“For Gabor and Carolyn Banfalvi (Taste Hungary) travel has been a part of their lives together from the time they met working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean more than two decades ago. They share a special passion (and an appetite) for the food and wine of Central Europe, as well as the people, places, and stories that make this region so fascinating. The Banfalvi’s founded Taste Hungary—their Budapest-based food and wine tour company—in 2008, and ever since have loved doing this deep dive into the foodways and wine culture of Hungary.”
“After spending years researching and writing Carolyn’s culinary guidebook to Hungary—Food, Wine, Budapest (Little Bookroom, 2008)—the Banfalvi’s started Taste Hungary with the intention of sharing their passion for Hungarian food and wine with like-minded travelers who want to experience the region’s authentic flavors and experiences. At their independent wine shop and tasting cellar in Budapest’s Palace District, The Tasting Table Budapest, their team of sommeliers (in post Covid 19 times) leads daily wine tastings, introducing wine lovers’ to the (often unknown) treasures of Hungary.”
Gabor also has a well-stocked, virtual wine store in the United States offering his sommelier team’s picks of the best of small producer Hungarian wines. The prices are reasonable. As a bonus Gabor will even provide specific recommendations if you let him know what styles of wine you enjoy or are seeking a specific food pairing. You can reach out to Gabor via email.
Gabor Banfalvi joins us from Tokay region of Hungary to pull the cork on the joys of Hungarian wine and cuisine for us.