This weekend will be dedicated to fine gourmet moments. Every year my favorite outdoor festival is organized at the Millenáris Park, which is a nice, green surrounding in the heart of the city. We were lucky with the weather on Thursday, that was the first day of the event. Charming stands welcome the food-lovers accompanied by the best chefs and outstanding wineries. Hungarian sparkling wine experiences a rise, Sauskaand Kreinbacher are offering their best selections. Bliss, bliss! I’m so happy to meet familiar faces from my beloved Tokaj wine region: Grand Tokaj, Béres, Barta, Holdvölgy, Royal, Tokaj, Sauska, Zsadányi, Tokajicum and Grof Degenfeld wineries are present at the event.
The entrance ticket can be purchased online or on spot. It comes with a tasting glass, a glass of wine at the Grand Tokaj, the Tokajicum and welcome beer, plus some street food bites at the Electrolux stand. This weekend you can taste the best cuisine created for the event by more than 60 bistros, restaurants and confectioneries. Join me for a culinary experience now!
HERE is the list of all kind of food you can taste during the festival. Every year three topics are featured, this time the following ingerients are chosen: paprika, bread and beer. I must admit, that delicious creations and bizarre pairings were born as well, I was curiously tasting the Bori Mami’s menu. My favorite Gyöngyös - based restaurant is well-known for its creativity, professionalism and its amazing staff. Traditions and modernity are both joined in the menu by building a bridge between past and present. The entree goes perfectly with a good glass of champagne, Hungarian lecsó with truffle, pure harmony! The second course is gray cattle with beer, the meat was cooked in a kind of pasta, the spices and flavors are such a perfect match. I was skeptical about the dessert first: noodles with blood and plump might sound strange, but if you think about it, it all has some sweet taste and the creation was just delicious.
Cheers! – Drink selections
You won’t stay thirsty at the festival, there is a wide selection of drinks this weekend. Besides wine and champagne you can enjoy whiskey by Jameson and other short drinks, coffee and Belgien beer. At the stand ofDiVino and Bortársaságtaste a wide variety of premium selections! You might see me snipping a glass of champagne at my favorite Taittinger stand.
Programs and workshops
Check out the upcoming EVENTS! You can enroll into special courses and tastings as well as lunches and dinners dreamed up by the most talented chefs in Hungary. I’m participating in the Ferrari masterclass on Saturday afternoon, tickets are still can be purchased HERE! I can’t wait to taste the best of their sparkling divines! Besides the exclusive workshops, there are great programs going on all day on the gastro stage. Learn about paprika, cocktails, food and cultures, you can deep into different topics related to gastronomy. Kids won’t be left out neither, at the kids' corner children are registered for fun courses, they can make little cakes and get to know the basics of cooking and baking.
All in all it’s a lovely weekend with exceptional programs and tasting. Experience the culinary diversity with me!