Once again, the best of Hungary’s hospitality industry will gather at Millenáris Park from 2-4 June for Budapest’s most important gastronomic festival.
New technologies, styles, trends, and, of course, the new generation of professionals bringing innovation to Hungarian gastronomy will be at the heart of this year’s Gourmet Festival. The theme is the polar opposite of last year’s—or rather a perfect match, as in 2022 the theme was “heritage”. The focus is not only on chefs, as there will also be baristas, winemakers, bartenders, and pastry chefs, many of whom will be giving workshops or demonstrating their skills on the Gourmet Academy stage. Some of the speakers include Mátyás Huszár (Vasüzlet), János Mizsei (MÁK), Rozina Wossala, Edina Makai and Fruzsina Farkas (Salt), Pál Tóth (Alabárdos), Richárd Csillag (Lokal47), Csaba Puskás (Borkonyha), José Guerrero (Golden Caviar) and Diego Prado.
“We have kept the tried and tested recipe: Gourmet is still essentially a giant open-air tasting, where you can lose yourself in the menus of the best restaurants of the capital and the countryside, be it fine dining, bistro or street food, national or international cuisine. For dessert, you can sample the delights of dozens of patisseries, accompanied by a selection of exciting drinks. But never before have so many new restaurants been featured, as this year more than a quarter of the 50 exhibiting restaurants are new and taking part in the festival for the first time,” says Richárd Nemes, the event’s main organizer.
The relationship between gastronomy and art will also be featured on the menu: writer Krisztián Nyáry will be joined by chef Viktor Segal to explore the links between the pantry and the bookshelf. Borkonyha pastry chef Anett Béres will prepare a dessert while discussing the role of sight, color, and sustainability in gastronomy and the visual arts with artist Péter Weiler. And is it possible to show the worldview, mood, and spirit of a country through a heap of pancakes and a couple of “solo-guitar songs”? Márton Keve, chef at 101 Bistro, and singer-guitarist Márk Járai will attempt to do just that at the Academy’s closing event on Sunday.
For the full list of exhibitors and the full festival menu click here.
Source: Press Release