Are you feelin lucky? We must have been walking in here without a reservation…Yet lucky we were, as the next party of two trying to come in was sent away. Don’t gamble. Make a reservation because you want to eat here. Zeller Bistro [Budapest, Izabella u. 38, 1077 Hungary] is a cozy, intimate, family run bistro with locally sourced food and wine. We were seated and given a little glass of champagne on the house, it was so sweet and set the mood for us splendidly.
There was a cup of colored pencils on the table. We sipped, nibbled, and doodled on the tablecloth that was actually just paper. Before we were finished with our artwork the food was out, which was truly a work of art all its own.
With something so beautiful you almost feel bad digging in, until you taste it that is. The fish, every veggie, herb, flower, mushroom – so fresh and perfect. I couldn’t stop there, dessert sounded right up my alley, a piece of strawberry rhubarb pie which was so divine.
Crust: soft, break apart flakey, buttery. Filling: tart, sweet, firm chunks of fruit. The combination with a bit of sauce, what a high note to end on. As if that wasn’t delightful enough, the check came with tiny cupcakes and candies.