Budapest
There's much more to Hungarian cuisine than its heavy use of paprika and its most famous soup, gulyás. In Budapest’s traditional restaurants you’ll find classic dishes: an array of soups (integral to a Hungarian meal), entrees like chicken paprikás and pörkölt (stew), and desserts such as strudel and the crepe-like palacsinta. Budapest’s dining scene has diversified in recent years, and many restaurants focus on more modern, creative, and light renditions of Hungarian cuisine. Hungarian wine is not widely available elsewhere, so oenophiles will have lots of new varietals to sample, including indigenous reds such as kadarka and the sweet Tokaj aszús.