Pasta Fresca!

April 2019

I had a five-days vacation with my sister last year's summer. We went to three cities in Europe's countries with Prague as our first destination. A short visit to Prague proved to me that it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. While waiting for our Airbnb's check-in time, we decided to make the best use of our time to explore the city.

The Prague Central Station (Praha Hlavní Nádraží) had this room of rented lockers for us to keep our stuff (in this case, we put our baggage) with a maximum renting time of 24 hours. The prices were based on the box's color and its size from 80 CZK to 120 CZK. Oh! We also bought the 24-hour public transport tickets at the airport which cost 110 CZK for an adult. One ticket applies for the bus, metro (subway), and trams. 

The famous Prague Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square.

We had lunch at a vibrant Italian pasta restaurant – Pasta Fresca! meaning 'fresh pasta'. The highlight of this one-day trip to Prague was finding this hidden gem restaurant in the heart of the tourist hustle. The interior is beautifully simple, especially on the basement floor. Make sure you get the table downstairs. The great thing was that you could smell the fresh pasta all over the dining room.

They served a bread basket with olive oil as its dip. I had a Gnocchi with black truffle and truffle butter, while my sister picked out the recommended Spinach Tagliatelle with mushrooms, porcini (1), cream, and walnuts. The gnocchi was light and flavorful. Both were perfectly al dente (2) cooked pasta. The main courses were also optionally served with a parmesan that sprinkled onto the dish made it more perfect. No need to ask, I would make a second visit and more to go here! <3

(1) : a basiodiomycete fungus with the type species of the genus Boletus. Also known as cep, penny bun, or porcino.

(2) : a pasta or rice that is cooked to be firm to the bit with an Italian etymology said as "to the tooth".

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