Date Night 16 - August 10, 2008
Temperature: High - 77 °F / 25 °C; Low - 46 °F / 8 °C
Location: U Cedru Restaurant
So - it's been a while since we've been on a date night... April 13th, according to our Blog records!
This one was more of a "working" date night. Our job? To explore a new neighborhood so that we could do our jobs as sponsors a bit better. In the line of work I'm in, folks come and go with surprising regularity... a sponsor is your friendly face on arrival in a new place - whether it be New Delhi, Harare or even Prague! Someone to show you where the fuse box in your new house is, where to dash off to at 8 in the morning if you're out of milk, and, most importantly, where to find the closest plate of hummus. We're due to sponsor a new family who will be living in a different part of town, and we had no idea where the closest Lebanese restaurant was! Fortunately, given that we're talking about Prague 6, it wasn't a terribly difficult task.
After wandering around the neighborhood for a while, discovering the closest metro and tram stops, the location of the nearest potraviny (Czech mini-mart), and other essentials, we decided it was time to sample the local Lebanese cuisine. U Cedru ("at the Cedar") restaurant, on Na hutích street just off Dejvicka circle, hit the spot perfectly! On a balmy summer afternoon, very few things could beat a table outside, a plate full of Lebanese mezza, hummus and arabic bread, and a tall pivo. The food was great - the only downer being the slightly stale bread which tasted like it had been broken out of the bag a day or two before. For desert we had their baclava - a sticky, sweet pastry, washed down with a couple cups of Arabic coffee - the kind that's so strong you could almost eat it with a fork.
This is the second Lebanese restaurant we've sampled in Prague - it's a little less "upscale" than El Emir, which translates to a little cheaper as well - Czk 900 for the two of us - that's almost cheap by Prague standards!
Wow, just found your blog through the Perlman update. Looking forward to reading more about your adventures! You are right about the hummus...it's always the first thing I look for when I move to a new place.
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