Publication date: February 19, 2009
Publication: Vue Weekly
On a trip to Eastern Europe a couple of years ago I felt completely at home with the local cuisine. A meat and potatoes kind of girl, I fell in love with my first bowl of goulash in Prague, and the city has held a special place in my heart ever since. While watching the Edmonton Oilers play last season I had the pleasure of meeting Martin Hanzel, a young Czech who plays for the Phoenix Coyotes. I was telling him how much I loved the food while I was in his country and he completely confused me when he told me there was a very good Czech restaurant in Edmonton called the Prague Kitchen. I racked my brains thinking of a restaurant with that name until it came to me. Praha is the Czech word for Prague; his praises were for Bistro Praha.