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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


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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