After weeks in Germany and the Czech Republic, you would think we were done with the heavy food that this part of the world is known for but no. We are always on the lookout for exceptional meals and Kispiac Bisztró came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint. The quality of the food was excellent, everything was cooked to perfection, and the service was friendly and attentive.
The menu featuring many of the foods Budapest is known for.
Like many countries in Eastern Europe, the formerly poor reputation for quality is no longer deserved. The recommended wine was excellent, a far cry from the Szekszárdi I felt so sophisticated drinking in university.
The recommended potato soup. Unlike the creamy versions we’re used to, this was an unexpected but delightful spicy broth with chunks of potato and sausage and topped with a dollop of sour cream.
The soup also came with an apron!
After eating the famed pork knuckle (schweinhaxe) in Germany numerous times but this was by far the best. They are baked or fried, resulting in a crispy crust and meaty interior. Sometimes they are undercooked for a fatty finish but this twice-baked version was perfect.
Ditto for the half duck.
A plate of assorted pickles balanced the fat and meat.
All done! If you’re in Budapest, check this place out! We needed reservations and were happy to sit out on the sidewalk across from the American Embassy building.