Kempinski Blog Article
Hungarians are natural-born foodies and harbour sentimental passion for their comfort staples. Little wonder that throughout the year, there are several gastro festivals dedicated to specific genres where you can sip and savour, and enjoy informed indulgence.
Spring Horse Race and Food Truck Show
4-6 May 2018
Some 50 food trucks line the passages of Kincsem Park, along with the main horse and greyhound derby event, plus children’s programmes, street art show and street music.
11-13 May 2018
City Park (Városliget) serves all varieties of wine, with rosé and sparkling wine in focus. A true spring picnic, and you can even get a blanket to sit on!
OTP Bank Gourmet Festival
18-21 May 2018
Spread comfortably across Millenáris Park, OTP Bank Gourmet Festival invites some of the most revered restaurants and chefs of the Central European region, among them Ana Roš of Slovenia. Kempinski Corvinus will have two stalls: Austro-Hungarian contemporary imperial cuisine specialist ÉS Bisztró and creative cocktail expert Blue Fox The Bar. The main themes of this year’s OTP Gourmet Festival include dumplings, caviar and champagne.
BPBW Beer Week in Budapest
20-27 May 2018
The local craft beer scene is about to go global as it invites the world’s most curious beer brewers for a week-long marathon of craft beer celebrations. Two six-hour tasting sessions will take place in one of the most iconic ruin pubs, Dürer Kert, while there will be smashing parties in various venues across Budapest.
Other annual events
Mangalica Festiva - February
Hungary’s indigenous black pig yields leaner meat and, as a result, cultivates a healthy diet. This much sought-after delicacy is on full display at the Mangalica Festival, from whole-roasted pig and traditional pork fare to easier-to-handle, contemporised food truck inspirations. The festival also features artisan stalls.
Budapest Wine Festival - September
Hosted in the quaint historical Castle District, this wine festival brings together some 200 local and international vintners. You can taste wines, enjoy musical entertainment and take in some of the most stunning views of Budapest along the Danube from Castle Hill.
Pork Feast Sausage Festival - October
The fascinating Hungarian Rail History Museum is home to Hungarians’ homage to pork, the Pork Feast Sausage Festival, spread across 10 hectares. Meander through three “sausage streets” and gastro streets, flanked by artisan stalls, village museums, tractor and train exhibitions, themed playgrounds, folklore entertainment, old timer vehicles and rail-themed interactive programmes. Complimentary bus transport available, and the first 1,000 visitors receive free fruit wine.
The Kempinski philosophy is all about beauty, gourmet, culture and savoir-vivre. All this and more what the Gastronomic Quarter Downtown Budapest offers on the ground floor.
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