Saturday, November 10, 2007

4. Czech Republic: Prague Fine Food Emporium

Prague Fine Food Emporium
638 Queen Street West
(West of Bathurst, at Palmerston)
416 504 5787

We waited a full twenty minutes to get seated at Prague, on a busy Saturday lunchtime, in this Bohemian part of Toronto. We probably came at the busiest time as customer arrivals were somewhat tidal. The restaurant was buzzing - a home-from-home for East Europeans. The deli counter was also busy serving a range of imported foodstuffs, including Hero jam.
We chose a Cucumber Salad - cucumbers in yogurt dill dressing - $4.00 for a shared starter followed by Palacinky [crepe] stuffed with strawberry, banana, and orange, covered with yogurt & blueberry compote for one main course and Wiener Schnitzel with Classic Czech Potato Salad for the other. The food was well presented but not exceptional.
Good strong coffee followed, also Chai tea. The waiter decided he should have served the drinks with the meal so gave us a Kolache pastry to take home. The service was good once seated with the busy waiter placating other customers with an easy style. This restaurant is not an alternative to fast food.
Lunch for two came to $24.64, $30 including tip - good value for money.

Rating:
Ambiance (3)
Service (2)
Food Presentation (3)
Food Quality(3)
Value for Money (3)

1 comment:

jessica said...

well I finally found this...I never thought to look at your profile for a new blog.
Should you run out of eating partners I can be reached by my home phone..I always look for the flashing light. Bye for now.
jessica c.