Top Maltese Chef Marvin Gauci To Open Restaurant In Budapest

Caviar & Bull will make its international debut

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Top Maltese chef Marvin Gauci - who this year brought Dinner In The Sky to Malta - will next year export his much-loved Caviar & Bull restaurant to the Hungarian capital Budapest.

"We are ready for the next level. It's time to take our innovative product abroad and help put Malta on the gastronomical map. I want to help develop Malta's food reputation globally so that top foodies all over the world will see what we're doing and travel to Malta to try more. It's time to put Malta on the radar of the Michelin guide," Mr Gauci told Lovin Malta.

The restaurant will be located within the Corinthia's palatial Budapest hotel, just off the Grand Boulevard in the centre of the city. It will open early next year. 


Corinthia Hotel Budapest

"A big part of this business is confidence, and let's face it, I don't lack it," he said, adding that with the support of his colleagues, wife, family and Corinthia Group, he was convinced the concepts that worked well in Malta for a population of 400,000 would be just as successful in a bigger city with even more tourists.

Mr Gauci also runs the popular St Paul's Bay restaurant Tarragon – probably the most awarded restaurant in Malta's history. Famed for his molecular gastronomy and attention to detail, his restaurants are consistently top ranked. 

Photos by Sean Mallia.

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Caviar & Bull has a 4.5 star rating on TripAdvisor and is marked at one of the top three restaurants in St Julian's. It specialises in haute cuisine, cocktails and molecular gastronomy. 

After just three months operating, Dinner In The Sky was ranked the best restaurant in Malta. Last year, Mr Gauci was also named Chef Of The Year by the Definitive(ly) Good Food Guide. 

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Chris Peregin