Kavárna co hledá jméno is famed for its Eggs Benedict, the signature dish of chef Ondřej Kynčl. Kynčl has recently branched out and opened a joint venture with the owners of that cafe and Vnitroblock, a unique breakfast-tasting restaurant that specializes in variations on the Eggs Benedict theme: Bockem.
“Guests can look forward to multi-course breakfast tastings straight from the chefs who have developed the dishes and know every single ingredient,” said Kynčl who promises Croque monsieur, boudin noir, and semolina porridge.
HIs popular eggs Benedict souffle and eggs Florentine souffle are also on the menu with a starter of asparagus, avocado, and salmon.
While currently open from Tuesday to Friday from 8 to 12 and on Saturday from 9 to 13 hours, the restaurant will soon launch a dinner service, offering a 4-7 course tasting (foie gras, catfish tartare, poached lamb shank, veal cheeks, ash and sage ravioli, and horseradish tiramisu).
With its austere interiors and gritty Smíchov location on Elišky Peškové Street (#5), the goal, says Bockem’s founders, isn’t to create an inaccessible restaurant.
“Rather a local [establishment], in which the simplicity and austerity of the bistro are combined with a gastronomy experience that is typical of the much more expensive establishments,” said Kynčl.
The concept of the new Bockem restaurant is high-quality seasonal ingredients prepared with a modern twist — buoyed by the unusual flavor combinations that characterize the chef’s recipes.
“The desire to walk on our own path and offer food and drink honestly and without compromise has prompted us to create a simple place that uncovers all the care and skill that defines us,” says Kynčl of the small dining-room space.
Smíchov is poised to claim up-and-coming neighborhood status this summer as it also sees the opening of a new Manifesto Market location this month as well as the recent reopening of the Radlická Cultural Sports center.