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Beer Production Still Under Pre-Pandemic Levels

Feb 5, 2023

Sales of Hungarian beer companies increased last year compared to the previous year, but still lagged behind 2019, with domestic production in 2022 close to 2021 levels. Continuing the trend of previous years, the share of premium, super-premium and non-alcoholic beers among the products continued to rise The combined sales of the five largest beer […]

Hungary Wins Bocuse d'Or World Bronze Medal

Jan 23, 2023

The Hungarian team has finished third at the world's most prestigious chef championship, the Bocuse D'Or in Lyon, France. The winner turned out to be Denmark, Norway was runner-up. As for the special prizes, the one for social commitment went to the Mexican team, Norway won the best commis (assistant) prize, Sweden was awarded for […]

Hungary Produces 200,000 Hl Sparkling Wine Anually

Dec 27, 2022

Hungary is the 10th-11th largest producer of sparkling wine in the world, according to the National Chamber of Agriculture (NAK) as around 200,000 hectoliters of sparkling wine are produced in the country every year. According to a statement sent to the state news agency MTI, 75-80% of the sparkling wine produced in Hungary is sold […]

A Powerful Combination of Craft and Insight

Sándor Laczkó
Dec 20, 2022

The Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest has appointed Ádám Lévay, a professional with extensive international experience, as the hotel's new Executive Chef. According to the hotel, “mastering his profession, stewardship and management at several iconic hotels around the world, Ádám brings a powerful combination of craft and insight to Kempinski Corvinus.” Ádám Lévay started his career […]

Etyek Beer Manufactory Wins Silver Medal in London

Nov 20, 2022

Etyek Beer Manufactory's Princessin Edeck - Királyleányka Sparkling Ale won a silver medal while its Just for fun - Rye Double IPA (India Pale Ale) won a bronze medal among almost 700 products from more than 40 countries and at the 26th International Beer Challenge in London. The Hungarian company, based in Etyek, just outside […]

Triple Hungarian Matcha Record Set

Oct 18, 2022

On Tuesday afternoon, a triple Hungarian record was set in a bold gastro-cultural theme at Kálvin Square in downtown Budapest. The organizers enlarged the traditional Japanese team art instruments to seven times their original size. The largest cup and matcha frother in Hungary were registered, and the amount of tea made with them also set […]

Gianduja Apple Cake This Year's Budapest Dessert

Sep 27, 2022

Veranda Confectionary's ‘golden apple’ cake has been named the Dessert of Budapest of 2022. The gianduja-apple confection, placed on a linen sheet, can be tasted for the first time at the Sweet Days Budapest chocolate and sweets festival, which runs from this Friday to Sunday in front of St. Stephen's Basilica. Hungarian chocolate production has […]

Gastro Show by Ethnic Minorities in Piliscsaba

Sep 24, 2022

A gastronomic presentation by ethnic minorities living in Hungary was held in the Csaba Garden in Piliscsaba on Saturday. Visitors could taste the specialties of 13 nationalities. The aim of the festival is to give all 13 ethnic minorities of Hungary the opportunity to showcase their talents in food, dance and music. The mayor of […]

'Price Naughty Plum' Chosen as Cake of the Country 2022

Aug 1, 2022

‘Plum Naughty Prince’, the work of pastry chef Orsolya Karikó won the title of Hungary's cake this year, while László Gyuris' cake, Grandma's Favorite, won the title of Hungary's sugar-free cake, according to announcements on Monday in Hungarian Parliament. László Selmeczi, co-chairman of the National Association of Hungarian Confectioners, said the winner of the 16th […]

Be Yourself, Don't Forget Your Identity!

Sándor Laczkó
May 31, 2022

This year, the Hungarian capital hosted Bocuse d'Or Europe 2022, the European selecting event of the famous gastronomy competition. The jury was headed – as president of honor for the European selection – by acclaimed Slovenian chef Ana Roš. Diplomacy&Trade caught up with her during the two-day competition. In her childhood – and even early […]

The Largest Beer Producers' Turnover Below 2019 Levels

May 20, 2022

In the first four months of this year, the production of the five largest Hungarian beer producers was 1.6 million hectoliters and their domestic sales 1.7 million hectoliters, the former 8 % and the latter 4 % lower than in the same period of 2019, the director of the 30-year-old Association of Hungarian Brewers, Sándor […]

Craft Beer Celebrated Across Hungary This Weekend

May 18, 2022

Hungarian small-scale breweries will be hosting a free nationwide event on Saturday, May 21, with beer tastings, brewery demonstrations and colorful programs. Now in its fourth year, the Open Breweries Day will feature 24 Hungarian breweries and several new beers brewed for the occasion will also be on offer. In addition to tasting and buying […]

New Sales Director at FELIX Kitchen&Bar

Mar 29, 2022

FELIX Kitchen&Bar, which opened in the second quarter of 2019 in a building designed by the renowned Hungarian architect Miklós Ybl, has chosen Károly Bosznai as its new Sales Director. Originally a pump house, the establishment has grown into a full-fledged contemporary art space with a focus on high quality gastronomy, bar culture, quality ingredients […]

Denmark Wins Bocuse d'Or Europe 2022, Hungary Second

Mar 24, 2022

The victory of Denmark, represented by Brian Mark Hansen and his Elisabeth Madsen commis at the Bocuse d'Or Europe 2022, the European selecting event of the famous gastronomy competition, closed two days of high-level competition in Hungarian capital. Ten European teams have now qualified for the grand Finale of the Bocuse d'Or which will be […]

International Recognition for the Tokaj Guide

Mar 19, 2022

The awards for the world’s largest competition for food and drink culture publications, the Gourmand International Awards were presented in Paris at the recent World Cookbook Fair with a resounding Hungarian success. Gergely Ripka’s bilingual Tokaj Guide that earlier made it to the Top 4 in the European Wine Book category in February 2021 and […]

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