MÁK, Budapest, 4/1/16

Entrance
Entrance

A small place with a fairly modern design that has a friendly staff, MAK offers a good deal for dining at lunch.  It started a little slow but then the food picked up  and every dish was better than the one before. It was a perfect amount of food for lunch. There is a 2 or 3 course menu with a couple choices for each course. If those don’t appeal there is a la carte also.We chose the 3 course option but we both wanted the same choices so there’s not as many pictures as some days but everything we had was well prepared, nicely plated and very tasty. 

table set up
table set up
interesting ceiling
interesting ceiling
Menu
Menu

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Champagne/white wine list
Champagne/white wine list
Red/ Dessert wine menu
Red/ Dessert wine menu
Frankie claimed the purse stool as her space
Frankie claimed the purse stool as her space
bar area
bar area
blackboard specials
blackboard specials
wine display in room
wine display in room
kitchen opening
kitchen opening
wine
wine
bread box - white and wheat bread
bread box – white and wheat bread
salted and coffee butter
salted and coffee butter

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We started with the Jerusalem artichoke soup that was garnished with bits of capers and sticks of vegetables that gave some texture to this velvety liquid. It’s taste was mild but quite pleasant.

Jerusalem artichoke velouté
Jerusalem artichoke velouté
variety of purse stool shapes and sizes
variety of purse stool shapes and sizes

 

Next was the pork served with baby bok choy, not the listed chard. The Mangalica pork is supposed to be well marbled and this was! It was incredibly juicy and tender – every bite a succulent explosion. The mashed potatoes were accented with potato cream which was divine. I mopped up every bit with their crusty bread.

Mangalica pork chuck with potato cream an baby chard
Mangalica pork chuck with potato cream an baby chard
another angle
another angle

 

The dessert, Paris Brest was served with crunchy sweet apples bursting with taste. The topping on the pastry was sweet and delicious and combined perfectly with the center custard. This was a WOW and lick the plate dish! We ordered some coffee afterwards and were treated to a couple great bites to go with it – both excellent. We had a final finish with a glass of their apricot spirits – a perfect ending.

Paris Brest
Paris Brest
Frankie offered to help eat this dessert
Frankie offered to help eat this dessert
inside
inside
Never enough
Never enough
treats with coffee: cashew cake and black sesame seed bon-bon
treats with coffee: cashew cake and black sesame seed bon-bon
Frankie checked out the sugar
Frankie checked out the sugar

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Frankie checked out the bathroom mirror
Frankie checked out the bathroom mirror
nice floor
nice floor
designated glass
designated glass
Will popurri be Frankie's newest obsession?
Will popurri be Frankie’s newest obsession?

 

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