Venue: Vajdahunyad Castle at th City Park – Budapest
The time has come to visit the First Fish and Wild Game Meat Festival in Budapest whereas an opportunity comes to the doorstep for visitors to taste the different regions seasoning of the famous Hungaricum – Fish Soup and other fish delights from the region of Hungary. The Carpathian Basin is still among the richest regions of wild game meat of wildlife in Europe. These wild game meat specialities as the pheasant , rabbit, venison, wild boar, deer will be cooked on the spot and worthwhile to taste if not all of them in one day then go back the next day and continue having more unique samples which for many might not have at a regular daily meals.
Here in the coming three days go for it, see and learn how to cook a real Hungarian Fish Soup, but that is not all to gain during the 3-days. Beside the food of plenty, the professional craft breweries brought domestic and international beers, so need not have to go on a hunt to reach a pint of a smooth beer of a kind to follow-up to pleasantly rinse the throat, of what else than a nice cold fresh craft beer, but if some like it hot, then may go for a shot of homemade Pálinka or go for the Hungarian wines to ease the thirst.
Outlining a couple of craft beers that brought attention … first of all the Kentucky brand as a beer caught the attention for many and stopped by the stand to taste what is it like, cause for many the Kentucky name is connected to the world-famous whiskies. This year for the first time to arrive to Budapest’s attending at the Fish and Wild Game Meat Festival (also can be visited at the Főzedefeszt – Street Food Fair on the Andrássy Boulevard) the home town of whiskiers at Kentucky. Found out from the twin young ladies at the stand the following … the Alltech Lexington Brewery and Distilling Co. produce craft beers are in barrels and bottles. On the spot the visitors could have a taste draft beer on the tap of Kentucky Ale and the Kentucky IPA. Bottled ones were out on display: Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout, Kentucky IPA and the Kentucky Kölsch. Once tasted the Alltech beers most probably the true beer lovers will like what they have tasted. Just in brief a few words about the Alltech’s beer. Developed in 2000 by Irish entrepreneur Dr. Pearse Lyons – founder and president of Alltech. To-day become the brewery’s flagship brew, capitalizing on the brewery’s proximity to fresh Kentucky bourbon barrels. The unique barrel-aged seasonal series and has collected numerous awards. In 2012., the company became part of the world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon Trail® with the opening of its Town Branch Distillery, which crafts Town Branch® Bourbon, Town Branch® Rye, Pearse Lyons Reserve® malt whiskey Bluegrass Sundown® and bourbon-infused coffee liqueur… now I bet this sounds already mouthwatering for the beer lovers.
The Original Paulaner arriving from Munich had a grand stand and the Bavarian beer is already well-known by the Hungarians and foreigners from all over Europe and foreigners visiting, staying in Budapest. The Hungarian fruity beer flavors became rather popular by the young adults and many homemade beers produced with fresh fruits from the regions of Hungary.
For kids to make their day, hills of sweets and candies, stands of toys, ice-cream, candyfloss and to learn about wild animals in the forest are booklets and lectures. Probably the most fun they had been riding the ponies. For young and elder folks having timeout at the Flee Market is a place where the clock’s hand run faster than you can.
Summing up one of the days adventures at the 1. Fish and Wild Game Meat Festival, visitors to be coming out to the venue should not go on by, passing the Kentucky stand without tasting there the heavenly beer. Not really a beer lover, yet by tasting, got me some of Kentucky craft beers for the rainy days … and as the old songs says … “I can’t stop loving you, its useless to say…” Hurray Kentucky Beers to arrive to Budapest!
Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter