EATING AND DRINKING
Gastro tour around the Czech rep., reservations in the best czech restaurants, wine/beer tasting, etc.
Czech cuisine has a centuries-old tradition and its development was influenced by cuisine Austrian or Hungarian. It´s also significantly affected by location of the Czech republic.
Basis were ingredients which could be grown at home - especially grains, legumes and potatoes, to then pork, beef and poultry. There is also a wealth of fruit and vegetables, in some areas of freshwater fish and game. There is also a widespread collection of mushrooms, which are fairly common ingredient in foods. From these seemingly simple ingredients was formed
excellent and imaginative dishes that we can truly find only in Czech cuisine.
National treasure - czech beer has a delicate flavor and perfectly befits czech cuisine. It´s a world famous, has a long tradition and Czechs consider it a national drink. It’d be hard to find anybody in the entire country who would doubt that Czech beer is the best in the world. The best known is Pilsner Urquell and Budějovický Budvar.
Czech wine - The vast majority of Czech wines are produced in Moravia along the Austrian border: Most of the Czech Republic’s registered vineyards are located there. Autumn is the ideal time of year to explore the vineyards and wine cellars of Southern Moravia, the country’s primary viticulture region.
Great souvenir for visitors is often bitter herb drink Becherovka, which comes from the spa town Karlovy Vary.
Olomoucke tvaruzky is a mature cheese made of skim (non-fat) milk. It has a completely unique spicy flavour, a typical smell, surface with a golden yellow cover and a sticky semi-soft to soft consistency with a noticeably lighter core. It usually comes in the form of circles, rings, sticks or irregular pieces. Olomoucke tvaruzky is a table cheese. It has a typical and unmistakable taste and smell caused by the (proteolytic) degradation of cheese proteins during the maturing process. Thanks to its nutritional values - low energy value (i.e. low fat content) and full-value proteins and calcium, Olomoucke tvaruzky is ranked among the top cheeses.
TYPICAL CZECH RESTAURANTS IN PRAGUE
Restaurace U Fleků
Staročeská restaurace Špejchar
U Zlaté konvice
Restaurace U českých pánů
NOVOMĚSTSKÝ PIVOVAR, spol. s r.o.
Restaurace V Cípu (Richtrův dům)
Restaurace U Kalendů
U Zavěšenýho kafe
Platina Restaurant & Garden
Restaurace U Pinkasů
Hostinec U Kalicha (Švejk restaurant)
Restaurace a vinárna U císařů
Pivnice U Lažanských
The Royal Brewery of Krušovice is one of the oldest breweries in the Czech Republic.
The oldest mention about the brewery is already from 16th century. A lot has changed since then, but Krušovice still attracts drinkers with several types of exceptional beer.
Plzeňský Prazdroj Brewery
Plzeňský Prazdroj is the leading producer and exporter of Czech beer and produces beer in four breweries: Plzeňský Prazdroj and Gambrinus in Plzeň, Radegast in Nošovice and the Velké Popovice Brewery in central Bohemia. Plzeňský Prazdroj exports beer to more than fifty countries all over the world.
The history Plzensky Prazdroj brewery and the beer begins in 1839, when the licensed brewers of the city of Pilsen decided to establish new brewery. The first brew and the introduction of new fermentation method were entrusted to brewer Josef Groll. On the fifth of October 1842 the first Pilsen bottom-fermented pale lager was brewed. This became the prototype for all other beers of the Pils type.
The Pilsner Urquell tour is one of the world’s best rated tourist attractions. It’s no wonder, because the tour is full of interesting facts which will impress even very demanding visitors. History lovers will be impressed by the model of the brewery from the 19th century, the brew house from the 1930s and the historical cellars, where Pilsner Urquell beer is still produced today using the same traditional method as during the era of the first brewer.
From the long-term perspective, Budweiser Budvar, National Corporation has proved to be one of the most successful food-processing companies in the Czech Republic. Almost a half of its production is exported into more than 50 countries on all continents. In 2013, Budweiser Budvar’s sales reached 1 424 000 hectolitres of beer.
The modern history of the brewery dates back to the year 1967, when the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic founded the Budweiser Budvar National Corporation as the direct successor of the Czech Stock Brewery, which had brewed beer in České Budějovice since 1895. The Czech Stock Brewery was established by Czech licensed brewers, who followed the footsteps of the 700 year old tradition of brewing beer in České Budějovice (formerly Budweis).