One of the ways in which the Czechs lead the entire world is their strict dedication to delicious Christmas pastries. “Vánoční cukroví,” or “Christmas cookies” in English, are not just a comforting indulgence for the holidays, but an important skill and social custom that bonds people together. With the amount of love they put into it, it’s rude and selfish to turn down a Czech grandma who offers you cukroví, so don’t even think about it. It doesn’t matter if you’re already full, on a diet, or diabetic. You better grab at least 3 of those cookies. Usually, vánoční cukroví come in large assortments so choosing which one you want can be nerve-wracking. To help narrow things down, here are the
Pavla Drlíková from the Die Küche Restaurant in Brno has won the CZK 50 000 prize for the tastiest plant based dish 2020. The competition organised by the Czech Vegan Society and backed by Makro and Nestlé shows how vegan food is beginning to be noticed by mainstream food companies.
Even though the pandemic may have stopped many of us from spending this summer relaxing on a beach in a tropical country, or from traveling and discovering new cultures, there are different ways to spoil ourselves without hopping on a plane. The Prague Ice Cream festival is precisely the place where relaxing, indulging, and discovering new flavors meet. The festival, established in 2015, is currently the biggest ice cream festival in central Europe. Apart from that, in the past five years, the festival has raised over 100 000 CZK for charity. There is certainly a lot to look forward to. The festival participants aren’t only from the Czech Republic, but also from Slovakia, Poland, and Austria. They all offer a
Under the name Las Saboritas, Ana Hernandez Blackstad and Alison Maciejewski have done over 300 Twitter reviews of Prague restaurants in recent years.
Moravian winery Chateau Valtice has debunked the myth that Moravian winemakers cannot make decent red wines, taking home the prize of “Best Merlot” from an international competition in the United States.
This week LasSaboritas have sampled the best small plates, wine, and Prosecco across Prague.
It’s impossible not to draw comparisons to that other chocolate factory when you walk into Chocotopia, a newly opened “chocolate experience center”. It is a place that would surely put a smile on Charlie’s face.
A new pop-up bistro has opened next to the Šlechtova Villa in Prague’s Stromovka park. The stand, in a black former shipping container, serves burgers, hot dogs, fries, ice cream, beer and other refreshments. In the long term, a restaurant will open in the renovated villa, but that has again been delayed.
What is the typical Czech dish? What are the defining traits of Czech culinary heritage? A project underway at the National Museum of Agriculture examines the history of Czech cuisine.
If you happen to find yourself in the area near the gates of the castle, consider stopping in at U Pivrnce Hradčany, a new offshoot of the U Pivrnce brand that opened 2 months ago.