Budai Gourmet 2011

Budapest Gourmet – worthy of its name – is wishing to focus solely on the quality products and services of the gastro-palette, thus contributing to the progress and popularity of the local gastro-culture. By broadening the current range of participants and topics, organizers are willing to offer a more substantial picture of the world of quality gastronomy, introducing the participants and offers from basic ingredients and farmers to traders, while also giving a picture of the best restaurants, wineries, or distilleries at the same time.
Besides, the most outstanding participants of domestic gastro-events are also going to be invited: the best fish soup-makers, sausage-experts, cheese-makers and honey- or syrup-makers will all be there. Following the quality selection carried out by experts, visitors will have the chance to get a taste of the best commercially available products, starting from champagnes and mineral waters to coffee or tea-specialities. Unusually, the event will even give home to a market place where the best farmers and marketers will get the chance to introduce their products to a wider audience. „We are aiming for a quality gastro-festival where the best of Hungary will present all they have, from small farmers to cuisines representing top-gastronomy, from artisan wineries to the best sausage- or ham-makers” – Károly Gerendai, leader of Sziget Management pointed out, who himself is running a successful restaurant, and thus faced significant international success within the framework of top-gastronomy, adding Hungary to the gastro-cultural map of Europe.

Sziget Management chose the most outstanding domestic gastronomy-experts (from chefs to trade-writers and merchants) as the partners of the event, thus creating the unique concept of the festival. „Budai Gourmet has the chance to face progress in the best hands. Exploiting the knowledge of the best experts and the organizing background of Sziget, it is highly possible for Budai Gourmet to turn into the most well-known and best event of the gastro-scene” – György Haris, creator and former chief organizer of the event added.

When making decisions about the thematic background of the event, organizers decided not to create competition for existing culinary events, but rather work together with the organizers of those events, whenever possible. “This event is aiming to choose the best of everything, turning into an essential top-event of the Hungarian gastronomy-scene. When it comes to experts and trade associations, we are offering partnership to best ones. For example, an international gastronomy competition organized by Dining Guide is going to award the best restaurants of the region” – chief organizer Gerendai informed the press.

Within the compass of the event, of course, visitors will get to taste, try and purchase everything, from the menu of bloggers to ingredients and the specialities of the best chefs. Amateurs interested in the scene will have the chance to educate themselves at various lectures of experts and cooking schools, while professionals will be welcomed by a special trade-day where the best international experts will focus on various topics at lectures. On the first “trade” day of the event, prestigious judges will elect the best of a given product-category, from sausages to hams and syrups, so that the wider audience on the following day would also get the chance to taste these “Gourmet-products”. Besides professional qualifications, visitors will also get to elect the best products in the same categories, based on their experiences.

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MIELE GASTRO STAGE

Presenters: Zsófia Mautner, András Jókuti

June 2. Thursday
19:00

Wine Challenge Award Ceremony
June 3. Friday
14:30

Budai Gourmet 2011 Termékdíj eredményhirdetés
15:00

CEWI Tasting: Don’t just feel it, know what you’re drinking
15:30

Baked together: Chefs on the stage
16:00

Decanter – MegaNose for Professionals
16:30

Ági Herczeg, Zsófi Mautner: Wines in the kitchen
17:30

Recipe grinder – Zsolt Serényi, Alexandra Béres
19:00

MIELE: Kids and the pizza
19:30

MIELE: Light, summer evening, fruity desserts
20:00

MIELE: Tepan Yaki, the Japanese invention
20:30

Gastro cinema by MIELE
June 4. Saturday
14:00

CEWI Tasting: Don’t just feel it, know what you’re drinking
14:30

MIELE: The real olive oil – tasting
15:00

Two little from the lot – Tokaj and the grape varieties – Gabriella Mészáros
15:30

Metro Buyers’ Academy Salmon Opening Competition – semi-finals

METRO Buyers’ Academy announces the First Hungarian Salmon Opening Open Championship, which will take place at the Budai Gourmet gastronomy festival on June 4, 2011.
The first five of each of the qualifiers of First Hungarian Salmon Opening Championship will make it to the final. Thanks to Marine Harvest, the winner will be rewarded with a 4-day trip to Norway where he/she can take a look at one of the biggest salmon farms in Europe.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION
According to the official rules of the Hungarian Salmon Opening Championship, competitors have to cut the nicest, most precise salmon slices from traditional salmon during the shortest possible time. The raw material of the semi-final and final is provided by Metro Vevőakadémia (Metro Buyer Academy) and Marine Harvest.

Applications should be sent to the email address of Metro Vevőakadémia: vevoakademia@metro.co.hu until 12 pm 30 May, 2011.

If you wish to apply, please attach a few-line introduction and a brief explanation about your motivation for entering the competition.

The ingredient necessary for preparation is available at METRO supermarkets.

Organisers reserve the right for changes.

17:30

MIELE about lactose intolerance with dietician Zsuzsanna Bajor
18:00

Isabelle Legeron MW (Master of Wine) – András Kató AIWS – Discussion of natural wine
19:00

Metro Buyers’ Academy Salmon Opening – Final

METRO Buyers’ Academy announces the First Hungarian Salmon Opening Open Championship, which will take place at the Budai Gourmet gastronomy festival on June 4, 2011.
The first five of each of the qualifiers of First Hungarian Salmon Opening Championship will make it to the final. Thanks to Marine Harvest, the winner will be rewarded with a 4-day trip to Norway where he/she can visit one of the biggest salmon farms in Europe.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION
According to the official rules of the Hungarian Salmon Opening Championship, competitors will have to cut the nicest, most precise salmon slices from traditional salmon during the shortest possible time. The raw material for the semi-final and final is provided by Metro Vevőakadémia (Metro Buyer Academy) and Marine Harvest company.

Applications should be sent to the email address of Metro Vevőakadémia: vevoakademia@metro.co.hu until midnight May 30, 2011.

If you wish to apply, please attach a few-line introduction and a brief explanation about your motivation for entering the competition.

The ingredient necessary for preparation is available at METRO supermarkets.

Organisers reserve the right for change

20:00

MIELE: Grilling in the kitchen
20:30

Gastro Cinema
June 5. Sunday
14:30

MIELE: Hipp-hopp plate desserts
15:00

CEWI Tasting: Don’t just feel it, know what you’re drinking
16:00

Cereal kitchen (Atilla Soós food reformer)
16:30

MIELE: Healthy food for kids
17:00

MIELE: spices, edible flowers
17:30

Decanter – MegaNose for Professionals
18:30

MIELE: the fashionable wok
19:00

Gastro Cinema

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Sziget Management
For more information: http://www.sziget.hu/budaigourmet
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