Top Budapest chefs reveal their own personal stories in new series of Michelin videos


  • We Love Budapest

02/05/2022 12.46pm

Three chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants in Budapest present their work, philosophy and personal stories in a new series of videos created for the renowned gastronomic brand. In A Chef’s World by Michelin, Stand’s Tamás Széll talks fishing, Szilárd Tóth of SALT wanders through nature and Tiago Sabarigo describes the culinary marriage of Portugal and Hungary at Essência. Each English-friendly clip offers an insight into how the chef’s past and personality feed into their approach in the kitchen.

For Tamás Széll of Stand and Stand25 Bisztró, fishing at Lake Balaton is both a way of relaxing from the pressures of running a Michelin-starred kitchen, reconnecting with his childhood and exploring the roots of Hungarian cuisine.

Szilárd Tóth explains his unconventional approach by picking the fruits of the forest on a walk through nature, then using them for his dishes at SALT.

Tiago Sabarigo’s story is more personal. Having worked at London’s Pétrus by Gordon Ramsay, he came to Budapest to work at Costes, met his future wife Éva Jenei and together they opened Essência. While grilling octopus, the Portuguese chef explains how the marriage works in culinary terms – and their plans for other eateries showcasing the specialities from each country.

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