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Červený Jelen – The Red Stag Rising from the Depths

Throughout its history, the beautiful Baroque palace at Hybernská 5 in Prague 1 has been home to hotels, offices, banks, and general stores. The building is better known as Špork’s Palace, named after the Renaissance man and noble František Antonín Špork. After nine months of reconstruction in 2019, the building will now also host Červený Jelen, a […]

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Sumi Garden – Restaurant Review

After months of hearing a friend of mine rave about Sumi Garden, I felt it was high time I tried the place out for myself. She had visited the establishment with her husband on several occasions recently and has always given the establishment a glowing reference. I felt a little sceptical, especially as restaurants serving […]

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The rise of sourdough

The months-long lockdown has collectively thrust us back into our home kitchens, presenting opportunities as well as challenges for intrepid home cooks. The recent run on supermarkets and the temporary interruption of certain global food-supply chains has led to some measure of food insecurity in the Czech Republic. Despite businesses reopening and lockdown measures loosening, […]

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A Cup Full of History

The History and Significance of Tea Houses in the Czech Republic Winter can be tough in the Czech Republic. The days are short and cold, and when the festive atmosphere that surrounds the holiday season is over, life in the city of a hundred spires – despite its pretty buildings – can get a little […]

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Recipe: Easy French Crepes for Breakfast

INGREDIENTS 2 eggs150ml milk50ml sparkling white wine / water /cider250gr all-purpose flour1 tablespoon sugar1 pinch of salt1 tablespoon neutral cooking oil or melted butter1 teaspoon vanilla extractToppings of choice Step 1: Combine and sift all your dry ingredients together Step 2: add the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and make a small well […]

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A behind-the-scenes look at the Czech Republic’s bustling food and culinary scene

The adage that one eats with the eyes first is perhaps what has driven millions to post pictures of their food on social media. Though many use the endless scroll on Instagram to scope out new dining experiences, most often social media users consume content even when they lack the appetite to follow through in […]

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Unico Osteria an Italian Treasure off the Beaten Track

Sometimes it is necessary to go the extra mile to find gastronomical distinction. It is no coincidence that the Michelin grading system is based on the principle that excellent cooking is worth a detour and exceptional cuisine is worth a special journey. It should therefore be no surprise that, despite the mountain of Italian cuisine in […]

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Interview With The Co-owners of Votre Plaisir Pastry Shop.

Votre Plaisir is Prague’s latest high-end pastry shop and Oko! went for an interview with Michal, head chef and Gabriela Hrubec co-owner, to learn more about how and why they started a French Patisserie in the heart of Prague.   Could you tell us a little more about who you are and your activities before […]

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Summer in a Glass, Cider in the Czech Republic

Given the Czech Republic’s legendary beer consumption, wine-growing regions, and bathtubs full of Slivovice, you’d be forgiven for thinking that cider hasn’t enjoyed much popularity here. Sure, people in Central Europe drink significantly less of it than their British counterparts, but cider has gained popularity over the last few years. Kingswood is widely sold in […]

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5 Valentine’s Date Nights In and Around Prague

Prague is well known to be a romantic city, but with such a large amount of choices in restaurants and cafes, it can be hard to decide where to go, especially on a night like Valentine’s day. Today Oko! wants to help by offering you our selection of 5 great places for a romantic date […]