One of my biggest take aways from my time at Douglas Elliman Real Estate was the friendship of two dear friends, with Chris being one of them. Even though we are no longer at the same brokerage, it has been an absolute pleasure watching Chris grow successfully in Los Angeles real estate. So, when he was able to meet me for lunch after a listing appointment, I looked forward to it, excitedly.
We started our meal off with tastes of three Hungarian wines. I chose a glass of 2020 Sziegl’s Tramini, a 100% Gewürztraminer from Hajós-Baja, Hungary. It wasn’t too sweet, like a typical Gewürztraminer I’ve usually enjoyed. It was drier and delicious on the mouth.
We split the BEEF SOUP / GULYÁS LEVES (Traditional Hungarian Beef stew soup with potatoes, paprika, carrots) to start. It was comforting and delicious
We continued with sharing the CHICKEN PAPRIKÁS / CSIRKE PAPRIKÁS NOKEDLIVEL (Braised chicken, paprika, sour cream, homemade nokedli) and the SIGNATURE POSTO 896 PASTA / RAVIOLI AGLI SPINACI E SALVIA (Homemade tricolor ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach served with a sage sauce).
I simply loved that the signature pasta was done in the shapes of hearts. the butter sauce with the fried sage was delicious. Likewise, the chicken paprika was delicious. I loved the homemade nokedli noodles, as they added a distinct different mouth feel than how I usually have the dish – with rice. It was delicious.
As the conversation flowed and the laughs hit hard, I simply could only be thankful and be in gratitude for the friendships I’ve developed over years and experiences in my life.
And, when you meet with friends over delicious, unique cuisine such as Hungarian meets Italian, the years fly by as easy as sipping a fine wine.
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