Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dinner in a palace? Oooh, I'd love to!!

For those of you who haven't been to Pálffy Palác yet (and I haven't been either), I have a wonderful reason for you to go.  Not that you need a reason to dine in this splendid's regal, breathtaking, and simply divine, darling!   But it's also quite costly, and can set you back a pretty penny.  And that's exactly what brings me to why you should go.

Pálffy Palác is now (um, today to be exact) offering a phenomenal three-course degustation menu at a special rate of 990 CZK (54.78 USD / 40.28 EUR) for 2 people.  This normally retails at 2,360 CZK (130.58 USD / 96.02 EUR).  The voucher for this spectacular offer is only available for purchase today, but can be redeemed any evening for the next six months.  What a great gift this would make!  Or heck, be selfish!  Don that floor-length slinky dress or tux you've been dying to wear and enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner with your significant other...they'll thank you for it later!

Pálffy Palác is a landmark restaurant hidden away on a quiet road in Malá Strana (Lesser Town)

Purchase of this voucher supports the Tereza Maxová Foundation Tereza Maxová is a Czech model who in 1996 on a visit to Prague found numerous abandoned children, which prompted her to start the Tereza Maxová Foundation.  It has a patronage over 24,000 children growing up in institutional care in the Czech Republic, providing better care and placing a number in families.

A little bit of history:
Pálffy Palác was established in 1994 on the second floor of the Pálffy Palác building and is one of the most famous baroque buildings in Prague.  It came to be following the adjoining of two buildings at the beginning of the 18th century, and has gradually been reconstructed since 1808.  In 1853, general reconstruction was executed and the building took its current form.  The name of the palace originates from 1881 when Eduard Pálffy, the earl of Erdor, bought the building.  Later he sold the building to the state to become a state holdership archive and a mounted police station.  Between 1918 and 1946, the palace served as the archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.  After the Velvet Revolution in 1989 it was acquired by the Ministry of Culture and in 1992 it was leased to the Prague Conservatory, which continues to reside in the building to this day.

Pálffy Palác
 Valdštejnská 158/14
11800 Praha 1-Malá Strana

Metro:  Malostranská (line A)
Tram stop:  Malostranské náměstí (tram #'s 12, 22, 23)