Focus on New Generation of Gastronomes at 2023 Gourmet Fest

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Gourmet Festival, one of the most important gastronomic events in Hungary, is set to return this year from June 2-4, with the theme "New Generation".

The festival, held at the Millenáris once again, boasts more than 100 exhibitors, including about 50 restaurants, dozens of confectioneries, street food sellers, and more. Festivalgoers will also be able to sample a variety of drinks ranging from beers and wines to champagnes and cocktails.

This year, the festival will not focus on a specific food or ingredient: this time, the focus will be on young people and with them, innovation, new trends, technologies, ingredients, and even style.

"Last year we focused on the theme of 'Heritage', but this year we are focusing on the future, as we can already see a new generation of chefs, pastry chefs, baristas, and bartenders who, despite their youth, are representing their profession to a very high standard," said Richárd Nemes, Gourmet's chief organizer.

At this year's festival, the new generation will be represented by young professionals such as Anett Béres, who after university chose to follow her heart and became a self-taught pastry chef at the Michelin-starred Borkonyha and Textúra, and Richárd Csillag, chef at Lokal47 in Kétthely, who competed in one of the world's most prestigious chef competitions at the age of 21, Mátyás Huszár, who leads the young team at the Vasüzlet in Balatonfüred, described as the "most exciting new opening" on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, and Edina Makai, who studied philosophy and played drums in a band before becoming an assistant chef at the Michelin-starred Salt restaurant.

Another addition to the lineup will be János Mizsei, the field-proven chef of MÁK, who won The Michelin Guide's Young Chef of the Year award last year, and Pál Tóth, a bold and ambitious chef working at Alabárdos in Szeged, who used to have a punk band but now has his own cookbook. The festival audience will also meet Rozina Wossala, restaurateur - writer - presenter, who will give a workshop for gourmet foodies who want to learn on the Gourmet Academy stage.

In addition to Gourmet's usual culinary offerings, there will also be a number of exciting programs, including professional demonstrations and performances that will bring together the culinary arts with literature, music and even painting.

More information and tickets are available at gourmetfesztival.hu

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