But, since we've become such foodees as of late, and since we vowed to try as many new things as possible, we decided to splurge.
The restaurant offers your choice of two tasting menues, the 11 course or the 7 course with wine pairings.
Between many of the courses, you receive amuse bouches, tiny bites of something amazing.
This was one of my favorite courses- a farm egg with oh, who could remember the details of each dish??? It was crazy good. And the wine pairing was fantastic. It was art in your mouth. That's all I can say.
As the days played on, we ate less extravagantly, but the quality of food was fantastic everywhere we went. From street food, to pub food, to our own hotel's restaurant, chefs commonly used local and fresh to the day caught ingredients making for exquisite meals.
|Prague ham- common appetizer plate.|
|Brewery- fermenting pot of grossness.|
|They even got Italian right. Fresh pasta, oh so good.|
|Roasted pork with mushrooms and potato puree.|
|One of my favorites- Venison ragu with potato dumplings.|
With a belly full of potato dumplings and beer each day, who has room for anything but contentment?