The region is justly famous for its rural hospitality, so don’t be afraid to stop by places from the smallest inns to the largest restaurants, as you’ll get the best in service and food everywhere.
Delicious local trout
If you’re hiking in the fresh air of the Szalajka Valley in Szilvásvárad and you’re feeling hungry, the crispy fried white-fleshed trout, served with potatoes and pickled cucumber, is a must. There are very few places where you can find trout bred and reared in local waters, but you can taste them around Lillafüred. You can also try it smoked, baked in puff pastry, with lemon mousse or even with crispy kale chips and puffed capers. If you can, choose a delicious Egri Csillag (Star of Eger) from the wine list to complete the taste experience.