Looks good, tastes so-soExpectations were high when the Mentaterasz Restaurant opened at the end of 2006 – it promised high-standard traditional specialities combined with French and Creole elements. However, great expectations sometimes lead to slight disappointments.
Slow food takes its courseThe history of the Peccati di Gola Restaurant is somewhat confusing: once it was home to the legendary Café Károlyi, before a Greek bought the rooms, who since last October has been letting them to an Italian. The latter’s main job is as the managing director of a pasta factory, and running a restaurant is just a sideline. A visit to the restaurant between Ferenciek tere and Kálvin tér, however, is aÂ rather time-consuming affair.
It’s Sunday on any dayIt is clear how you could associate this restaurant’s location on a small peninsula with the solitary and primitive life of the castaway Robinson Crusoe. But a first-class restaurant like this by the lake in the City Park really does not deserve such a name.
Three colours: OrangeEven cultural elitists have to admit now and again that pop has a right to exist. Mandarin in Ó utca is the right place for such moments. As a bar and restaurant this establishment combines everything that is young, bright and superficial. But it simply feels good to spend time here.
Fidesz thrown on the defensiveÂ Â Whilst Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is on holiday and with the summer silly season in full swing, the issue of “national defence” groups formed by far-right organisations has become one of the biggest topics of debate. As was demonstrated last autumn, these organisations tend to activate themselves on national holidays and anniversaries. This offers the left a chance to attack main opposition party Fidesz, which is calling for right-wing unity but is put in an awkward position by the actions of the far right.
mantle of leadershipThe
austerity measures and reforms of the second Gyurcsány government can be
described as a success in terms of numbers. So far, the cabinet has launched
reforms of education, healthcare and public administration on schedule, and as
a consequence of the austerity measures the budget deficit is falling as