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Hotel Gellért hosts Martin Day’s Wine Festival

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The historic Hotel Gellért will hold its Martin Day’s Wine Festival from November 5-8 with the slogan "Wines-Geese-Spices", and will feature some exciting new inventions including their Peking goose and goose sushi, according to an announcement issued yesterday.

In reference to the Hungarian proverb “wine after beer, any time”, the first day of the event will focus on fine beers. Historian Csaba Katona will deliver a workshop on beer. Scottish chef Paul Mizener and chef of the Gellért Beer Cellar András Frideczky, will deliver Hungarian and Scottish culinary creations, as well as special hand crafted beers.

The second day of the event will focus on wine during which many top wines and harder to find vintages will be introduced through the eventʼs Wine and Market.

The third day, Saturday, is devoted to the selection of the Wine Association, featuring unlimited wine and pálinka tastings alongside culinary exhibitors, including Aranyszarvas, Bük Cheese and Zing Burger. Meanwhile, presenters at the workshop on spices organized by Magyar Konyha (Hungarian Kitchen) will introduce visitors to the world of Hungarian spices and spicy Hungarian wines.

The wine dinner known as “Five restaurants – five spices” will feature a menu presented by Gellért Beer Cellar, as well as the most notable players in local gastronomy: Alabárdos, Restaurant Viator, Mák Bistro and Laci! Konyha! Chefs Attila Bicsár, András Frideczky, Gábor Gyurik, János Mizsei and Gábor Mogyorósi will present a single spice in their dishes, alongside special wines to be introduced by Ági Németh, chief editor of VinCE Magazine and main organizer of the VinCE Budapest wine fare.

Suite Restaurant, which opened in the Hotel Gellért last year will offer spectacular views from the deluxe apartment in which László Héjja, chef of Hotel Gellért, will present the culinary traditions of the East. Internationally renowned Oriental dancer Mercédesz Nieto will provide the eveningʼs entertainment.

The following day, jazz singer Eszter Váczi will transport dinner guests to the era of the Great Gatsby, which is also happens to be when the hotel was built.

The festivities will close with an After Party: On Friday, Sister Act, featuring Vera Tóth and Gabi Tóth will take the stage, followed by DJ Garami, and on Saturday Kiscsillag band will perform followed by a set from Anima Sound DJ. 

The last day of the event, Sunday, denotes a gastronomic milestone: Guests will witness the world premiere of the Martin Day’s Sunday Brunch hosted by Gellért’s head chef and distinguished guests restaurateur master Wang, and representative of Japanese cuisine in Hungary, Chef Maki. Together they will prepare the world’s first Peking goose, goose sushi and goose paprika.

Admission for the beer workshop is HUF 3,490 while the price of the four-course Scottish-Hungarian beer dinner, including entry to the beer workshop is HUF 6,990. A one-day ticket for the festival and after party, including unlimited tasting and a tasting glass is HUF 5,990 – while all these combined with the "Five spices – five restaurants” wine dinner is HUF 12,990. The price of a ticket for the Suite Restaurant and the festival is HUF 14,990.

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