Thursday, August 18, 2016

"People who love to eat are always the best people." - Julia Child

The 6th annual Foodparade is coming up - on Sept. 3 & 4, more than 20 of Prague's restaurants and chefs will offer their come hungry!

There is, of course, beer & wine.  We are Czechs after all.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at OR

Or even better yet, you can try to win tickets by answering the following question and emailing your answer to by August 21st:

What's the value in CZK of the festivals currency "1 CHEF"?

Pssst...I'll give you a hint.  1 CHEF is 20 CZK.  Shhhh, don't tell anyone! And good luck.

Oh, and did I mention... this event is being held at Troja Chateau ...a stunning Baroque structure located in the city's suburbs.  Stunning views, vineyards, and the Prague Zoo is located right next door, thus you can make a day of your visit to Troja.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Romance is a Knight in Shining Armor

I am so bummed that I won't be able to attend this event.  Then again, how would I choose just one castle or chateau?

On August 27th, several castles and chateaus throughout the Czech Republic will open their doors at night for Hradozámecká noc.  AT NIGHT.  Meaning candlelight and classical music and knights in shining armor.  

One of the chataeus participating is Duchcov, where the stud Giacomo Casanova worked as a librarian in the late 1700's.  Perhaps, on this night his spirit will roam the building flirting with women as they pass by.  Will you be so lucky?

Duchcov Chateau

Read about the event here

Duchcov Chateau

Another participant is the baroque castle Žleby, which is particularly romantic in appearance.  

Zámek Žleby

Zámek Žleby

Zámek Žleby

I can picture it... candle lit rooms, music playing softly in the background, the click-clap of horse hooves as they pass by on the cobble-stoned paths, and the knights.  Oh, the knights...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mozart in Prague

Why not taking a walking tour of Prague and follow in the footsteps of Wolfgang.  With its majestic charm, the city will surely take you back to days long ago...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Here's a piece by the famous composer that made its debut in Prague in 1787:
Symphony No. 38 in D

Prague TV had a good article which will surely inspire you to explore Prague and visit the places that Mozart once did.

One of my favorite places associated with Mozart is the Estates Theatre.  It holds a special place in my heart because it is where my father introduced me to opera by taking me to see Le nozze de Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), which just happens to be composed by Mozart.

  Buy Tickets for Le nozze de Figaro at the Estates Theatre

The Estates Theatre 

The Estates Theatre, better known for the premiere of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, which was performed here on October 29, 1787