If you're a fan of chimney cakes (kürtőskalács), then you won't want to miss the Chimney Cake Festival (Kürtőskalács Fesztivál) in Budapest. This event, held at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, offers a variety of delicious chimney cake flavors and shapes for visitors to enjoy.
A Gastronomic Delight
The festival will showcase thirty different flavors and shapes of chimney cakes, including unique options like the long unavailable "kürtős csapágy" and the cherry-poppy seed and pistachio flavored chimney cakes. Visitors can also try the chimney cake dessert specialty known as the "kürtősbon".
More Than Just Food
In addition to the gastronomic offerings, the festival will feature two stages with various performances for entertainment. Visitors can enjoy performances by artists such as Ildikó Keresztes, Réka Farkasházi, Éva Bolba, and the JAZZterlánc. Families with young children can also enjoy storytellers and puppet performances at the small stage near the Holnemvolt Castle.
Something for Everyone
The festival aims to cater to different dietary needs, offering gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan options of chimney cakes. Additionally, the Lehel Chimney Cake House from Odorheiu Secuiesc will be an invited guest, showcasing traditional, large-scale chimney cakes with an authentic design.
Mark Your Calendars
The Chimney Cake Festival will take place from 13-15 October at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden. Don't miss this opportunity to indulge in delicious chimney cakes and enjoy the entertainment and atmosphere of the festival. For more information, visit the festival's Facebook page.
Questions & Answers
When and where is the Chimney Cake Festival held? The Chimney Cake Festival (Kürtőskalács Fesztivál) is held at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden (Fővárosi Állat- és Növénykert) from 13-15 October.
How many different flavors and shapes of chimney cakes can the public taste at the festival? The public can taste thirty different flavors and shapes of chimney cakes (kürtőskalács) at the festival.
What kind of programs and stages can visitors expect at the Chimney Cake Festival? In addition to the gastronomic program, the festival will have two stages and a number of programs for visitors. There will be storytellers and puppet performances on the small stage for families with young children. Various performers, such as Ildikó Keresztes, Réka Farkasházi, Éva Bolba, and the JAZZterlánc, will perform on the main stage.
What is the "kürtősbon" at the Chimney Cake Festival? The "kürtősbon" is a chimney cake dessert specialty that can be tried at the festival.
Will there be gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan options of chimney cakes available at the festival? Yes, there will be a Make It Yourself! tent where visitors can find gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan chimney cakes.
Which invited guest will be present at the festival? The Lehel Chimney Cake House (Lehel Kürtősház) from Odorheiu Secuiesc will be an invited guest at the festival.
What kind of chimney cakes will the Lehel Chimney Cake House offer? The Lehel Chimney Cake House will offer traditional, large-scale chimney cakes in authentic design.