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Carolyn Banfalvi
Tour Company Owner, Taste Hungary
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About me

Originally from Washington DC, I have been living in Budapest on and off (mostly on) for more than two decades.

I am one of the co-owners of Taste Hungary (an award-winning food and wine tour company) and Tasting Table Budapest (a wine tasting cellar and shop in Budapest’s Palace District). I also import fine Hungarian wine to the US.

I am also a food and travel writer, who has contributed to publications such as Saveur, Gastronomica, Afar, and The Globe and Mail. I am the author of the culinary guidebook “Food Wine Budapest” and the editor of the Taste Hungary blog.

What is your favorite travel destination?

cities, beaches, and wine regions

Where do you dream of traveling to?


What was your first travel job?

Travel writer

What do you want to learn more about?

The food and wine traditions of wherever I am

Three words that describe why we should travel?

taste, learn, experience


  • Hello from Budapest! Hungary has gotten more than 250,000 refugees from Ukraine so far. Does anyone know of anyone from the Ukrainian travel industry who might have come here? We would like to help others in the tourism industry in some way -- maybe by ... show more

  • Hello! I am one of the co-owners of Taste Hungary. We are involved in a variety of food and wine-related activities, which all revolve around the education and introduction of Hungarian food and wine. We do food and wine tours in Budapest and Hungary, w... show more

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    Taste Hungary 2 years ago

  • Welcome to Travel Massive's Budapest chapter! I am one of the co-chairs. We'd love to hear from anyone in the travel business in Budapest, or anyone just passing through town! — Carolyn