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Budapest Market Hall Tour and Cooking Class

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    Learn the basics of Hungarian cuisine at this deliciously inspiring cooking class and small group tour of Budapest's Central Market Hall. If you've elected to eat breakfast at the market, meet your guide at 8:30am at the Burger King just across the street from the Central Market Hall. You'll embark on a half-hour tour of the grand Central Market Hall, tucking into a hearty local breakfast as you go. 
    If you haven't chosen to eat breakfast as part of the tour, meet your guide at Burger King at 9am and venture into the Central Market Hall; you'll linger for close to an hour over the stalls, and will join in as your guide purchases ingredients for the cooking class and shares some tidbits about Hungary’s culinary history.
    After the Central Market Hall tour winds down at 10am, hop in a cab and motor over to the nearby professional kitchen. Your guide will share a delicious introduction to Hungarian cuisine and will walk you through the menu of the day, featuring traditional and seasonal dishes (vegetarian menus are available upon request).
    From 10:30-12:30, with the help of your guide, prepare your very own three-course Hungarian feast, after which you'll sit down together to sample the fruits of your culinary labor (and sip a glass of exceptional Hungarian wine). The tour ends at the professional kitchen.
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    Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

    Fantastic. Great experience. Will be able to reproduce these recipes once we are home. The instructor was excellent. I booked early and was able to work with the school to select the 3 dishes I wanted to learn to make. Thanks

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank My-opinion-recommend
    Reviewed June 8, 2019

    This is the highlight of our trip to Budapest! Having experienced cooking classes around the world this is up there with the finest. Chef Andrea’s hospitality and expertise was wonderful. She made us feel like we were cooking in her mother’s kitchen. Authentic Hungarian food...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Cmvtoo
    Reviewed June 7, 2019

    We had a great experience and cooking time with a special teacher: Brigitte! Perfect service and perfect organization

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Elena M
    Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

    This could have been done so much better. We chose not to do the market tour and just start from the cooking place. We were told to arrive for 10am but the rest of the group didn’t get in for another 30/40 minutes so we...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Derbyslass
    CookingBudapest, Guest Relations Manager at Chefparade Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

    Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review, it is important that we know when something does not go as planned, so we can improve! Due to time-management, every participant prepares the same set of menu, which is...More

    Reviewed May 22, 2019

    We loved getting to explore the Great Market and learning to cook traditional Hungarian recipes with Sophie. It was easily one of the best parts of our stay in Budapest. The recipes were delicious--we got to make all three (goulash, chicken paprikash, and strudel) from...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Katie B
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    Martha M
    April 21, 2018|
    Response from CathyFromBerkeley |
    My cooking class in May was in English, as were the recipes and their beautiful cookbook (which I bought). Ask them if you want a different language.
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