Where to select Budapest’s New Wine and Cheese Festival
The New Wine and Cheese Festival pertains to the fairytale Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest’s City Park on 24 November. Packed with stalls offering spreads of local cheeses and bottles of újbor(young wine in the newest vintage), it’s the ideal occasion to know about Hungarian wine and nibble on some craft cheese. This year the festival lasts at some point but if you miss the date or sense that making a weekend from it, you may taste wine and cheese at wine bars throughout the city.
Here are a few great places where you'll be able to get into the spirit on the event.
Sip Hungarian wine on the Tasting Table
Slip into this basement in Budapest’s up-and-coming VIII District to get a tasting trip around Hungary’s wine regions. There are some 200 different bottles of Hungarian wine on the market to try or buy at Tasting Table <https://www.lonelyplanet.com/hungary/budapest/activities/tasting-table/a/poi-act/1552222/359522>, including a great choice of Tokaj wines. But to get the best from it, choose one of their Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Tasting sessions which has a sommelier (you may book daily for 3pm; the fee is 9900Ft). You’ll are able to sample five Hungarian wines paired having a plate in the country’s best artisanal cheeses and cold meats. The local delicacies to test include parenyica (smoked and steamed cheese, woven to a spiral) and mangalica pork sausages.
Munch on craft cheese at Doblo
Although it’s located above ground, Doblo from the city’s old Jewish Quarter appears like a mix of a vaulted cellar plus an industrial-chic loft, featuring its huge arched windows and brick-clad walls. By night the amber glow from your metallic chandeliers and surrealist lamps generates a cosy atmosphere. You can order wine from the glass when you fancy, or opt for one among their themed tasting menus that are included with nibbles, like the Hungarian Mini (with four different wines, for 6950Ft) and the Kosher Pálinka (three types with the famous local fruit brandy, for 5900Ft). Sate your appetite that has a plate of Hungarian craft cheeses, including an aromatic blue moulded goat’s cheese plus a crumbly mature ewe’s cheese.
Start the night time at Apropó
Apropó on Király utca began life like a wine bar but evolved right into a trendy modern bistro. Hungarian wines (from Sopron to Tokaj) and other accompaniments dominate the menu, but there’s additionally a choice of all-day breakfasts or filling steaks and main dishes. For more wine-and-food extravaganza, you may pick up a delicious plate of artisanal cheeses (from 2500Ft) to accompany your tipple associated with preference.
Apropó’s location inside heart with the Jewish Quarter makes it the right and refined starting place for the evening, before heading out to explore Budapest’s vibrant nightlife from the nearby ‘ruin bars’.