Taste Hungary was founded in 2008 by Carolyn and Gábor Bánfalvi. Travel has been a part of their lives together from the time they met working on a ship in the Caribbean. They share a special passion (and an appetite) for the food and wine of Central Europe, as well as the people, places, and stories that make this region so fascinating. After spending years researching and writing Carolyn’s culinary guidebooks to Hungary, they founded Taste Hungary with the intention of sharing their passion for Hungarian food and wine with like-minded travelers who are seeking to experience the region’s authentic flavors and experiences. Carolyn and Gábor live in Budapest with their three young children, who (luckily) love tagging along with their parents throughout Hungary and Central Europe in search of food and wine. In 2014 they opened The Tasting Table , a wine tasting room and shop in Budapest’s Palace District, where they organize wine tastings and special events, and sell unique local wines (including Budapest’s largest selection of Tokaji aszú). Their latest project is renovating their house in the Tokaj wine region (and figuring out how they will use its 75-foot-deep wine cellar!).