Celeste Restaurant @ Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic

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Dancing House is one of the must-see architectures in Prague and there’a fine-dining restaurant at the top of the building called Celeste! Of course, Foodiepink had to report on this. 😛 As you can see, the Dancing House did not conform to the norm of Baroque or Gothic styles that were typical of European buildings. Thus, it was pretty controversial during its time. Till today, I peronally find it very avant-garde.

We wanted to do dinner here but the venue was booked for an event, thus we had lunch here instead. Do book ahead if you’re planning to have a nice meal here. Lunch sets are reasonably priced at 550CZK (S$30) for 2-course and 690CZK (S$37) for 3-course.

For my Eastern Europe series, I’ve decided to keep my reviews short and sweet, without my usual long descriptions of how each dish tasted as the menus constantly change. Moreover, by abiding to the core value of this blog, only restaurants worthy of my time and effort are posted on Foodiepink. Hence, rest assure that the restaurants that I’m going to review on are well tried and tested. 🙂 

Managed to get a shot of the restaurant in its full glory, without heads popping out, after our late lunch. Similar to the builing, the furnitures were rather quirky!

You can get a scenic paranomic view of Prague from its rooftop! Remember to head up!

Beautiful, isn’t it?

Homemade tiny mountain of butter.

Freshly-baked breads are always heavenly.

Amuse Bouche 

Appetiser: Lentil Soup with Specks & Herbs

Appetiser: Beef Carpaccio with Onion Marmalade & Hazelnuts – Let me just higlight how fresh this was! It was my first time trying beef carpaccio and had some doubts on eating meat raw. However, the beef was sliced so thinly, it took no effort to finish this in record time. Love it!

Appetiser: Grilled Fillet of Herring with Beetroot & Wild Garlic – Can’t emphasise how pretty the platings for each dish was!

Mains: Pork Saddle, Steamed Parsnip, Pears & Wild Garlic Puree – One of the best pork dishes we had – it was so, so tender and well-marinated.

Mains: Arctic Charr Fillet, Jerusalem Artichoke Puree with Seasonal Mushrooms, Lemon Mousse – Both fish mains (above and below) were extremely well done too.

Mains: Poached Fillet of Turbot w Basque Pepper Piperade, Taggiasche Olives, Lightly-fried Pommes Dauphine (additional 100CZK/S$5)

Dessert: Violetta Savarin with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream, Fig Sobert

Dessert: Dark Chocolate Fondant, Licorice Ice-cream, Orange Reduction – Sexy dark chocolate at its best!

Dessert: Pear William’s Souffle with Caramelized Pears & Chocolate Sauce

Petit Fours
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A shot at the Blue Danube which Celeste is facing.

It was more than a pleasant experience at Celeste. Each dish was intricate, with lots of details and effort put into them. A must to drop by if you’re in Prague! 🙂

 

Celeste Restaurant
Rašínovo nábř. 1981/80, 120 00
Praha 2-Nové Město, Czech Republic
Website: www.celesterestaurant.cz/

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