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Mary Page Marlowe – Directed by Tamás Puskás @ Centrál Theater Budapest

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Premiere: Saturday, 24. September, 2022.
District VI. 20 Révay Str. Budapest
90 minutes – Drama
The presentation is in Hungarian

Target Audience: Adult.

We can witness Mary Page Marlowe leads an unremarkable life. Fallow her life in 11 pictures, 11 chances to understand a woman’s life. As an accountant in Ohio with two children, few would expect her life to be inordinately intricate or moving. However, it is choices, both mundane and gripping, and where those choices have taken Mary Page Marlowe that make her life so intimate and surprisingly complicated. Her book of livelife journey in different stages – the human cost of social change, divorce, college, hospital, lover, lawyer, accident, husband/husbands.

Deeply moving and you feel an intense desire for more scenes to be following … would not mind more time to spend in your seat to watch the times and fate of the protagonist. Overall, smartly constructed and ultimately pretty moving.

A meticulously staged play of Mary Page Marlowe in different stages played by four superb actresses Juli Básti, Dorina Martinovics, Eszter Földes, and the new member of the company, Viola Lotti Gombó.

The Mary Page Marlowe original play by Tracy Letts – play writer already received Pulitzer and Tony-winning awards.

Last but not least! It should be mentioned that all of Mary Page’s stage appearances change over time and of her age, and in the meantime, as the curtain descends, the most famous music and singers’ songs played in connection to the next scene. These wonderful songs really trigger the mood and to hum to the songs.

Tickets can be purchased on the spot at the ticket desk, open from Tuesday to Friday from Noon to 6 p.m.

Riport and snaps by Aggie Reiter

Dichterliebe … “A Poet’s Love” – Átrium Film Theater @ Budapest

A Road to Music – 90 minutes production

Soon to come on October 14th and October 21st. The one-and-half hour production the audience can be part of a unique all-arts production at the Átrium Film Theater – District, II. 55. Margit Blvd. Budapest.

The Nineteenth-Century Reflection of Gender in Selected Songs. True Romantic in style and choice of metaphor, but the work is laced with irony and thematic mix of sentiment and self-derision, so close to modern sensibilities.

Dichterliebe, “A Poet’s Love” (composed 1840), is also the best-known song cycle by Robert Schumann (Op. 48).

In the performance entitled Twelve Giants, an imagined love story comes to life together on the screen, in music and on stage, directed by Lili Horvát, musical direction by Máté Hámori, arranged by Máté Balogh, performed by the Danubia Orchestra, starring János Szemenyei and Fanni Wrochna. Zsolt Nagy and Natasa Stork are also featured in the film scenes, with whom the director has already worked in his previous film, which won several international awards, Preparation for an Indeterminate Period of Cohabitation.

