Though admittedly the ambience could have been warmer, the impeccable service and scrumptious food more than made up for it. Dinner with the family last night, as we plotted what the rest of the weekend in Prague would entail, was a feast. Essensia at the Mandarin Oriental was a true delight.
We were plied with an amuse bouche of tuna tartare as we waited for our starters of coconut-marinated seabass, a generous serving of salmon, seabbass and tuna sashimi, and marinated Thai beef salad. If we'd known how big the servings were going to be, we probably would have passed on the starters.
Phad thai noodles with prawns, baby chicken in a thai red curry, and beef rib in black pepper sauce completed the meal.
The food was great, the servings larger than what I have become used to, and the service non-obstructive and perfectly professional.