Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Food news: Calamari, Chinese New Year, and culinary facelifts


Oliva is having a great squid special this weekend: all-you-can-eat calamari for 690 CZK. The offer is available during dinner this Thursday and Friday and lunch and dinner on Saturday. More info -- including a full menu -- can be found here.

New Asian fusion restaurant Angel is also hosting a couple of events this week. They'll be putting together a special dinner in honor of Chinese New Year on Thursday, and will be serving their very first brunch on Sunday (the menu should be posted soon).

For another Chinese New Year option, check out Monsoon's website. They'll also be featuring a special set menu on Thursday, priced at 545 CZK for five courses.

The area around Vězeňská street has seen a fair amount of restaurant refurbishment action lately. Pilsner Urquell chain pub Kolkovna has reopened, looking about the same as it always did on the main floor (although I didn't get a chance to check the basement). Albar café (formerly Blatouch) is now Alforno, an Italian pizza joint; the Aldente Trattoria next door has stayed intact. And across the street, winery Vino di Vino is set to transform into Luna di Notte, a "restaurant and live music lounge," with the official opening scheduled for next week.

Finally, Polish casual dining chain Sphinx has opened its first Czech location on Na Příkopě, in the spot previously held by concept restaurant 120 Days. It's something along the lines of T.G.I. Friday's, but with a Middle Eastern twist: the menu lists kebabs and shawarma alongside steaks, onion rings, garlic bread, and pizza. Let's just hope Sphinx is a little less overpriced than its neighbor.


images: fishfanatics.co.uk, monsoon-restaurant.cz, aldentetrattoria.cz, sphinx.cz

2 comments:

Meaghan said...

Has anyone been to Angel's for Sunday Brunch yet?

Anonymous said...

a very bad restaurant, the glases are dirty, the food is bad, the waiter are very unpleasent