Autentista — Prague, Czech Republic
On a narrow street in Prague’s Old Town, right across from the legendary Café Montmartre, Autentista is the latest offering from wine gurus Bogdan Trojak and Antonín Suchánek, who are driving the city’s wine scene, having already launched Veltlín, a popular bar, as well as ‘Prague Drinks Wine’, a festival now in its seventh year.
Local studio Formafatal has made the most of the building’s original 14th century vaulted ceilings, layering the grey-patinated space with cork-detailed upholstered banquettes, &Tradition chairs, black hot-rolled steel elements such as the ceiling-height wine displays, and stand out pieces like the Moooi Meshmatics chandelier and a bar emblazoned with an astronomy-themed print by graphic artist Jan Dočekal.
This all comes together to form an atmospheric space from which to enjoy the bar’s menu of natural wines from the Czech republic and beyond, alongside tasty nibbles like cheeses, patés and fermented vegetables. §