• Hungarians Prefer Local Wines For Christmas

    Hungarians Prefer Local Wines For Christmas

    • 15 Dec 2017 9:00 AM

    Supermarket chains operating in Hungary expect a growth in revenues from wine sales of 5-7% this year. According to statistics, Hungarians prefer local quality wines rather than imported ones, business daily Világgazdaság reported.

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  • ‘Wine Basin Festival', Italian Cultural Institute, 8 December

    ‘Wine Basin Festival', Italian Cultural Institute, 8 December

    • 7 Dec 2017 10:55 AM

    From the organisers: Hungarian wine culture knows no frontiers or limits. This is not only because of its distinguished history and traditions, but also due to Hungarians making wine in eight countries – in Hungary and parts of seven neighbouring countries that once belonged to it. As Bott Frigyes, Hungarian winemaker from the historic ‘Uplands’, now inSlovakia, aptly puts it: “The road to the wider acknowledgement and appreciation of the unique qualities of the Carpathian Basin is being led via Hungarian wines.”

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  • Recipe Of The Week: Pork Pörkölt (Hungarian Meat Stew)

    Recipe Of The Week: Pork Pörkölt (Hungarian Meat Stew)

    • 27 Nov 2017 7:56 AM

    A flavorful stew, Pörkölt is redolent with the fragrance of paprika and bell peppers. It has few ingredients, and is surprisingly easy to make. Save time by using boneless pork chops and cubing them after they are browned. There should be enough salt in the canned tomatoes to season the stew, but if not, add more to your taste. Use best-quality, real Hungarian paprika for best results. We prefer to serve it with noodles, but galuska (Hungarian dumplings) or rice are good, too.

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  • Number Of Restaurants Dwindling, Remaining Doing Well

    Number Of Restaurants Dwindling, Remaining Doing Well

    • 23 Nov 2017 10:43 AM

    Many entrepreneurs are attracted to the idea of opening a restaurant in Budapest, but many soon end up closing their doors, according to company data service Opten. Whereas the number of establishments has continually fallen in the past three years, remaining businesses are doing well, however.

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  • 'VinCE Champagne In Hold Utca': The Downtown Market To Sparkle On 26 November

    'VinCE Champagne In Hold Utca': The Downtown Market To Sparkle On 26 November

    • 21 Nov 2017 11:20 AM

    From the organisers: Number one food market and gourmet meeting place in Budapest, the Downtown Market in Hold utca, is once again hosting an exciting gastro event. On the last Sunday of November, champagne enthusiasts are welcome for a brunch lasting into the afternoon. This fine beverage is becoming increasingly popular in Hungary as well, and the event welcomes products offered by the best champagne houses, with special dishes offered by the market’s restaurants.

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  • "What Do You Drink?" Festival @ Millenáris Budapest, 18 November

    "What Do You Drink?" Festival @ Millenáris Budapest, 18 November

    • 16 Nov 2017 11:53 AM

    Mitiszol? (“me-tea-sol”, meaning “what do you drink?”) is the country’s first drink festival themed around beverages made with the same philosophy: respecting nature (in many cases organic or even biodynamic farming), no additives, as little intervention and manipulation as possible during the making. The result is a drink, let it be alcoholic or non-alcoholic, that not only tastes better, but is also healthier than its conventional counterparts.

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