The restaurant Baráčnická rychta was where, during my studying abroad, we ate our welcome dinner. Baráčnická rychta is located in Praha 2. It was probably one of the reasons why I became comfortable with walking in the middle of the road at night. We would call out car and everyone would scatter to the sidewalks. Baráčnická rychta is a restaurant located near the US embassy, sort of down a one way street that leads to a dead end.
One of the things I was super excited for was tea. I’d enjoyed tea on my flights and will admit one of the first things I purchased at the Billa was tea. It’s a problem I know, and it’s gotten worse. I ordered mint tea and was expecting just a simple tea bag with chopped up mint leaves inside. Instead I got fresh mint tea. Which I only ever get when I visit my aunt. The little square packet to the side is sugar cubes, which I was also excited about because I don’t have sugar cubes very often. Sugar cubes are actually a Czech invention which I learned much later from one of our tour guides.
I probably spent way too much time studying the menu, because I wanted something traditional to eat and ended up asking my teachers what I should get. I ended up with a beef golash. The “Reeve’s” beef goulash. It came with bread dumplings, onions and a pepper. I was excited, it was essentially a nice stew with bread. When I went out to eat while I was in Prague I probably consumed way too many goulashes and bread dumplings.
One of my teacher’s suggested the apple strudel so I ordered it with the ice cream and was very happy with it. Another classmate ordered the hot raspberries, which was also good, that was a lot like a parfait, she didn’t like the whipped cream so that is what the reddish whipped cream is from at the top of the plate.