Recommender Aggie Reiter

The 24th Jewish Cultural Festival @ Budapest – 2022

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Slowly ending the Season of Summer still awesome series of culture programs open for the audience within just days to come. Give yourself a culture tour @ Budapest’s sightful historical venues.
The 24th Jewish Cultural Festival will be held at 7 venues in Budapest between September 4 to 12., within the Motto “Tuned to joie de vivre”. The festival will be held at 6 venues – Dohány Street – Frankel Leó Street – Hegedűs Gyula Street – Rumbach Street Synagogues, and in the House of Music Hungary. The festival is traditionally organised by the Budapest Jewish Community (BZSH) in cooperation with the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (MAZSIHISZ).
The main goal of the Jewish Cultural Festival is to become an important factor in the cultural tourism of the Hungarian capital and to play a role in the further development of the Jewish quarter of Budapest. In recent years, the festival has deservedly become a recognized and prestigious event in the capital’s artistic life. Meeting point to reach the audience with the stars of the Hungarian and international music scene.
This year’s series of programs to be unique of its kind offering more than 24 musical, literary and artistic programs at seven venues throughout Budapest, celebrating the Hungarian and Jewish culture.
In brief programs … When … Where … What’s show is on:
Grand Synagogue – Dohány Street – Has became traditional, to host guest artist and the audience as the main venue of the Jewish Cultural Festival. The building is the iconic site of Hungarian Neologue Jewish life. Many of the programs of this year’s festival, which will run from September, 4-8 will also be performed there.
September, 4. – 8 p.m. – Grand Synagogue – Dohány Street – Kicks off with a fantastic concert known by many Zsuzsa Koncz – “Szabadnak születtél” … (You were born free.
September, 4. – 7 p.m. – Hegedűs Gyula Synagogue – Bringing a series of events with a production of Songs in the Pest Moonlight showcasing signature pieces of famous operettas by Béla Zerkovitz and performed by the Monarchia Operett with a spectacular concert show.
September, 5. 8 p.m. Dohány Street Synagogue – On stage “Mi van Velem” – “WHAT ABOUT ME?” András Kern’s evening, star guests: Barbara Hegyi, Judit Hernádi, Béla Festzbaum and Gábor Heilig.
September, 5, – 7 p.m. – Hegedűs Gyula Street Synagogue – 100 Year Stone – concert with Péter Gerendás and his musician friends – star guests: Ibolya Oláh and Sándor Födő.
September, 5. 7 p.m. – Rumbach Synagogue – The Jewish Cultural Festival cannot end without the beautiful voice of singer-actress Andrea Malek along with her fellow musicians. Malek Andi Soulistic band will be performing Shalom, Jerusalem – we sing for you!. In the first part of her concert may hear songs with the heart-warming rhythm based on Yiddish and klezmer motifs, while in the second part she sing songs from the Hungarian composers, dearest to her heart, including Szabolcs Fényes and Pál S. Gábor.
September, 5. – 7.30 p.m. – House of Music Hungary – Absolutely worthwhile to get tic kedts to this amazing show. A real, authentic, exotic Israeli singer performance arriving to the House of Music Hungary, where the new diva of pop music artist from the East, LALA Tamar will fill the air With her radiant femininity and her distinctive voice. Lala Tamar. Within her brings North African Jewish heritage, authentically portrays the Moroccan Jewish music culture of Spain. Born in Israel to parents from Morocco and Brazil, Lala has been influenced by North African and Brazilian music from childhood. At the concert hear her transforms Ladino melodies into hip-hop’s 21st century rhythms and turns them into pulsating, upbeat pop songs.
September 6, 7 p.m. – Hegedűs Gyula Street Synagogue – Again “Genius in Synagogue” with Péter Mülle Siámi with his guests:Béla Szakcsi with Lakatos and Petra Gubik.
September, 6. – 8 p.m. – Dohány Street Synagogue -A Pianist Balázs Havasi will take the stage with his HAVASI Pure Piano show. After twenty-three sold-out concerts at the Budapest Arena, this time he will perform a solo piano recital at the Jewish Cultural Festival. Moreover, it is not only his virtuoso playing that the audience may admire this time. Balázs Havasi will introduces each piece with recollections and personal musical stories associated with it.
September, 7. – 7 p.m. – Hegedűs Gyula Street Synagogue – Falusi Mariann Klezmer, featuring: Kristóf Darvas and September, 7. 7 p.m. -Hegedűs Gyula Street Synagogue.
