This year, the 9th gourmet event marking the opening of the trout season takes place in the Masné krámy restaurant. Fresh trout and brook trout from the Spůlka rivulet in Šumava are going to enrich the restaurant’s menu from the 21st April. The chilled fish are going to be supplied by the renowned Trout Farm Mlýny (Pstruhařství Mlýny) from Žár by Vacov. During the last year’s event, grilled trout stuffed with ramsons and spring onion was the most popular dish, as the guests ordered over 300 servings.
“Having a finer aroma than conventional garlic, ramsons are very suitable to flavour fish. Our guests can sample two recipes - trout fillets with ramsons butter or grilled trout stuffed with ramsons and spring onion,” says the Masné Krámy restaurant’s head chef Luděk Hauser. The guests can also savour several other dishes spiced with ramsons - an increasingly popular spring vegetable, whose season is just at its peak.
The Masné krámy restaurant is planning other thematic gastronomic events for this year:
- Burgers + Asparagus Feast in Masné krámy (18th – 22nd May)
- Masné Krámy Fest (24th - 26th June)
- Venison Feast (17th – 23rd October)
- St. Martin’s Feast (10th – 13th November)
- Insight into Our Neighbours’ Cuisines – Austria/Bavaria (22nd - 27th November)
The restaurant offers great Old Czech cuisine to its guests, as well as perfectly treated drawn beer, Budweiser Budvar Krausened Lager in particular. The Masné krámy is the only restaurant in the world, where Budweiser Budvar Krausened Lager is drawn directly from beer tanks. The restaurant’s capacity is 200 places. Further information on the restaurant can be found at www.masne-kramy.cz.
Ramsons (Allium ursinum, also known as wood garlic or bear's garlic) are a wood species, which grow in riverine and deciduous woodlands as well as around streams or at the foot of hills, preferring moist, humic and mellow soils. They often occur in groups and create lovely carpets of white flowers. Ramsons are age-old medicinal plants, containing particularly essential oils with sulphur compounds. The effective substances function in many ways; they have germicidal effects and help e.g. during colds and respiratory disorders. They are antifungal, destroying mycosis and fungus. Furthermore, ramsons decrease blood pressure and are effective against arteriosclerosis. They are used to destroy enteric bacteria, against flatulence and urichostrongylus. Mainly young leaves and flower stems are used in the kitchen.
TROUT SEASON OPENING AND RAMSONS SPECIALTIES
Masné krámy restaurant 21. 4. - 24. 4. 2016
Fresh trout supplied by the Trout Farm Mlýny form Šumava
100g Bruschetta with cherry tomatoes and ramsons, white bread prepared au gratin with goat cheese CZK 59
0.22 l Ramsons cream soup with butter croutons CZK 42
1 pc Boiled trout with root vegetable and butter, served with parsley potatoes CZK 159
250 g Baked brook trout with cumin, served with mashed potatoes CZK 159
180 g Trout fillet with ramsons butter served in a tinfoil, baked beetroot and potatoes prepared au gratin CZK 169
360 g Cream spaghetti with ramsons and dried tomatoes, topped with Parmesan cheese CZK 99
The head chef Luděk Hauser recommends
1 pc Grilled trout filled with ramsons and spring onions, served with mashed potatoes CZK 159
150 g Chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese, served with pasta and ramsons pesto CZK 149
110 g Lime parfait with fresh peppermint and fruit CZK 49
Budweiser Budvar’s brewing master recommends
0.3l Budweiser Budvar BUD B:STRONG Limited Edition 16° - a special beer batch made from fresh cones of Saaz “Žatecký poloraný červeňák” hops CZK 35