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„Week of Italian Cuisine in the World” again @ Budapest – 2019.

This year worldwide in celebrating the „Week of Italian Cuisine in the World”!

The 4th annual series of events  – “Week of Italian Cuisine”!

Join the venues during November, 18. to November, 24.

During the week offers rich and varied program  throughout Budapest for lovers of Italian wines and gastronomy who wish to enrich their cuisine with dishes that are mouthwatering tasty and easy to prepare.

The main ingredients will be Risotto, Parma Prosciutto, Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Wine or, as the great genius Leonardo called it, “Sweet Liqueur”. On the fifth centenary of death, we will be introduced to Leonardo’s vineyards and we will be able to drink a glass of Vinci wine. Now how is that sound for food and wine lovers?

Monday, 10  a.m. November, 18.

Italian Institute of Culture – district,  VIII.  8. Bródy Sándor Street.

The first “International Alessandro Narducci Prize” award ceremony, the winners  are chosen from among the young talented chef. The award three educational institutions catering – Datini di Prato (Tuscany), Aldo Moro di Santa Cesaria (Puglia) and Tor Carbone (Lazio). Many ingredients are used across the country with some more so in certain regions than others. Following young students preparing their delicious dishes of their region’s own cuisine will be a journey to experience fine tastes of  different regions.  Free entry but registration is needed in advance. www.iicbudapest.esteri.it

Monday,  7 p.m. November, 18.

Akademia Italia Budapest – district, V., 12. Szent István Square

The Italian Chamber of Commerce for Hungary (CCIU) has the pleasure to invite food and wine lovers to join  this special occasion at the Aperi-Cocktail organized accordingly to the “4th Week of Italian Cuisine in the World”. Showcasing Italy and the Italian taste in the world, the Week of Italian Cuisine is a yearly initiative developed to promote Italian culinary traditions and food-and- wine professional as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture. Fine time to live together .. feel well … eat well… feel well with the experience of italian cocktails!

Payment is possible on the spot: 6500HUF  for CCIU Members and for their Guests and for NON-CCIU Members: 8000HUF

Dress code: casual elegant.

Further dates and venues to be published.

Update Aggie Reiter

World Italian Gastronomy Week @ Budapest 2019

The Italian Embassy in Budapest with the Italian Cultural Institute, with the Italian Institute for Trade Development (ICE Budapest), the Italian Tourism Office (ENIT), the Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Academy of Cuisine (Accademia Italiana della Cucina) in conjunction with a series of events focus on Italian cuisine, history of Italian regions, trends in Italian cuisine and Mediterranean diet are organizing the  4th occasion,  the annual series of events  between November, 18 –  24 … “World Italian Gastronomy Week @ Budapest 2019.

The main theme this year: “Conscious nutrition, taste culture”.

Budapest is becoming  “A Little Italy”!  … Be Italian in Budapest …

True … that Budapest does not belong to one of the cities of the Mediterranean area, never-the-less welcomes everyone with seductive flavors and the feeling of genuine Italian.

Especially during the worldwide festival you can feel the mood of the Dolce Vita – “Sweet Life”, a little Italian in themselves. Autumn is the harvest season. It could not be more celebrated than with a true Italian top wine. The Italian Food and Wine fit together well with each other!  Delicious food with perfect and fresh ingredients really touch the taste buds. Also … without an Italian dessert, would be  unthinkable … right? … So go for it gourment don’t give up!

In Hungary, Italian food products are increasingly popular, and the customers  buy more and more Italian wines. You don’t have to have the year of pizza in Hungary because there are several restaurants and street pizzerias available to get a pizza on your busy day. A series of events organized within the framework of more than 110 international diplomatic centers and Italian cultural institutions with almost 4500 programs are implemented worldwide.

Detailed information will be published later.

Update Aggie Reiter

Wine and Gastronomy Events @ Badacsony – Lake Balaton

Highlights to the forthcoming events at Badacsony – Lake BalatonBadacsony – Lake Balaton

Martin’s Day Wine Dinner -Laposa Estate – November, 09. Welcoming a small number of participants  to their traditional, Martin’s wine dinner at Laposa Estate! Of course beside the goose flavors the leader to the dinner will be the this years new wine.

