Friday, 13 April 2018
Kollatz Bistro @ Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest
The grandeur of Gresham Palace in Budapest, a well known Art Nouveau architecture building can be quite intimidating. Till I spot a few American couples inside with their classic sneakers, socks and casual polos :-)
Checking our casual smart outfit out and giving each other a nod, we gleefully hop in confidently.
Tucked at the corner of this building is a reputable and popular french bistro among locals. The moment we walk in, we were quite taken by surprise by its vibe. Though still maintaining its Art Deco feature with huge chandeliers, it was lively and full of buzz and chattering. Service here was impeccable. And within minutes, we knew what we wanted ...
I had their Foie Gras terrine, serve with apricot compote and side of Brioche. Do eat Foie Gras in Hungary! Their produce are exported extensively to picky french eaters so that says a lot. And I was not dissappointed. Great, creamy foie gras paired well.
French Onion Soup, a classic heart warming starter which got hubby two thumbs up vote. Portion´s pretty mighty too as you can see.
His Oak Charcoal Grilled Ribeye, served with potatos and vegetables.
The kitchen staff knows what they are doing. What an excellent piece of duck, cooked to perfection with a gorgeous charred taste. Sublime. Love my Duck Leg, Mash Potato, Brussel Sprouts and Bacon.
Their French Toast with Pear, Blood Orange Soret is legendary so we´ve got to have them. Brioche was used for the toast hence it was light and fluffy. I didn´t get the chance to try out the rest as hubby whacked it all in in a jiffy. Unbelievable. I take it that its good than?
Truth to the told, I had a hard time finishing my dessert as we did not expect the portions to be so substantial. But if you´re ever in Budapest, trying out their Samloi Sponge Cake is a must. Though its sponge, I felt that it was too heavy after a meal.
Love the citrus base ice cream!
We love this place. Guess we will return again in Autumn :-)