Prague Food Festival 2018
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Hungry for More?
The Prague Food Festival has been running since 2006 and has always presented the best of what the Czech Republic has to offer. A magnet for people who really appreciate good food and for people who like to witness it’s preparation from start to finish, it’s one of the peaks of the Czech gastronomic calendar. You’ll have access to food prepared by top restaurant chefs so expect marvellous combinations, flavours and visions all for a fraction of the price of eating at the restaurants themselves.
Where and When?
In 2018 it’s at the Vyšehrad complex from May 25th to 27th. Check the website below to find out how to get to the festival. On each day it starts at 12pm. Finish times vary.
What’s to See and Do?
The organizers have selected an eclectic mix of cuisines from more than twenty different restaurants and culinary businesses. Grilled pigs at the Angusfarm stand, Fusion Cuisine from the Aureole Fusion Restaurant & Lounge, European culinary trends from Bellevue, vegetarian tastes from Etnosvět, Vietnamese cuisine from Gao Den, seasonal dishes from Chateau Mcely, Piano Nobile, Italian specialities from Il Giardino, Asian specialities from KOBE, international cuisine and specialities from Le Grill (the award winning restaurant of the Grand Mark hotel), seafood from Mirellie, Austro-Hungarian dishes from Monarchie, Mediterranean gastronomy and French Fusion from Nostress, seasonal specialities from U Emy Destinnové, Indian specialities from V Zátiší and Spices Restaurant & Bar will be presenting “Culinary Wellness”.
Then you have the Prague Food Festival “Delicacies” including cheeses, bread, hummous, pate, chocolate, ice-cream and others. There’s a “Czech Specials” tent where the Czech National Culinary Team of AKC (Association of Czech Chefs and Confectioners) will prepare National and Regional specialities. There will be a cookery school plus cookery workshops (presented by chefs) and the opportunity to learn about beer tasting (as if an excuse was needed). Keep an eye on the “Kenwood” stand as well to see a multitude of different dishes being prepared to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Kenwood brand. All in all it’s a must for foodies and people who want to explore modern Czech and International cooking styles.
How does it Work?
To enter the complex you can buy day-tickets in advance for CZK450 or pay entry in CZK500 cash at the entry on one or more of the festival days. Part of your entry fee includes 10 “Grands” worth CZK300 which you use to buy food. You can either split the 10 into parts and buy more smaller dishes or spend the whole 10 at once on the Festival Menu offered by the restaurant. If you want more “grands” then you can buy them at the Prague Food Festival “banks” where 1 Grand equals CZK30. If you want to do some planning in advance then on the website, go to the “Restaurants” tab and select “Restaurants and Menu”. You’ll then be able to see who is offering what and for how much. You can also view the Prague Food Festival map. There are also lots of “cooking shows” where top chefs in the city show you how its done.
For more details go to the Prague Food Festival website where you’ll have the opportunity to register and order tickets in advance online or get details if you want to attend one or more of the days. Or if you want to see my last visit to the Prague Food Festival then check the YouTube video. Bon Apetit.