The New York Café has lived through many eras, political systems and historical turning points. Still, it has always been reborn, sparkling and occupied by those who longed for its comforts: artists, members of the nobility and commoners alike. The Boscolo Group has reconstructed it in a way which reflects the tendency to regain its old patina and reputation ranking it as the “Most Beautiful Coffee House in the World”.
At the turn of the 20th century the New York Café (New York Kávéház) was the most beautiful and the most beloved coffee house in Budapest. It was a popular place among writers and editors, in fact, the most influential newspapers were edited here, upstairs in the gallery. After World War II, the once famous café fell into disrepair and it served as a sporting goods shop. Although the café reopened in 1954, under the name of Hungária, it wasn't until 2006 that the New York Café was restored to its original splendor.
Today, the New york Palace, built in eclectic Italian Renaissance-style and opened on October 23rd 1894, gives home to the New York Palace Boscolo Hotel. The café, along with a restaurant and the Nyugat -bar are now part of the hotel. The menu recalls the multicultural cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Classic dishes like Beef Goulash, Fishermen Soup, Chicken Leg Paprikash-style, Wiener Schnitzel and Grilled Foie Gras are served along with famous desserts such as Dobos, Sacher and Eszterházy cake.
People have been enjoying ice cream for 5000 years: thanks to the creativity of the Chinese, this cool dessert is available everywhere in the world. Its temperature-decreasing effect has been scientifically proven, so it is not surprising that it is very popular when the weather is hot. There are ice cream variations with fruit, with flavours, with vegetables and with seasoning - and consistency and appearance also vary greatly.
The New York Café introduces this year’s new spring-summer menu. This year the focus is on sun-ripened delicacies again, but meat lovers won’t be disappointed either. Chef András Wolf and his team present and serve these two together, combined in creative harmony. Fortunately, if you have a sweet tooth, you are in for a treat as well.
Nowadays wherever you are, you can have mixed drinks that will refresh you and get you in a pleasant mood – we call these cocktails. These wonderful beverages have been around for a long time. However, the drinks we now call cocktails differ from the first attempts in their purpose.