Sunday, 29 July 2012

ITTP Prague TEFL: Monthly Guest Writer

Owner on right (Click on photo to enlarge)
In Prague for many years the pizza sucked. It sucked as much as the gyros in Prague still sucks today - dried, tasteless chicken "gyros" served up in a melange of nondescript sauces and held together with something vaguely resembling pita bread. Everyone knows that the essence of gyros should be slowly basted lambs meat, and that cabbage has no place on a gyros - in so much as everyone agrees also that New York style pizza should be made in a certain way. I'm not going to write that this Month's Guest Writer makes the best pizza in Prague because superlatives are for personal interpretation, which can vary from person to person. However, for me the New York style pizza at Fresh Point Pizza in Dejvicka ticks all the boxes (no pun intended) which most other pizzerias in Prague do not; if I have an urge for pizza then I'd walk across the city just to make sure that I had it at Fresh Point Pizza. No-one's paying me to say this. Its just my opinion and also the opinion of basically every one of our American clients who have tried the pizza and who know a thing or two about New York style pizza :-)
Now remember at this point that ITTP do NOT receive any payments or gifts whatsoever for product endorsements on this blog, so if a product or service is recommended on this site it means that it is a tried and tested place with consistent quality of product and service and that we recommend the product or service because it's just simply SO good.
This month I popped into Fresh Point Pizza to ask the owner Petr Kuchar if he would like his pizzeria to feature on our company blog as this month's Monthly Guest Writer, and Petr gladly accepted.

First of all, the really convenient thing about this place is that it's located just a few blocks from the ITTP Prague Castle Training Center location. Here is the address of the pizzeria:
Namestí Svobody 1/728,
160 00 Praha 6

Main entrance on Ceskoslovenske Armady street (Click on photo to enlarge)

The actual front door of the pizzeria premises opens onto the street located on Ceskoslovenske Armady (located a few yards round the corner on the right from Namesti Svobody 1/728).

The pizza slices section (Click on photo to enlarge)

For clients of the ITTP Onsite TEFL/TESOL program taking some of their classes at our Charlese De Gaulla Prague Castle location, the pizzeria makes for an excellent and affordable quick snack option between classes and is located a couple of blocks just round the corner.

We do need to write now that we don't recommend eating pizza everyday and you should eat pizza responsibly.

Indoor seating area - there is another (larger) seating area on the left of the entrance inside (Click on photo to enlarge)

Fresh Point Pizza makes most if its pizzas for to go orders but they do also have comfortable seating where you can sit and watch the world go by while munching on the fresh ingredients of the crispy pizza. The pizzas are great value for money. They also sell soft drinks, coffee and other beverages but the drinks sold here are slightly over-priced (unlike the pizza) and I don't think I've ever bought a drink there - the emphasis is definitely on the pizza. However, there is the option of quenching your thirst here if you do want something to wash the pizza down with.

I could go on about how great the pizza is at Fresh Point Pizza but the proof is in the pudding so take a walk down there and either try a slice of pizza, or the whole wheel deal. I ordered the Capricciosa this lunchtime and here are some photos of its preparation:

Preparation of the dough (Click on photo to enlarge)
Secret sauce recipe added (Click on photo to enlarge)
Fresh ingredients added to my pizza (Click on photo to enlarge)
Into the pizza oven (Click on photo to enlarge)
Completed pizza: exquisite crust and divine toppings (Click on photo to enlarge)

The staff at Fresh Point pizza speak some English - enough to confirm an order and make sure that you get exactly what you ordered. They also do deliveries.
Their menu is located on their website (in Czech only), but here is the English version of that menu:

(Click on photo to enlarge)

Their website contact is:

Hezky den!/Lovely day!

Neville :-)