January 7 - February 13, 2024
Carnival customs have their origins in pre-Christian Slavic celebrations of the end of winter. In its original sense, it is the "abandonment of meat". The word carnival comes from the Italian carne levare, "to put meat aside". But first it's feasting time, so try our traditional popular 4-course carnival menu by Chef Honza Štěrba.
French black pudding
Horseradish cabbage • Apple brandy sauce
Roasted porcini ice cream
Cream of chestnut soup • Brioche
Veal cheeks and sweetbreads
Caramelized parsley root puree • Beet marmalade • Estragon jus
Poached pears • Crumble • Toasted hazelnuts
Price for 4course menu per person including one glass of wine or a non-alcoholic cocktail "Whimsical Apple" ideal for drivers, whom we also think of and one mineral water 0,33 l:
Learn more about this tradition
Carnival represented a period of feasting and merrymaking between the two fasting periods of Advent and Lent. During the festival, there were dance parties, pig slaughters/roasts, and weddings. It takes place during the Catholic observation of Shrovetide, which culminates on the last Thursday of the season, called Fat Thursday (this year on February 8, 2024), followed by Shrove Sunday (February 11), and Shrove Tuesday (March 13). This is followed by Lent, a 40-day fast that lasts until Easter for the purification of body and soul.
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