September, 7. – 8 p.m. – Dohány Street Synagogue – A perfect day and timing to pay tribute to the unparalleled oeuvre of Barbra Streisand, the celebrated star of New York’s Broadway, who turns 80 this year. The evening will feature wonderful artists such as Andrea Szulák, Mónika-Nika Veres, Bálint Gájer, Boldizsár László and the Don Lázi Swingtet led by trumpeter István Lázár. The concert will feature world-famous songs such as Hello, Dolly, The Way We Were and A Star is Born and songs from the musical Funny Girl.
September, 8. – 7 p.m. – Hegedűs Gyula Street Synagogue – DO YOU STILL LOVE IT!? – GERGELY RÓBERT’S NOSTALGIC CONCERT OF THE BEST SONGS OF THE 60s, 70s, 80s.
September, 8. – 8 p.m. – Dohány Street Synagogue – In th previous years at the Jewish Cultural Festival already know by many who have already been at their concerts, the legendary Fegya Jávori and his band, the Budapest Klezmer Band whom will again give life on stage to the traditional Yiddish motifs with a touch of Gypsy and folk music, spiced up with a touch of modernity. Special guest Opera singer Andrea Rost, celebrating her birthday will take the stage at the Dohány Synagogue, this time performing Hungarian, Gypsy and Yiddish folk songs. Another special featuring at the concert will be Fegya’s band joined by such masters of folk music with Mátyás Bolya, Miklós Lukács and Balázs Szokolay Dongó.
The Synagogue on Frankel Leó Street offers two programs in two days:
September, 5. – 7 p.m. – The Klezmerész band will take the stage with their star guest, Veca Janicsák. Founded 18 years ago, the Klezmerész ensemble needs no introduction to the audience of the Jewish Cultural Festival. The band plays Yiddish and Sephardic songs in Hebrew and Hungarian and has been a regular participant in the event for more than 10 years. The unique sound of the band is created by the special vocals of two extremely talented singers Judit Klein and Judit Török, and now they are joined by a third well known performer for the first time Veca Janicsák.
September, 6. – 7 p.m. – Fírankel Leo Synagogue – World-renowned cellist Pál Banda will perform. Throughout his career, the celliust has worked with artists such as György Solti, András Schiff, Rudolf Serkin, Cladio Abbado, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Lorin Maazel. His current program includes J.S. Bach’s Suite in C major and Suite in C minor, both written around 1720, and both of which require exceptional preparation and technical skill to perform. Pál Banda has been a member of the English Piano Trio since 2012 and is a professor at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music in London, regularly giving masterclasses in cello and chamber music around the world.
September, 6. – 7 p.m. – Rumbach Synagogue – The Israeli Nigun quartet will perform a special piece of music, translating the musical motifs of Hasidic mysticism into the language of contemporary jazz. Nigun combines the melodic treasures of traditional Hasidic culture with contemporary Jewish-Israeli music, creating an almost new musical genre.
September, 8. – 7 p.m. – Rumbach Synagogue – Orsolya Korcsolán and the Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra will give a concert titled 4 Worlds, 4 Seasons. The production promises to bring together klezmer, romantic music, liturgical songs and the Baroque era, presenting four worlds: the romanticism of Max Bruch, the vibrant and buoyant music of the young Mendelssohn, Fegya Jávori’s klezmer-Doyna for violin and orchestra, and Vivaldi‘s most famous work, the Four Seasons.
Sunday, 11. – 7 p.m. – The Mediterranean Sea will “roar” as Mara Aranda, one of the biggest Spanish stars of Sephardic music, takes the stage. Initially, the artist and her fellow musicians worked on Arabic, Balkan, Greek, Israeli and Turkish melodies based on Valencian roots, which is why she was dubbed “The voice of the Mediterranean”. Latter Mara Aranda turned her attention to Sephardic Jewish music, also her current concert she will offer an insight into how Sephardic music might have sounded in the Middle Ages through a unique orchestration of medieval and modern soundscapes.
September, 12. – 7 p.m. – Closing the events programs at the Rumbach Synagogue will conclude with Andrea Bauer and her fellow artists performing Queen of Sheba. The work tries to go down to the beginning where good and goodness come from in human beings, what spiritual content is implied by the feeling of belonging somewhere, the awareness of being part of, i.e. witnessing and experiencing, the natural world and its awakening.
September, 12. – 7 p.m. – The series of events at the Hegedűs Gyula Street will be closed by festival regulars, the versatile Sabbathsong Klezmer Band. The 10-member group has many surprises in store for this year’s concert theevent not to be missed.
Tickets can be reachable through http://www.zsidokulturalisfesztival.hu and/or http://www.broadway.hu

