If you happen to find yourself in Budapest, on a warmish afternoon, in the middle of the summer or fall, and your stomach tells you it's time for lunch... you should go to Central Kavehaz.
It's where my sister and I found ourselves on August 28th at around 2pm. We were just a little bit tired from the mornings explorations and needed rest and refreshment. After being seated at a lovely table we perused the menu and selected Aspagagus soup with goat cheese and ricotta gnochi, cesear salad with grilled chicken, and for dessert coffee with a blend of milk and cream.
I can hear you now. Cesear Salad and asparagus soup???? In Budapest??? What are those two thinking? Oh judge us not. You can only eat so much sausage, streudal, goulash, paprika chicken, and other traditional Hungarian fare.
This was one of our favorite meals in Budapest. The soup perfectly flavored, the gnochi tender and creamy. The Cesear salad was topped with a juicy grilled chicken breast that had been seared perfectly and was doused with the most tangy delicious dressing I have ever wrapped my lips around. I sipped on my chilled white wine and was perfectly content as I sat there and watched the goings on around me. When the 2 ladies adjacent to us ordered coffee after their meal, we did too. Why not - we had copied everything else they had for lunch and found their choices quite to our liking. This was a meal I will remember long after I have forgotten my name and my telephone number.