Taste the food and culture of Spain and Latin America at the upcoming Festival Gastronomico in the centre of Prague. This celebration of Hispanic cuisine is a joint project of Acentos de Praga, a Prague-based Spanish information portal and online community for native speakers and Czechs alike, and Alakarte, a website that offers its members discounts at some of the city’s best restaurants.
El Festival 23 & 24 September
The grounds of the Obcanska Plovarna restaurant and music club complex, on the left bank of the Vltava, between Manesuv and Cechuv bridges, will be buzzing on the 23rd and 24th of September as 7 of Prague’s top Spanish and Latin American restaurants serve up signature dishes and distributors of regional beers and spirits offer tastings of their brands.
Tuck into classic Spanish tapas and paella, discover Peruvian cuisine, enjoy Argentinian steaks or try classic Mexican dishes. Five renowned chefs from Spain, in Prague for the first time, will cook a variety of Spanish delicacies. Visitors will be able to try wines from South America, coffee from Ecuador and rum from the Caribbean.
Besides the eating and drinking the organisers promise cooking lessons and entertainment in the form of dancing shows and live music.
If you’re going to be in the city on these days, then it’s worth building up an appetite for a trip to El Festival, perhaps on a walking tour of Prague. Entry is just 95Kc in advance and remaining tickets will be sold on the door for 120Kc.
Semanas Gastronomicas 25 September to 5 October
If you miss out on the two days of Festival Gastronomico you can still enjoy the flavours of Spain and Latin America with special tasting menus on offer at several restaurants throughout the city. More details on the Alakarte site.