U modré kachničky

July 2013

U modré kachničky

U modré kachničky is my favourite restaurant during our trip in Prague.  It's rich, delicate, elegant yet delicious.  Game is its specialty. The great impression will stay for long.   

Smoked duck breast with union marmalade & wild game pate with bacon and cranberry sauce
We came here for lunch.  As the second table of guests we were handed a la carte menu.  First came in sight is their Degustation menu.  950Kr for 7 dishes!  2 appetizers served in one, 3 main courses and 2 desserts.  We only ordered an extra main dish and half bottle of red wine.  Very satisfied and pleased with the choice!

Confit duck roulade with walnut stuffing

We were offered a table next to a closed window placed with photos of celebrities or famous people: tennis player Roger Federer, Sean Connery, Helmut Kohl, etc.  It's kind of endorsement and it did not disappoint.  Soon came other guests.  We noticed that they were offered lunch menu with duck confit and wondered why we were treated differently.  Never mind!  Pay a bit more but a much higher level of pleasure with the so many choices.

Fallow-deer saddle with rosehip sauce
I like the appetizers, all 3 main dishes within the degustation menu.  All meats were cooked in an excellent way, juicy and tender.  Hmm, the desserts, so so.  It's not their signature or attraction.  The pheasant was dry for me.

Filet mignon with vegetable cream sauce

Roast pheasant breast with dark beer plum sauce

Cinnamon pancake with blueberries
Apple Strudel and punch sauce & walnut

U modré kachničky front
We went there on Sunday.  Pretty empty. No need to reserve a table.  But please do so for dinner.

U modré kachničky
Nebovidská 6, Praha 1,           
+420 257 320 308


Veletržní palác - Modern Art

Jan Zrzavý Kleopatra

Czechs modern art can be a re-invention of old painting themes, daily life in a dramatic way, abstract, imaginative, mysteric, unknown......  I like it, except the very abstract ones which I don't understand what the painters wished to express, communicate.

Jan Zrzavý Last Supper
No one will have missed the sharp Kleopatra from Jan Zrzavý.  The red beauty, white pyramid and the cute palm trees.  His Last Supper was nearby, equally appealing.  Other masters such as Bohumil Kubišta, Bernard Buffet, other famous and not so famous dotted the museum.
Bohumil Kubišta Smoker
Bernard Buffet

Edvard Munch - Glitter Path





Veletržní palác - Sculpture

This gorgeous sculptured relief in Art-nouveau style is from Stanislav Sucharda. It is composed of bronze, red marble and onyx.  From far are the Strahov Monastery, Saint Nicholas Church and Saint Vitus Cathedral.  On the foreground is Charles Bridge.  The male is the City of Prague and the female, the Vltava River.

Otakar Švec - Motorcyclist
Another example is Otakar Švec's motorcyclist. It is a frozen moment of a motorcycle round a sharp bend.  Full of motion!  Famous artists are not lacking.  Examples of big name are Picasso, Otto Gutfreund, Karel Nepras, Rodin, etc.  The works from other less known artists are superb.  Tour around to be amazed. 

Cubist bronze by Pablo Picasso

Otto Gutfreund
Karel Nepras - Big Dialog

Otto Gutfreund - Don Quixote
Auguste Rodin - John the Baptist

Sculpture Girl with Absinthe - Bedrich Stefan