Girls’ Night at Little Prague in Davis


After a day of feeling sorry for myself for the unfortunate bike mishap this morning, I needed a little TLC tonight. I caught up with an old friend for dinner. Her favorite Davis restaurant is Little Prague (http://www.littleprague.com/). I’ve only been to Little Prague once before, and it wasn’t the best experience. That had nothing at all to do with the restaurant, and everything to do with a blind date that I got talked into a while back. It was one of those epically bad blind dates where right after you leave you grab your cell phone and the instant you shut your car door you call your friend to say, “What were you thinking?!” But that’s a story for a different blog.

Being such a beautiful evening, we wanted to sit outside.

We started out with a cold cucumber dill soup. I’m not usually big fan of any cream soups or sauces, but my friend had raved about how fabulous this was, so I had to try it. I was rather pleasantly surprised.

 Chilled Cucumber Dill Soup

Chilled Cucumber Dill Soup - surprisingly light & refreshing!

My friend had the Chicken Schnitzel with Czech Potato Salad (Kuřecí řízek), and I had the Grilled Basil Salmon.

Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel with Czech Potato Salad (Kuřecí řízek)

Grilled Basil Salmon

Grilled Basil Salmon (Losos na bazalce)

 

Salmon is a dish I am always hesitant to order at any restaurant, because it is too often overcooked. Again, I was pleasantly surprised that my salmon was perfect – moist, flaky, and delicious. I requested the sauce on the side, because I don’t typically care for any kind of sauce on fish. It was a rich, creamy sauce that I did enjoy dipping a potato or two in. Everything was nicely seasoned, nothing was overly salted.

I enjoyed a glass of an Alexander Valley Syrah. We chatted and savored the food, the service, the atmosphere. The service was very attentive, gracious, and friendly. Our server, Jason, listened very patiently and kindly to the story of my bike crash today. My friend insisted that I show him my bruised shoulder. I did.

 

 

 

I played with the new camera, experimenting further with the various settings. I caught some nice shots.

Iced Tea

 

Just playing ...

A moment of reflection ...

I particularly like these; they just sort of captures the homey, comfortable atmosphere.

 

Charming string lighting ...

Black Forest Cake

And then there was dessert … such decadence! Normally I don’t eat dessert like this unless I have done a significant ride, but tonight was an exception. I needed a little TLC and pampering. And that is exactly what I got at Little Prague in Davis tonight. My friend has been a regular at the restaurant for many years, so we also enjoyed the pleasure of a visit from the head chef, Karel.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

 

 

The only disappointment for the evening was when I realized on the way home that I had left my take home box with the other half of my cake in it on the table.

 If you are looking for some comfort food, graciously served in a homey atmosphere, then try Little Prague Restaurant in Downtown Davis.

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