Invitation: Budapest Fish Festival, Akvárium Club, This Weekend

  • 14 Feb 2013 11:00 AM
Invitation: Budapest Fish Festival, Akvárium Club, This Weekend
This free event in downtown Budapest is basically an excuse to sell a bit of fresh fish, but there's more to it than that. Beside the fact that eating fish has beneficial health effects, it also plays a part in important local feasts - such as the traditional Christmas menu of carp - yet Hungarians need more encouragement to cook up a fish dish in this landlocked country. Related consumption in Hungary is far below the European average; therefore the event aims to get guests involved in preparing international fish specialities.

So the first Budapest Fish Festival plans to be an interactive event, where both adults and young visitors can enjoy cultural programmes and culinary delights. During the course of the first fish festival in the Hungarian capital, visitors can naturally taste fish specialties, and also can take part in cooking events as well.

The organizers understand the need to do something special, and so will move on from the usual Hungarian fish-soup cooking festivals, and introduce new international flavours to event guests. So besides a range of traditional Hungarian dishes, the flavours of Asia will be presented, such as traditional recipes from Thailand, Vietnam and Japan.

Another key objective is to raise awareness about domestic waters, with a special emphasis to be placed on the Danube. The River Danube was once ranked among the 10 most endangered rivers of the world. Now thanks to numerous recent initiatives, the quality of its water has improved, although further efforts are still needed. This Fish Festival seeks to raise awareness of the value of local natural resources, and so help to enhance them
Event Program:

Friday 15 February

14.00 Grand opening
15.00 Opening speech by the patron of the festival
16.30Fishsoupcooking on the stage accompanied by pálinka-and wine-tasting,
18.00Cooking demonstration by one the partner restaurants
19.00Miss Duna International beauty contest final
20.00 Concert of Harcsa Veronika

Saturday 16  February
10.00 Start of the Fish-soup Cooking competition
11.00 Presentation of traditional Hungarian fish recipes by the partner restaurants
14.30 Announcement of result of the fish-soup competition
15.00 Hungarian folklore performances
17.00 Gasztro Jazz presented by modern jazz bands
18.00 Festival of Budapest Street Musician Artists

Sunday  17  February
10.00 Children’s folkdance
12.00 Introduction of Asian cuisine and Asian folklore programmes
16.00 Cooking demonstration by celebrities and charity programmes18.00GasztroClassic represented by young musicians

Venue: Akvárium Klub, Erzsébet tér, 1051 Budapest


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