Rožnov pod Radhoštěm is for me one of the most beautiful towns not only in Moravia but in the whole of the Czech Republic. I used to visit it regularly for several years, and even now, I visit at least once a year to attend the Jánošíkův Dukát festival in the beautiful open-air museum. Therefore, I was delighted to finally visit the restaurant in the beautifully renovated Villa Rosenaw.
At the Villa, they strive to introduce guests to the local Wallachian cuisine elevated to a higher level, and you can also find international dishes on the regular menu. During lunchtime, the restaurant offers a cost-effective lunch menu.
For soup, I chose the Wallachian sour soup (called “kyselica”) with mushrooms and plums for 85 CZK (approx. 3.40 EUR) from the regular menu. The sour soup is probably the most famous Wallachian soup; it was often cooked at home, and I’ve had many servings. The dried plums added to the soup were a pleasant twist; the soup was thick, creamy, and moderately sour. Perfectly executed.
I also tasted the beef broth with shredded meat, homemade noodles, and root vegetables for 85 CZK (approx. 3.40 EUR), also from the regular menu. Here, they pour the broth over the vegetables and meat right in front of the guest.
From the lunch menu, we chose pork cheeks with parsley potatoes for 199 CZK (approx. 8 EUR).
And also fried cod with mashed potatoes and tomato salad for 195 CZK (approx. 8 EUR). Since I love mashed potatoes, I couldn’t resist tasting it. The mash was flawless, as was the cod in breadcrumbs.
From the regular menu, I chose potato dumplings (called “strapačky”) with smoked meat and sour white cabbage with bacon, caramelized pears, whipped sheep cheese with chives for 175 CZK (approx. 9 EUR). The caramelized pears perfectly complemented the dumplings, cabbage, and smoked meat, adding a pleasant twist. The meal was filling, and the portion was large. I would love to have these dumplings again.
For dessert, we ordered a blueberry dumpling with vanilla sauce and poppy seeds for 179 CZK (approx. 9 EUR). It was listed as a main course on the lunch menu, but we shared it. The dumpling had a generous amount of blueberries, and the vanilla sauce did not disappoint. (If you love blueberries, I recommend stopping by for the classic blueberry dumplings from Kohútka, which is nearby).
For dessert, we also chose a chocolate fondant with crème brûlée ice cream and raspberry sauce for 95 CZK (approx. 3.80 EUR). The lava cake was perfectly executed; the hot chocolate still flowed when cut open, and the combination with raspberries is a proven choice.
In Villa Rosenaw, they have the local Radegast beer on tap, half a liter costs 55 CZK (approx. 2.20 EUR). But you can also choose Bernard.
During our visit, we were seated in the lower part of the restaurant called Slivovina. The place was cozy, airy, and the wallpaper with a plum (“trnka” in wallachian language) motif was charming.
You can also sit in the spacious garden. However, during our visit, it was not possible due to the rain.
If you head to Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, whether to the open-air museum or any of the many cultural events held there, definitely give the food at Villa Rosenaw a chance. I believe you won’t be disappointed.
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