The Thursday after Ash Wednesday, is Fat Thursday (Torkos Csütörtök) in Hungary, the final day to indulge your taste buds before fasting begins. The event brings alive an old folk tradition of feasting to rid of the leftovers from carnival season (farsang). On this day you can wine & dine for half price at participating restaurants in Budapest and Hungary. This initiative by the Hungarian Tourism Office lasts only one day, but the good news is that there is no set menu and the 50% discount, valid for lunch and dinner, applies to your final bill including food and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Good food at discount prices
Fat Thursday is a great opportunity to enjoy gourmet food at half price without feeling guilty. There are over 300 participating restaurants in Budapest alone. The event is getting more and more popular, so be sure to make reservations. Here are some recommendations for restaurants to try:
Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants. The official site of the event is in Hungarian only, but at least you can get the names and addresses. Reservations are highly recommended.