Within the slideshow snaps were taken at the Rumbach Street Synagogue at an earlier media conference.

Recommendation and snaps by Aggie Reiter

The 6th Beer Festival – 6 days @ District, V., Szabadság Square – Budapest Hungary

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August, 30. – September, 4. 2022

At today’s press conference, media representatives were invited to the SPAR stand whereas Márk Maczelka, Head of communications SPAR Hungary Commercial Ltd., said the following the consumers are buying beer more consciously and courageously. For years, they have been consciously working to be at the forefront of the retail market in the development of beer products, and the results of the past years have confirmed that they are in the right direction when transforming the product range. Five years ago, small-brewery beers gave 6.5% to their permanent and temporary supply, but today this proportion has increased six times. According to the data and experience of the past years, in volume although the beer product category is no longer growing significantly, consumers are more selective about which type of beer they give thumbs-up … more consciously, within different types. He also added that the Downtown Beer Festival is a great opportunity to draw the attention of discerning beer consumers to the craft products available in their stores all year round, as well as the specialties of excellent domestic small-scale breweries. At SPAR, everyone can find a beer that suits their taste, whether it’s a large-scale product or even unique series-produced, small-scale product.
Dániel Kurucz – Downtown Beer Festival main organizer
said they are pleased that the festival attracted the interest of one of the country’s largest retail chains. They have been working for years to present the diversity of beer, encourage consumers to drink quality beers and try new products, which are supported by Hungarian craft breweries. Even during the beer festival, these beers ont he spot are also reachable on the shelves at the SPAR stores.
In addition to the traditional brands of bottom and top-fermented beer the rising new stars, flavored and unflavored non-alcoholic and low-alcohol beers, of which 75000 hectoliters, i.e. 15 million cans, were in the summer season have also sold out – said Dr. Sándor Kántor – Hungarian Beer Brewers.
Gyenge Zsolt – President of the National Association of Small-Scale Breweries,told their association, representing the interests of small-scale breweries, their main task to promote domestic breweries’ access to the market. He added that they maintain an excellent relationship with the Agricultural Marketing Center, with whom they expect to co-operate even more closely from the coming Fall. The products will be presented to the professional audience in Finland, Belgium and Germany, and they will be brought together with domestic producers and potential customers at B2B meetings.

At the end of the presentations the media representatives were taken on a beer tour, whereas visited 6 beer stands and welcomed to taste their beers. See those snaps @ slideshow.

The 6th Downtown Beer Festival as said above began today, and SPAR Ltd. Hungary has been its main sponsor since this year. The domestic chain has been helping small domestic businesses, including small-scale breweries, to get their unique products onto the market for a long time and encouraging quality beer consumption.
Hungarian small-brewery beer was difficult for the general public to access for a long time, since they could typically only get access to unique craft products by ordering online or at a gastronomic festival. The SPAR made up to end this gap when it embraced Hungarian small-scale breweries a few years ago and has continued to support Hungarian small-scale breweries ever since, the permanent and seasonal selection of beers are on its shelves. With the special offer, the supermarket chain offers an alternative to quality instead of quantity consumption, and this is the only principle further strengthened by the fact that SPAR has become the main sponsor. The SPAR’s goal is to further popularize the rich domestic beer culture.

