Mandarin Oriental, a beautiful five-star hotel in Prague has launched an accommodation package, the Czech Foodie Fan, especially for travellers that love to eat. Starting from EUR 335 (excluding taxes) for a minimum two-night stay, the package includes a guided tour of Czech food shops and restaurants with a food expert, an insight into the history of Prague's culinary culture and architecture, a Czech beer tasting, as well as a luxurious accommodation at the five-star hotel—all for two people.
The Czech Foodie Fan package, which is available all year round, also includes a daily buffet breakfast offering innumerable varieties of foods at the hotel's Spice Restaurant and Bar. Guests will be given a traditional Czech snack when they return from their daily tours along with the a copy of the Insider’s Prague Foodie Map, which highlights the popular culinary destinations in the city. A selection of Czech beers will be given to the guests to taste once they return to the restaurant from their busy day of tour bringing a packed day to a close.
All this also includes an exciting four-hour private guided tour of Prague of the historic city center where one can experience the dynamic Czech culinary culture. Before you tuck yourselves in and retire for the night, remember to have the special Czech sweet treat waiting for you.
Have spare time leftover and wondering where to go on your own food journey? Well, the Michelin starred restaurant Le Degustation has to be a must-visit. An elegantly designed dining room lit up with chandeliers makes the space look like a theater gearing up for a massive performance. Although the restaurant doesn't open for lunch, the dinner is worth visiting for. They only have a set tasting menu and are renowned for their mind-boggling selection of wines. La Degustation sure packs a punch.
If a set-menu is too restrictive for your liking, you might want to make your way to another Michelin-starred restaurant in the city, Field. Having earned that star a year after its inauguration, it is a place of designed to soothe your eyes. Combining a sophisticated plating inspired by Czech traditions with exquisite taste, Field is a foodie's haven.
For those you who have a sweet-tooth, you must try the traditional Slovak rolled pastry, Trdelnik. Made by wrapping the pastry dough around a wooden or metal stick, the dough is then roasted over an open flame and coated with sugar or cinnamon and is a popular street-food item.
This, and more, is only the beginning to your food and feasts in Prague. Who knew Czech had so much to offer?
Getting There: There aren't any direct flights to Prague from Delhi or Mumbai. However, there are several airlines which offer connecting flights such as Turkish Airlines and Air France. You must apply for a Schengen Visa when flying to the Czech Republic.