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Prague boasts two Michelin Stars

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The year 2012 will be written in golden letters in the annals of Czech gastronomy due to the enormous success of two Prague restaurants that can boast a Michelin star, a gastronomic Oscar, for this year. Which are they?

The prestigious Michelin Guide for 2012 includes the restaurant Alcron (map) of the hotel Radisson Blu Alcron and the restaurant La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise (map), each with one star.

Generally, one Michelin star designates a restaurant, which is “a good place to stop on your journey”. The greatest success that a restaurant can make is getting three starts that indicate restaurants “worth a special journey”.

The exceptionality of this award lies in the fact that both restaurants are run by Czech chefs. Alcron has been led by chef Roman Paulus since 2008 and La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise by chef Oldřich Sahajdák since 2006.

Roman Paulus started his career at the beginning of the 90s. Before he settled in Prague, he travelled throughout Austria, worked in the famous Savoy Hotel in London and on the luxurious Queen Elisabeth II cruise ship. He came to the Alcron restaurant from the Prague Hilton Hotel. His achievements include the title Cook of the Year 2009/2010.

Oldřich Sahajdák is a co-founder and co-owner of the La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise. He gained his experience in Germany, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand and at the Culinary Institute of America (C.I.A.). In the end, he settled in the restaurant La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise, the first degustation restaurant in the Czech Republic. It specialises in meals inspired by Czech culinary mastery that are prepared according to traditional Czech recipes and modern gastronomic procedures. 

The Michelin Main Cities of Europe 2012 guide includes 3,600 gastronomic facilities: 2,100 restaurants and 1,500 hotels in 44 cities in twenty European countries. Apart from the Michelin Stars, the guide also gives the Bib Gourmand award indicating the “inspectors’ favourites for good value”. In 2012, the restaurants Sansho and Monastery were awarded. The restaurants SaSaZu, Le Terroir, Aromi and Divinis received the Bib Gourmand award in 2011 and defended it successfully this year as well.

Author: Ivana Jenerálová
Added: 03.07.2012

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