Gastronomy and Wine Culture

Hungarian Haute Cuisine in the Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC

Publicated on: June 21, 2013

On the occasion of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival – Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival program, the Grand Hyatt Washington (1000 H St NW) and the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Ave, NW) partnered with the Embassy of Hungary to present special Hungarian menus during the Festival from June 24 to July 7, 2013 every day after 5:00PM.

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The Best of what Hungarian Gastronomy Has to Offer

Publicated on: June 14, 2013

The Hungarian Program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is all about participation and hands on experiences. What better and, crucially, more fun way to learn about a new culture than through its food? We give all visitors a delicious taste of the best of what Hungarian gastronomy has to offer.

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Pálinka and Grape Marc Pálinka now Hungaricums

Publicated on: March 22, 2013

Pálinka and grape marc pálinka, which are already regarded as the nation's unique specialities, are from today officially Hungaricums - announced Minister for Rural Development Sándor Fazekas following the meeting of the Hungaricum Committee in Herend.

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Meet our Culinary Artist and Embassy Chef: Viktor Merényi

Authentic Hungarian cuisine is based on centuries of old traditions around spicing and modern preparation methods that we combine with the aim to present modern, healthy as well as delicious dishes. Regionality, creativity and individuality - the basic ingredients of our culinary diplomacy.

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Traditional recipes

Mouth-watering, spicy dishes, rich stews and sauces, hearty soups, yummy desserts. That's Hungarian cuisine in short!

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A brief history of Hungarian wine

Endowed with a unique geology and climate, Hungary can satisfy all demands for diversity and variety, in terms of wine production. In Europe, only Hungary and France are capable of producing both white and red wines that represent true quality, by international standards, since the ingredients required for a wide range of wines, can only be found in these two countries.

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