Dinner this evening for us was at Karczma Mlyn, a rustic-looking restaurant specialising in traditional, peasant Slovak fare. Seating includes pleasant but hard-to-get al fresco tables on Hlavna Ulica, Kosice's main pedestrian street; or the atmospheric labyrinthian indoor seating with its farm implements, hunting paraphernalia, antiquated lamps and animal pelts hanging from the rafters.
We started our dinner off this evening with:
- Zurek, a hearty, tasty Polish soup containing potatoes, sausages and hard-boiled egg. It was the most delicious soup I'd had in a long while, but also extremely rich in lard/bacon flavours.
Our main courses:
- Zajačik na hríboch (pork tenderloin medallions with rosemary and mushrooms): very generous portions of fragrant grilled pork, served with a mound of potato wedges.
- Kačacie prsia (duck breast, with roasted apple, raspberries & red wine sauce, and mashed potatoes au gratin): the local duck has a very strong scent, but went deliciously with the sweet, caramelly apple-raspberry-red wine sauce. A large mashed potato timbale was topped with strong Bryndza cheese. Texture-wise, it was perfect.
Loved the food. Not so sure about the Slovakian hunting lodge decor with real fox pelts hanging overhead whilst we eat.
Restaurant Kosice Karczma Mlyn
040 01 Košice
Tel:+421 55 622 05 47