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DAY2 – “SIRHA” INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION – HUNGEXPO – COOKING AT THE METRO KITCHEN – BUDAPEST

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To-day was the Day of Chocolates, not that the day before and the following closing day the choco will be missing. The main attractions were making deserts in teeny-weeny glasses, choco decorations with presentations of invited professional presenters. Zoltán Kolonics – Pastry Ambassador of SIRHA Budapest

The international pizza baking contest took place during the late morning hours. It is a competition of who prepares the best pizza. The representatives of „Giropizza of Europe” will be the jury of who’s pizza is the best. Giropizza of Europe has established its brand and is well-known throughout Europe.

The Vador booth was elegantly organized with their products well-known in the Hungarian families. product offerings are primarily processed poultry carcasses cut-through product from the downstream products of highly processed, frozen, baked products and many others. Also their goose liver blocks are known abroad. Poultry meat, as duck, turkey are produced Allergen Free. Canned, Portóis Foie Gras Block and gift products are on the market.

In addition to the professional lectures the Metro Academy awaited the previously signed individuals to take  get ready for shopping int he late afternoon hours. Went ” to the market” with István Gálicz professional chef at the METRO Trading Ltd. At the METRO booth a modern market venue was just about a step away from the  booth where the cooking workshop was to take place. After selecting the meat and veggies Tamás  Bereznay professional chef at the METRO who also holds cooking classes at the METRO Ltd. led the candidates to let their imagination fly high in preparing a delicious lunch.

Tomorrow, at the SIRHA exhibition the day starts early. The Bocuse d’Or competition will be the highlight of the SIRHA event. The Bocuse d’Or printed its name throughout the world in history of chef’s competition more than twenty years ago. It is a contest where their works are prepared in front of the audience and no time for relaxing because the dishes have to be prepared within the given time..The jury is less non famous of the world’s greatest chef. After the success achieved by Tamás Széll in 2013. This year the SIRHA in Budapest, will bring on stage the previously selected Hungarian chefs to show their very best in their business. This year’s competition began in January when six chef preparatory training started. Be ready to keep in mind the constituent elements of the menu which will be the Swedish pig, oysters, scallops and black cod.

Time and date of this unique event: Wednesday, March, 12. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  A place to be for locals and  foreigners visiting the chef’s competition, cause the Bocuse d’Or Hungarian qualifier also promises to be exciting.

The participants in the competition are: Daniel O’Shea, Árpád Györffy, Szabolcs Barhó, Gábor Molnár, Zoltán Szűcs and Gábor Galcóczi. The winner will participate  at the European finale in May – Stockholm to compete for being in 2015 at the finals in Lyon.

Finally, it is important to mention that the Hungarian Bocuse d’Or Academy submitted an application to the organize Bocuse d’Or of 2016. Final year European settlement and is included in the short list of Budapest. The chef competition venue will also be within the SIRHA exhibition at the Hungexpo in Budapest – Hungary.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

DAY1 – “SIRHA” INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION – HUNGEXPO – BUDAPEST

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Between Monday, March, 10  to  Wednesday, March, 12., among all the current gastronomic trends, the latest solutions for the food and the culinary delights are  awaiting the visitors at the SIRHA International Exhibition from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Hungexpo  – District X., 10.  Albertirsai Road – Budapest.

Visitors are welcomed throughout 10,000 square meters, with more than 250 exhibitors to see from 15 countries.

On the first day around 4000 trade visitors turned up at SIRHA, including at the flagship professional partner METRO Trading Ltd. (There are 13 Metro Trading wholesale  stores which spread across from North-to-South, from East-to -West in Hungary at: Budakalász,  Budaőrs, Debrecen, Ferencváros, Győr, Kecskemét, Kelet-Pest, Miskolc,Niregyháza, Szeged, Pécs, Szombathely, Székesfehérvár.

