New One-Star Restaurant in Budapest in the Michelin Guide!

In the 33rd edition, the MICHELIN Guide Main Cities of Europe provides a fascinating insight into Europe’s many different culinary cultures and highlights the growing dynamism of the European culinary scene. This year’s selection also includes a number of newly honoured restaurants, for example in Hungary, bustling Borkonyha (“Winekitchen”) in Budapest gains a star. According... View Article

In the 33rd edition, the MICHELIN Guide Main Cities of Europe provides a fascinating insight into Europe’s many different culinary cultures and highlights the growing dynamism of the European culinary scene. This year’s selection also includes a number of newly honoured restaurants, for example in Hungary, bustling Borkonyha (“Winekitchen”) in Budapest gains a star. According to the editors “this restaurant offers fantastic cooking and superb value for money.”

Borkonyha is a blend of a French-style bistro and a contemporary family restaurant offering the best of Hungarian cuisine. The name Borkonyha (Winekitchen9 speaks for itself. The concept is based on the wide and diverse wine list, the delicious food and the personal and relaxed service.

The wine assortment includes 200 different, mostly Hungarian wines that represent not only the well-known wineries, but also small and yet-to-be-discovered cellars. They offer 48 wines by the glass at a time and have a temperature-controlled wine shelf with 1200-bottle-capacity so that the guests could buy wine by the bottle at a reasonable price for either take-away or drinking it on spot.

The cuisine is based on fresh, even daily purchased ingredients and on the weekly-fortnightly changing offers written on the black board. The chef of Borkonyha, Ákos Sárközi has been with the team from the first moment. The owners appreciate his knowledge and genuineness, professionalism showed while working in Restaurant Alabárdos, his continuous success in the Tradition and Evolution competition, and the experiences he gained as a stage in the Portuguese two-Michelin-star Restaurant Villa Joya.

What is his philosophy? “I would like to create a kitchen full of flavours. If I had to define my style, I would say that it is open to any influences. As I get inspiration from the Transylvanian cuisine, I’m also ready to use Spanish, French or Italian ingredients. My aim is to show the many facets of the traditional Hungarian cuisine by using contemporary approach and kitchen technology.”

VinCE Magazine congratulates the team of Borkonyha! We are sure that they deserve this accolade. “We would like to stay clear of distortion of our standard because of the reputation, so we will work hard to remain an affordable bistro where guests enjoy their time” – said Zoltán Kalocsai, one of the owners.

And what else is in the new Michelin Guide? 349 one star restaurants (four new in Austria!), 81 two star restaurants (new member is the Funky Gourmet in Athens, a restaurant where “the food has immeasurable thought, creativity and above all the taste which matches the playfulness”), 15 three star restaurants (e.g. Diverxo from Madrid) and 279 Bib Gourmand restaurants.

Borkonyha

1051 Budapest, Sas utca 3.

+36 1 266 0835

borkonyha@t-online.hu


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