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Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class with a Local Chef

Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class with a Local Chef

From US$ 136.45 per person

If you’re interested in cooking, eating & local culture, book this half-day course while you’re visiting Budapest. Learn how to make traditional dishes, learn about local ingredient & meet nice people

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Learn how to prepare traditional Hungarian recipes during a hands-on lesson
  • Hear about the country’s customs and culture as well as its food
  • Savor a delicious 3-course meal of the dishes you have prepared
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Flavors of Budapest was created to provide guests with the opportunity to taste traditional Hungarian food and drinks and learn about Hungarians in a personal setting. This unique 4-hour culinary course is held in the flat of your hosts. Hungarians have a love for cooking and eating great food. When meals are being prepared, the kitchen is full of life: someone is chopping onions, someone else is preparing the meat or kneading dough. The pots are bubbling, the kitchen is filled with talking and laughter. During your cooking class, you’ll sip delicious wine and the smell of the food will fill the entire flat. This is the atmosphere in which you’ll enjoy learning about and preparing traditional Hungarian recipes. This is also a great opportunity to learn about everyday life, customs, and Hungarian hospitality. At the end of cooking, you’ll sit down to a delicious 3-course meal.
  • 3-course Hungarian menu (soup, main course, dessert)
  • All ingredients, post, kitchen equipments for the cooking
  • Chef's instructions (useful tricks and tips)
  • The recipes in English
  • 4-hour culinary experience
  • Hungarian bites during the cooking
  • Drinks: Pálinka (welcome drink), 2 DL Hungarian wine, mineral water, homemade soft drinks, 1 coffee
  • Lots of information and stories about local ingredients, customs and everyday life
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The apartment is in the center of Budapest, so it easily accessible. Please ring doorbell 17 when you arrive, so the local partner knows you have arrived.

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Oversize luggage
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5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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An absolute must whether you're already a fan of cooking or want to learn. This was one of the best experiences I had while I was in Budapest. Marti was not only friendly, but she was a kind and informational teacher. Her apartment is set up in such a way that in a small group it's like cooking with friends. Marti explains how and why you're doing something for a particular dish, but she also will tell you a bit about the history and cultural background of the Hungarian people. I cannot recommend her class enough to anyone and everyone who loves to cook and especially wants to learn about Hungarian recipes. Marti shares the recipe you made in her class afterwards so you can recall the fun class while you attempt the same thing at home.

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June 2, 2022

Hungarian cookery course experience

Myself and my sister were visiting Budapest for the weekend and on our last evening decided to book cookery course for the next morning. We were collected from our accommodation and taken to Marti apartment which was beautifully and professionally layed out for our experience we made a three course meal with lots of Marti assistants while eating hungrian snacks, wine and had a wonderful time. After we made everything we sat in the dinning room to indulge in the food we made and were throughly full. This was a lovely experience which was private with us two of us and Marti and would encourage you to do especially if time is limited and want to experience proper hungrian food. After our experience Marti look us to the local bus stop so we could get the bus to the airport.

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February 12, 2019

Excellent, fun class! I highly recommend it.

This was a first rate cooking class. Set in a lovely kitchen perfect for a small group. Marti has a lot of experience, she not only teaches you about the food, but some Hungarian history too! She even gives gluten free options. The recipies were clear and understandable, I can't wait to make them for my friends. Hungarian food is so different from California cuisine- sure to be a hit.

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August 10, 2017

Product ID: 63909