Learn how to cook Hungarian style at the open kitchen in our wine tasting room, where we combine a casual cooking class with a dinner party and a wine tasting. Whether you are a seasoned cook or new to the kitchen, everyone will learn some traditional Hungarian recipes while preparing a feast together. The chef instructor will discuss the most important Hungarian dishes and techniques, while the group whips up a three-course menu. Our sommelier will be on hand, pouring different wines to taste (and keep the group energized) during the cooking process. The cooking party will culminate enjoying meal together, along with a few perfectly paired wines.
We’ll welcome you to the kitchen with a glass of wine and some nibbles of local artisan cheese and charcuterie for you to enjoy while our chef goes over the game plan for the evening, and what needs to be done to get a delicious dinner on the table. Over the course of the evening, you’ll learn about Hungarian culinary traditions, how the locals work with important local ingredients, and signature (and seasonal) Hungarian flavor combinations. We believe that wine and food are best enjoyed together, so our sommelier will pour samples of different wines throughout the course of the evening so you can taste and learn. We’ll be working as a group to prepare the meal (there are no individual cooking stations), but guests can contribute as much (or as little) as they’d like to the meal preparations. Dinner should be on the table at around 9pm when we will sit down (with a well-deserved glass of wine or two) and enjoy the fruits of our labor together.Learn— Learn how to cook an entire meal featuring typical and delicious Hungarian dishes. Have the opportunity to pepper your instructor with questions, and to get the inside scoop on local cooking secrets and methods.Food— Eat a carefully-planned meal, prepared by yourself and the rest of the group, under the watchful eye of your instructor! The menu will be seasonal, featuring what can be found at the market when the class takes place. Menus will feature a variety of dishes from beloved classics cooked at home, to more elegant dishes often found in restaurants.Wine— Since the class is held in the open kitchen in our wine tasting room, we’ll be surrounded by wine! Our sommelier will introduce several wines while we cook, and then a few more when we sit down to eat together. It is a dinner party, after all!Experience— Spend the evening cooking with a local (and having the chance to chat with our sommelier as well), and learning how to cook Hungarian style. Dining in our atmospheric 19th-century brick wine cellar with your fellow cooks will be a memorable experience.