The interior of the Golden Caviar Restaurant
The Wine Spectator, one of the most influential wine magazines in the world, has awarded three wine lists in Budapest and one in Miskolc (northeastern Hungary).
Every year for decades, the American wine magazine has published its Restaurant Award list, which, like the Michelin stars, honors the world’s best restaurants in three categories: the most exciting wine lists in the world, with one (Award of Excellence), two (Best of Award of Excellence), and three (Grand Award) glass awards.
To qualify for the award, restaurants must meet a number of criteria, which Wine Spectator representatives personally verify during their visits.
The two-glass rating is awarded only to restaurants with a wine list that is characterized by a high level of professionalism, with at least 350 different items on offer, and a wide selection of wines from the best producers in the best regions, covering several vintages.
An important additional criteria is that these restaurants also provide training and education opportunities for their staff to help guests make informed wine choices.
Avalon Ristorante in Miskolc. Photo via Avalon Ristorante
More than 3,500 restaurants from more than 75 countries are on Wine Spectator‘s list this year, and four restaurants in Hungary have been honored.
Avalon Ristorante in Miskolc received a two-glass rating, the Golden Caviar Restaurant and Félix Kitchen and Bar from the capital, and Kollázs Brasserie & Bar received a one-glass rating.
KOLLÁZS – Brasserie & Bar. Photo via Facebook/KOLLÁZS – Brasserie & Bar
Avalon Ristorante has been included for the second time this year, with a two-glass rating, as last year.
Félix Kitchen and Bar won the single-glass rating three years ago and retained it the following year, and in 2022, Wine Spectator awarded the restaurant, located next to the Várkert Bazaar, a two-glass rating on its wine list.
The terrace of Felix Kitchen&Bar. Photo via Facebook/Felix Kitchen&Bar
The Golden Caviar Restaurant was awarded a single-glass last year and a double-glass this year, while Kollázs Brasserie & Bar was a newcomer to the list.
Via MTI, Featured photo via Facebook/Arany Kaviár Étterem