We love food festivals. Heck, we spent two hours stuck on the highway just to get to the Brno Street Food Festival a few days ago. It’s a great opportunity to taste many dishes and foods in one place, meet the people behind the food you love and foodies like yourself to chat, share some tips and exchange notes. For foreign visitors, food festivals are also a great place to blend in with the locals and really get as much flavors from their stay in Prague as possible.
For the third year running, the Grand Restaurant Festival returns to restaurants across the twelve regions of the Czech Republic from Sunday, January 15 to Wednesday, February 15. Twenty-eight eateries will participate in Prague alone – all of them listed in the Grand Restaurant Guide assembled by the event's organiser and famed food critic Pavel Maurer, who has also founded the annual Prague Food Festival.The Festival promotes high-quality Czech cuisine by Prague’s top and brightest chefs, along with local, seasonal ingredients and traditional recipes. Therefore, it offers a unique chance to taste some of the best food Prague and the rest of the Czech Republic have to offer for something between CZK 200 and 600.
So, have a look at the menus and tell us what are your cravings! Here is the list of restaurants we are definitely going to visit…
V Zátiší – as a treat for Jan’s mum, I especially look forward to the appetizer plate and warm gingerbread with caramel sauce
Bellevue – want to try their version of crème bulee
Alcron – their glazed beef belly sounds wonderful
Sansho – the 12-hour beef rendang is out of this world
SaSaZu – this is one of our most favourite places in Prague
Miyabi – just because we’ve never been to but heard great things about this oldest Japanese restaurant in Prague
Chateau Mcely, Piano Nobile – I’ve wanted to take my boyfriend there for a long time
Koishi – a necessary stop on our way to Moravia to visit my father... ...and take home his homemade slivovitz...