What to eat and drink

Czech cuisine uses a lot of fried or roasted meat, usually pork or beef, on special occasions game and fish is served with dumplings, potatoes or rice, in a sauce. Everything is prepared simply without strong spices. The most common dishes are pork served with dumplings and sauerkraut and pot-roasted beef in a rich creamy vegetable sauce and cranberries. Sweet dishes, such as fruit dumplings, strudel and pancakes are also very popular. No one misses the chance to taste Czech beer. The best known are Pilsner Urquell, Prague Staropramen and Budweiser Budvar. Moravian wine and Czech spirits Becherovka, Borovička and Slivovice are also old favourites.