Bock Bisztró, Budapest, 4/2/16

entrance
entrance

This reasonably large place has a suitably large menu and lots of daily specials but a smaller wine list with a number of them coming from the Bock winery. The waitstaff is very friendly and helpful that all lends to the casual atmosphere.  They are located next door to the large Corinthia Hotel and it has a dedicated entry into the restaurant from the lobby. Portion sizes are generous.  

interior
interior
interior
interior
table set up
table set up
Frankie had a window to look out
Frankie had a window to look out
menu cover
menu cover
cover page
cover page
chefs
chefs
tapas
tapas
appetizers
appetizers
soups
soups
salads
salads
main dishes
main dishes
desserts
desserts
specials blackboard
specials blackboard

We started with the goose foie gras with was served with a layer of fat and salt underneath. It was delicious with the variety of vegetables they served and some of the peppers were even spicy. You could also enjoy it with their nice crusty bread. One of our main courses was a daily special, lamb shank slow cooked and served with the lamb tongue topped with pickles. The lamb was a little dry and needed more sauce. It was nice but seemed mundane after the exquisite foie gras. Our other main was a goose breast in a paprika sauce with porcini mushrooms and dumplings on the side. It was delicious and hearty fare, simple yet well done. The goose was kept moist and the porcini mushroom flavor stood out well. We finished with milk cake, one of the waiter’s favorites. I thought he said it was quince flavored but the pink ice cream reminded me more of fruit punch or bubblegum. The cake was fairly sweet but not that moist. It was okay by me but don’t think I’d order it again.

goose liver foie gras
goose liver foie gras
Frankie checked out the fat at the bottom of the bowl
Frankie checked out the fat at the bottom of the bowl
bread
bread
Frankie checked out the duck fat spread and salt
Frankie checked out the duck fat spread and salt
wine
wine
mirrored ceiling
mirrored ceiling
lamb shank with tongue
lamb shank with tongue
another angle
another angle
Goose breast with paprikash sauce and porcini mushrooms
Goose breast with paprikash sauce and porcini mushrooms
dumplings to go with goose
dumplings to go with goose
as served
as served
really nice waiter
really nice waiter
super friendly sommelier
super friendly sommelier
Frankie posed with the art
Frankie posed with the art
milk cake
milk cake
cake
cake
ice cream and crumbles
ice cream and crumbles
Frankie found popurri
Frankie found popurri

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