This year, the restaurant in the Czech Center building, in New York, has received the Bib Gourmand Award from the Michelin Gastronomic Guide.
The Bohemian Spirit restaurant, which offers Czech specialties such as svíčková, duck with cabbage and bramboračka (potato soup) in the American city, is among more than a hundred businesses where Michelin inspectors say people eat well without spending excessive sums.
The list of restaurants that this year’s Michelin Guide in New York attributed to the Bib Gourmand symbol—which stands for good quality at an affordable price—was published by the publishers before declassifying the overall rating. The guide will be released next week and will focus on which businesses will receive Michelin stars.
Currently, there are 55 restaurants with one Michelin star in New York, 14 restaurants with two stars and five restaurants with the highest possible three-star rating.
Other national cuisines are appreciated quite often by the Michelin-starred restaurants in New York, such as Japanese, Mexican, French, Italian or Korean restaurants. However, local specialties are often offered at the menu for more than $ 100 (2000 CZK).
The Bohemian Spirit restaurant keeps low on New York rates: appetizers, soups, and desserts cost $9 (210 Kč), veal schnitzel with potato salad can be bought for $24 (560 Kč) and confit duck leg with cabbage for $22 dollars (515 Kč).
This year, four Prague restaurants have been awarded the Bib Gourmand symbol in the Czech Republic, while two more – La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise and Field – have been awarded a one-star rating from previous years.