More Prague! I hope you all aren’t bored yet! After we left the palace, we saw a snowy embankment that looked like it had a park at the top. Obviously, we had to go and explore, even if that meant scaling the hill in the snow to avoid the icy steps.
Hill running in Prague- am I the only one who wants to run up every hill I see?
We didn’t get any photos up on the hill. All joking aside, it was pretty treacherous and in hindsight, not the best idea to be treading on ground covered with a foot of snow, especially since we didn’t know the terrain. We almost fell several times, and if we had it would have been a long way down.
We decided to walk along the river before crossing it to get to the beer hall that we were eyeing up for lunch. The views were beautiful.
After crossing the river we encountered the Prague State Opera House.
We had a clear lunch destination in mind, U Fleku,a beer hall that dates back to 1499.
No drink menus here, our server asked if we wanted beers, yes we did, and we were presented with two mugs of dark beer.
Our server also offered us shots of Becherkova, a Czech liquer that is used as an aperitif. We declined, but I really wish I had tried it.
Since we were both FREEZING, we started with soup. I ordered the garlic soup which had a hot, tangy broth and an abundance of delicious croutons floating in its lovely garlicky-ness. It reminded me a lot of the Sopa de ajo blanco that I made for the Nature’s Pride contest.
We also ordered warm cabbage salad, beer cheese with butter and onions, and speck dumplings. Holy hearty meals! Everything was really inexpensive, and I think we expected the portions to be tiny which they were not.
Beer cheese is interesting. . . in a VERY strongly flavored, dense, thick sort of way. Don’t get me wrong, it was good, but it was cheese topped with butter served with a hearty bread. I was full after a couple of bites!
After lunch and a bit more walking, we were feeling cold and sleepy, so we returned to our beautiful hotel/apartment where I had the best nap of my life. I am not a napper, but laying on the comfy couches watching German reality TV while the hubs translated for me, I couldn’t keep my eyes open. What a completely refreshing day!
Don’t forget to check out Blogger Secret Ingredient this week! The prize will be delicious, and it will be fun to see the recipes that the bloggers come up with!
ALSO. . .
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