But, onwards and forwards...time for another post from the trip to Budapest. This time it is fine dining at Babel, a restaurant that ticked all the right boxes indeed. Normally, you should never judge a book by its cover. In the case of Babel, you can. It tastes as good as it looks, which is often not the case. Sometimes, it can be a bitter disappointment eating in a well decorated venue, only to discover that the food is not at all good. At Babel, the service, food and drinks are all marvellous, making you wish you could visit it twice on your visit to this city that is making a name for itself on the culinary map.
Priding itself on its strong Hungarian culture, the restaurant boasts an extensive list of local wines, making it a must if you are sitting down for a long meal. There is an enormous 9 course tasting menu, but, if you are not that brave the equally amazing 6 course menu will not disappoint. From the mackerel (paired with beetroot, horseradish and chamomile), to the short ribs (with red cabbage and cottage cheese), there is more than enough to make any diner smile with pleasure...and then came dessert!