La Rotonde Restaurant Review (Prague, Czech Republic)

13 Dec 2015

My trip to the Radisson Blu in Prague was full of pleasant surprises. I guess this is also the summary of my life. Wink. I only stayed at one hotel while in Prague and I must say that I very much enjoyed the food quality. Who would have guessed that one Radisson Blu could offer so much great food! Pierre was skipping around with a happy tummy.

Make sure you read about my stay at the Radisson Blu in Prague in this article. Years in the future what I will remember about Prague will be all of my fantastic dining experiences. The first full day in Prague I decided to eat lunch with my friend at their Michelin starred restaurant called Alcron. I’m ordering you to read the review here!

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The following day we had dinner at La Rotando which is about 5 meters from Alcron. You’re not seeing double, this is also where the hotel breakfast is served. However, during the evening the atmosphere completely changes. All of a sudden you are transferred to a mystical fine dining experience.

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La Rotonde Restaurant Review (Prague, Czech Republic) Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

During our meal we were offered a plethora of wonderful Czech wines. They all made nice additions to the food that was served. I had no idea before coming to Prague that they had such great wines! Fantastic.

 

People are often amazed that I can remember the specifics about my meals and hotel stays months and years after they occur. For some reason my memory is driven mostly by my taste buds. Just thinking about this food now is making all of the flavors and textures come right back to me.

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There were two items that stood out in this meal. First was the very heartwarming pasta dish. Second had to be the phenomenal dessert. It took us a few moments to figure out the English name of the fruit which turned out to be a Kumquat and was quite amazing.

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In conclusion, walking into the dining room where I had previously ate breakfast I had no idea what to expect. Upon further investigation and tasting I was so incredibly satisfied. The dining room filled up and the service was impeccable. The food was on point and they paired the dishes excellently with the wine. If you’re looking for some great fine dining in Prague you can find 2 solid restaurants at the Radisson Blu. Be my guest, put their service to the test!

My trip to the Radisson Blu in Prague was full of pleasant surprises. I guess this is also the summary of my life. Wink. I only stayed at one hotel while in Prague and I must say that I very much enjoyed the food quality. Who would have guessed that one Radisson Blu…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.3
Value - 7.9
Feng Shui - 7.5
Convenience - 8.3
Service - 8.3

8.1

Czech it!

8


 

La Rotonde Restaurant

Restaurant

Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel Štěpánská 40 Prague, Czech Republic 11000

Phone: +420 2 22820000

 


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La Rotonde Restaurant Review (Prague, Czech Republic) Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

 

La Rotonde Restaurant Review (Prague, Czech Republic) Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

 

Fine Dining in Prague

09 Dec 2015

For the past three years the Alcron restaurant in Prague has received a Michelin star rating. When I visited Prague and stayed at the Radisson Blu I had to take the opportunity to pay a visit! The Alcron restaurant is located just past the check-in counter of the hotel. From the outside looking in the restaurant is quite small and doesn’t give off any sort of feeling that would make you assume that it’s a Michelin starred restaurant. However, looks may be deceiving because once I sunk into some of the food I have to say I was a complete believer of why they received the rating.

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Fine Dining in Prague Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

We started the meal off with some fantastic wine along with some bread and butter that was truly great. I know most people aren’t going to talk much about the butter but this butter was exceptional! Come on who doesn’t love butter? Immediately after the bread and butter there was some cheese that was also super fabulous.

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Fine Dining in Prague Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

 

The service staff was on point with how they conducted their business. It was also evident that a lot of passion went into the food creation. Once it came to the entrees I must say that the tastes just got better and better! It was one of those meals where everything I ate I enjoyed thoroughly. These come once in a blue moon so when they do occur Pierre has to really take note and appreciate them fully. This is the good life.

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Fine Dining in Prague Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

 

 

Last and certainly not least were the desserts. Both were amazing and I thought that the plating was beautiful. The taste matched the beauty of the presentation completely.

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Going in I had zero expectations and this served me well because I was thrilled with everything. The food and the service were both wonderful but the decor had a little bit more to be improved upon. This restaurant first opened in 1932 which is quite impressive. Overall, I would highly recommend that if you’re looking for a fantastic fine dining experience in Prague to visit the Alcron restaurant at the Radisson Blu hotel!

For the past three years the Alcron restaurant in Prague has received a Michelin star rating. When I visited Prague and stayed at the Radisson Blu I had to take the opportunity to pay a visit! The Alcron restaurant is located just past the check-in counter of the hotel. From…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 8.4
Feng Shui - 6.8
Convenience - 9.2
Service - 9.4

8.6

Czech it!

9


 

Alcron Prague

Restaurant

Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel Štěpánská 40 Prague, Czech Republic 11000

Phone: +420 2 22820000

 


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Fine Dining in Prague Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

Fine Dining in Prague Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

Radisson Blu Hotel Review (Prague, Czech Republic)

08 Dec 2015

I came to Prague after my time in Frankfurt, Germany. Prague was a destination that I had held very high on my bucket list. That’s why I had super high expectations for my time there. Generally, it’s not the best idea to set your expectations too high because you might get crushed. However, all in all, my time in the Czech Republic was very enjoyable and I honestly think that I need to spend more time there exploring. I can foresee another trip in the not so distant future. Wink wink.

