While we started a new life abroad with my other half, a dynamic culinary revolution's just started in Hungary. A bunch of great places appeared on the market, but the basic idea was the same: do something great from premium ingredients and inspire people to try something new from all around the world or re-discover their old favourites from Hungarian cuisine. Many of the chefs, professionals, and food bloggers are working together for a flourishing culinary life around us, which I really appreciate, and I planned to visit some of these places in Budapest.
My summer visit was not too long, but I organized a tour for my friends and family members to spend some time together and do something interesting. During this walk, we visited some restaurants, bars, confectioneries, and street food places that I've never tried, but someone recommended them or I was really interested to try their food.
In this blog post, you can read the summary of the first Gastro Adventure event in Budapest.
We randomly stopped when I saw giant truffles at one stand called Triffla. If you are lucky enough, you can admire 'Béla Mágnás' the giant 600 g truffle -yes, it has a name!- the biggest Piedmont White Truffle fungus (Tuber magnatum) ever found in Hungary... it worth a fortune!
The shop offers seasonal fresh and dried wild mushrooms, straight from our forests or fields, and truffle-infused dipping oil, jam, and honey. I would like to say thank you to the staff for offering us some truffle-infused plum jam to try and the inspiring chat about these wonderful creatures we call mushrooms!
During the walk around the fruit-, vegetable- and meat stands we bought freshly squeezed orange juice and a cup of chopped fresh fruit as snacks.
The Sweet by Vintage Garden
21. Dob Street, Budapest, 1074
This hidden gem is one of the new wave Confectioneries of Budapest. The Sweet is the little sis of Vintage Garden, with the same elegant style and high standards in service and quality. This place was our little oasis during a pretty hot day, so we tried some ice cream here and my little cousin tried their chocolate macaron, which he bought from his own pocket money.
The ice creams we tried were: Haiti chocolate which was a pistachio and chocolate flavoured ice cream but it literally reminded me of Nutella, Sugarfree raspberry, Sugarfree chocolate, Raffaello, Salted caramel, and the one called 'Beriolette' berry-violet flavoured ice cream, and finally the Mango. I'm so happy we came and tried the ice cream here because it has the best texture and perfectly balanced flavour I've ever experienced. And just to share one of the cutest things I've discovered here: if you pull out the drawers of the cupboards, they are full of different cookies and meringues!
The restaurants had no previous information about our visits and
we experienced the same service, quality, and prices as other guests!
In case special service or complimentary meals are offered, we always mention it!