Award-winning Chef Viktor Merényi's culinary sessions continue at the Amabssador's residence. This time with a special christmas menu featuring duck rillettes and goose liver brulée served with roasted chestnut coulis and homemade „pogácsa”, Hungarian fish soup served with homemade “derelye", Phyllo-wrapped oven baked rack of lamb dressed with cauliflower foam, mushroom and crisp potato galette and a Hungarian Christmas dessert assortment
(bejgli, zserbó, mini képviselőfánk).
Hungarian Honorary Consuls came from all across the U.S. for an annual meeting in Washington to coordinate outreach to the Hungarian American communities.
The Embassy hosted an incredible folk dance (Táncház) party with live music by lead violinist Orbán László [Forrás Band]. Along with Goat-Bagpipe, Viola, peasant-flute player, Miklós Lajos – Lecsó [Forrás Band]. Dulcimer, viola, taragott player George Petran [Életfa Band] with Zsuzsanna Seres-Petran [Életfa Band] singing.
On the evening of November 13th several friends came to the book party hosted by HE György Szapáry, Ambassador of Hungary, Mrs. Debbie Dingell, wife of Congressman John Dingell, Michigan Democrat, Honorable Alan Greenspan, Former Federal Reserve Chairman and his wife Mrs. Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for their friend Dr. Marina von Neumann Whitman, who recently released her memoir, „The Martian’s Daughter”.
Gala Dinner Commemorating the 56th Anniversary of the
Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1956 & Celebrating 90 years of diplomatic relations between Hungary and the United States at the U.S. Institute of Peace on October 18, 2012.
The Embassy hosted a half-day roundtable discussion with leaders of the Hungarian American community to discuss the most important issues related to the diaspora's needs.
On October 19th, the Embassy hosted its annual reception commemorating the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight. Mr John Lipsky former IMF Deputy Manager was keynote speaker and Foreign Minister Martonyi sent a video message to the participants.
HE. Ambassador György Szapáry accompanied by Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Mr. David Sedney, Foreign Policy Advisor Mr. Phillip Skotte and Defense Attaché Colonel Zoltan Bóné visited Mr. Jeffrey Lodinsky U.S State Department diplomat at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Ambassador György Szapáry has visited the 6th Hungarian Festival in Sarasota organized by the Hungarian Global Friendship Foundation. The Ambassador accepted the invitation of the Kossuth Club, an organization representing Hungarians and attended their banquette. He also visited the Petőfi Club in Venice another organization of the Hungarian community. The Ambassador took part in the October 6th commemoration, to honor the martyrs of Arad. Thirteen military leaders and Lajos Batthyány first Prime Minister of Hungary were executed for their role in the 1848-49 freedom fight.
Ambassador Gyorgy Szapary of Embassy of The Republic of Hungary, with Ms. Evelin Llves, First Lady of Estonia
President János Áder met President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in New York at the UNGA. He also used the opportunity to meet members of the Hungarian community at a Citizenship Oath Ceremony.
Press launch of “Culinary Corner by Merényi – Hungarian Haute Cuisine Series”
Embassy Chefs from Brazil, Hungary, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama and Peru prepared their traditional cuisine in a healthy way for the closing reception of the Pan American Sanitary Conference and the WHO's Regional Committee for the Americas on September 21st, 2012 at the Pan American Health Organization's headquarters in partnership.
Chef Merenyi, the winner of the Embassy Challenge 2012 dazzled health ministers and delegates as well as PAHO's leadership with a heart-healthy birthday cake called "Afium" made with healthy ingredients such as stevia, blueberries and cinnamon to celebrate PAHO's 110 anniversary.
The Ambassador attended an exclusive book presentation with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator John Kerry at the residence of French Ambassador Francois Delattre. It was “not an easy book to write, and not an easy book to read,” Kati Marton said.