GEAR UP … „FŐZDEFESZT” STREET FOOD FAIR – ALONG THE ANDRÁSSY BOULEVARD – BUDAPEST 2014.

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Week-end on September, 20. -21. 2014. Budapest.

GEAR UP … bring your passion, bring your fun, bring your interest, bring your curiosity.

It is going to be two of your best days in your life!

This Fall the gathering was on the week-end when the city was splashed around with festivals, fairs, shows, free Museum Night event, international gallop race. Pretty hard to choose where to join the party, but for those interested in food and much wish to go for drinks ended up at the Andrássy Blvd.
They could visit, taste and buy their taste of Craft Beers at local and foreigner’s pavilions.

Budapest held its annual FŐZDEFESZTStreet Food Fair throughout the entirety  at  the Andrássy  Blvd. and thanks to the European Mobility Week it was a car-free day. An invitation beside food-food-food, also pavilions awaiting visitors to go for the taste of their best craft beers of the new distilleries, dozens specialty beers here for the first time, 30 stands of local and international food vendors with exotic and homemade  food were in competition to reach as much attention by grabbing the hungry eyes.

Throughout the two-day, the visitors rolling along the Boulevard  enjoyed the hustle and bustle hanging around  at the beer pavilions. Indeed the FŐZDEFESZT –  Street Food Show  has become our country’s largest culinary festival and no surprise anymore to be in the groove of the cacophony of Babel hearing so many foreigners enjoying their time and place in Budapest. Taking advantage of the location of the Főzdefeszt, a short ballet presentation was introduced  by the artists of the forthcoming ballet  at the National Opera House. Welcoming words greeted  the audience  by the director and invitation to the forthcoming  performance of the Trojan Games  ballet .

Busy hands welcomed as an old friend at the Mullet Beer pavilion.  The largest Hungarian beer punk Armando, the Brew Studios  Krisztina Zsoldos brewed the Dirty Saison  with great pride and told the visitors in between waiting for their beers … it is an interpretations, of  the old agricultural roots going back to the style of ancient evokes the spontaneity of three and four of hops  – yeast. Also the Gateshead Lados Brewery has long been hiding in the local interest  was present and the Caledonia Scottish Belhaven beers on tap were their for the thirsty beer lovers.

From Transylvania arrived to introduce the taste to the Cluj Clausenburger artisanal beers, liquors and the Salvator’s hunters bringing to taste the bearfoot meat.

No admission fee was needed this time and at the same time everyone could vote on their favorite craft beer.

Good beer and good food equal to and as fundamental democracy!

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

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