Gotta have a reservation to get into Nota Bene . . .
we took the fam to see what's what . . ..
missed the first round of beers . . . they had 5 on tap . . . an APA (american IPA), a Stout (21%, whew!), a hefe-weisse, medove lager (honey); and a plain lager . . . these are pictures of the stout and the hefe-weisse;
oooh. I had something I would describe as lapin au vin . . . rabbit in red wine . . . 8^D . . . very nice . . . Sugar & Monica had the Steak Tartar; Mrs had the salmon filet on ratatouie with balsamic reduction; then SiL & Nana had the filet mignon svickova, which didn't look like any svickova I've ever seen, but the meat was 1st rate, and the sauce was genuine . . . just no cranberry jam or whip cream . . .
wanted to hit Klášterní pivovar Strahov to sample the Sv. Norbert brew again, but they were jam-packed with tourists . . . so we went thru to the hillside overlooking prague with a wonderful view of prague . . . but, *only* pilsner urquelll on draft . . . 8^) . . . we all had cabbage soup as a light lunch to leave room for our dinner at nota bene . . . was pretty good . . . SiL also ordered this bread & bacon dish, which name escapes us now . .. the crusty bread was fine, but there were some semi-cooked bits we didn't care for at all . . .
A very "strong" chardonnay, chosen by our favorite waiter, Leon, to go with the Turbot we ordered . . . remindedme of the bold chardonnays we used to get in Oz . . .
oh, a terrible pic of the seafood antipasto . . . calamari cooked in its own ink, on the right; crayfish with green tomatos; and some large prawns . . . all very good . . .very very good . . .
also included some mussels cooked in white wine, garlic, & butter . . . not meunier, but delicious . . . didn't soak up any of the juice with bread, we had too much coming . . .
such as the pumpkin risotto with salted herring . . . I'm glad we had it, the risotto was as good as ever at Aromi, but I don't really care for salted herring -- had to try it, but -- didn't go very well with the wine, neither . . .
not very good picture of the turbot as cooked in butter & lemon & garlic . . .
never had the duck before there . . . worth it . . . totally!
the turbot after it was skint & plated . . . even the potato was good . . .
but mrs always insists on the grilled vegetables . . . especially the fennel . . . 8^)