All those who come to the Beer Festival @ the Szabadság Square be sure to pick up your own special addition beer glass and most sure gonna find your taste of beer and enjoy your loving day.
Slowly we are facing ending to the summer, but there are still more warm days and evenings to enjoy being outdoor around the wonderful environment and for many to still ease their thirst having “liquid bread” as we Hungarians call the beer… who else brought this grand 6 days together for togetherness than the SPAR … Cheers.
All the 6 days on the tap daft beers and packaging canned beer may reach everyone’s taste. Needn’t have to travel in the country to the breweries to get a glass of their special local beer … the breweries come to “your doorstep” here Downtown to serve their beer. Entry to the event is FREE, but a unique glass festival glass must be purchased to drink beer! Normal festival glass 2499HUF – Premium festival glass 3999HUF. The list of the exhibitors is pretty long and the 6 days to taste the 250 type of beers  which the exhibitors offers worthwhile to wonder around and have your own tasting beer tour.
Opening hours: Tuesday,11.30 a.m.– Mindnight – Wednesday,11.30 a.m.– Mindnight – Thursday, 11.30 a.m.– Friday, 2 a.m. – Friday, 11.30 a.m. – Saturday, 2 a.m. – Saturday, 11.30 a.m. – Sunday, 2 a.m. -Sunday, 11.30 – Mindnight.

Riport and snaps by Aggie Reiter

Miklós Jancsó – Marathon Films @ the Cinema MOM – Budapest

In the beginning of September, at Cinema MOM (Located: MOM Park – District, XII. 53. Alkotás Street – Budapest) pays tribute to the work of Miklós Jancsó with the next series of screenings, during which one of the director’s classics will be shown on the screen every evening from 6 p.m. September, 1. until September, 7. 2022.

All the films screened in Hungarian language!

Miklós Jancsó DPOB: September.27.1921. Vác – Hungary. Hungarian film director, screenwriter, worthy and excellent artist. He was a two-time Kossuth Prize winner (The Kossuth Award is the highest Hungarian state award for recognition of the cultivation and maintenance of Hungarian culture, named after Lajos Kossuth.) and Béla Balázs Prize-winning (The Béla Balázs Award is the highest state professional honor that can be awarded to filmmakers and television producers. The award goes to those who have demonstrated outstanding creative activity in the field of motion pictures, or who have achieved outstanding artistic and scientific achievements). Jancsó works are characterized by the very unusual long cut, which means continuous recording without cutting. The movement of the characters … even for minutes … gives the cinematic feel, which requires a lot of concentration from all participants.
Since 1988, he has been a titular university professor at the University of Theater and Film. Between 1990 and 1992 he taught at Harvard.

Jancsó died in January 2014 at the age of 92, and last September he would have been 100 years old. Commemorative events were organized in connection with the anniversary. For those who might have missed last year’s screening now will have the opportunity to watch some of his works a year later.
In the 20th century, his style was way before ahead of time. A generation grew up on his movie and just as the coin has two sides … loved his films/hated his films. He was a revolutionary in his own right.

Seven days program with dates and timing:
Sept. 1. 6 p.m. – Poor Boys Hungarian drama, 90 mins. 1966
Sept. 2. 6 p.m. – My love, Elektra Hungarian drama, 76 mins. 1974
Sept. 3. 6 p.m. – Fényes selek Hungarian drama, 78 mins. 1968
Sept. 4. 6 p.m. – Heavenly Lamb Hungarian drama, 92 mins. 1970
Sept. 5. 6 p.m. – Stars, Soldiers Hungarian drama, 90 mins. 1967
Sept. 6. 6 p.m. – The people still want it, Hungarian drama, 87 mins. 1971
Sept. 7. 6 p.m. – Hungarian drama Sirokkó, 75 minutes, 1969.

Distributed by Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

Cinema recommender by Aggie Reiter

Plan your Day/s to be @ the 31st. Budapest’s Wine Festival 2022.

September, 8. – September, 11. 2022. – @ the Budavári Palota (Buda Castle)

This year’s Budapest Wine Festival awaits its guests at one of Europe’s most prestigious gastronomic events traditionally hosted on the terraces of the Buda Castle, where, in addition to the sumptuous Budapest panorama, you can once again meet the best domestic and foreign winemakers and their exceptional items. The main sponsor of the event this year is SPAR Hungary, which has been committed to the Hungarian wine culture since 2007., embracing the most important products of Hungarian agriculture, Hungarian wines and wineries. According to the company, wine is a unique – gastronomic and cultural – asset that must be nurtured.

