Archive for the ‘Gastronomy’ Category

Latest News … Live ice-carving show – Mini Basilica – Budapest

District, V.,  4-5. Saint István Square
7 p.m.

On the 6th of April, a special event will be to experience of those who visit St. Stephen’s Square in Budapest, because on this evening will celebrate the opening of the Platz restaurant at the cozy terrace in the immediate vicinity of the Basilica.

This evening a mini copy  formed in an ice sculpture of  the St. Steven Basilica by Zsolt J. Tóth, an ice sculptor, can be viewed on the spot.Using the ice block of almost 200 kg, which has to be frozen a week before carving. The life of the statue will last only 8 to 9 hours depending on the weather … so off you go to watch this unique show.

Celebrating the season in springtime, Tamás Veréb musician-singer giving a concert and  Haida DJ will entertain audiences on the terrace of the Platz Restaurant, where visitors can also enjoy gastronomic specialties.This special event is not only welcomed by local residents but also by tourists.

Update Aggie Reiter

St. Patrick’s Worldwide on its way – Budapest 2019!

Be Irish … Everyone is Irish To-day!

March 17th, which is about St. Patrick’s Worldwide, and about the beer we associate with  Ireland immediately.

A little background in time … St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland has been an official national holiday since 1903. Patrick lived in the fifth century, and taught the Irish to the teachings of Jesus. Already in the seventh century it was a great cult, and in the 1800s the church officially named his day 17 March.

March 17 is an important day in many countries around the world: from Dublin to Dubai, from Peru to Paris or from Sydney to Stockholm, it is originally about Irish and descendants of the country to celebrate the Island of Ireland together. And they do it so well that they are also attached to those who have no attachment to Ireland. In the latter, it is almost certain that Ireland and perhaps the most popular stout in the world, Guinness, has a huge role to play.

In Hungary … There are only a few hundred Irish people in Hungary, but mutual sympathy plays a major role in the fact, that for eight years, Budapest has been hosting the biggest Saint Patrick’s Day in Central and Eastern Europe. The procession and festival are part of the Irish National Day and are joined by the Hungarians.

On Sunday, March, 17. from Noon to 3 p.m. gathering at District V. on the Szabadság Square. And before hitting onwards a delicious choice of real Irish beef burgers on the spot to ease the hunger. Following the route from downtown at 3 p.m.  New attraction coming from Ireland … recruited staff from penitentiary institutions of Prison Service Pipe Band, of which 52 pipers blowing the Irish folk music.  The marchers are led by just as in the previous years with a huge St. Patrick’s dummy as the leader of the march. The route goes through the Andrássy Road and arriving to the “Fogasház” Instant Club (pub, party venue) at district, VII., 49-51 Akacfa Street continuing the celebration party.
From 4 p.m. a variety of programs await the participants in a real pub atmosphere for kids playing games, getting to know the Irish motif world, and of course the bands in the club will play live Irish music in a variety of styles. Most probably foreigners beside Irish folks will be swell to join the celebration.

Still in time … shop Men’s Green Shirt, Hoodies, Pants and More … but don’t be green being jealous of another. Head out to your the favorite pub and off you go to celebrate.

Cheer with a Guinness just like around the World millions do it’s

St. Patrick’s Day! – Irish National Day!

Update Aggie Reiter

 

 

 

“Hungary’s Restaurant Week” Eatery @ Budapest and Countryside Restaurants – 2019.

During the Restaurant Week –  3-course dinner at top restaurants, with participant restaurants offering their menus: 3900HUF, the premium menus: 4900HUF  and  the exclusive menus: 5900HUF.

Not just for locals, but foreigners staying in Hungary and tourist on a short visit can be considered as interested in a country’s traditional, an international foods. So foodies lovers your time has come and for those perhaps who have not had the experience already to join one or more restaurant in Budapest during Hungary’s Restaurant Week take this as a call.  These discounted prix fixe menus at more than dozens-and-dozens of delicious eateries for lunch and/or dinner  can be a good idea.

Be on the voyage of meals that delights your eyes, taste on the plate that defines the art of dining when siting down at one of the chosen Restaurant between March 18 -24. 2019.

To participate, reserve a table during Restaurant Week is easy! No tickets or passes are required! Reservations are strongly recommended to make sure you’re able to sample your favorite flavors, or get to know the new Hungarian flavors! The public is invited to experience cuisine that will amplify your palate and highlight the fun of dining in Budapest and/or at the indicated country’s regional restaurants.

Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they wish. No long phone calls  are required, nor waiting for confirmation. Written confirmation follows by e/mail immediately after the reservation. Enjoy your meal … good appetite and don’t forget to taste the fruity pálinka, and the fiery succulent wines from award-winning wine makers.

See the listed restaurants and keep in mind the bookings can only be made through online: https://www.etteremhet.hu/lang/en

Update Aggie Reiter

Festival of health-conscious products – Budapest – 2019

ELTE Lágymányos Campus – Northern Building

District XI., 1/A Pázmány Péter promenade

February, 23. – 24. 2019.

