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Whether you prefer the hilly tranquility of the Buda side, or the big city bustle of the Pest side of Budapest, one can lunch or dine in an elegant venue worthy of international standards. Bistronomy restaurant Felix, has a kitchen headed by a French chef, on the Buda side. Spago, a newcomer initiated by famous Austrian-American chef Wolfgang Puck, is located at the other end of the Elisabeth Bridge, on the Pest side of the city. Both share great respect for the classic French technique, paired with a love of Hungarian ingredients and international ambitions.
A total of 101 restaurants, including 4 two-star restaurants, 18 one-star restaurants and 22 Bib Gourmand restaurants, are recommended by the MICHELIN Guide inspectors in Japan's Nara prefecture.
With its golden afternoon sunshine, cypress-lined hills and postcard perfect panoramas, Tuscany is a land of dreams. It is also the region that makes some of Italy’s most important fine wines cherished by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Wine has a special place in Slovenian culture. For proof of this, you need look no further than St Martin's Day, an annual folk festival that celebrates the arrival of new wines on 11 November, when wine fever gives rise to festivities in vineyards across the country, from the Mediterranean to the Hungarian border. Around this date, most restaurants are fully booked and serve specific menus, in which wine plays the starring role. This is just one example of the close ties between gastronomy and viticulture in a country that has a very strong food-loving culture.
When thinking of Hungarian cuisine, the names of paprika, stuffed peppers and goulash instantly bring water to one’s mouth—but there’s much more to discover about the rich and sometimes unusual traditions of this beautiful Central European country.