Spectacular Prague! A mix of ancient, old, and new; traditional, modern, the avant-garde; gothic, classical, nouveau, deco; dark, and gloomy, bright, shiny and sparklie. What I didn’t see was anything stark—unpretentious, unembellished, unsophisticated, or just plain sweet! Everything is created with a flourish—the music, the art, the architecture—the exquisite food presentations! Much like an old Flo Ziegfeld production!
Between 2013 and 2015, I visited Prague three times. If in Europe, Gitiim and I always find a way to visit. Even if it’s off the course of our intended destination, we’ll juggle the plans a bit, and work a stop in Prague into the itinerary. Being in Prague, one of the most picturesque cities, gives us such pleasure, we simply indulge our passion for that magical city! Compact like New York, Prague is easy to navigate, and there is always plenty to see and do, discoveries to be made, and intriguing spots to revisit.
For instance, we indulge ourselves frequenting Les Moules. On our first visit to Prague, we had been out for hours on a walking tour—no formal tour with a guide, or anything—and after covering nearly every square foot of Old Town Square, then taking a stroll along fashionable Parizska Street, we happened upon this Belgian seafood restaurant, called, Mussels. At 4 in the afternoon—too early for dinner—we wandered into this nearly empty restaurant, seeking a quiet spot to rest, have a cool drink and a little something to eat to us over until dinner that evening. We ordered salad plates, and lemonade that arrived in a pitcher chocked full of citrus—sliced limes & lemons—and fresh mint leaves. All so refreshing, satisfying to the taste, and visually pleasing in their presentations, before leaving we took a glance at the menu again, to see what was for dinner. We had a 7 o’clock music concert at the Rudolfinum to attend, but decided to reserve a table for later that evening. So, that was the beginning of our attraction to all things Les Moules (before our departure that trip, we’d gone back for dinner). Thereafter, on our two subsequent visits to Prague, a lunch and dinner at Les Moules were musts, celebrated as homecomings.
— Façade detail – Ministry of Regional Development – Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic