The forecast all week held out the prospect of rain, but again we were fortunate with the weather as 100 guests descended on the wine village of Etyek for the RBIF’s 3rd Annual BBQ on 30 August 2020.

With plenty of space for kids to run around the venue is the perfect location to relax as the summer draws to a close, and we were certainly well looked after.

BBQ cuisine

Paul Mizener and his team at the Chefparade cooking school had been preparing the food for up to 48 hours in some cases, and this was evident in the range of delicious meats they put on: BBQ spare ribs, chicken thighs prepared in the smoker, burnt end chili, amazing fillet steak, and the ever-popular BBQ pulled pork, accompanied by coleslaw, pickles and potatoes..

And if that were not enough, at the end we were able to enjoy Paul’s famous brownie, you need to taste it to believe it.

Fine wines

But it wasn’t all about the food, once again we enjoyed the support of the Etyeki Kúria Winery, who popped over from their neighbouring estate and allowed us to taste some great wines, the Pláne Frizzante White, the Kúria Rose, and the Kúria Red, all perfectly suited to the weather and the food.

Sponsors’ help is crucial

Events like the BBQ don’t fund themselves, so we were very grateful for the help of Mike Glover and his team at Taxually (“VAT compliance has never been easier”), whose generous offer of sponsorship enabled us to hold this year’s event. We raised almost HUF 200,000 which will be put towards our projects in 2021.

We were fortunate to be able to organise the BBQ against the background of COVID-19 and all the complications it brings, and fingers crossed we will see you all again in January for the Burns Supper at the Corinthia Hotel.

Just click on the photo below to view all the pictures from the BBQ:

photos: Pelle Zoltán

On 1 September 2019 the RBIF held its second annual BBQ at the Chefparade Country venue in Etyek, just 30 minutes outside Budapest.

In glorious sunshine, the RBIF returned to the beautiful location in the wine-village of Etyek for a fun family day, but also to raise money for the Bethesda Children’s Hospital in Budapest.

Second charity RBIF BBQ event

The BBQ was a great success with the guests spanning the generations, who were able to relax in the sun or the shade with a glass of beer or a glass of wine from the local winery, the Etyeki Kúria, before Paul Mizener and his team of chefs at Chefparade got the BBQ lunch underway.

Fillet steak, BBQ spare ribs, pulled pork, roast chicken and chili con carne were all on the menu, followed by brownies to finish off.

Playful afternoon

Whilst all this was going on the kids were able to run around and play in the huge area beside the BBQ, with football, sack races, croquet, frisbees and all sorts of other games on offer. Keller & Mayer also brought a variety of board games to keep the young ones occupied.

The event couldn’t have been the success it was without the support of the sponsors below, a big thank you to all of them.

Hungary’s fastest-growing online expat portal and the RBIF’s media partner, Expat Press Hungary Magazine, was also at the event.

We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Just click on the photo below to view all the pictures from the BBQ:

photos: Pelle Zoltán

On 2 September 2018 the RBIF held its inaugural (end-of) summer BBQ at the Chefparade Country venue in Etyek, just 30 minutes outside Budapest. It looked for a while that the day might be a complete wash-out, but in the morning the sun finally broke through and the first RBIF charity BBQ was held in […]