This year, the Budapest Wine Festival welcomes the United States of America as a guest of honorwines from California, Washington state and Oregon are coming to present themselves to the Hungarian wine lovers. Just as within the previous years, the usual popular professional programs will also take place, and on the two stages during th event offering more than 30 productions to those who wish to loose along the tasting the mouthwatering wines and have fun.

This year, with new areas, programs and surprises, the wine festival offers a few wonderful days in the company of your favorite wines in a truly stylish environment.

Day ticket – Thursday, 9 p.m.CUMBIA RHYTHMS FROM SOUTH AMERICA – LOS ORANGUTANES
Day ticket Friday, 9 p.m. – FUSION JAZZ-HIP-HOP – JAZZBOIS
Day ticket – Saturday, 8 p.m. HUNGARIAN JAZZ, BEAT AND POP CURRENT – TÁRKÁNY WORKS
Day ticketSunday, 4 p.m. – MEDITATIVE, SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE – SENA DAGADUB
Last but not least within the 4-day pass ticket … unlimited visits to the Wine Festival.

For visitors attention to the fact this year as well only tickets for a specific day cannot be exchanged to transfer to another day after purchase.

A little reminder … entry according to the current epidemiological legislation.

Attention call: Aggie Reiter

New York Palace – Winemakers of Badacsony are waiting for the wine lovers again @ Budapest

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New York Palace – in the hall of Rome

Badacsony winemakers are pulling up their sleeves, welcoming in preparing for the tasting with renewed vigor, huge anticipation, a keen zest for life and real masterpieces.
Guests can enjoy a rich selection of Badacsony’s outstanding wines in the Rome Hall of the New York Palace. The exhibiting wineries fill the glasses in person, while telling us about their work and the common passion we all have for wine. This year’s slogan of the event is also intended to convey this mood: “We call to life”. These two words conceal renewal, spring, and all that the easing of restrictions in people addresses. After all, life is like a bottle of intoxicating wine.
Badacsony in New York has been characterized by real cooperation from the very beginning and a special, friendly atmosphere, which is due to the fact that the introductory wineries and exhibitors organize themselves, with the help of the Badacsony Guild Tourist Association.
Almost 50 exhibitors are waiting for the lovers of the Badacsony Wine Region at the tasting. This time, visitors can taste more than 160 types of mineral-rich wines from 34 wineries. The “protagonists” of the event are specialties that are born exclusively in this wine region, due to the unique minerality of the soil, the specific effects of basalt, sandstone and climate. Such is the case with the most loyal inhabitant of the Badacsony basalt hill, Kéknyelű.
Another interesting feature of the program is that in addition to the wineries, accommodations, restaurants and event venues will also be introduced, and of course the master classes will not be missed either.

Tickets for the event a on the spot for a limited number of 9900HUF
After 4 p.m., the hall will also open to the general public, and all wine lovers will find an exclusive tasting.
You can also take part in a master class to taste the following wines, the matching snacks are also made by András Wolf: Málik Cellar – Zeus 2015, Villa Tolnay Wine House – Green Veltelini 2015, Borbély Family Winery – Bács-hegy Olaszrizling 2015, Németh Cellar – Olaszrizling late harvest 2015, Vörös Szőlőbirtok Szürkebarát 1996, First Hungarian Wine House – Szeremley Estate Kéknyelű 2006, VáliBor 2016.

Master Courses time and wines to be tasted:
2.30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Dr. András Csizmadia – WINE BEDS – We are ideal for volcanic wines with bites.
4 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Dr. Gabriella Mészáros – THE MAGIC OF COMPLETENESS – Matured wines from Badacsony.

