Our month-by-month guide to the best food and wine events in Budapest
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As the calendar inches towards Spring, Budapest sees a variety of food & wine events to bring a spring back in your step.
Ice cream Exhibit & Festival
Even when you haven’t really come out of winter hibernation, there’s nothing wrong with having an ice cream. An annual festival highlighting the variety and tradition of this beloved frozen dessert in Hungary, this weekend-long event not only brings a lineup of local purveyors—showing off flavors that you will probably not see anywhere else—but also a technical element featuring high-tech ice cream machines and equipment. Just remember: one scoop is never enough.
VinCE Budapest Wine Show
Wine lovers, winemakers, wine experts, and wine drinkers descend on the grand conference rooms and halls of the Corinthia Hotel Budapest during the first weekend of March to learn about and taste some of the best wines of Hungary. Over 1,000 wines from 160 exhibitors will be on show, alongside a rich program of courses and masterclasses ranging in topic from Premium Estates of Austria, Sparkling Oscars, Tokaj in the Eye of Masters, and Exotic Wines and Dishes from Mysterious Azerbaijan. Trends in biodynamic viticulture and an interactive wine tasting of local and international wines will surely draw heated debate.
An irresistible spread of Hungary’s leading culinary treats and innovations, Wamp Spajz is a designer food fair held on a semi-monthly bases. The vast halls of the Millenaris will be chock full of fine foods running the gamut from artisan cheeses, organic breads, pickled delicacies and sausages to wines, spirits, high-end kitchenware, and cook books. Expect all the food companies and participants to have a shared devotion to the highest quality of raw ingredients, ethical sourcing and sustainable product methods.
Combining decadent Szamos chocolates with the exquisite Tokaji wines of the Béres Winery is a marriage made in culinary heaven, which is why this master course will appeal to sweet-toothed foodies. Participants try their hands at making artisan pralines and creative chocolate confections such as marzipan pralines infused with Tokaji Aszu and Magita Cuvee-filled white chocolate crème bonbons. The accompanying wine tasting is led by the Béres Winery’s director Melinda Régeczy-Béres and features the background, creation, and tasting of their five best wines. Find a list of alternative chocolate courses here.