The dates have been announced for the 2011 Prague Food Festival. (Info only in Czech)
It’s 27th to 29th of May and it takes place in the Royal Gardens of Prague Castle. I went last year and will be getting my tickets as soon as they go on sale. If you’re lucky enough to be on vacation in Prague then (or live here) and are remotely interested in food, I wholeheartedly recommend going.
The important details:
You pay an entrance fee and at the same time buy your first 250Kc worth of ‘grands’, the festival’s currency (so that there’s no exchanging of money when you buy food). That package will cost you 400Kc. To sweeten the deal, your entrance fee also gets you into a porcelain exhibition at the castle.
What to expect:
The best and brightest of Prague’s dining scene and a fair few bars too put in an appearance at the festival, serving up tasting-sized signature dishes and cocktails.
When to go:
If the weather is anything like it was last year (glorious) then it will be a wonderful way to spend a mid to late afternoon. Friday will be a lot more free-moving than the weekend though. Numbers let in to the festival are limited so buy a ticket in advance rather than on the day (tickets on sale from 1st April) to make your life easier. Nothing is quite as torturous as queueing up outside watching satiated festival-goers leaving, I know this from experience!