Budai Gourmet Festival – June 2012 Budapest

Budai Gourmet Festival – June 2012 Budapest

Budai Gourmet Festival will let you try some of the very best gourmet Hungarian specialties, like Hungarian palinka (the signature brandy of Hungarians), Hungarian wines of the noblest kinds, home made sausages, cheeses, fruit jams, pure acacia honey, cordials, and so on and so forth. There will be plenty of healthy foods, no need to worry about the stodgy dishes. Plus, if you are into football, you can enjoy the European Football Championship on big outdoor screens right at the festival in the landscaped gardens of Millenaris Park, the venue of the gourmet festival on the Buda side, in a nice relaxing picnic area.

Budai Gourmet Festival Budapest

Budai Gourmet Festival Budapest

You can try various Hungarian fish soups, and other traditional Hungarian meals and cakes of the best Budapest restaurants : e.g. the Michelin starred Costes Restaurant, WineKitchen Restaurant, Bock Bistro (Corinthia Grand Hotel), Restaurant 21 in the Buda Castle, Rosenstein Restaurant, Arany Kaviar (Russian Golden Caviar Restaurant), etc. In fact, there will be restaurants from all over Hungary, including Chateau Visz. You can also satisfy your cravings for desserts and sweet delicacies, e.g. one of the famous confectioneries of Budapest , Auguszt Confectionery of the Auguszt Family will showcase their wonderful cakes.

Budai Gourmet Festival will be from June 8 to June 10,  2012, at the contemporary cultural complex called Millenaris Park, and its big, slightly feng shui landscaped garden with dozens of tents and stalls by the artificial lake.

Programme of the 2012 Budai Gourmet Festival, Budapest

Most events will be on the main stage of the Budapest Gourmet Festival. Some will be on Miele stage (indicated in parentheses)

June 8, Friday – Budai Gourmet Festival

16.30 – 17.45: Agi Szaloki is a Hungarian folk singer, at the festival singing Portuguese Fado songs in Hungarian
18.15 – 19.30: Kesh Akusztik (Kesh Acoustic) is a Hungarian pop rock band, see a song here
20.00 – 21.30: DELADAP! world music, roma music, jazz (Vienna-based DJ, producer and musician Stani Vana and the stellar cast of musicians, many of them coming from neighbouring countries like Hungary or Serbia and sharing a historical connection with Austria´s capital that has lately developed into a vibrant and diverse cultural melting pot.)

June 9, Saturday – Budai Gourmet Festival

12.30 – 13.30: Szalonna and the Band playing authentic folk music in the Carpathian basin (the members of the band are also playing in the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble)
14:30 – 15.00: Candy Workshop by Cukorka – Sweetfabric – make your own candy (on Miele Stage)
15.00 – 16.00: Szilvia Bognar – concert for kids
15:15 – 15.45: Gerilla Latte Art Show – the extreme championship of coffee makers with Attila Molnar (4 time barista champion) (on Miele Stage)
16:00 – 16-45: Michelin Chef, Miguel Rocha Vieira (a Portuguese chef at Costes Restaurant Budapest – 1 Michelin star) will talk about his ‘Childhood Memories in the Kitchen’ Costes is currently one of the 2 Michelin starred restaurants in Hungary (on Miele Stage)
16.30 – 17.45: Tatrai Trend – Hungarian blues with Tibor Tatrai, the excellent blues guitarist
18.15 – 19.30: Kerekes Band – folksy music
20.00 – 21.30: Kiscsillag Akusztik (Little Star Acoustic) – see a song here.

June 10, Sunday – Budai Gourmet Festival

12.30 – 13.30: Kalman Balog and the Gypsy Cimbalom Band (playing on hammered dulcimer) Gypsy music
13:00 – 14.30: Pretzel Workshop for Children – with The Royal Order of the Hungarian Bakers (on Miele Stage)
15.00 – 16.00: Alma Band – children’s music
15:00 – 15.45: Organic Farming – Meinklang: Farming in Harmony with Nature – the Austrian farmers from Burgenland will talk about bio-farming (in English) – run by the Michlits family (who have Hungarian roots) (on Miele Stage)
16:00 – 17.00: Improvisations of a French Spice Master, Jean-Marc Notelet (F) will give a presentation in French
16.30 – 17.45: Eszter Vaczi Jazz Quartet
17:15 – 17.45: Macaron afternoon on Sunday
18.15 – 19.30: Hot Jazz Band
20.00 – 21.30: Veronika Harcsa Jazz Quartet

UEFA Euro 2012 Screenings in Budapest – Budai Gourmet Festival

You can also enjoy all the first round of football group stage matches of the Euro 2012
June 8, 2012 at 6 pm
Poland – Greece
A1 vs. A2

June 8, 2012 at 20:45
Russia – Czech Republic
A3 vs. A4

June 9, 2012 at 6 pm
Netherlands – Denmark
B1 vs. B2

June 9, 2012 at 20:45
Germany – Portugal
B3 vs. B4

June 10, 2012 at 6 pm
Spain – Italy
C1 vs. C2

June 10, 2012 at 20:45
Ireland – Croatia
C3 vs. C4

Official Facebook info on the Budai Gourmet Festival is here.

Official website of Budai Gourmet Festival – Programmes here (at the time of updating the info – May 28, 2012 – the English version has not been uploaded yet)

The price of the entrance fee includes the (empty) tasting glass.

See some video footage of the Budai Gourmet Festival from last year (the language is Hungarian, but the images speak for themselves):


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