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New English-friendly Lake Balaton Gastro Map now available

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019 — Krisztina Chilembu

Photo: Szabó Miklós - Gasztrotérkép

The new Lake Balaton Gastro Map helps you find not only restaurants and wineries but also cafés, confectioneries, food trucks and distilleries. The 2019 version is available to download and can be found in print format at hundreds of outlets.

The Lake Balaton Gastro Map showcases every year at Tihany Piac Placc, with representatives from many of the featured outlets providing a taste of their selection. Winemakers ZelnaBorbély and SkizoKreinbacher champagnes and Hedon beers were among those present.

Photo: Miklós Szabó - Gasztrotérkép

Orsi Zeliska, founder of the Péklány bakery, created brioches made with Tihany lavender and fruit pies for the occasion, while the Kedves Confectionery brought fruit pies, and Pörc homemade sausages and crackling. Balatonlelle’s Kedvesem Bistro introduced their catfish balls, and the Juice Bar Balaton from Balatonszemes had tasty smoothies and juices. The Taco truck, a new spot on the map near Szigliget, also rolled into the event, bringing Mexican flavours and spicy sauces to Tihany.

Photo: Miklós Szabó - Gasztrotérkép

Everything you need to know

According to map creator Judit Szauer, 15 new places have been added to this year’s issue, restaurants, wineries, cafés, confectioneries, distilleries and food trucks. The Gastro Map isn’t a comprehensive list – in fact, many well-known outlets aren’t even on it due to pressure of space.

The map has the contact information of every venue, and pictograms to help you get around. It shows where to go for vegetarian dishes and the places that are wheelchair-accessible or dog-friendly. It also indicates whether there’s a panoramic view, a children’s menu or if the venue closes in winter. 

Photo: Miklós Szabó - Gasztrotérkép

You can download this new publication from the Gastro Map website, while the Lake Balaton Gastro Map (Balatoni Gasztrotérkép) app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play. The app has also been updated to capture summer’s best moments, and to provide culinary news and event recommendations.

The print Gastro Map is free, bilingual and available from hundreds of tourist information points around Balaton and Budapest, and at the 67 featured venues, too. 

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