FOLK DANCE – LIVE GYPSY MUSIC AT THE “HALÁSZTANYA” FISHERMAN’S HAUNT AT KISPEST

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By invitation of media, travel agencies and tourist guides went to Kispest (District XIX) in Budapest to the Halásztanya (Fisherman’s Haunt). Upon entering our hands were filled with a glass of apricot pálinka, the house welcome drink. The place which dates it background history of 75 years. So an old place  keeping the design and tools always has a unique history. Just would like to note in low voice … the place could use some renovation, but most probably it will be done soon-or-later. The place  was built upon the plans of Mr. Károly Koós, whereas the inner part of the building, the centuries-old redwood columns and beams were brought  from  Transylvanian and installed.  The building’s first owner was Mr. Antal Dreher, the famous brewer who was, is well-known also across Europe and furthered. The occasion of the invitation was the importance to spread the news about the entertainment connected to the excellent home-made dishes and the  Hungarian traditional folk dance and spiced with gypsy musicians  filling the air. These programs recently have had become the brand of the Halásztanya. This evening beside the „riporters” a huge Swedish tourist group of around 60 individuals also attended the colorful folk show while enjoying the supper as it was served, watching the dancers, singers and a trio of gypsy musicians who also highlighted the evening’s autmosphere… see video below.

Almost naturally the supper started off with the Gulyás soup (so much-loved by the tourist), then came the ratatouille veal along with Hungarian style of baked potatoes and rice and at  lunch or supper the  sweet tooth individuals have their joy with the dumplings a’la Somlói. Red and Dry wine, soft drinks and the famous Dreher beer wasn’t missing for a minute on the tables. Seemed like the Swedish group enjoyed from head to toe their evening’s stay. The haunt was previously led by Mr. Endre Papp, one of the outstanding figures in the Hungarian cuisine . Speaking to Mr. Jozsef Rácz, specialist in charge of the Halásztanya, handling, organizing the events said, quote: „This is a place where weddings, social  get-together events  can be easily organized, by having a large terrace with a total of 400 guests to be seated and served.The place has also two separate rooms 30-30 guests to be seated. Around 300 people may have the delights out in the shady garden place from spring to fall.

Just by the place there is a parking lot, but also easy to reach by public transportation.

No other places in Budapest can beat the Halásztanya with its great opportunity it has to offer for tourist groups, foreigners staying in Budapest  to pop by before heading to the Budapest Airport to have a good Hungarian lunch or supper before they leave.  Certainly, an excellent opportunity to remember the taste of the traditional Hungarian cuisine while flying back home.

And for those foreigners who are permanently staying in Budapest and wish to enjoy the delights of the Halásztanya may get in touch with the place and order home delivery.

Wishing a pleasant stay and good appetite!

Address:

District XIX.  6, Városház tér, Budapest

Phone: +36 1 282 9873

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KKPlrj2T7I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGVE4s5DBz4

Update, snaps and video by Aggie Reiter

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