LaPiS: Fine Dining

Ever since we embraced our desert lifestyle almost three years ago, fine dining experiences have been few and far between.  With three growing kids – two “almost teens” and one toddler – a lot of our “dining adventures” are almost always catered to what the kids will eat.

So when an opportunity to “go fine dining”  presents itself, who am I to say no, right? 😉

These photos were taken one lunch time during  one of our many “mother-daughter” bonding moments when we tagged along with hubby on an overseas training course last Nov 08.  Since we were pretty much left to ourselves most of the day, we took in as much of the beautiful sights and flavors of the picturesque city of Prague.  Needless to say, we loved it!

To keep it simple, we chose to eat at our hotel’s in-house restaurant this time…

Little girl didn’t seem to be too impressed with the menu. 😆 To tell you honestly, only the cheesecake seemed attractive to me too! 😳

Yet, we still went in and gave it a try.  Instead of doing the usual full course, though, I just decided to have a light soup and salad lunch – soup for the “diva-lette” (most of it, at least 😉 ) and salad for moi!

Both dishes were decidedly yummy.  But the “highlight” of our meal surprisingly turned out to be this…

The TINY bottle of water (“without gas” – meaning non-carbonated – as they refer to it) whose price  – EUR3 – nearly gave me a heart attack!!! 😯 Never realized water could be so expensive in that part of the world!

Oh well, as they say, charge it to experience (though it admittedly left a “major burn” in our pocket!) since dining this “fine” may take a long while to come by again… :mrgreen:

A fine Lasang Pinoy Sunday to all!


11 responses to this post.

  1. I hear you Pinky! Though we don’t have kids, we do have a four legged prince that we also can’t just leave each time we crave for a night out.

    I never had Czech food ever, did you came back to try? Both soup and salad look yummy! And the price of water? yep! Europe is expensive.

    Have a good weekend, Pinky and family!

    my entry here:

    Hi Manay! Yes, I do recall trying one Czech specialty but my (multiple-anaesthesia’ed) brain doesn’t seem to recall the name of the dish at the moment… 😉 It was good, though.

    Oo nga, being responsible for our “kids” does tend to limit our couple recreational activities but, as they say, it’s perfectly okay to give up something good for something even better, right? 😉

    Take care and enjoy your weekend too!


  2. i’ve been to prague too. beautiful city. and incidentally,my hubby’s heritage is czech republic :oD… the food looks yummy. yep, experience can be costly sometimes – that’s part of the reason why we never forget those times, huh? :oD

    Your hubby’s lineage is Czech? That’s cool! 😎 Yes, probably one of the most unforgettable and beautiful places I’ve been to is Prague – what a blessing to have actually walked its streets as I never imagined I would even be setting foot there…

    Experiences with “tangible” price tags? Yep, those are quite hard to forget! Hahaha! 😆

    Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your Sunday!


  3. Ostrich liver?! *shudder* I’m scared to try THAT one! hehehe but I would really try it just for the heck of it!

    I hope the food was as yummy as they looked!

    Happy FF!

    Serving mine HERE

    Hi Zerisse! I’m not THAT adventurous in food, sadly, so I had to pass up on the ostrich liver… 😳 The rest of the “normal” food was yummy nonetheless. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by!


  4. ohhhh! that shrimp salad looks so divine… taste, look and pocket wise!:) and yes…i am with you all the way, with the kids now being our priority when we make our dining out choices. happens all the time…but sometimes we let them eat their pizza and burger first, and then we go wherever we want to eat, they just watch us hahaha! and fool around:(

    Having the kids eat ahead seems a good idea – should try it sometime… 😉 I just wish they would also be content just watching us eat so we could at least enjoy our meal – hahaha! 😆


  5. i’ve never head czech cuisine before. how was it? that shrimp caesar salad looks delicious, i am craving for one now! and i’m with thess…having a 4-legged baby in the house (who’s actually now 12 yrs old) limits your “fine dining” excursions. thanks for sharing…

    Hi Raquel! From the few Czech dishes I had, I would say they were good. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my kitchen – hope to see you again soon…


  6. The salad looks yummy!

    non-carbonated water, sus, ang mahal! 😀

    Sinabi mo, Julie! Kung alam ko lang e tiniis ko na lang yung uhaw ko… hahaha! 😆


  7. me too, i can totally relate. the only reason why we could still have fine dining with the kiddo is because we dine free of charge in the very restaurants we design…

    What a nice perk naman you have, Iska! At least, kiddo also gets to experience fine dining occasionally so he gets more comfortable with it even at a young age. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂


  8. Nagulat din ako sa water.. nag-calculator ako agad dun ah? Ang mahal! Anyway, we can give ourselves naman some pampering paminsan minsan, di ba?

    My entry is here. Hope you can check it out. Have a great week ahead.

    Yup, indulging ourselves from time to time is a good thing. 🙂 Thanks for the visit, Jen!


  9. awww, ang sosyal ng diva mother and daughter ha! fine dining in europe, no less! heart attack inducing talaga ang presyo ng tubig sa europe. hahaha! 🙂

    Hay naku, kaya nga soup and salad lang e… di kaya ng powers kung full course! :mrgreen: Welcome back, cousin!


  10. well i hope youre able to take home the water bottle, at least man doon makabawi ka :))

    sorry late comment me to youmy entry is here

    magandang araw ka-lasa-ista 🙂
    Salamat sa pagbisita 🙂

    Di ko na inuwi – ang bilis din kasing naubos ng laman e – hehehe 🙂


  11. Posted by Twinkie on 28 March 2009 at 1:07 am

    Naku Ate Pinky, kayang-kaya mo ganyang presentation eh! Mas maganda pa!

    Natawa ako sa tubig, akala ko kung ano na ang highlight! Sobrang sarap siguro niyan. Inubos mo ba hanggang huling patak? 😉

    Yan naman gusto ko sa yo, Twinx, lakas ng bilib mo sa akin e – hahaha! 😆 At yung tubig… oo, siyempre, down to the very last drop! Have to get my money’s worth, di ba? 😉


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