Admission entitles you to unlimited wine tasting on site.
Combined ticket I. (entrance ticket + 1st ticket for the master course) – 10800HUF
Combined ticket II. (entrance ticket + 2nd ticket for the master course) – 10800HUF
Combined ticket III. (entrance ticket + 1st class of the master course + 2nd ticket of the master course) – 13800HUF

Student ticket (with a valid student ID) – 5900HUF

See you in New York! Let’s get … toast together!

Update: Aggie Reiter

Hungexpo – Bocuse d’Or Europe 2022 Competition & Food – Wine Fair

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The Hungexpo Congress and Exhibition Center – Budapest again had the opportunity to host the European finals of the world’s most prestigious cooking competition.

Provider of the ingredients for the competition was SIRHA’s key professional partner the HORECA development leader of METRO.

At this year’s contest, Jerome Bocuse – son of the competition’s founder, Paul Bocuse was also present. The Bocuse d’Or Europe 2022, 17 national teams, including the Hungarian team were present for the competition. The Hungarian team finished in second place, thus qualifying for the World Finals in Lyon in 2023. Denmark won this year’s competition, with Norway taking third place. The best chef came from Sweden, the best ‘theme on plate’ was provided by the team from the United Kingdom while the best meat dish was served by the Swedish team.

This year the largest foreign exhibitor was Italy: many guests flocked to the flavors of Italy stand, where visitors could sample the gastronomy novelties of 20 different firms.

Stopped by the Giusti Family balsamic vinegar from Italy and found out slightly about their background. Since the seventeenth century, passing on the recipe that created a complex harmony of flavors and an excellent product. This balsamic vinegar has a perfect taste, also found out can be served with fresh pasta, ravioli, grilled meat, fresh fruit, fruit salad, desserts.  Tried personally on top of creamy mashed potatoes and result superb taste.. It is aged in barrels with the addition of matured balsamic vinegar extracted from centuries-old barrels.In the dense and sweet sauce, the aroma and taste of plum jam and red fruits are intertwined with honey and vanilla.  Just a reminder … about the allergens … may contain traces of: Sulfur dioxide and sulphite expressed as SO2.

Made in Italy – Latinum Ltd. have been spreading the products at the Hungarian Food Stores, whereas it is introduced Italian gastronomy and promote Italian products to Hungarian customers.

Baker Street Ltd. products  joined with their products to the fair with home-made selection of all-free biscuits are popular both in Hungary and abroad. The Freescuits and Highbake biscuit family is a 100% Hungarian product made from Hungarian ingredients. The Freescuits and Highbake biscuit family won the free award in 2019, which was one of the major recognition of their mission.  Popular both in Hungary and abroad. The Freescuits and Highbake product family, are being gluten-free and vegan, do not contain milk, added sugar, eggs, casein, soy and other allergens.

Wine producers from 91 domestic winemakers debuted in front of a number of international wine experts, journalists and as a result visitors were able to roll around to taste all the wines.

In a brief overview of a couple … At the METRO counter, tasted the Sweet by Tokaj 2016 Late harvest  wine which is available in bottle sizes of 3.75 liter and felt in Heaven with its rich sweet taste of the ripened by the sun’s rays grapes bottled at the harvest time from the best vineyards in the Tokaj wine region. In November, the grapes are harvested, which were already blended in 50% Furmin, 30% Yellow Muscat and 20% Hárslevelű. Their goal was to make a rich wine full of fresh, intense, fruity aromas.

