Get a thorough introduction to the food and wine of Hungary, while tasting a variety of foods and drinks in the company of a food-specialized guide.
Just because the Central Market (and many other places) are closed on Sundays, does not mean we should not eat, drink, and explore! The route is different on Sundays, but the goal is the same: to get a thorough introduction to the food and wine of Hungary, while tasting a variety of foods and drinks in the company of a food-specialized guide. The first stop is a farmer’s market with a unique location inside of a ruin bar. As we wander around the market, we will discus the culture of Hungarian food, the various ingredients, and the dishes and recipes commonly made from them. Here we will taste a selection of foods (and have a few drinks to fortify us). Next, we will have a traditional lunch, composed of a variety of dishes, annotated by your guide. The next stop is a classic coffeehouse / pastry shop where, over coffee and cake, our guide will explain the fascinating history of Budapest’s coffeehouses (which were once centers of literary life, until they were shut down during communism. Ducking into a few small shops along the way, the tour will conclude with a wine tasting: three quintessential fine local wines (a dry white, a dry red, and a sweet aszú from Tokaj), each paired with a different type of local artisan cheese. A sommelier will introduce the wines and the cheeses, and whet your thirst for Hungarian wine with an overview on of the country’s most important regions, varieties, and styles. Be sure to come with an appetite!