Jakub

Jakub

Traveling, exploring is hard work (hehe), don’t believe me? Try it, you will want to take a break sometime during your day and if you’re lucky may find a place like Egon Schiele Cafe. Setting in the back of the cafe, at a quiet table near the bar we were enjoying strudel and wine when two guys walked in. They headed straight to the bar, began a lively conversation with the bartender. Their backs to us concentrating on wine and the bartender, getting louder with time. Suddenly one turned to us and abruptly apologized to Lucia for some unsavory comments and their volume. We accepted the apology and their invitation to the conversation. The tall one pegged us as travelers asking where we lived, now we we’re involved with the guy’s and bartender, talking about travel, photography and you may have guessed food! The wine kept coming and to my surprise the pours became very generous! An hour went by, then two, the tall one (Jiri) is the head chef at Jakub Restaurant a very nice upscale elegant establishment. Jiri studied under Gordon Ramsey and had worked as far away from home as Singapore. Food of course was the main topic, after several bottles of wine had been consumed Jiri noticed the clock and jumped up exclaiming he and David (the other guy who is the head of waitstaff) had to leave right away, they we’re going to be late to work! Before leaving however they extended an invitation to Jakub’s, he knew they were fully booked for the evening, asking “I can fit you in if you are there at exactly 6pm and you only have an hour would you like to come”? Without hesitation we accepted, all we had to do was wonder around for a couple of hours and be there on time. At precisely 6pm we stepped in out of the rain and was greeted by a server who told us they were booked for the evening and could not seat walk-ins tonight, we mentioned Jiri and she said oh, you’re made it, seating us quickly. Rabbit and Duck were selected (on Chef Jiri’s recommendation) with a great Pinot, fabulous! Just as we prepared to leave a beautiful dessert was brought out for us compliments of the Chef. 7pm arrived with a large group and we departed, loving the hour we had at Jakub’s and the stimulating conversation earlier. Would we recommend Chef Jiri and Jakub’s, why yes!

 

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