After we had been organizing food and wine tours for a few years—crisscrossing the country taking our guests to wineries and keeping our eyes on all of the food and wine developments in Budapest—we realized that we still hadn’t found the kind of wine place in Budapest where we really wanted to take our guests. So, we bought an old brick cellar below a 19th-century palace in the Palace District, renovated it, and stocked it with wine!
The Tasting Table is a hybrid wine shop / tasting room / event space / education center / online shop. We focus on Central European grape varietals and specialties, and on educating our guests about Hungarian and Central European wine and food culture. We mainly buy our wine straight from the winemakers, from good people who make good wine, who we know and trust. Our goal is to introduce these special wines, and our wine is always paired with lots of insight into Hungarian winemaking. We wanted to create a place in the city where guests could come sit at our communal tables and have special wine experiences, taste special wines that are not easily available, and hear the stories behind them. We are open daily for guests to drop by and order wine flights and artisan cheese and charcuterie from the menu. The Tasting Table is also available for private functions (we work with a fantastic chef!), and we have the largest selection of old and rare Tokaji aszú in Budapest. Come visit and have a glass of wine with us!
Tasting Table Experiences
Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting Class
A crash course on the increasingly fabulous wines of Hungary, featuring a curated selection of eight fine wines which will turn Hungarian wine into a comprehensible story. You’ll get a good overview of Hungarian wine, including the history, the major regions, the important varietals, unique characteristics and styles, and promising trends.
Wine, Cheese, & Charcuterie Tasting
This annotated tasting experience includes five fine Hungarian wines paired with a selection of artisan cheese and charcuterie. This sommelier-led tasting is an introduction to the increasingly fabulous wines of Hungary.
Craft Beer, Cheese, & Charcuterie Tasting
This annotated tasting, led by our resident beer expert, introduces you to Budapest’s craft beer renaissance while you taste five top-notch Hungarian craft beers (paired with a selection of the country’s best artisan cheese and charcuterie). You’ll learn about the fascinating history of Hungarian beer, and what is to come.
Cooking Class & Dinner Party
Learn how to cook Hungarian style in our open kitchen, where we combine a casual cooking class with a dinner party and a wine tasting. The chef instructor will discuss the most important Hungarian dishes and techniques, while the group whips up a three-course menu. Our sommelier will be on hand, pouring wines to taste throughout.
Thursdays @The Tasting Table (Wine Dinners)
For this series of wine dinners we host some of the fascinating people we cross paths with while exploring this region’s food and wine. We invite them into our tasting room to pour and discuss their wines, while our chef prepares a meal to match. These casual evenings have somewhat of a speakeasy vibe, with everyone gathering around big communal tables and food served family-style.
Bródy Sándor utca 9
1088 Budapest, Hungary
Astoria (M2 line) or Kálvin tér (M3 line)
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