Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

January 22, 2022
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Where to eat when in Prague

Dr Pierre Gagné relaxes in the Czech Republic’s hippest city

This past February, my companion and I had a marvellous stay in Prague where we attended the opera, listened to several fabulous concerts in ancient cathedrals and regularly ate unforgettable meals. One stood out above the rest, not only for its excellent cuisine but also for the personalized and pleasant service we received.

We were waited on by a team of enthusiastic young Czech men and women, each wearing a black T-shirt with the name of the restaurant on the back. We were amused to learn that the letters read “Nostress.” When asked what it meant, we received the reply with a big smile: no stress. By the end of the meal that was exactly how we were feeling!

We each started with a lovely, spicy shrimp bisque in coconut milk. My partner’s main dish was her favourite fish, sea bass, fresh, flakey and served on a bed of spinach. I chose a filet mignon, thick, cooked as requested with garlic potatoes. The wine list was surprisingly varied and our choice of an Australian shiraz proved the right combination for our meal.

By the time our meal was consumed, we were indeed feeling no stress. To bring some of the atmosphere back to Canada with us, we convinced one of the waiters to sell us a T-shirt which I will wear here, when necessary.

Nostress Café and Gallery
9 V kolkovn
Prague, Czech Republic
tel: (011-420-222) 317-007
Starters are between $9 and $20, and mains between $13 and $30.


Dr Pierre Gagné is a psychiatrist in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

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