Traditional Meatloaf

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This is an easy to prepare meatloaf, infused with a rich smoky aroma from the Mangalitza pancetta. A versatile dish, you can serve it with a leafy green salad for a light lunch or with creamy mashed potatoes to create an indulgent dinner. It also travels well, so you can bring it along for a picnic or slice thinly for a delicious sandwich filling.

For this recipe, we would like to thank Aranka Turmezei, daughter of Hungarian/Croatian hoteliers.

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Beer-Marinated Pork Chops

Zoltan Kopacsi

Deliciously succulent pork chops, marinated overnight for maximum tenderness. Infused with flavour and just a touch of heat, these steaks are quick and easy to prepare, simply grill or cook in the oven. Serve with a leafy green salad if you are looking for a light summer dish, or over a bed of egg noodles and stir-fried vegetables for comfort food paradise.

Wine pairing: Serve with a glass of Szent Gaál Winery's Szekszárdi Kadarka 2019, as the freshness and zestiness of the Kadarka grapes perfectly complements the richness of the potatoes.

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Chicken Shaslik

Zoltan Kopacsi

A simple and healthy recipe perfect for summer, these delicious chicken skewers are great whether you are making it on the BBQ, or on a rainy day in the comfort of your kitchen. Serve on warm pita bread, with a side of green leafy salad and a selection of pickles.

Wine Pairing: The vibrant acidity of Bolyki Winery's Egri Rosé goes very well with the zesty marinade and the salad-side.

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Smoky BBQ Marinade

Zoltan Kopacsi

An easy-to-make marinade to infuse meat with a rich and smoky BBQ flavour. It goes particularly well with chicken and pork, or try with a full head of cauliflower for a delicious veggie twist.

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Pan Fried Salmon with Venison Salami Risotto

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Healthy and hearty at the same time, this is a real gourmet treat. The salmon is perfectly complemented by the earthy, wooden aroma of forest mushrooms and the intense flavour of the venison charcuterie, while the crisp-tender asparagus gives your palate a refreshing green relief.

Wine pairing: Serve with a glass of Vesztergombi Winery's Szekszárdi Shiraz Rosé 2019. Much more than you typical light rosé, this creamy and fruity vintage provides a great match for both the delicate salmon and the rich venison.

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Potato Gratin - Rakott Krumpli

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The ultimate comfort food, rakott crumpli (layered potatoes) is a true family favourite and a popular weekend staple. Easy to assemble and prepare ahead of time, this delicious potato bake is given an irresistible gourmet touch by the addition of piquant venison chorizo, infusing the dish with a rich meaty and paprika flavour.

Wine pairing: Serve with a glass of Cseri Winery's Pannonhalmi Rheinriesling "Barni's Riesling" 2019, as the firm acidity of this elegant white beautifully cuts through the richness of the chorizo.

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Roasted Red Cabbage with Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

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Turn an unassuming cabbage into a gastronomic delight with a scrumptious honey and mustard vinaigrette. A lighter alternative to roast potato, this delicious side dish is bursting with flavour, perfect for summer. Delicious with steak or a BBQ, while you can even have it as the main course before a decadent dessert, like these Tokaji style fresh berries.

Wine pairing: Serve with a glass of Vesztergombi Winery's Szekszárdi Pinot Noir 2017, as its complex fruitiness complements the tanginess of the cabbage.

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Crispy Salami Pasta

Zoltan Kopacsi

If you find yourself short on time and lacking fancy ingredients, then with a just a couple of kitchen staples and some trusty Pick salami, you can create a divine pasta dish with ease.

Elevate it to a complete gastronomic delight with a glass Vesztergomi Winery's Shiraz Rosé. This award winning vintage, rich and distinctive in character, is an intriguing choice for rosé-sceptics and red wine lovers alike.

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Green Focaccia

Zoltan Kopacsi

A delicious and healthy focaccia recipe bursting with nutty goodness & fresh herbal aromas. With an irresistible topping of caramelised onions and scrumptious sun-dried tomatoes, this is a great choice for sharing while basking in the summer sunshine.

Wine pairing: Best enjoyed with a glass of Lantos Winery's 'Harlequin' Kunsági Kövidinka 2020, a light and easy-drinking wine with a refreshing citrussy palate.

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Truffle Tagliatelle

Zoltan Kopacsi

An indulgent pasta dish ready in just 20 minutes, perfect to bring a gourmet touch to a weekday evening. The fresh pasta infused with the earthy, moreish black truffle flavour makes for an irresistible combination.

The creamy, mineral notes of Figula Winery's Balatonfüredi Olaszrizling “Sáfránkert” matches up perfectly with the intense flavour of the truffle.

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