You could give Palinka
a try, a fruit brandy made from plums, apricots, apples, pears or cherries.
Aaron with the Danube behind him and, left, sampling Palinka
The sun is shining, autumn colours are all around us as we enter a beautiful setting and are welcomed with Palinka
(a traditional fruit brandy) shots and freshly baked bread still warm from the oven.
Live music was played by the Skopje Woodwind Quintet, and traditional Hungarian culinary specialties and sweets, accompanied by Hungarian wines and palinka
, were served at the reception.
In Budapest, Mamaison Hotel Andrassy, and Mamaison Residence Izabella are perfect headquarters for travelers who plan to attend popular Autumn festivals, such as Septemberfest 2014; the Foie Gras Festival; the Budapest International Wine Festival; the Chocolate and Candy Festival; the Budapest Palinka
and Sausage Festival in October; the Chimney Cake Festival; the Cafe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival (previously known as the Budapest Autumn Festival); and many other seasonal events.
Ce vent du Jazz soufflera avec des airs de l'Est transmis par des figures emblematiques, en l'occurrence d'Arun Gosh (Compositeur et clarinettiste), Yehya Khalil (le grand batteur egyptien), Nabil Khemir, David Helbock Trio (pianiste autrichien), Petr Kroutil Orchestra, Sofia Fusion Quartet, Palinka
, The Klezmaniacs, Dallas Quarte, Noam Vazana, Elisabeth Kontomanou et Samy Thiebault.
The famous palinka
fruit brandies - the selection is amazing - and the beer.
Others have stayed on, preferring the comfort of a cold bed and the heat of the Hungarian brandy palinka
Their unvarying morning routine begins with the daughter helping him dress--he has a game right arm--after which he takes two shots of palinka
, a clear fruit brandy.
Outside Budapest we were taken by traditional horse-drawn carriage to a ranch on the puszta, a steppe on Europe's largest grassland, the Great Hungarian Plain, for a riding display by herdsmen and a glass of local apricot schnapps, barack palinka
I have a lot of memories of that trip, from the enormous sky over the plain and the storks returning to build their nests in the villages to the gypsy musicians playing in the extremely dirty hotel, the bottles of palinka
we used to share in the minibus on the way to the site in the morning, and Andrew as usual enthusing excitedly about site locations.
Along with the espresso, out came the cognac and palinka
(Hungarian for whiskey), to pour into the espresso or have along with it.