 

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I arrived in Prague in the middle of the night and really had no idea exactly where the Radisson Blu hotel was except for the subway station name. Not only did I not know exactly where it was but I got off at the wrong station so I was wandering around for a while. However, I was in no rush and wanted to explore so this was just fine. Shout out to McDonald’s because I was able to pick up some free Wi-Fi which helped me find the hotel. The hotel is actually in a very convenient location and perfect for exploring the city!

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Radisson Blu Hotel Review (Prague, Czech Republic) Blog Czech Republic Europe Hotels

Radisson Blu Hotel Review (Prague, Czech Republic) Blog Czech Republic Europe Hotels

Once I made it to the hotel I was greeted by a very warm and welcoming staff who were of course expecting me. They confirmed all of my details and I was shown to my room to retire after my strenuous travels. The hotel is not the newest of hotels but the quality of service and offerings that they have were very inline with other high-end luxury hotels. That being said the room had a little bit of a dated feel but it was still nice and I enjoyed my time there.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Review (Prague, Czech Republic) Blog Czech Republic Europe Hotels

I have a good friend who is Czech and he introduced me to Becherovka which is an herbal bitters. To my astonishment when I got into my room the staff had prepared a bottle and some Czech sweets for me. I was starving after my flight and ready to eat just about anything so these probably saved my life. Thank you Radisson Blu.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Review (Prague, Czech Republic) Blog Czech Republic Europe Hotels

I know I know, I probably should have wandered around more during my first night there but I was just so exhausted that I wanted to go to sleep. The next day I made my way down to the gym to enjoy a great workout. Something special that I noticed in their gym was flavored water. In all of the hotels I’ve stayed at they never offered it like this. Cheers! There were different pitchers of water but all had different fruits and herbs flavoring the water. It was so refreshing after my workout.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Review (Prague, Czech Republic) Blog Czech Republic Europe Hotels

Back up to the room to get cleaned up and ready for breakfast. I made my way down to La Rotonde restaurant for breakfast. The styling is classic and fits Pierre perfectly. I had a dinner there that you’ll have to read about in a separate article. White linens and great service are basically the key takeaways of this place. I was really impressed with the size of their buffet and the quality of the food. Honestly, I did not expect for it all to be so great! Luckily, I had more than one night to enjoy the Radisson Blu and all of the food!

When it’s all said and done and as you can probably tell by now, I really enjoyed myself in Prague and specifically at this hotel. I would be happy to return in the future! Prague really has a nice charm to it. The people and the experiences that I had while there were nothing less than great! If you are looking for a great location to explore the city along with great service and wonderful food I would not hesitate to recommend you to stay at the Radisson Blu Prague.

Reserve YOUR room at the Radisson Blu Prague Now!
I came to Prague after my time in Frankfurt, Germany. Prague was a destination that I had held very high on my bucket list. That's why I had super high expectations for my time there. Generally, it's not the best idea to set your expectations too high because you might…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.8
Value - 8.3
Feng Shui - 6.6
Convenience - 8.2
Service - 8.2

8

Czech it!

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Radisson Blu Prague

Hotel

Štěpánská 624/40, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic

Phone: +420 222 820 000


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Fine Italian Food in Prague (CottoCrudo Restaurant Review)

06 Dec 2015

While in Prague I found lots of amazing food. We all know that this makes Pierre incredibly happy. Even though I didn’t visit Italy during this 10 country tour, I did eat lots of Italian food. My favorite Italian food of the entire trip was at CottoCrudo in Prague at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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Fine Italian Food in Prague (CottoCrudo Restaurant Review) Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

Fine Italian Food in Prague (CottoCrudo Restaurant Review) Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

The restaurant is overlooking the Vitava river in Prague. It was a perfect day and the atmosphere in the restaurant was fabulous! We started the experience with some fantastic wine and beef tartare. At this point, all of you surely know how big of a fan Pierre is of beef tartare!

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Fine Italian Food in Prague (CottoCrudo Restaurant Review) Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

After the magnificent appetizers were the entrées of lamb and an order of lobster pasta! I can confidently say that the food tastes just as good as the photos, if not better (if that’s possible.) I don’t care what time of day it is, it’s really hard to go wrong with wine and lobster pasta.

The service throughout our dining experience was very well done. Everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable when I had questions. The whole meal turned out to be flawless.

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Fine Italian Food in Prague (CottoCrudo Restaurant Review) Blog Czech Republic Europe Food

To finish off the lunch of course we had to try some of their fantastic desserts, cheese and espresso. I went on a huge coffee binge during my travels. It’s hard to stop when you’re always being offered magnificent espresso. It’s important to note that at the CottoCrudo coffee is taken very seriously! They have coffee selections from Brazil, Guatemala and Ethiopia. This all depends on what your personal preference is and I must say I enjoyed them thoroughly.

When it’s all said and done I truly enjoyed a magnificent lunch at the CottoCrudo restaurant inside of the Four Seasons hotel. The service, ambiance and taste were exceptional. I recommend that you visit the next time you’re in Prague!

While in Prague I found lots of amazing food. We all know that this makes Pierre incredibly happy. Even though I didn’t visit Italy during this 10 country tour, I did eat lots of Italian food. My favorite Italian food of the entire trip was at CottoCrudo in Prague at the Four…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.5
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 8.4
Convenience - 8.4
Service - 8.8

8.6

Italian Power!

9


 

CottoCrudo Prague

Italian Restaurant

Veleslavinova 1098/2a, Prague 1, 110 00

Phone: +420 221 426 880

 


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Fine Italian Food in Prague (CottoCrudo Restaurant Review) Blog Czech Republic Europe Food