REOPENING OF THE “VÁROSLIGET CAFE AND BAR” AT THE CITY PARK – BUDAPEST

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Before speaking about  the real purpose to the invitation of the press  and media representatives  to be at the newly opened Városliget Cafe and Bar, should like to take short trip around the surrounding area.

Having a peek back-in-time the Városliget – City Park  already had a role in the  . The park and its surroundings was considered to be a popular scene, a territory to noblemen for hunting. In the Age of Reforms,  the entire park was extremely popular as a neat place for the residents to spend timeout in the woods and forest, and in those days it was called the City Forest.

Historical  Panorama – ANNO 1895 … „Városliget”  – City Park is one of the most popular parks in Budapest.  Culture and the Hungarian hospitality have had received significant role for over 150 years. This venue is the place where during the blissful days, months and years was  recon as a place for peace around the nature and peace within the soul for the visitors. At the City Park there was always something happening, ongoing developments, festivals, entertainment, sporty events … just mentioning a few … throughout the years.

Hopping over to the millennium era … In the year 2000, Hungary went through an enormous cultural and architectural developments. At the Városliget – City Park  there was, is always something happening, ongoing developments, festivals, entertainment , sporty events, fairs … just mentioning a few … throughout the 365 days.

Városliget – City Park … To-day – 2013.  come rain, come shine the Városliget – City Park is worthwhile to visit  at any season. During the 365 days both locals and tourist would catch their attention to the rich attraction, choose from different activities, like heading out on a gastronomic tour, but  can meet the eye for culturelovers, because just steps before entering  the City Park, there is at both sides at the Heroes’ Square the Museum of Fine Arts (built between 1900 and 1906) and just across the platform facing  the Contemporary Palace of Art (built between 1900 and 1906). The awesome sites doesn’t end here,   cause just a short walk and there you are, arrived to the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden (established 1866). We are still in the circle of the Városliget – City Park when we arrive to Hungarian Circus and Variety (first show in 1889). Actually, the surrounding area  at the Városliget -City Park  has so much to offer, not only can admire the visited places but while rolling along  getting hungry  there’s a classy place to eat  at the Városliget Cafe and Bar.

Now here comes the cream on top of the cake  coming back to the place where during the midday hours the press and media representatives were invited  to a pre-official opening of this newly renovated gorgeous interior taking folks back in time with dishes and cafe from the early times.  Along the “Városliget” – City Park’s  Ice Ring, the beautifully renovated building officially opened a new spot in town, the “Városliget Cafe and Bar” offering traditional values.  Beside the press individuals, public figures also attended the opening. The press call was opened by Mr. Stephen Bottyán, Head of project who talked about the conditions of the contract and its fulfillment. As he also added, Quote: ” The actual execution, research, designers and draftees works took 9 months.  It was an enormous challenge, having to have deeply in mind the aspect to create the historical and cultural continuity, presenting the historical values. The implementation only took 3 months. The building was demolished at several parts of the building. A new face was presented with a newly design kitchen and cafe interior. Superb panorama to the skating ring during the season of winter and rowing boats in the summertime can be viewed from any corner of the Vajdahunyad – City Park  Cafe and Bar’s wide windows. The Budapest’s ice rink and the rowing boats  give many locals and tourists much pleasure. It’s one of Europe’s most beBejegyzés előnézetebeautiful open-air ice rink for the skatelovers. One of the house’s popular features comes in the form a  dish:  the “Tányérhús” (Boiled calf-meat in broth) and its history goes like this … This is the finest dish of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. It became very popular because it was a favorite meal of Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria. Soon it spread throughout the entire Monarchy. Hungary included, prepared in the kitchens of aristocrats and bourgeois as well. The Tányérhús is an original  gastro-historical classic, where only the top quality Hungarian meat and veggies, served with special toppings and garnishes.   Beside other specialities of the house is the “Liget Cafe”, rosted, drilled, cooked on the spot, severed aside as like in the old days  with a small glass of fresh water and a mini cookie, just like in the days of 1895.  Cannot leave the place without not tasting the “seal of a delicious meal”. It might as well be a dessert. These are from the old cook books and revives the memory of the Városliget and Budapest during the blissful days of peace in the early nineteen hundred. See some heavenly taste at the slide-show. At the end of the presentation all present were invited to have a taste of the house. The complex currently has 30 people working, but at its mature stage,  this figure may rise 60 people. They also have kids menu and while their yummies are prepared there are available  coloring sheets with crayons  to color the Vajdahunyad Cafe and Bar  and if wish so take their art home.

Looking contemplatively through the huge windows from the Vajdahunyad Cafe and Bar shows a breathtaking scene  to the oldest construction at the City Park, the Vajdahunyad Castle (built between 1896-1908) which was to build in the year 1000, to celebrated the Hungarian Conquest of the Carpathian Basin (895).  The Vajdahunyad Castle can  easily be reached  from any side of the castle having four bridges connecting this superb site.

Actually, the surrounding area  at the Városliget – City Park  has so much to offer, not only can admire the visited places, but while rolling along  getting hungry  there’s a classy place to eat  at the Városliget Cafe and Bar.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

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