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Relaxing Taberna Infinito opens on Szent György-hegy

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 — Zoltán Molnár

Photo: Heim Alexandra - We Love Balaton

Apartment-restaurant Taberna Infinito offers simple yet tasty Greek dishes and an awesome view from Szent György-hegy.

Taberna Infinito

8284 Kisapáti, Szent György-hegy
+36 70 296 2632

Taberna Infinito is located on the Kisapáti side of Szent György-hegy. For now, they are only open on Saturdays with a limited menu – this is the test things out before going full steam ahead next season. You can only stop by if you’ve made a reservation. To get to Taberna, you have to follow the Infinito signs from the main street in Kisapáti.

Photo: Alexandra Heim - We Love Balaton

Owner Sándor Bicskei is also the chef. He used to have a pizza place in Budapest, and then he opened a Greek food bar. After taking a break from the restaurant business, he fell in love with the Káli Basin and the Balaton Uplands. Four years ago, he bought a small house with a view of six of its isolated hillocks.

Photo: Alexandra Heim - We Love Balaton

In 2015, he decided to open an eatery. The menu took shape with grilled meats, salads and freshly baked pita. The venue is friendly, homely and authentic. Bicskei thinks of it as more of a garden party, a gathering, rather than a restaurant. Here you can freely walk to the salad bar to  serve yourself then sit down by the pool – you're here to relax.

Photo: Alexandra Heim - We Love Balaton

Help-yourself is the concept here: the food and drink (Biovitis wines, iced teas and cordials) are all included in the fixed price, currently 5,990 forints. Fruit and vegetables are locally sourced, the chutney is homemade while the meat is also carefully selected.

Photo: Alexandra Heim - We Love Balaton

Although there are various plans for the future, being open every day isn’t one of them: according to Bicskei, you can’t do something with love and maximum devotion if you are operating seven days a week. Next year, he hopes to expand the selection with Asian cuisine, while heavier Hungarian dishes will be available from this autumn. More local wine will also be on offer.

Photo: Alexandra Heim - We Love Balaton

Live music is also being considered: flamenco and jazz will soon come to Taberna. Pool parties can be expected next summer. With the location, the view and all the facilities, it comes as no surprise that wedding organisers have been calling.

Photo: Alexandra Heim - We Love Balaton

Taberna is a family business and Bicskei hopes it will stay that way. Various members have been pitching in to make all his plans come to fruition. Someone has got to take care of the cacti and bougainvillea that he planted around the terrace, giving Taberna Infinito a Mediterranean feel to augment its homely atmosphere.

Photo: Alexandra Heim - We Love Balaton

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