English language cooking classes in Budapest
Easy Cooking Budapest
Whether you are a beginner or a pro in the kitchen, this boutique cookery schoolcaters for anyone who wants to learn how to prepare fine Magyar meals by using ordinary ingredients that are available nearly everywhere around the world. Here, you can learn how to cook a traditional four-course Hungarian meal of seasonal raw materials, free-range eggs, and local meat varieties, while by request the school is ready to customize the menu for those with a vegetarian diet or for anyone with food intolerance. The menu at Easy Cooking Budapest includes a tasty appetizer, a piquant soup, a hearty main course, and a scrumptious dessert, all prepared on the school’s premises in Budapest’s District II, following an informative tour with possibilities for tastings at the Great Market Hall (or at the Szimpla Farmer’s Market on Sundays). Courses are available to book every day, and they generally run between 1pm and 5:30pm, but it’s also possible to request morning sessions. During the gastronomic gathering, attendees are served tasty Hungarian bites that they can chase down with local wines and pálinka shots.
Price: 89 euros/person (all courses are available in the German language as well)
Minimum number of participants: 2
Tasting Table/Taste Hungary
Taste Hungary’s baking course is the event to attend in Budapest for those who want to immerse in the scrumptious world of Hungarian pastries – or anyone with a sweet tooth. Learn the secrets of soft scones and how to make Hungary’s renowned caramel-topped Dobos cake from a prominent pastry chef at Auguszt Confectionery, one of Budapest’s oldest family-run patisseries. Before the class starts, participants can sample several different cakes and desserts, and during the four-hour event an English-speaking guide provides lots of inside information about Hungarian sweetsand baking. At the end of the course, in addition to enjoying your self-baked cake, you are provided with the recipe and whatever is left from the dessert you made. The company also offers dinner parties for private groups, like team-building sessions and office parties in a unique cellar hotspot just a few steps away from the National Museum. The program includes a cooking class in Tasting Table’s open kitchen, with a focus on traditional Hungarian cuisine, and it is followed by a gluttonous feast, where the group can enjoy everything they prepared together – with each course accompanied by matching wines.
Prices: baking class – 150 US dollars/person, cooking class and dinner party – price depends on the menu, chosen wines and number of participants
Minimum number of participants: baking class – 3 people; cooking class & dinner party – this event is available for groups only
based on welovebudapest.com