Nils Jebens, owner of Kampa Park and Hergetova cihelna restaurants
Written by: Klára Smolová
Art: Nenad Vitas
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Older and taller! Actually, a professional skier, but my talent and determination were not sufficient.
What truth about yourself would you like people to know?
There are many wonderful things that I would like people to know (or think) about me, but most of them would not be true.
How do you get up in the morning?
Like a rocket.
What is your favorite activity during the day?
What was the last thing that was stolen from you?
My cell phone, Saturday, but then I don’t count all the stuff (tableware, glasses, wine, and like that), that’s being stolen from my restaurants every day.
What is the best place to make love?
I am not picky.
Do you need to love to make love or do you need to make love in order to love?
Neither. I would like to love to make love, but it has not always been the case.
What do you like the most about women and what do you despise?
I like girls who like wine, but I hate whiners.
What you like the most about men and what do you despise?
I really appreciate men with wits, and I hate bores.
Who is your favorite fictional character?
Your favorite insult?
Your favorite saying?
The older I get, the better sportsman I was.
Do you think it is better to say everything or not to know everything?
Some people say too little and others can’t shut up. I think the golden middle is the most appropriate.
How would you like to die?
Bitten by a vampire…? I really don’t know.
What would you like people to write on your tombstone?
NJ – more than two hundred years of excellence!
If you had to sacrifice one of your senses (sight, hearing, taste etc.) which one would it be?
I know it is bad to come from a restaurateur, but taste or smell.
If you won in a lottery and no longer had to work to earn a living, what occupation or vocation would you pursue?
Actually, I wouldn’t change a thing.
Which of your dreams has come true?
Not to get married before 40!
What is your worst nightmare?
Not to get married before I am 50!
Did you ever make any unusual bet and what were the consequences?
I bet or swore that the Vltava would never flood, one week before it washed away two of my restaurants. The consequences are known to most people in Prague.
What would be the first thing you would warn an extraterrestrial creature?
“Please stay away from my restaurants.” They are just too good for them, and I would be intimidated by their presence.
Do you like happy endings?
Anyone who says they don’t like happy endings is lying.