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Another Renowned Restaurant Closes Down in Budapest

Jan 2, 2022

Not long after Olimpia did so, another legendary restaurant is closing in Budapest: the Hungarian fine dining pioneer Csalogány26 has announced on Facebook that it will no longer open. As the business news site writes, citing the gastronomy journal Magyar Konyha ('Hungarian Kitchen'), the decision was not only influenced by the coronavirus epidemic, there […]

Hungarian Win at the World Ice Cream Championship

Dec 5, 2021

Pistachio Fruit (Frutta di Pistacchio), a creation by Hungarian confectioner Ádám Fazekas, has fetched gold for best ice cream at an international competition held in Bologna, the organizers said. As quotes a report by the Hungarian state news agency MTI, Fazekas “blew away” the 11-member jury of experts with the taste and his video […]

Italian Gastronomy Week in Hungary

Nov 23, 2021

This year, the Italian Gastronomy Week in Hungary will take place for the sixth time from November 22 to 28, 2021. Launched by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as part of a comprehensive country promotion program called 'Italian Lifestyle' and implemented by the Italian diplomatic-consular network, cultural institutions and foreign trade […]

Wine Festival in the Buda Castle

Sep 23, 2021

The Budapest Wine Festival is held this year for the 30th time between September 23-26, 2021 in the Buda Castle. Visitors will be able to taste thousands of wines from Hungarian and foreign exhibitors in a World Heritage site, enjoying the most impressive panorama of the capital. The excellent wines and professional programs will be […]

EU Geographical Indication Granted For Hungarian Brandy

May 3, 2021

The European Parliament and the European Council accepted the application of 'Nagykunsági szilvapálinka’ (a plum brandy from the region of Nagykunság, E Hungary) in a resolution for the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks. Regarding the chemical and physical properties, the ddescrition in the resolution says‘Nagykunsági szilvapálinka’ has […]

Hungarian Pig Brings Luck – Even Internationally

Dec 31, 2020

On New Year's Eve, it is customary to eat pork in Hungary, but based on international success, a particular Hungarian breed, Mangalica can bring luck to everyone. In 2020, Mangalica preparations earned several stars at the British Great Taste Awards, often called the Oscars for best food. Mangalica is the only native type of Hungarian […]

Beer in Food

Nov 23, 2020

Diplomacy&Trade has recently published a special section on the occasion of the Czech National Day with special emphasis on beer. This piece on the connection between beer and food has been provided by the Czech Embassy. We often talk about pairing beer and food. But what happens when we add beer to food? According to […]

Norway Wins Bocuse d’Or Europe 2020

Oct 17, 2020

After two days of intense competition in Tallinn, Estonia on October 15 and 16, Norway won the title of Bocuse d’Or Europe 2020. The Hungarian team finished 9th. Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Estonia, presented the award to Chef Christian Andre Pettersen from Norway who impressed Régis Marcon, president of the International Organizing Committee, and […]

Budapest Dessert 2020

Budapest Dessert 2020

Sep 15, 2020

The pear caramel mousse dessert by Szamos Marzipan has been named the winning cake of the Budapest Dessert 2020 competition. The dessert is Sacher sponge cake vanilla mousse with cold pear puree in it and topped with caramel. The cake can be tasted for the first time at this year's Sweet Days Budapest chocolate and […]

Budapest Wine festival Limited

Aug 27, 2020

This year's Budapest Wine Festival will be held under the name 'Budapest Wine Festival Limited', with a limited number of visitors and size, between September 10 and 13 in the Hunyadi courtyard of the Buda Castle. Despite the smaller size, the festival awaits wine lovers with the same standard: premium wines and champagnes, top gastronomy, […]

Csopak Wine Receive Designation of Origin Protection

Jul 21, 2020

The European Commission (EC) has approved the application for the inclusion of 'Csopak' / 'Csopaki' wines in Hungary in the Register of Protected Designations of Origin (PDOs), the EC said in a statement. It has also been geographically determined from which areas wines are protected, according to which the production area of 'Csopak' / 'Csopaki' […]

VAT Cut Requested on Restaurant Deliveries

Apr 2, 2020

In order to reduce the severe consequences of the Covid-19 crisis on domestic restaurants, Wolt, a food delivery company, is asking the government to reduce the 27% tax rate of food consumed outside restaurants (takeaway, delivery) to 5% that applies to food eaten at restaurants. The turnover of restaurants has decreased dramatically in the recent […]

Qiang Wang a.k.a. Master Wang

An Emissary of the Chinese Kitchen

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 25, 2019

Authentic Chinese cuisine, unadulterated and unadjusted to Western tastes, is still hard to come by in the Hungarian capital. One Chinese restaurateur has been working hard for nearly three decades to showcase Chinese cuisine that hits all the right notes. Qiang Wang, dubbed Wang mester (Master Wang), arrived in Hungary in 1991, at the age […]

Hungaricum Cocktails

Hungaricum Cocktails

Jul 11, 2019

InterContinental Budapest’s summer event series titled ‘Live on the Terrace’ is back again this year. Visitors can enjoy live music and culinary treats while sipping cocktails inspired by Hungarian inventions as they take in one of the most beautiful sunset views Budapest can offer. Throughout the summer, Thursdays will be all about Latin rhythms, with […]

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