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Coming up this week-end a festival of gluten, lactose and sugar-free health-conscious products and services at 2 levels, over 1000 square meter.  The goal was to kick off a light, 2-day, colorful, but also professional festival where every health-conscious person can find the best diet for him.

Suffering from food allergies? Find answers to all your questions on the spot.

Those arriving at the festival can meet the most famous players in the free trends, professional performances, small market yard, gastronomy tips, also exhibition and many other interesting things to the questions that have not yet been answered.

Presentations and performances are in Hungarian language, yet  with some of the presenters may have easy conservation in English language.

Update Aggie Reiter

Seventh Chocolate Carnival @ Pécs – 2019.

In February, beside the famous Venice Carnival in Italy,  the Season’s of Carnival in Hungary brings the Carnival mood in the air with chocolates made in Hungary.  For many around the world believe “chocolates are their best friend!” and cannot argue in that. Chocolate has been around the world throughout decades of civilization,  it has been present yesterday, to-day and tomorrow for many sweet tooth individuals.

It was announced at the press meeting that this year the Seventh Chocolate Carnival will be organized at the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter  between

February, 9-10. 2019.

Opening hours: February,9. 10 a-m. – 6.30 p.m.   February, 10 a.m. –6 p.m.

Not too far from the capital, is the City of Pécs, the 5th largest city in Hungary which is around 2000 years old and  is a popular destination for visitors interested in history and culture.

After last year’s sensation made milk chocolate, black chocolate and white chocolate, this year the fourth type of chocolate, “the ruby chocolate” will get its starring role. The pink Ruby will play a major role at the carnival

Besides the entertaining events there will be professional events, offering entertainment opportunities for all ages. At the Chocolate Carnival 25 chocolate related programs at 20 stages … 18 exhibitors.

During the 2 days the children on the spot: Marzipan marshalling exercise, children can make edible figures from colorful marzipan, and Chocolate Paint Chocolate Paint, and spray with tiny sugar dips. With the show at the entrance, the visitors of the Chocolate Carnival will receive a 15% discount on all exhibitions of the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, the Labor-Interactive Magic Space, and visiting the Planetarium and the Magic Wonders.   Throughout the event also a 3D printer works will be operating in the foreground. And for the really little ones: The Total Art Association is waiting for them with an animated playhouse Dumplings with Arthur. … “Gombóc Artur”.

The local visitors may enjoy the Choco Carnival, as well as foreigners staying, working in the city and beside visiting the “Chocoville’s”  wonderful tastes, worthwhile to roll over to the remarkable venues such as: the Csontváry Museum, the Synagogue, Pécs Cathedral, Sopianae Early Christian Mausoleum, famous Zsolnay ceramics and Turkish ruins, Mosque of Pasha Qasim, Zsolnay Fountain at the downtown venue. Also to visit the one-and-only Beatles Museum in Central Europe. Pécs is the 5th largest city in Hungary is around 2000 years old and this city is a popular destination for visitors interested in history and culture.

Was more than 4000 last year’s visitor number, and hopefully there will be more visitors to experience the smooth mouth-watering tastes.

 Update Aggie Reiter

Boots List – Sausage Taxi Tour – City of Gyula

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Campaign – In Gyula to Gyulai Sausage on 8 wheels!

Make your own Boot List!

These were the welcoming words to the media, press invited persons at the Gyulai Meat Shop in the City of Gyula at the transfer of fees in connection to the performance review of the Hotels and Service Providers evaluation lodging 2017/18 year.

However, at first a bit back to have to go a year or two. The first step joint with local companies gathering goes back to the year 2014. At first the joint promotion and image campaign began with the Gyula Castle Bath, Gyulai Tourist Office Ltd. and Gyula Meat Ltd. In 2014 took the initiative from Gyula to Gyula. The goal was in the presentation to introduce more widely the Hungaricum – the Gyulai sausage. This option was and is highlighted then and even to-day by flyers placed on desks at the hotels to draw attention to the tourists visiting Gyula as an option to visit the meat shop and purchase delicacies. After all, as the saying goes … nothing is better than your own experience. The highest number of the guests from hotel’s arrived to shop showing the leaflet received at the hotel, the Gyula Meat Ltd. as a gesture rewarded the hotel for their support with a present of their products.  By the autumn of 2017, the Visit Gyula city program included as an option for tourist staying in Gyula to join the Gyula Sausage Tour.

In 2018, a joint collaboration was launched with Gyulavári Castle, Gyula Tourism Ltd. and Gyulai Meat Ltd. with the pedestrian sightseeing tour and the Gyulai Sausage Taxi on the Road. Was so successful that the opportunity to once a week  tour was upgraded to twice a week back-and-forth to the store and for the passengers on the Gyulai Sausage Taxi. Passengers could enjoy the trip while on a small sightseeing tour as well.

