Gastronomic experiences

One of the easiest ways to get acquainted with a nation is through their cuisine. The famous Hungarian cuisine represents our traditions and culture very well. Owing to our exceptionally good quality products, delicious fruits, vegetables, goose liver, Gray Cattle salami, red paprika, unique Wines or Pálinka, Hungary is often called “The Land of Flavours”...

One of the easiest ways to get acquainted with a nation is through their cuisine. The famous Hungarian cuisine represents our traditions and culture very well. Maybe the first thing which comes to your mind when you think of the Hungarian cuisine, is goulash. Actually “Gulyás” is a masterfully cooked rich soup made of beef, potatoes, vegetables, and red paprika, which is a popular spice that we use in our several delicious meals, such as the fish soup, or the various kinds of stew (venison for instance), and (catfish or chicken) “Paprikás”. However, we have plenty of other gourmet and regional specialities which are highly recommended to taste. Just a few of the most famous ones: goose liver, roasted pikeperch or trout with almonds, our Salami, Hortobágy Pancake (with meet, paprika sauce and sour cream), the Gundel Pancake (filled with walnuts and covered by chocolate sauce), Somló Dumplings, our poppy-seed and other Strudels, the Gerbeaud and Dobos Cakes, cold fruit soup, and further numberless traditional Hungarian specialities that are much nicer and easier to taste, than to explain what their Hungarian names mean exactly in English... And of course, it is also worth tasting the special flavour of our lovely fruits and vegetables... So, come to enyoy these gastronomic experiences on our Bike Tours

Noble wines, historic wine regions

As they say, good food requires a good wine, especially the excellent ones that are made in the historic wine regions of Hungary. Making wine is a thousand years long tradition here, so Hungary is the home of grape and wine. The specific climate, the protected exposure of the vineyards, the characteristic volcanic or lime stone soil, the special knowledge and enthusiasm of the wine makers result outstanding wines in our historic wine regions of Tokaj, Villány, Sopron, Eger, Badacsony, Somló, as well as in many other small areas. There are several wellknown wines (Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Savignon, or Merlot, or the cuvée “Bulls blood”) and the ancient Hungarian wine sorts are getting to be more and more popular again, such as the red wine Kékfrankos, Kadarka or Kékoportó, or the white Furmint, Kéknyelű, Juhfark, Leányka, Hárslevelű, and many others... Several gold medals of international wine competitions and exhibitions were won in Bordeaux, London or New York by the excellent Hungarian wines in the last years. It is worth sampling them! Talking about drinks, we must mention here our excellent Pálinka (schnapps) made of our various and delicious fruits, and our Unicum, a very special schnapps, made of many herbs, and the plenty kinds of our refreshing mineral water! (Some of them have also won world championships...) Many of these original Hungarian products are called nowadays “Hungaricum”. You can taste all these wines on our Bike Tours (after cycling...)

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