Gundel 125: Kalla-Litauszki

Dinner of Legends: 1 Night - 2 Chefs - 5 Courses

When a concept – in this case Gundel – turns 125 years old, it’s time to celebrate it and commemorate it. To stop a little, look back on the past — and at the same time look forward to what the future will bring. At the intersection of the two is the fantastic present: a unique dinner, of which there will only be one. For those who attend, it will be an event sparked by creative genius and joyful innovation, a history-making dinner that will be talked about for years to come.

Soon after Hungary’s democratic transformation, Kálmán Kalla became the emblematic figure of Gundel’s resurrection. Péter Zwack, the Hungarian ambassador to the United States at the time, and his guests were dazzled by Kalla’s fantastic culinary creations at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C., where Kalla was chef. Eventually George Lang, Gundel’s new owner, sought out Kalla, hoping to convince him to return to Hungary. Kalla eventually couldn’t say no to the Gundel name and what it represents.

Now, the legendary chef returns to Gundel. Kalla, together with the current executive chef, Zsolt Litauszki, will bring to life an unforgettable experience. For us it’s not a competition, but a synergistic collaboration: Two passionate chefs’ creations come together in one menu.

Be one of the 125 guests to take part in this one-time event!


Gundel Prestige Brut

Surprise by Kálmán Kalla

Golden Raisin Goose Liver Duo, Red Pepper Jam
Furmint 2017 – Pelle Winery
Nettle Velouté with Quail Egg
Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce
Leányka 2013 – Attila Winery

Surprise by Zsolt Litauszki

Venison Loin, Wild Boar Cheek, Semolina Strudel, Rhubarb
Cabernet Franc 2012 – Attila Winery
Cottage Cheese Dumplings Wampetics (Honeyed Sour Cream, Strawberry)
Sweet Szamorodni 2013 – Barta Winery

Information & reservation

Time of the event: 21 May 2019, 7 p.m.

The price of the dinner is 29,125 HUF, the recommended wine selection is 19.125 HUF including mineral water
and coffee or tea. The prices do not include the service fee of drinks and the service fee.

For more information and reservations please contact our colleagues
by email at or call +36 1 889 8111.