The Above deli I ran into yesterday was fantastic, one of those lucky encounters. I had some salume and something called a Cevabcici, which I believe is a Balkan dish. This one consisted of minced meat and was shaped like a big meatball that you dip into a local mustard.
Řeznictví - Uzenářství - Jídelna, Kosina Martin
Kaprova 18/7, 11000 Praha 1
Bohemia Sekt - Prestige Rosè Brut 12.5%
After a few rounds of Roulette... (I happened to be staying next door to a casino) I dropped into a market and bought their best bubbly (well, most expensive, because I dont know a damn thing about Czech wines). This wine really surprised me, at around $15 and was absolutely delicious. Just enough complexity but really refreshing balanced and perfect for an aperitivo. It is pretty hard reading these Czech lables and I didnt have any idea what I was really drinking, besides it being rosè and brut.
With dinner we drank heaps of beer.. I love beer and I'm very open to drinking beer with dinner, but god damn it is tough. Really heavy and now I remember why I write about wine and not beer. I did have some amazing Beef Carpaccio, which was better than most I'v had in Italy. After we stopped into the Absinth Museum of Prague, a really awesome space with great absinthe. Czech Absinth, although not traditional is known for being stronger and more bitter and usually includes more wormwood with around 70% alcohol.
I have just gotten back into Rome, and there will be more places visited soon...