Thursdays @The Tasting Table events are when we get to introduce our guests to some of the fascinating people who we cross paths with while exploring the region’s food and wine. We invite them into our open kitchen to cook, or into our tasting room to pour and discuss their wines. Our guest hosts can include chefs, winemakers, authors, sommeliers, photographers, food enthusiasts, or others who have something to share. These casual evenings have somewhat of a speakeasy vibe, with everyone gathering around big communal tables and food served family-style. Wine is poured generously, and the events are all about enjoying great food and wine in the company of people who like to share their passions. Space is limited for each event and advance booking is required.
Note: We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions, food allergies, and vegetarian substitutes, but we must know in advance! All of our events are always in English. In the case that one of our featured guests does not speak English, everything will be translated. Menus may be changed due to availability of ingredients (though we will always announce changes here).
Price: 9,900 HUF per person (includes all food and drinks)
All guests receive 10% off of all wines purchased at the Tasting Table on the night of the event!
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Winemaker Dinner with Béla Fekete Winery (Somló)
Thursday August 10th
It is hard to believe that with just 3.5 hectares of vineyards in Somló, Béla Fekete (also known as “Béla Bácsi,” or “Uncle Béla”) became one of Hungary’s truly legendary winemakers. He was one of the old-school originals—famous for barrel-aging his wines for many longer than most other wines coming from this volcanic hill. When Fekete decided to retire a few years ago he faced the question of what to do with his winery. His family didn’t want to continue, so he searched for investors who would be keen to continue the traditions he started decades before. He found investors—three good friends (Ákos, György, and Gábor)—who were passionate about Somló and continuing the Fekete Béla Winery with as few interruptions and changes as possible, doing whatever they could in the same ways as Fekete. Along with a winemaker, these guys are now running the estate (still under Béla Bácsi’s supervision, though). Fekete set high standards, and his wines are consistently a dark golden color, strong, and thick with minerality. They are amongst the best from Somló, and are wines that will be etched into your memories. Tonight one of these new members of the Béla Fekete Estate will join us to introduce this iconic winery and the Somló region, tell us the story of how this group of friends ended up owning this important Hungarian winery, and tell us what it’s like to work with the legendary Béla Bácsi! We’ll taste seven wines, paired with some seasonal dishes prepared by Chef Tamás. Some of the wines we’ll taste were still made by Béla Bácsi, while a few are newer ones made by the new winemaker. In the summer heat, these stone cold wines will be perfect. Don’t miss it!
Seasonal fruit soup
Veal pörkölt (stew) with dumplings and fresh salad
Vanilla ice cream roasted pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil
SAVE THE DATES …
Thursday August 24th
Winemaker dinner with Bálint Losonci (Mátra)
Thursday September 7th
Winemaker Dinner with Zsolt Berger (Tokaj)
Thursday September 21st
Guest winemaker: to be announced soon
Thursday October 5th
Winemaker Dinner with Péter Vida Jr. (Szekszárd)
Thursday October 19th
Winemaker Dinner with Gróf Buttler (Eger)
Thursday November 2nd
Winemaker Dinner with Szabolcs Újfalussy from Oremus
(Tokaj) with a St. Martin’s Day Goose Feast
Thursday November 16th
Guest winemaker: to be announced soon
Thursday November 30th
Winemaker Dinner with Horst Hummel (Villány)
Thursday December 14th
Traditional Christmas Dinner Royal Tokaji (Tokaj)
Check out some of our past events.