Gastro – trip to Hungary
ungary and Budapest is able to offer you so much that your Hungarian Gastro-Tour can be complete any time of the year! Taste our goulash-soup, the strudel, the sour-cream flat bread or any other Hungarian speciality! You better stop your diet during your stay in Hungary! ☺
Hungary is world famous for its cuisine, its wines. Until the death of the well-known catering expert, Mr. George Lang, the Gundel’s Reastaurant was an important destination for those travellers, who loved his other famous Restaurant and Café in New York; the Café de Artistes.
Gundel’s could manage to keep its fame; today this Hungarian restaurant belongs to the TOP 50 of the World. The list of the most well-known guests starts with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, more American presidents, so as Pope John Paul the 2nd, etc., and of course it is difficult to make a reservation for dinner any time.
Budapest boasts with 5 restaurants with Michelin-award:
- COSTES DOWNTOWN
We definitely take our guests during our Hungarian Gastro-Tour to these restaurants, but of course we’ll take them to the famous Great Market Hall as well in order to taste the Hungarian speciality: the sour cream flat-bread (tejfölös lángos).
There is an excellent cooking-course, called Chef-Parade in the City. It is a contemporary cosmopolitan cooking studio where you can master the basics of Hungarian cooking in a fun and interactive atmosphere.
The point is, that if you wish you visit first the famous Great Market Hall, where you can get information about the Market’s history, your Chef shows you the basic Hungarian ingredients, fruits, vegetables and spices and buy ingredients for the course.
Add strudel tasting to your Budapest travel program and learn about the secrets of traditional strudel making in the First Strudel House of Pest Cafe & Restaurant housed in a historic building in the city center.
Of course after making strudel you can taste your „masterpiece” with different fillings: like plum, cherry, apple and other fruits, but savoury and vegetarian strudels are also available.
As a curiosity, we will visit the Castle district of Buda, a tiny old restaurant from the Middle Ages; amazing service, and first class food.
In case our guests are interested in, we can take them to the famous Jewish Quarter of Pest to try a typical Jewish meal: Jewish style egg – meat soup matzo ball – Cholent, thigh of goose – flodni, great food!
There are wonderful cook-books published in Hungary, with American units of measurement and with fantastic photos.
Our program’s duration is basically 3-4 nights, accommodation is advised in 4-5 star, downtown hotels, airport transfers, Half-day Budapest city tour is included. We provide excellent English-speaking local guides and of course, comfortable, luxury coaches with AC.
So this way the basic program can be a part of a longer – say 2 weeks long trip of Vienna-Budapest-Prague.
(We can organize all services in the neighbouring countries as well.)
For the extended program, for the end of the trip we offer a 2 hours long cruise on the Danube, including a buffet dinner with apricot-brandy, and good Hungarian wines, and of course the amazing view of the illuminated city, Budapest.
One more thing: there is an international Chef-Competition, the Bocuse d’Or. This year in May Budapest will be the venue of its final!
So if you decide to come in May your clients can see the Bocuse d’Or’s final!
Or if you came in October, your guests can participate a 2-days grape harvest somewhere at the Lake Balaton region, which is very impressive.
But in fact Hungary and Budapest is able to offer you so much that your Hungarian Gastro-Tour can be complete any time of the year even without a Chef-competition or a harvest!