Debrecziner Gourmet Festival

Debrecziner Gourmet Festival


Iskanaan, Palya Bea and the smell of June forest in Debrecen: between 14 and 16 June 2024, the country's finest restaurants and chefs will gather at the 8th Debrecziner Gourmet Festival to show where the top of gastronomy is in Hungary today.


In addition to the best restaurants of the Stylistic Rural Gastronomy and Debrecen, star chefs will also be present as guest exhibitors. Whether they are fine dining restaurants, bistros or food trucks, we can be sure that they are constantly looking for new ways to creatively prepare their dishes. The three-day event, with the main support of Master Good, will feature mouth-watering bites, exciting textures and unique ingredient pairings, as well as fantastic desserts, craft beers, quality wines and innovative cocktails. The Debrecziner Gourmet Award, established in 2018, will be awarded again this year to the best exhibitor, based on the votes of the guests attending the event.


The festival will feature 34 exhibitors, including Babel Budapest, Iszkor (Mályinka), Páva (Székelyudvarhely), Bobajka (Tarcal), Almavirág (Derecske) and Horgonzo (Tiszalök). This year's Debrecziner Gourmet side events include an exciting Tiago Sabarigo cooking demonstration and tasting, a Streetkitchen roundtable and book launch, a Coffee Roasting Show with Wellington, a Molecular Cocktail Show, Stand Up Comedy and even a chance to watch the European Championship matches while you eat.


The audience can meet András Jókuti as the host.


The 2024 theme:

the four elements In 2024, all our exhibitors will be able to unleash their imagination and creativity, because this time we will be focusing on fire, water, air and earth, the 4 basic elements. The elements can be combined with a variety of motifs, colours, animals and even the changing seasons, giving chefs the creative freedom to present their food in a unique way. The theme can be interpreted freely, with no restrictions on the ingredients, leaving it to everyone's creativity and imagination.


The Michelin star will shine: on 27 March 2019, Babel Budapest was awarded a Michelin star for the first time in its history. The restaurant has been in operation since 2008, with some interruptions, but it is constantly renewing itself and looking ahead. In November 2022, the restaurant was again awarded a Michelin star.