This was the debut for Hungary to be as a part of SIRHA, the new international forum for food and trade fair. The exhibition was officially opened at the AMC booth by Sándor Fazekas, Minister for Rural Development. He welcomed the outstanding international career of the SIRHA exhibition and was pleased to see its debut here in Hungary. The minister added, here is a perfect venue in providing the option for local and entrepreneurs products to be met by local and international markets.

Mr. Imre Horváth – CEO METRO Trading Ltd. said: Quote: “The year 2014 is an extraordinary year in the life of Metro Trading Ltd. It is the year of renewal and celebration. On the International fields Metro is already 50 years of age, and in Hungary represents the range of products for over two decades, and reliable on the market. The year 2014 is also the anniversary int he life of the Metro – Hungary, an important part to its image update, which was named as You & Metro. During the past days, within our new communication campaign we focused more-and-more on our customers and partners. Our goal is in their success!” Later a shot video was presented shotted at the Metro Trading Ltd. showing the variety of food, drinks and dedicates to be shopped at the  a wholesale storehouse. After the official opening Imre Horváth – CEO METRO Trading Ltd., together with Dr. Sándor Fazekas, Minister for Rural Development and Gábor Ganczer – CEO – HUNGEXPO Ltd visited a number of key exhibitors, including professional partners.

The gastronomic extravaganza already right on the first day attracted thousands of visitors to the booths where at the Metro booth. Tomorrow will hold an even more exciting technical program, workshops and cooking class awaiting for the new and hopefully, a large number of returning guests will spend time in rolling by the to see the goods available at the METRO wholesale store.

At the METRO many foods are available all-year-around… just mentioning some … Ireland is representing its heavenly Irish Cheddar cheese in three flavors: Cheddar County, Cheddar Traditional, Cheddar herb cheese.  Sea Food  – on the rocks! Scallops! …  one of the World’s healthiest foods are the Scallops, delicately mild sweet flavor are enjoyed by even those who are not particularly fond of fish or other shellfish. Did you know that the scallops grow in shells, and the shell is the symbol of UK’s BP.

Not just the scallops but sea-food in fresh and at frozen form are available at the METRO Trading Ltd. … but for those who prefer meat instead of fish here is a word or two about the 28 day dry aging – vacuum packed product – traditional Irish beef breeds (Angus, Hereford) – these are 30 months of age slaughter animals – perfect for meat marbling, resulting in a unique taste experience … Manufacturer: Kettyle Irish Foods. Also the natural breeding technology – Thanks to the diverse flora –  meat of modern sheep breeds (Suffolk, Chairolais, Texel, …) – the animals for slaughter at the age of 40 to 45 days, mainly breast-feeding animals, harmonious meat: fat ratio (fat content below 10%) – no tallowy. Produced by the Kapos Tenor Ltd.

Last but not least here is a  little teaser whilst being at the SIRHA,  to stop by these other superb exhibitors and taste their selection of wonderful food, wines and the amazing taste of Italian coffee and ice-creams.

Mihály Mezei, the owner of wineries and champagne factory stands at the surroundings area of Tibolddaróc and Bükkalja. It is his family owned winery. These wines are rich, slightly mineral aroma. Have a small current, plum and spices. On the palate it is rich, warm, mellow and easy to drink. Cannot be missed to taste on the spot the semi-sweet red Cuveé ... which is a special composition of Cabernet Sauvignon and Portuguese. Sufficiently concentrated, very well-made wine.

Fourteen different in „heavy” taste and brew of beers are awaiting on the tap from the Czech Republic at the MAGISTR booth … as their slogan says: „It’s time to cognize a mistery”.

Coffee lovers , here you go … The Caffé Perté Company has been present on the Hungarian market since 1996. The basic company exists in Modena, Italy and was founded in 1974.  The Perté caffè opened their coffee roasting plant of European standard at  Budaörs – Hungary in 2002. The company produces 5 different types of coffee with and without caffeine using the most modern technology, based on old Italian family recipes. Try it when your rolling by the booths, surely you will find a little Italy in the taste. At the Caffé Perté booth a selection of sparkling wines are out on display.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter