The Gourmet Festival takes place in the Millenáris Park from May 17 to 20, on the year’s fifth long weekend, announces Index.hu.
Hungary’s top restaurants, best confectionaries and wineries introduce themselves on the festival. The topic this year is the dumpling, the caviar and the champagne.
Heinz Reitbauer is the festival’s star chef; he is the chef of the tenth best restaurant in the world called Steirereck, which holds not less than two Michelin stars.
The gourmet festival receives Steirereck – who is coming from Wien – as a special guest, but Hungarian restaurants with Michelin stars will also attend.
Kamilla Seidler, the best female chef of Latin America, visits Budapest, and Maksut Askar, one of the executive chefs of Istanbul’s best restaurants, Neolokal, comes to Hungary as well.
He is the new star of last year’s Turkish version of The Diner’s Club World’s 50 Best Restaurants. He is currently working on bringing traditional ingredients back to the Turkish dining tables and rethinking Anatolian cuisine. On the festival, he not only gives an exclusive dinner but also performs on stage.
Last year’s tradition of exclusive dinners thus goes on, but keep in mind that registration is needed in advance. For example, this year has a Polish Bib Gourmand dinner on its menu providing an opportunity for guests to try four Gourmand restaurants from the Polish capital. Bib Gourmand category is defined in the Michelin Guide as excellently prepared dishes offered at a relatively moderate price. In Hungary the restaurants Fricska, Petrus and Stand25 fall into this category, while the Polish Ale Wino, Brasserie Warsawska, Butchery&Wine and Kieliszki na Próznej hold the Gourmand title.
Gourmet lunches will form a selection of the most interesting Hungarian restaurants outside Budapest with the help of the chefs from Anyukám mondta from Encs, Platán from Tata, Erhardt from Sopron, Macok from Eger and Viator from Pannonhalma.
Workshops on stage include the performance of confectioners Ádám Pataki, László Jahni, the chef of Kistücsök and Ákos Sárközi, the chef of the Michelin-star Borkonyha and other well-known Hungarian celebrity chefs such as Zé Fürdős, Piros Vágó and Zsolt Anger. There will be a unique programme by Onyx holding two Michelin stars and Gerbeaud, the confectionary having its 160-year anniversary this year and Ádám Pohner, the Hungarian candidate of Bocuse d’Or contest in 2018.
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Translated by Éva Stölkler
Source: Index, gourmetfesztival.hu