Budapest

Tucked away at “the other end” of Balatonalmádi, the Kerekes Winery has been marketing itself as a fröccs terrace, but that's not exactly its main profile. Still, it’s a prime spot for that purpose, too, with a refined wine list and a cosy terrace overlooking a narrow, forested hillside.

But that is easy to find elsewhere around Lake Balaton as well. What is harder to come across is a place that serves wasabi and salmon caviar on toast with the wines, and has a super varied food selection including Asian dishes, pizza baked in accordance with the strictest Italian methods, and American charcoal-grilled steaks. Versatility and experimentation are key, as are unique events focusing on particular dishes, sometimes with music accompaniment.

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