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Undiscovered Local Market Experience

food tasting

Undiscovered Local Market Experience

6 reviews
Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English, Italian
food tasting

Undiscovered Local Market Experience

food tasting

Undiscovered Local Market Experience

6 reviews
Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

With this tour we would like to introduce our 'market and gastronomy' concept through an insight into the everyday life of the market and the Eldorado, a progressive conceptual hungarian-international bistrot. We offer you a unique local experience without rush and crowds of tourists. The tour starts with a guided walk on the market, led by Zsofi or Anna. During the tour you can experience the everyday life of the small community of the market hall. You can meet personally with the local farmers and shopkeepers: an expert cheesemaker family, Károly the butcher and the traditional greengrocer family of Anna. You will get small tastes of their best seasonal products and you will get to know the history, anecdotes and secrets of the market hall. Last but not least the tour finishes with a 3-course lunch at Eldorado, (cooked by Bálint) made from the daily market ingredients, focusing on traditional hungarian dishes with a creative touch inspired by my international cuisine experience. Before the lunch I will meet you in the salon of Eldorado and I will present you the menu. Vegan and vegetarian options are available for the lunch if you warn us in advance. In the price of the tour is included the guided tour, the special traditional and seasonal menu. For your own credit you can try our local wines and craft beers.

Your host

Learn more about Bálint

Bálint

My name is Bálint, I'm the chef of Eldorado Budapest and my co-hosts are Zsofi and Anna. Zsofi is a licensed tourist guide in Budapest, she speaks fluently Italian, English and Dutch. She is an antropologist, interested in art history and local storytelling. Anna's family-for 4 generations- runs a fruit and vegetable store at Rákóczi square Market Hall, where our tour takes place. She is also a certified tour guide. I started this profession 10 years ago. I worked in Berlin and Budapest. My cousine concept is inspired by my travels through Japan, Myanmar, Mediterranian Region, Transylvania and the Hungarian countryside. 3 years ago I decided to open a bistro kitchen with daily changed menu, using local market ingredients. I run Eldorado together with my brother, Gabor.

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Where you'll be

The whole tour takes place at the Rákóczi square Market Hall. The market has an impressive history starting from the end of the 19th century. The building has very cute indoor shops, kind shopkeepers and an interior spectacle of worked steel structure. Now it's mainly popular within locals, it hasn't been discovered by the crowd of tourists yet. Zsofi, Anna and I, we share the passion to revitalize the old fame of the district and the market.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Come hungry! Comfy shoes for the walk and warm clothes for the winter. The market is a closed space but it is not heated.

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Bálint
Undiscovered Local Market Experience
6 reviews
£40/person
6 reviews
£40/person