Virtual Experiences

Join Our Free Virtual Hungarian Food and Wine Events

Our mission of introducing you to new ideas, flavors, and stories about Hungarian culinary culture continues with our Facebook live events.

Want to watch our previous tastings? They are archived here!

Upcoming Virtual Hungarian Wine Experiences:

Somms in the Kitchen: Lángos
March 3rd @7pm CET / 1pm EST – Facebook live @TasteHungary

Tamás and Sebastian, The Tasting Table sommeliers, head into the kitchen to prepare a Hungarian favorite, lángos! Lángos is a disc of fried dough, usually topped with garlic, sour cream, and cheese. It’s a treat that’s hard to resist! Often found at market halls, and at lakeside kitchens along Lake Balaton, lángos is also quite easy to prepare at home. We’ll show you how!

As usual, we’ll be cracking open a few bottles of wine to enjoy in the kitchen!

Hungarian Cooking, With a Twist: A Conversation With Eden Batki
March 13th @10pm CET / 1pm PST / 4pm EST – Facebook live @TasteHungary

Join Gábor for a conversation with Eden Batki about the Hungarian recipes and ingredients which have inspired her to write a Hungarian cookbook (still in progress!). During the pandemic, Eden has also been running a popular weekly meal delivery service, featuring inventive menus of home-cooked Hungarian recipes (with a healthy California twist).

Eden is a self-described “nomadic multi-disciplinary artist, storyteller, recipe writer and consultant working in food and photography.” We met her last year in Budapest, when she was visiting on a culinary research mission. For this event Eden will be preparing …

  • Venison Juniper Berry Goulash with Summer Savory, and
  • Pogasca with Aged Gouda and Caraway

We’ll discuss these dishes, as well as what other ingredients Eden discovered in Hungary, and incorporates in her recipes. Please join us, and bring any questions you may have about Hungarian cooking!

Live With The Winemakers: Dóri Bussay and Tomi Kiss (Zala)
March 24th @7pm CET / 1pm EST – Facebook live @TasteHungary

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Dóri Bussay and Tomi Kiss, from the Bussay Winery in the under-the-radar region, Zala. The winery was founded by Dóri’s late father, Dr. László Bussay. In in addition to being a practicing medical doctor, Bussay was a pioneer of winemaking in this small region—with around 1,600 hectares of vineyards—which is located west and southwest of Lake Balaton. These days Dóri (who is also a medical doctor) works closely with her husband, winemaker Tomi Kiss (who also owns the Somló Vandor Winery in Somló) at the family winery.

We will taste the following wines:

  • Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism

  • Traveller's Choice 2020

  • Wine Writing Award 2020

  • Wine Writing Award 2019

  • Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

  • Best Wine Tour Operator Winner in 2017 & 2018

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    Certificate of Excellence Winner (2011-2019)

  • Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism

  • Global Food Tourism Association (Member)

  • Fortified Travel (Co-Founder)