There are not enough superlatives to describe the experience we had dining at Casserol.
To begin...we hit this place by luck. A person in our group ran into some ladies who were leaving the restaurant raving about the place. They said so many nice things we thought - what the heck - lets give it a try. I am so glad we did. It was 5 star dining at a 3 star price. I haven't had a meal that good and memorable in recent history...and through my travels I have eaten at some amazing places.
It wasn't dinner - it was dining. There are always at least four things I look for when reviewing a restaurant....menu items....taste - presentation and service. Fine dining is when they all come together - especially presentation and service. There were four of us at dinner and we all ordered different things. Each one of us raved about our dinner choices.
We were surprised from the start. We were each given a salmon pate with basil ...compliments of the house. I noticed they did this for everyone.
I ordered Duck Breast with roasted salsify, wild broccoli, garlic mashed potatoes puree and demi-glaze. The presentation was superb - it was actually downright beautiful. and the taste - oh my gosh. Moist - rich duck with the complement of the demi-glaze and the mashed potatoes...it was amazing. When a dinner is this good I call it "plate licking" good and that was how it was. I wanted to lick the plate when I was done. AND ....AND .......the cost in US dollars...... $24.00
My wife ordered more simply: a seasonal green salad and soup.....but what a wonderful salad and the soup - a Bohemian kulajda soup with mushrooms, egg, potatoes, sour cream and dill. It was served as mushrooms plated in a deep bowl surrounding an egg....then the broth is poured in over the top of the ingredients. It was superb.
Our waiter was amazing. We don't speak Czech and as visitors some places will treat you with indifference....but not here. He acted like we were the only ones in the restaurant. And when a side joke was made about french fries......he actually brought us a bowl of french fries....and they too were excellent.
I can't recommend this establishment enough. It is in the Old City on a main street. The address is Karlova 44........I hope you will not be disappointed. We weren't !
If you have the oportunity and are in Prague and looking for a great place for dinner in the Old Town area - "casserol" is worth the visit.
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