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Basilica Advent Fair – Gastronomy-Tour – Budapest – 2015

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Bazilica – Street Food Boulevard.

To see a number of monuments and attractions in Budapest, it is really  an excellent place to visit, and a not to be missed city in addition to many other historical monuments in Europe. Beside among the values of the city, at the season of Advent in December with the twinkling lights bringing almost daylight, the Advent Fest arrives to the Basilica in Budapest. The Basilica venue is by itself, no mater what  time of the year is a fabulous place to visit. Also during the coming three weeks, locals and tourists visiting  the surroundings venue at the Basilica will not attend to an ordinary gastronomy-tour.  They will be rolling on a Food Boulevard of plenty! Anyone can see the fresh and unique food bites how they are prepared by their own two eyes.

Tasting of a number of Hungarian flavors, homemade delicious food to ease the hunger is the right place to be!

The first stop could be at the Finlandia, the first  time to bring to the fair steaming hot, exciting  variations of flavor cocktails. The Serbian food  can be tasted for the first time  during the Advent Fair at the “Yugoslavian Grill” stand, where veal, pljeskavica with cheese, bacon of mangalica, Tucana peppers are filled in the original receipt of flat bread. Their meals already well-known in Siófok at the Balaton Grill. Everyone knows that there is no longer a nation such as Yugoslavia.  The name Yugoslavian Grill now hold the several Member States different special meals of these  regional states. They say they collected a couple of regional food receipt and brought to taste them in Hungary. Stopping by the ZingBurger, taste the usual quality offers. Try the delicious homemade buns prepared with Angus beef or foie gras spiced with delicious crunchy onion rings. At the KOLBice wooden house, serving their own idea of handy food with mini-flavored sausages in a funnel-shaped bread. Already highly popular among locals and tourists. Tourists are already head-over-heals after tasting the mixture of mini-sausages in these „tunnel-shapped breads. May see it outside Hungarian boarders, because it is already patented throughout Europe. They have on the spot offering: GLUTEN-FREE KOLBice, FITNESS KOLBice, VEGA KOLBice, KOLB-dog. The Mexican food is closer than you think, need not have to travel miles-and-miles away to have an awesome taste. The MexKitchen offers the most popular Mexican food, burrito, quesadilla, chimichanga. Furthermore, they come with different hot cream Soups of the Day. Tried the creamy avocado – green peas soup was heavenly heavy soup. The Hungarian version of Buffalo Bill is Bill-Engorge … chicken, turkey and pork meat prepared in “offset smoker”… through simmer for hours-and-hours. So the  American Western hospitality is just at your fingertips. For the real gourmets familiar to Hungarian flavors will not  be missing, fried sausages and plenty of other Hungarian non-spicey and mild flavors to be caught up at the HunDog.

Beside easing the hunger, the sweet tooth folks will also find their taste.

Being out for a while and after becoming loaded in the street food dishes, turn your eyes over to the deserts. Visit   “The Box” – Donut wooden house. Stop  to grab a real taste of Hungarian donuts. Will surely make a real surprise for locals and foreigners use to the regular taste of donuts. Feel the difference, rich in flavors, all are handmade delicacy, dipped in Belgian  Callebaut chocolate, with premium quality ingredients and as they say … Made with love for you! Make your Day with the pálinka filled donut, look for the one with the black mustache.

A grand selection of tasty domestic freeze-dried fruits sealed in a jar of Acacia honey.Tthese are offered at the ÁMEI wooden house. This year’s new feature is the unmatchable combination of honey and fruit all in one. These handmade products go very well to spread on bread, or to give a heavenly taste in yogurt, or simply boost a cup of tea, cereal, oat-flakes or mixed with cake.

Do not expect to be on an ordinary gastronomy-tour. There is not by the foreigners well-known the goulash soup. A new chapter in street food now at the Basilica Advent Fair will be having the real Hungarian fish soup and also fresh fish will be available to support the housewives in doing their pre-shopping for Xmas meals … the Hungarians main dish at Xmas eve is eating fish in all forms.

From the opening to the closing hour at the gastronomy-tour visitors are welcomed from the nearby offices, office employees, business people to enjoy the variety of  splendid delicacies  they do not have in their everyday meals


Update, snaps Aggie Reiter



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Dates:  September,19-21.2014.

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