Heading to Czech Republic

As promised, we are introducing a country through its history, interesting facts and figures.

 Two weeks later its gastronomy will be our focal point, when you can taste those dishes in ANZIL Restaurant/Cafe/ Deli at Lindale.

Czech Republic is in the middle of Europe with a population of 10.5 million and a unique history. The country had been founded 1500 years ago by Slavic tribes in the centre of the continent without any sea coast. This is the reason why you cannot find seafood on their menu.

Tourism is very important to the economy and visiting tourists are travelling through the country in bigger numbers than its inhabitants. In its capital Prague, we can detect a slice of European history at each corner and admire their medieval buildings not being damaged by the Wars.

Numerous castles, churches and fortresses are taking the visitors back in time with the enchanting atmosphere of cosy breweries and restaurants where you can quench your thirst and alleviate your hunger. Known as the castle capital of the world, the republic has over 2000 castles, ruins and keeps for visitors to tour and enjoy.

The St. Vitrus Cathedral at Prague Castle is home of the Czech crown jewels and the burial place of Czech kings.

BEER is something Czechs are very proud of. Endless breweries are waiting to introduce their specialities along with the worldwide famous hospitality and dining out that does not cost you an arm and a leg. The RAW beer variety sees at least 5-6 types in each pub served with amazing food. In regards to the gastronomy, we will have a more extensive introduction in our next article within 2 weeks.

Beer facts:

- 2000 million litres is produced yearly

- 145 litres/person/year (67 litres/person/ year in New Zealand)

- 80 million litres consumed by tourists the rest is exported all around the world

The Czech nation is hardworking and talented. Its industry is well-developed and unique in the region.

During the 1989 Velvet Revolution the communist regime collapsed and at 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia was peacefully dissolved. It then became two independent states: the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Their good relationship is shown by the fact that in New Zealand their expats gather together into one Club.

We all know La Boheme from Puccini or the Bohemian Rhapsody from Queen. The country was called BOHEMIA in the old times.

Originally, Bohemian was a gypsy, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices, enjoying life to the fullest.

We could go on and on about the culture, history of the nation but our space is limited.

You can find more information through ANZIL’s website (www.anzil.co.nz).

There is something for everyone in the family when you visit the Czech Republic. From outdoor adventures to luxurious spas, historic treasures to glorious architecture, and cultural riches to delicious food, you are sure to find something to enjoy.

In two week’s time you can not only read about traditional dishes but taste them in ANZIL Restaurant/Cafe/Deli, Lindale for lunch or dinner. Until then we are looking forward to accommodating you daily in Lindale with our traditional Hungarian food.

Come hungry to our Hungary-based restaurant and enjoy finishing the dishes being served here.