How to please your senses in Budapest? What to explore?
Interested in gastronomy?
2016 is the year of Gastro Adventures
Come and be the part of it!
Gastro Adventures 2016 is an umbrella campaign organised by the Hungarian Tourism Ltd. including remarkable gastronomic festivals, fairs, local and regional events as well as different activities in foreign representations. Are you a fan of pálinka (Hungarian spirit) wine or food etc.? Or never had a chance to try any of these? Either way, take your chance and plan your visit on the occasion of one of the events.
Hungarian wine wins Double Gold Medal
At the 16th Annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (US)
We are very proud to share the information with you that the Hungarian Matias Winery won double gold price with its Hárslevelű Ice Wine (2011) at the world’s largest charitable wine competition! Congratulations!
How many Michelin-starred restaurants are in Budapest?
The correct answer is: 5!
In 2016 the number of Michelin-star rated restaurants in Budapest has risen to 5! Costes was the first to win the prestigious award followed by Onyx, Borkonyha (Winekitchen), Tanti and the fifth one is Costes Dowtown!
Bocuse d’Or Selection Europe 2016
10 - 11 May, 2016
Budapest, Hungary – Sirha Budapest
After winning national selection events held in their countries, twenty chefs from all parts of Europe will compete on 10 and 11 May, 2016 in Budapest, as part of Sirha Budapest trade show.
Thanks to the outstanding teamwork within the professional community, Budapest is preparing for the Bocuse d’Or European Selection, the competition of world's top chefs, an event that promises to further boost the development of Hungarian gastronomy. The Bocuse d'Or European Selection will also have a number of exciting features that neither the audience nor participants will ever have seen before in the history of the event.
The unparalleled development that has not only put Budapest on the culinary map but also propelled it to the forefront of the Central Eastern Europe region in recent years is the fruit of the dedication and ambition of every member of the local chef community.
Hungary is the only country in the region to boast five Michelin-starred restaurants, and Hungarian competitors have made it to the world finals of the Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France, twice in a row, achieving excellent results.
By winning the right to host the European Selection on 10-11 May, modern Hungarian hospitality has reached an historic milestone that has been recognised not only by the hospitality industry, but also the city and government organisations. This has inspired all those involved to combine their efforts to explore the full potential of the event as a platform for Hungary to show the world its talent not only in gastronomy, but also in closely related areas.
Thanks to these endeavours, the official products being used in the European competition (young red deer and the sturgeon with its caviar) are all of Hungarian origin, a first in the history of the competition. The selection of wines to be presented to the jury will also be exclusively Hungarian. A further new feature of the competition is that members of the public with a passion for gastronomy will also be able to purchase tickets, allowing them to rub shoulders with the culinary elite and root for the best chefs from 20 countries.
The event will also be an opportunity for up-and-coming members of the Hungarian gastronomy community to witness, and draw huge inspiration from Europe's best chefs. The organisers have also created a free mobile application for those who wish to follow the Bocuse d’Or European Selection. The app allows users to quickly and easily learn about the best local restaurants, discover other events taking place in Budapest during the competition and follow the final via live updates.
Explore the best Market Hall in Europe!
CNN Travel’s list chose the Great Market Hall in Budapest as the best market in Europe. Among the competitors there were markets like the Mercat de San Josep de la Boqueira in Barcelona, the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, the Portobello Road in London and the Les Puces in Paris.
The Great Market Hall in Budapest, the cast iron building opened in 1897 and renovated completely for its 100th anniversary.
Here you can taste the famous Hungarian sour vegetables, visit oriental stores, explore food shops (vegetables, fruits, fresh meats and processed meat products) buy gifts, souvenirs and wines, enjoy a selection of typical Hungarian cold and hot appetizers such as: various sausages, salamis, ham, different cheeses, baguette with “körözött” (curd cheese flavoured with onion, red-pepper and salt), fresh vegetables, “lángos” (salty dough), paprika-potatoes, stuffed cabbage and drinks.
Jewish Art Days Festival is just around the corner...
The Jewish Art Days Festival will be held for the first time between 28 May and 14 June in 2016. Besides Budapest, several other cities joined the Jewish Art Days Festival such as eg. Debrecen, Sopron, Veszprém.
The intention of the new event series is to introduce the rich Jewish culture to all interested audiences through different artistic performances taking place at different venues. Besides the well-known cultural and concert venues and stage and movie theatres (eg. Franz Liszt Academy of Music, the Millenáris Theater, the Urania National Film Theater, the Átrium Movie Theater, the A38 Ship, the BMC), unique cultural, gastronomic and entertainment events are also offered in locations such as Mazel Tov, Libling, Fogas, etc.
Activities for the senses:
Explore a unique city and country in a unique way!
- Painting class: it’s a perfect way to tap into your creative side!
- Unconventional sightseeing: discover the hidden side of Budapest!
- Hub of escape rooms: Budapest is known today as the capital where the largest number of so-called escape rooms can be found!
- Cooking course: take a cooking lesson and have a culinary experience!
- Chocolate school: learn master techniques and secrets in chocolate manufacturing!
And last but not least...
Congratulations to László Nemes Jeles (Director), Géza Röhrig (Main Actor) and the complete team to win the Oscar with the visceral Holocaust drama “Son of Saul” as the best foreign language film at the 88th Academy Awards. You made us so proud!
For more information please contact László Pásztor at firstname.lastname@example.org