Badacsony New Wine Tasting – November, 16. This fall they wish to fill the Hableány – Mermaid spaces with life and restore to its old function, create a meeting point for the region’s winemakers, and a space where can show the outsiders dropping by the wine of the region. There is no better time to do this, as of November, when its  the new period of wines.They are already beyond the harvest, and finally can taste first “fruits” of their work, the exciting, fresh new wines.

Gastrohegy – Badacsony Flying  – November, 23-24. Poultry meat week-end. Traditional and unconventional dishes are rounded up by the chefs’ soaring imagination: chicken, turkey, pheasant, duck, goose, guinea fowl, rooster, pigeon on the plate in all forms. The rich white wines will go well with the dishes!

GastroHegy/  Non-HAKE –  November, 26-27. Fish gastronomy  at Badacsony but Hake (Merluccius merluccius) by no means! But sturgeon, catfish, bream, perch, fish that the water of Lake Balaton gives on the plate at the vineyard. The menus – comprising seasonally available ingredients of local producers – is put together by our chef based on our own recipes, while having particular regard to the individual wishes of their guests.

Update Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Gastronomy Time – Laposa Wine Estate @ Badacsony

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Laposa Wine Estate is one of the most popular wineries at Badacsony in Northern Upland of Lake Balaton. The family basically deals with traditional, local grape varieties which are located in the best-suited sites of the surrounding volcanic buttes. Their love for the surroundings all started in 1978, on a train crossing the Lake Balaton Uplands and in while the whole family moved from Budapest to Badacsony. This is how the Budapest-based Laposa family from the cooper trade was united with the wine-making local Barabás family.

In the early of the ’90s the winery started to grow. The parcels are dispersed among Badacsony, the Szent György mountain, Csobánc, the Köves mountain and Somló. To this day, these plots form the backbone of the Laposa Wine Estate, which has by now expanded to 17 hectares. The Laposa winery produces mostly white wines, using traditional, local grape varieties typical of the Badacsony wine region: a total of 120000–150000 bottles of wine are produced yearly comprising: Welschriesling, Rhine Riesling, Pinot gris, Kéknyelű, Furmint and Juhfark. In recent years extended their range of hospitality by opening a new place in each year. These were: Gábli – a brunch spot inside Liliomkert market of Káptalantóti,  the Kis Hableány opened in the centre of Badacsony. The frissTerasz located on the Badacsony mountain – these all serve the purpose of providing stimuli to the life of Badacsony and its surrounds.

Highlights to the forthcoming events taking place at Badacsony

At Gastrohegy  – Hableány (Mermaid) Fish Supper – October, 26. The  Hableány  (Mermaid) will play a role on Friday night with an exclusive supper party. On the menu geese and new wines at Hableány – Mermaid: Balaton bistro dishes, with harmonious wine pairs with this year’s first wines from the cellar.

“Martin’s Day” Wine Dinner – Laposa Estate – November, 09. Welcoming a small number of participants  to their traditional, Martin’s wine dinner at Laposa Estate! Of course beside the goose flavors the leader to the dinner will be the this years new wine.

Badacsony New Wine Tasting – November, 16. This fall they wish to fill the Hableány – Mermaid spaces with life and restore to its old function, create a meeting point for the region’s winemakers, and a space where can show the outsiders dropping by the wine of the region. There is no better time to do this, as of November, when its  the new period of wines.They are already beyond the harvest, and finally can taste first “fruits” of their work, the exciting, fresh new wines.

Gastrohegy – “Badacsony Flying”  – November, 23-24. Poultry meat week-end. Traditional and unconventional dishes are rounded up by the chefs’ soaring imagination: chicken, turkey, pheasant, duck, goose, guinea fowl, rooster, pigeon on the plate in all forms. The rich in taste white wines will go well with the dishes!

GastroHegy/  Non-HAKE –  November, 26-27. Fish gastronomy at Badacsony but Hake (Merluccius merluccius) by no means! But sturgeon, catfish, bream, perch, fish that the water of Lake Balaton gives on the plate at the vineyard. The menus – comprising seasonally available ingredients of local producers – is put together by our chef based on our own recipes, while having particular regard to the individual wishes of their guests.

for reservation – birtok@bazaltbor.hu

Update Aggie Reiter

Best of Badacsony Region Wines – Budapest @ New York Palace – Hungary 2019.

