A British magazine has put together a list of the 25 best autumn gastronomic experiences. The list of The Sunday Times includes Fricska, a restaurant in the Hungarian capital.
According to the magazine, the best culinary destination for the autumn in Europe is in Budapest. The best choice for tourists is Fricska, which reopened recently after an almost two-year pause. The article also highlights thermal spas in Budapest, such as the Széchenyi Thermal Bath.
fotó: FB/Széchenyi Thermal Bath
The article points out that the restaurant, closed during the epidemic, was reopened under the management of Hungarian chef Levente Koppány, who recently returned from London. The bistro changes its menu daily, while building on vintage Hungarian gastronomy.
The restaurant reopened this summer, officially as Fricska 2.0, and in just nine weeks made it into the Michelin Guide’s recommended places. Koppány attributed this particular achievement to the fact that the type of hospitality they offer is rare “not only in Budapest, but in the whole country.” In an interview with Világgazdaság, he added that “we would like to have a slightly more casual bistro based on Hungarian gastronomy and ingredients, like Fricska was before COVID.”
Photo: Facebook/Fricska 2.0
As Hungary Today reported before, the restaurant received a Bib Gourmand certification from Michelin before it closed. This rating is awarded to restaurants that offer excellent value for money, with moderate prices and high quality cuisine. As Koppány mentioned at the time, there are currently no Bib Gourmand restaurants in Budapest, therefore it would be an extraordinary success for the restaurant to regain this certification.
Via The Sunday Times, Világgazdaság, Hungary Today; Featured image: Facebook/Fricska 2.0