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Budapest - Borkonyha Wine Kitchen

c oliver | Apr 16, 201412:24 PM

This was the best meal we've ever had!!! I'd read here that it was great but didn't know that it recently garnered a Michelin star. And it's SO reasonably priced. We're on a liver quest here in Budapest so their fried one was #1 on our list. I swore after visiting Turkey and Israel that I'd never say "amazing" when it came to food but this was a***ing :) Described as "Crispy duck liver with apple in vanilla and beetroot sauce." ($17ish) It really was crisp on the outside and really melting on the inside. With that we shared the "Steamed veal masc with carrot variations and cracklings" ($10ish) which was veal cheeks and again just lovely. Then we shared the "Juniper Ox cheek with roasted pear and parsnip." ($17ish) This was definitely cooked sous vide and was the most tender cheeks we've ever had. Our server's English was quite good but I couldn't hear if the foie was confit (which I thought I heard) or sous vide. Either way, it was the most wonderful cheeks ever. Although we'd pretty much decided on a dessert, we got crazy and ordered another of the duck liver instead. I guess the chef then also got crazy cause it came out on a bed of really tiny, white corn kernels and little 'dots' of raspberry, pumpkin, beet and maybe something else. So with all of us being was CRAZY good!!!!! While waiting for that, they gave us a little scoop of (are you ready for this?)...gorgonzola ice cream! It's beyond my poor descriptive abilities but it tasted like gorgonzola, pudding-type, ice cream. Damn, I wish I could write better.

To sum it up, GO HERE. Make a res ahead of time although there were a couple of two-tops available but I'm guessing as their star-fame spreads, that won't happen very often.

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