Dereszla Bistro – a new place for foodies in Tokaj
The “wine of the kings and kings of the wines” is made in a wine region with not many restaurants suitable for neither kings, nor keen connoisseurs. However recently more and more trendy and exciting venues await guests from specialty coffee houses to wine bars. Dereszla Bistro is the next meeting place in the lovely village of Bodrogkeresztúr, by the River Bodrog.
Creative and colourful dishes
“Opened on 18th June, Dereszla Bistro adds to a still short list of top-tier restaurants that aim to elevate the Tokaj food experience to a new level. Built on the former site of an old distillery in the village of Bodrogkeresztúr, the new eatery is nestled in between Dereszla’s winery building and their wine shop just across the street, and can seat guests both indoors and on a set of staggered terraces, overlooking River Bodrog. The initial menu features bistro-style dishes at moderate prices and is expected to change frequently” – reported Gergely Somogyi, writer and owner of Tokaj Today.
After a short period of “soft opening”, the bistro now operates fully, being open every day. As a bistro, you must not expect a thick book of menu, a few starters, a few main courses and a few desserts are available, but these plates change frequently. An example for a creative dessert: Bodrogkavics (literally ‘the pebbles of River Bodrog’) mousse cake with caramellized chocolate crumble and Furmint sorbet.
Wine sortiment – wide enough
The above recommended dessert needs a sweet Furmint wine, and we need not worry – Dereszla Bistro has a good range of wines. The place belongs to Dereszla Winery, and certainly all Dereszla wines are available (by the glass as well), yet the new restaurant features exciting wines from the “colleagues”, too, from superstars (like Szepsy, Patricius or Sauska) to smaller scale, but great wineries (like Gizella or Carpinus). Wines from other regions are also available, therefore red wine lovers can also have a good time here. Some foreign wines are also included in the wine list like Champagne Taittinger, Jolie – Pitt & Perrin Miraval Rosé 2020 from Provence or Sepp Moser Riesling von der Terassen 2018 from Kamptal, Austria. As for bubbes, Dereszla offers two types of bottle fermented sparkling wines, Dereszla Vintage and Dereszla Prestige Reserve. This later one is made exclusively from Furmint grapes, extra brut (3.8 g/l residual sugar) and spent 14 months on the lees, while Dereszla Vintage (made of Furmint and Hárslevelű) spent 18 months on the lees. Salut!
3916 Bodrogkeresztúr, Kossuth utca 2.