Two days of merrriment at the Villány Bock Cellar! “He who eats not goose on Martin’s Day will starve, and who drinks not new wine will thirst,” goes the saying. Tradition is important, especially when associated with good wines and a feast to end all feasts!
The New Wine celebration enjoys a long tradition in th Bock Cellar, and the merriments linked with it are now a happening known nationwide among wine-lovers. Thanks to the growing interest, this year the event will again be spread over two days.
After a Friday steeped in tradition and folk customs, we offer new items on the programme just as new wine refreshes every cellar’s assortment.
On November 8, in the evening the gates of the Bock Cellar swing open and the event begins with whirl of ceremony and traditions. The elements of the event are orchestrated for the guests’ delectation by Master of Ceremonies Miklós Szakál, , alongside the Blessing of te New Wine and Initiation to the Wine Order. The main attraction of the evening will be the Benkó Dixieland Band concert, but St. Martin, Béla Bartók Chor and Zoltán Szakács will be responsible for the continuous musical background to the evening.
No lack of New Wine and gourmet goose recipes!
- Crunchy goose scratchings with salad onion and soft bread
- Goose liver mousse decorated with pearls of wine
- Spicy goose brawn
- Bock “Stifolder” sausage
- Home-made pickles (cauliflower, gherkins, paprika)
- Giant bread home-baked in a wood oven
- Freshly cooked fried goose sausage with mustard
- Roast leg of goose with beetroot mayonnaise
- Goose gizzard soup with tarragon served from a cauldron
- Goose offering with stuffed cabbage and sour cream
- Goose hash with pearl-barley
- Cinnamon baked pumpkin
- Box-choc (jollied up with prunes soaked in grape pomace)
- Quince jelly
- Fresh popcorn
- Hot linden tea and mulled wine served from the jug.
Cost for the November 8 events: 13 990 Ft/ per person, which covers limitless consumption of food and new wine, the opportunity to visit the cellar and all of the entertainments!
Goosy morsels from the hand of the Winged Flavour Hunter!
Events continue in the afternoon of November 9 , but with a twist in the tail, for the main event will be far from old-fashioned. We await our guests with an interactive cooking show in the Electrolux Show Kitchen. Electrolux blogger partners Winged Flavour Hunter and Purple Fig will turn the gastronomic traditions of St. Martin’s Day upside down. The day’s guests can count upon a mass of display cooking and tasting, before all of which the Bock Chef, Mrs. Barbara Nemes will initiate them to the trade secrets of the Óbor Restaurant, naturally also constructed upon the theme of the goose.
A foot-tapping afternoon and night are ensured by Zoltán Szakács, while the main musical event will be given by Imre Rakonczai, justly renowned for his piano evenings.
The November 9 events cost 6 990 Ft/per person, inclusive of a taste of the food cooked by the Winged Flavour Hunter and team, a three-course supper, 5 x 1 dl tastings of a selection of five of our wines (Olaszrizling, PortaGéza Rosé, Fanni Gyöngyöző Rosé, Szent Márton PortaGéza and Ermitage), a chance to visit the cellar and of course all the foot-tapping of the evening entertainment!
Important things to know!
– We will provide detailed information of the programme and the menus at a later date.
– Further surprises and events are to be expected.
– The event is a private function; there is no possibility of reserving a table.
Tickets exclusively in advance (payment by transfer or in cash),
For Friday, November 8: 13 990 Ft/ pp,
For Saturday, November 9: 6990 Ft/pp,
for both days: 19 990 Ft/pp.
Information about tickets:
Bock Hotel Ermitage and Óbor Restaurant
7773 Villány, Batthyány u. 15.
+36 72 592 951
We reserve the right to modify the event!