After lunch, we climbed Lesser Town in search of a vista of Prague and the Vltava. Climbing the steep cobbled streets winding up towards Prague Castle, the maroon and red shingle of Prague rooftops spread across the city, only briefly interrupted by the pale green dome of St. Nicholas Church, as well as the alien Žižkov Television Tower, an eerie picket piercing through the Prague skyline.
Wandering the streets around the Hradčany district, we made our way around the Loreto, a historic monument housing a chapel and a museum, ending up at Strahov Monastery, an extensive complex perched upon the hilltop. Disappointingly, without a chance to peek inside the elaborate Strahov Library or the Basilica, we continued our way towards the vineyards on the slopes of the Prague hillside.
As Prague descended into twilight, we ventured back across the Vltava, eventually reaching Field. On the corner of U Milosrdnych Street, a stone’s throw away from the river and the Jewish Quarter, Field has secured an ideal location. The interior decor is subdued, and its off-white walls were adorned with simple agricultural machinery, promoting the farm-to-table philosophy. The atmosphere was casual, yet the food and presentation were refined. We were also impressed with the service, which decoded the perhaps too-minimalistic menu descriptions. We were treated to three complimentary amuse-bouches prior to a delicious appetiser (for me, aged beef carpaccio with black garlic oil and bone marrow ice cream) and main course (immaculately seared lamb on a bed of roasted dates, fennel, and pine nuts). All in all, Field offered a fantastic meal and I would heartily recommend the restaurant for its food and service.
After dinner, we chose to forgo the famous nightlife of Prague, instead promenading along the Vltava, but further away from the city centre, eventually reaching the Cloud 9 rooftop bar. However, because it was relatively far from the centre, which is largely devoid of tall buildings, the view turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. After trying their signature cocktail, and with the chilly wind, we decided to call it a night.