Highlighting some mouth-watering  appetizing flavors of the Gyulai Meat products … Dry Sausages, Salamis, the Gyulai sausages and salamis have characteristic taste, which formed by the microclimate of valley of Körös rivers, the traditional smoking technology, produced by the history of one-hundred years. The Gyulai-Royal Deer products in the line was awarded with Hungarian Quality Product Award in 2014, and was selected for New Product Expo in Amsterdam in 2015. It is a real gourmand delicacy!  The Liver Pastes is very popular among kids. Besides the classical taste there is one other flavor with a touch Marjoram. The Ham and Cold Cuts are one of the main favorites, especially the so-called Mályvádi ham, which is heavenly tasty. Once tasted it surely be favorite but can only be purchased at the  local shop or at the presence of Gyula Meat on a gastro event. Was awarded with Hungarian Quality Product Award. The name Mályvádi comes from the nearby Mályvádi forest. Cooked-Smoked Products, besides the traditional drying method, cooked and smoked sausages and cold cuts are also popular. The Hungarian „paprika potatoes” are not real without the Gyulai lecho sausage. Lacto-free meat products are also made at the Gyula Meat Factory. In 2013 the Gyulai Sausage was graded HUNGARICUM by the Technical Committee. Also in 2015 Gyulahús Ltd. was awarded by Hungarian Product Economy Grand Prix. The „Gyulai” brand also won the title of HungarianBrands, SuperBrands and Business Superbrands. The line of the Gyulai-Royal Deer products in 2014 received the Hungarian Product Grand Prix.

Sausage  goes well with beer  … they are pretty good in company! Within visiting Gyula would be a pitty to miss the Brewery – City tour – Sausages! This year at the Gyulavári Castle a range of gastronome is at their fingertips … “Alakor” organic wheat beer, the “Corner” Brewing beer for tasting by the visitors. The plant plan is to strengthen their 6 beer on the tap with bio products as well. Gastro tour every Wednesday of the week from 2 p.m. – 5.45 p.m. departing from in front of the Tourinform Office, maximum 12 persons.

Beers and a visit to the World of Tastes every Thursday of the week from 3 p.m. – 7.45 p.m. departing from the Tourinfom Office, maximum 12 persons. Beer Corner has a selection of Elixbeer craft beer: India Pale Ale, Gyulavári Stout, White Wheat beer.

Last but not least it was said beside the above heard at the press gathering the Gyulai Meat Shop’s wish is to reach at least once a week at the hotels in Gyula to introduce at the daily breakfast the wide variety of Gyulai Meat products, so for the tourists and locals arriving from other regions of Hungary would meet the flavors.

Update, snaps by Aggie Reiter

ENIT – Italian National Tourist Board Evening – focuses on the Mediterranean diet!  

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ENIT – Gala Dinner – Italian Culture Institution – Giuseppe Verdi Hall. The evening was arranged by personal invitation to illustrious V.I.P. and special guests, also dedicated to Italian and Hungarian tour operators with a dinner focusing on the Mediterranean Diet and the ENIT 2019 Activity Program.

Beside the mouth-watering flavors, the entertainment was throughout the whole evening.  The Italian Culture Institution – Giuseppe Verdi Hall with its interior architecture  “fesko”(a screen of the “so calling” landscape of Italy) on the stage’s back wall is simply beautiful with it as if we have had been just arriving to Italy.

The keystones of the evening was the promotion of the Italian tourist offers – Made in Italy – one of the richest artistic heritage in the world. Breathtaking landscapes, the warmth of the Mediterranean, extraordinary sounds-and sights of Italy. Also was to introduce the forthcoming ENIT 2019 program of activities. Beside the mouth-watering Italian gastronomy, was told that tourist enjoy their visits from Budapest to Italy back-and-forth exclusively to experience the world of so many things to enjoy Made in Italy. Was  pointed out by visiting, exploring of the places where culture, history, art and good kitchen and home-made real “mama”cuisines” …  real “à la carte”  made in Italy style are available and are not to be missed. Was introduced three Hungarian tourist office’s representatives who were invited to explore some Italian  cities, towns, vineyards and other venues which are not listed in their tour offers to Italy and known by the Hungarians. They spoke about the experiences and the wonderful hospitalities they gained during their study stay. Mr. Francesco Maria Mari  President – Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hungary outlined the tourism situation in Italy and that next year another opportunity will come forwards for tourist offices to explore the discoveries Italy.

After tasting through the Mediterranean Diet awesome food, cakes and top wines, fun time has not been left out.  András Hábetler and Beatrix Fodor, two grand opera singers performed a superb opera stand up featuring exceptional sounds and with fully packed of humor.

Coming close to the end to the grand gathering a Huge Cake was rolled into the Giuseppe Verdi Hall with the sign on top of it saying „Welcome to Italy”.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter