The 1991 rebirth of the vinárna (wine bar) in the Malá Strana house "At the Painter's" brought French-trained Czech chef Jaromír Froulík's gourmet fare to Prague. Surrounded by Romance-age murals and gorgeously appointed tables in three intimate dining rooms, you're faced with some tough choices. Half-baked salmon filets swim in caper sauce, tiger shrimps come with oranges, lamb steak is glazed with red-pepper sauce, and baked quail bathe in sherry. The crispy breast of duck is a safe choice. If you want a truly old-world evening of elegant romance and French specialties, U Malíru is worth it.
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