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Cooking Class (with Brunch and Wine)

Learn how to cook Hungarian style while enjoying delicious local wines. Prepare a full Hungarian meal, as a group, and then enjoy it with some wine pairings.


  • Hands-on cooking experience
  • Led by a professional chef
  • 6 glasses of wine and 1 pálinka
  • 3-4 Course meal

Sample Menu

  • Pálinka
  • Appetizer
  • Cheese and charcuterie board (hidegtál)
  • Seasonal Soup
  • Chicken Paprikás (paprikás csirke)
  • Emperor’s Crumbs
  • Dumplings (nokedli)
  • Wine from our cellar

Class Details

  • Duration: Four hours
  • Sundays 10am-1pm
  • Recipe packet to take home
  • Can also be booked as a private class!
  • Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated —please let us know in advance!

Learn to Cook Hungarian Style!

Led by a professional chef, our cooking class takes place in the open kitchen of our downtown wine cellar. We believe that wine and food are best enjoyed together (and that enjoying some wine while we cook is the best way to do it). So you will taste six different Hungarian wines from our extensive collection throughout the class (and with the meal). The class is casual, and we’ll cook a three- to four-course traditional meal together as a group (which means you can participate as much or as little as you’d like). Over the course of the class, the chef will tell you about Hungarian culinary traditions, Hungarian cooking techniques and tips, important local ingredients, and signature (and seasonal) Hungarian flavor combinations. 

We’ll start with a glass of pálinka (Hungarian fruit brandy) from our collection, along with some local cheese and charcuterie to snack on while you discuss the menu with the chef. The first task is preparing the appetizer, which you can snack on right away (paired with a glass of rosé)—a perfect start on a Sunday morning. Next, we’ll start seriously cooking the main course, which will be one of Hungary’s traditional dishes (for example, chicken or veal paprikás, stuffed cabbage, or pörkölt). The menu will vary according to the seasons. We’ll also make a side dish to pair with the main course—like a salad, dumplings (nokedli), or pasta. Dessert will be one of the favorite Hungarian homemade desserts, such as palacsinta (you’ll learn how to flip like a pro) or Emperor’s Crumbs. 

After about three hours of cooking, the meal should be ready. We’ll sit down to enjoy the fruits of our labor together, along with a few more glasses of wine. Dessert will be paired with a glass of sweet Tokaj wine, Hungary’s ancient and world famous dessert wine. To give you the confidence to go home and prepare your own Hungarian feast we’ll send you home with a packet of the recipes so you can keep cooking them at home!

About the Chef:

Tamás has had a varied culinary career, and has been cooking with us at  the Tasting Table for the past eight years! Previously he has worked as a pastry chef in Paris, a chef de partie in London, and a personal chef at several Budapest embassies. In addition to owning his own restaurant in Budapest for a few years, he has also helped launch other restaurants in Budapest; done food styling for television shows, photo shoots, and commercials; and cooked privately for various clients (including wineries). At The Tasting Table, he teaches cooking classes and cooks for our private events and special dinners.