Borbély Family Winery is on the Northern side of Lake Balaton. Badacsony’s landscape, grapes and wine have defined the life of their family for generations. Gyula Borbély and Gabriella established their first joint plantation in Badacsonytomaj in 1981, where today’s estate center is located. Their wines have the fruity aroma and mineral, terroir character of the ripe volcanic soil. In addition to their dry wines, also offering special wine from late harvest. These are the Ice Wine made from frozen grapes or the Italian Riesling Aszú, with which Gyula Borbély won the title of Master of Balaton Wines of 2007. Their wines are produce from Grape varieties i.e. Furmint, Irsai Oliver, Blue-tongued, Muscat Ottonel, Italian Riesling, Pinot Noir, Rhine Riesling, Rose Stone, Pinot Gris, Zeus.

Androsics winery is located a the southern shores of Lake Balaton in Balatonöszöd. The winery was established to process their own grapes. Have been in practice their vineyards for more than 40 years to wine consumers. They organize wine tasting and cellar tour for max 50 people and also vineyard tour for max.10 people. The venue is also suitable for both small and 120-person weddings. Some of their wines without the endless list: The princess, Italian Riesling, Ottonel muscat, Pinot blanc, Red wines and Rosé. Their Rosé wine tasted nice and fresh. If you like not only wine but also fresh air you should visit the winery and surrounding.

Whether long for sweet flavors classic sour cherries, pears, plum, canned veggyie or spicy pickles within the Rege bottles or can cn find the Hungarian tastes. Rege won the Superbrands Award for Outstanding Brands in 2019. Superbrands is a trademark that symbolizes outstanding quality. In addition to the decision of the prestigious expert committee on the award of the prize, the opinion
of consumers also plays a very important role.

Riport & snaps by Aggie Reiter

“Military Wives” 2019 – Inspired By A True Story – Drama/Comedy – Hungarian Cinamas


Running time: 1h 52m – English language with Hungarian subtitles.

Military Wives is a 2019 British comedy-drama film directed by Peter Cattaneo, from a screenplay by Rosanne Flynn and Rachel Tunnard.

Thursday, April, 21. 2022. the latest film by Peter Cattaneo, The Military Wives, will be released in domestic cinemas @ Hungary.

The most heartwarming film of the spring is a story, based on the events that actually took place.
Following a group of women in England whose counterparts are serving in Afghanistan, and face with the men’s absences. In the meantime the group of women waiting for them at home form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement. The story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base.
The movie features lots and lots of feelings, humor, heartbreaking songs like Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John, Time After Time by Cindy Lauper or Angels Robbie Williams.
At first it ain’t easy to get along with each other at first, but as pretty slow bonds of friends intertwine between them, music and laughter change their lives … not only do they help each other overcome their fears of losing their loved ones, but they find themselves at the center of a media sensation. The ladies perform as a choir at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.

Cast: Kritin Scott Thomas – Kate, Sharon Horgan – Lisa, Emma Lowndes – Annie, Greg Wise – Richard, Jason Flemyng – Crooks
Crew: Director: Peter Cattaneo, Screenwriter: Rachel Tunnard, Music: Lorne Balfe, Cameraman: Hubert Taczanowski, Cutting: Anne SopelLesley Walker.

Recommendeation by Aggie Reiter

21st National Restaurant Week @ Budapest & Nationalwide 2022.

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DiningCity – National Restaurant Week
March, 17- 27. 2022.

The National Restaurant Week marking its 21st occasion this year. The event offers quality food enthusiasts with 3-course menus from 3900HUF.
The participant restaurants around with 110 middle and upper-class category throughout a whole nation.
The guests can pre-book tables exclusively through http://www.etteremhet.hu. After booking on the website guests immediately receive an e-mail confirmation about their booking.Booking is not available in person nor by phone call.
The National Restaurant Week is the perfect venue looking/tasting for fine food by restaurant-goers to get more acquainted with the most unique specialties of the Hungarian cuisine and the best of Hungary’s restaurants.
Guests can choose beside the basic menus up to the exclusive gourment offers with price from 4900HUF or 5900HUF.

Some restaurants offer only a limited amount of tables to be booked. Therefore, advised to book ASAP through A.M. homepage.

Update Aggie Reiter