The Train to Prague

I splurged (just a little) and booked a first class ticket on the train to Prague (allowing me lounge privileges), coffee and a variety of beverages and sakes are free, but Wifi is not.   The lounge at the Hauptbahnhof in Berlin is nice then the one at the airport!

It’s an amazing station.  Great architecture.

This was very interesting to me – the only washroom for this entire station was a pay as you go situation.  1 Euro to use the toilet and 7 if youw anted to take a shower.

And then there was the food.  A vast array of selection, a lot of it looked great, this seafood place was fairly fancy.

Herring and raw onion on a hero anyone?

While watching the scenery go by I decided to have lunch in the dining car.

Love this! The dinning car had a very dry and efficient waiter, and most of the food was cooked on a stove or prepared (assembled a la minute).

And the food was really pretty good – and reasonably priced.  Below was my tuna salad which cost 9.90 Euro

Of course no trip to Prague is complete without a Pilsner Urquell!

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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