Tuesday, February 16, 2010
A Queer Fish
Czech cuisine has never been celebrated, but this guy's not even trying.
Daisy and I were out to dinner the other night in the downstairs pub at Hotel Beranek, in the village of Nebušice, northwest of Prague. Daisy ordered salmon, with side dishes of buttered spinach and rice.
The picture above is of the salmon, presented naked on a humongous white plate. No little side salad. No pesto drizzled in an abstract pattern. No ornamental tomato.
The rice and spinach came on their own (smaller) white plates.
The salmon was OK, but it's hard to screw up salmon.
I've reviewed restaurants professionally, and eaten good meals and bad all around the world, and I think I can safely say that this is the worst presentation I've ever seen.