A little road trip and we were able to join friends from Tucson in Prague as they begin a tour of Eastern Europe with a community orchestra. They looked really good for folks who just traversed the Atlantic as we dined at Hegetova Cihelna.
Next to the Franz Kafka Museum on Kampa Island in the Vltava River, Hegetova Cihelna comes highly recommended by friends who have visited Prague and the front desk staff at our hotel. This was our first trip to Prague, and we couldn’t have had a better finish to the day – sitting along the river watching the boats go by, enjoying a fantastic meal.
Our city exploration included a river tour. As our boat passed Kampa Island, our tour guide pointed out the Kafka Museum. He mentioned that this was an unusual place to locate the museum. The building used to be a brick factory (producing many of the bricks used to construct the neighboring buildings) and the well known novelist from Prague never lived in that part of the city. This is all making sense now. The name of the restaurant means Herget’s Brickworks in English.
As our tour boat went by, we were wondering if this was where we would be dining. It was and the view is even better from the other side of the wall.
Ed and I began the meal with bouillabaisse which led to the request, “let’s make this at home.”
For my main course, linguine with parmesean and black truffle – wonderful flavor, but more pasta than I could eat.
Ed had a fillet, excellent beefy flavor. We don’t get much beef in Poland.
Our friends Alice and Dennis had the rack of lamb and the duck. Both were big hits. The service was subtle and attentive. Flatware was replaced for the next course in a stealth like manner.
Three of us had this chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate with candied orange peel for dessert. Ed, however, chose the tiramisu.
How’s that for presentation? Is the spun sugar giving anyone Saint Honore Trifle flashbacks? I’m sure there are a lot of wonderful restaurants in Prague, but you can’t go wrong with Hegetova Cihelna!
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.