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Badacsony is one of the smallest but most exciting wine regions in the country!

Badacsony Region wines moved to Budapest for a day, annually organized by the Badacsony Tourist Guild.

The wine tasters arriving to the Budapest’s New York Palace – could hear and taste get to know local producers, get answers to their questions directly to all-the important wines told by the exhibitors from the Badacsony Wine Region on the spot. In addition to the region’s wineries  along were introduced communities, hotels, restaurants, sites and other program by the providers.

The report on the Wine – New York Palace in Budapest continues with mentioning a couple of tables on the spot:

Bence one of the brother of three spoke about the winery  Q.: „The Trio Cellar is a family winery.  Located at Diszel, on the eastern edge of the Tapolca on Mount Hajagos primarily the traditional wine-growing region of the Badacsony. Their winery produce and were award: Sürkebarát – 2016  Bronze, Zeus – 2013  Silver, Rose Rose – 2016 Gold, Vulcanus – 2016 Bronze, Pinot noir. Our goal is to familiarize consumers with the Badacsony wine region through local varieties. People interested in their wines are welcome to the local tasting cellar.” The two generations involved in the production, in cooperation, complement each other well. It is important that a family maintains the traditions and the three brothers also strive to do so. The Trio Cellar’s aim is to introduce grape and wine culture and to promote cultured wine consumption. You want to know that is true. you have to go and enjoy not only the beauty of the landscape, but also the finer-tasting wines.

In Hungary, the most common type of vine variety is at the Badacsony Wine Region. The Kéknyelű is true specialty. Was told on the spot  representing Kiss István winemaker, their late harvest Special Kéknyelű wine named “KISS”  … flavor and design goes well within bottled in blue color, catch the eye in second! It has been matured in oak barrels for a month and its specialty of a female grape, not self-pollinating, but a stammer couple fertilizing.  Other wines for tasting from the Szent György Hegy (Saint George Mount) from Kiss István wine makers received high number of visitors at the event. Some award wines were for tasting as well:  Rose Stone Silver, Olaszrizling Late, Királyleányka.  You want to know that is true about them, you have to visit and enjoy not only the beauty of the landscape, but also the finer-tasting wines. For wines  and traditional food lovers  worthwhile to pay a visit to the Kiss István winery,where guests can enjoy dinners also served at its restaurant.

Fata Cellar at  Badacsonytomaj have a 100 years of family tradition, mainly use hand-cultivation, with a large proportion of plantations with white grapes. Popular their  Rózsakő, Kéknyelű, Olaszrizling, Ürmös, Szürkebarát. István Nagy, spoke about their full range tour around the vineyards, traditional delicious restaurant and Guesthouse. Maybe Fata’s cellar doesn’t right away ring the bell, say much to wine fans, but if you have already tasted their wines, your opinion will be certainly different. As can be seen they offer 3in1!

Over the past 20 years, the Varga Cellar has the Hungarian wine professionally and technologically renewed fundamentally. The quality of the wines has become a Western European standard. Their philosophy … is not enough to produce just fine, balanced wines, you need wines that leave a mark on the consumer that you remember and you will rediscover from the thousands of items. The Badacsony Szürkebarát made from the crushed grapes is the classic of the classics, the most noble and most characteristic of the last 100 years of the most famous Badacsony species. Badacsony golden cut Szürkebarát wine was awarded with the Gold Medal 2015.

The origin of “Csobánc Taste” originates from the Csobánc Hill. In 2013, they bought a nice estate with vines and fruit trees. These fruits were only processed for our own pleasure and deliberately avoiding preservatives, additives thickeners so in the jars, besides our love and energy, only fruit and vegetables are used. As was told by Katalin that closed into every bottle is the Csobánc mountain spring scents, flavors and colors of summer to the autumn levels. All their products are homemade … vegetable creams, sugar-free jams, lavender products … all that stimulus the eye and the mouth!

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter