Kempinski’s festive dinner takeaway

Luxury to your doorstep

Christmas is a time when a little over-indulgence can be excused, and with the unforgiving coronavirus pandemic forcing a restaurant lockdown, perhaps a gourmet meal delivered to home or office doors is one way of restoring some of the cheer of yuletides past. Kempinski ...

Legendary restaurant has gilded heritage over more than a century

Déryné Bistro makes best use of pandemic

Plans to rejuvenate District I’s Déryné restaurant were already in place in spring this year when the COVID-19 outbreak happened and the lockdown period was enforced. So what better time to carry out the thorough revamp and bring back to life the splendour of ...

Hungarian Bocuse d’Or team qualifies for world final

At the Bocuse d'Or European championships held in Tallinn, Estonia, Hungary's team of chefs led by Istvan Veres qualified in ninth place for the finals to be held in Lyon in June 2021, the head of the Hungarian Bocuse d'Or Academy, Zoltan Hamvas, told ...

Chocolate and politics side by side at Parliament Square

Delectable museum delivers sweeter promises

I really enjoy coming across unusual and unexpected things, such as recently when I was passing through central Pest on the number 2 tram, taking in the high splendour of the Duna River and the opposite Buda side until my arrival at equally splendid ...

Émile returns after an enforced absence

Nice to have you back where you belong

Like everyone else, an old friend was knocked out of action by illness in mid-March and it is only now that we can enjoy his company again, very nearly three months later. Émile is back but still being careful, lest the ongoing health dilemma ...

Award for gastronomical sustainability – Restaurant Pajta in Őriszentpéter

“We would like to be trendsetters”

One of the highlights of this years' Volkswagen-Dining Guide Award Gala was a new category in which the Dining Guide Römerquelle Sustainability Award was given to the restaurant that implemented a real farm-to-table concept in their operations. The first winner of this to-be-annual award ...

Interview with former director of Italian Michelin Guide Fausto Arrighi

A man respected and feared

Year after year the Volkswagen-Dining Guide – Hungary's oldest and only gastronomical platform – awards excellence and pinpoints the best restaurants. In 2020 it has again included an internationally recognised expert in the final decision-making to achieve an objective and professional verdict: Fausto Arrighi. ...

Liszt Restaurant, Aria Hotel Budapest

Spiced up with music

"If music be the food of love, play on." One of William Shakespeare's most famous lines has been adopted as a catchphrase at Aria Hotel Budapest, and we will soon find out why. Theatregoers hungering for culture know the words as the opening of ...