• 'Mulled Wine Festival', 19 - 21 January

    'Mulled Wine Festival', 19 - 21 January

    • 18 Jan 2018 11:40 AM

    Hungary makes fine mulled wine - you know the hot beverage usually made with red wine along with various spices, and sometimes raisins. It is naturally alcoholic, although there are non-alcoholic versions of mulled wine. You are invited to try this traditional winter drink this weekend near Allee Shopping Center between 12:00 - 22:00.

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  • Mulled Beer & Wine Festival, Now On Until 14 Jan

    Mulled Beer & Wine Festival, Now On Until 14 Jan

    • 11 Jan 2018 1:50 AM

    We all know mulled wine as a Hungarian winter warmer, but have you ever heard of mulled beer? Mulled (meaning “warmed”) beer has actually been around for centuries, and between the 1500-1800's it was the preferred way of enjoying beer in taverns. <br><br>Refrigeration as we know it didn’t exist back then of course, and so most beverages (including beer) were drunk at room, cellar or sometimes warmer temperatures. As with wine and cider, mulled beer is great for the winter season here, and comes in a great variety of flavor combinations. <br><br>More good news, you have the chance to taste a good selection these days at Bálna Budapest.

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  • 'The Tea Party' - National Tea Day, Budapest, 14 January

    'The Tea Party' - National Tea Day, Budapest, 14 January

    • 11 Jan 2018 1:48 AM

    On 14 January the first Hungarian National Tea Day will be organised at the Akvárium Klub on Erzsébet tér. The aim of this whole-day event is to promote top-quality teas already available in Hungary and their distributors to Hungarian consumers and wider circles of tea professionals.

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  • International Soups To Beat Winter Blues In Budapest

    International Soups To Beat Winter Blues In Budapest

    • 11 Jan 2018 1:42 AM

    When a Hungarian says ‘leves’ they generally have their mother’s unparalleled rich meat consommé for Sunday lunch in mind, which has no worldly substitute. This might have to do with the fact that, for a long time, Budapest restaurants did not carry a wide variety of soups. During the past few years, however, the Hungarian capital seems to have transcended the ‘goulash for tourists’ approach. Several places focusing on soup have opened, many of them featuring international, often Asian cuisine, both as fast, street and ‘slow’ food.

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  • Video: Mangalica Festival In Budapest, 9 - 11 February

    Video: Mangalica Festival In Budapest, 9 - 11 February

    • 5 Jan 2018 8:00 AM

    Entry is free, so if you fancy a taste of a pig that came close to extinction just a few decades ago, pop along to Szabadság Tér for a bite of magnificent mangalica meat - said to be tastier and healthier than regular pork. As you may know, this festival is named after a delicious furry pig that's indigenous to Hungary, this year the event is held again in downtown Budapest between 9 - 11 January.

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  • Restaurant Review: Jamie’s Pizzeria In Budapest's Gozsdu

    Restaurant Review: Jamie’s Pizzeria In Budapest's Gozsdu

    • 5 Jan 2018 8:00 AM

    British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver began his journey to international fame in 1999 when he debuted as “The Naked Chef” on BBC Television. The “Jamie’s Italian” restaurants were founded by the healthy-cooking advocate and his Italian mentor, chef Gennaro Contaldo, in Oxford, UK, in 2008, since when the chain has grown to more than 60 worldwide, including the one in Budapest’s Castle District that opened in May 2016.

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